PixelConduit

Developer: Lacquer

Current Version: 3.0.2

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 19.9 MB - Download

Description:

PixelConduit is, simply put, the best realtime video app for the Mac. It's used around the world in movie production, television shows, theaters and other venues where quality and reliability are crucial - and now you can get it for free.

PixelConduit is a video and graphics effects package designed for realtime performance and high color precision. With its flexible user interface and advanced extension possibilities, PixelConduit can be used for all kinds of video tasks.
Some common use cases include:

• Previewing visual effects on set
• Live video capture
• Theatrical shows and other video-based performances
• Compositing and other post-production work
• Video workflow automation
• Dynamic video and graphics installations
• Live graphics with custom control UI e.g. for TV productions.

PixelConduit includes over 90 different image processing operations that support High Dynamic Range imaging (floating-point color) everywhere throughout the rendering pipeline. All the tools can be combined without limitations thanks to the Conduit Effect System, a powerful node-based user interface. Visual effects and composites can be rendered in realtime even with HD/2K+ sources. There's no limitation on resolution or frame rate so it’s possible to mix NTSC, PAL, HD and any other sources.

Some of the available image processing tools:
• High-quality chroma keys (3D Key, Unspill, Despill, etc.)
• Blurs (Gaussian, Linear)
• Curves and other precise color correction
• 2D Min / Max
• Advanced colorspace conversions
• High-quality HDR noise and other filters
• 2D and 3D Transform nodes
• Shape drawing tools

Node-based compositing makes it easy for artists to reuse the effects and visual looks they create. PixelConduit's lightweight file format facilitates this by making it easy to store, transfer and share compositing setups. There are plugins available for Final Cut Pro X™, Motion™ and other applications so that you can easily use your effects in these apps as well.

PixelConduit is infinitely extensible. It's a hybrid graphics system: you can create realtime graphics and animations using either node-based graphical interfaces or JavaScript programming, and these two models can be combined seamlessly. The JavaScript model follows HTML5 so it's very easy to learn.

This free app is feature-complete and fully functional. All video resolutions and file formats are supported, and all scripting interfaces are included. For special tasks, three add-ons are available for purchase directly within the app:

• Stage Tools
Create cue lists and video control setups. Output on multiple screens and control via hardware or web.

• Capture Tools
Record several video streams at once. Capture both the original camera data and the rendered effects.

• Stereo 3D Tools
Capture, adjust, process and render stereoscopic 3D in realtime. Work in packed formats and true dual-stream 3D.


To get more out of the app, have a look at the manual too! It's 140 pages packed with information and tutorials. You can download it from the PixelConduit website (click on the Support link above the "Information" box in the top-right corner of this page).

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Release Notes:

• New node widget: MIDI Output
• New node widget: Convert Video Pixel To Value
• Improvements and fixes to MIDI control
• Fixed issue with Web Video Server node widget where stream would not play in Safari 6

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 3.0.2
Review by the last nickname

Works Fine - The app opens and quits just as one would expect. The support link takes you to the apps web site where you can download the 145 page PDF. This also works just as you would expect. Huge Bonus: The support web site also has a link to "Discussion forum and Knowledge Base” where it appears as thought the developers actually participate. Why these things were not working for the other 2 reviewers must have been user specific issues.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
1/5
Version 3.0.2
Review by Ricochet005

The website is asleep right? - I have no idea why there are no help files on the website that are accessible. This app is very complicated and the help files are huge and only on PDF and I am on a fast connection and have no problem with downloading PDFs from anywhere but non of the PDF guide files/documents will open or download. So it's useless. You just updated the app but have not updated your website for support or help. Not accceptable. Don't you think that explaining to people how to use the app would help you with people using it and providing a good word about your app?

Found helpful by 10 out of 21 people

More Reviews for Current Version

5/5
Version 3.0.2
Review by the last nickname

Works Fine - The app opens and quits just as one would expect. The support link takes you to the apps web site where you can download the 145 page PDF. This also works just as you would expect. Huge Bonus: The support web site also has a link to "Discussion forum and Knowledge Base” where it appears as thought the developers actually participate. Why these things were not working for the other 2 reviewers must have been user specific issues.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
1/5
Version 3.0.2
Review by none927392749

dissapointed. - if i could i’d rate it negative 5 star. have fun trying to uninstall it. . . . thats my current struggle

Found helpful by 0 out of 2 people
1/5
Version 3.0.2
Review by Guitars for Life

avoid - to complicated without any help files or templates.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
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