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GENLOCKED PLAYBACK
With Video Slave and ADR Master, you can leverage the accuracy of genlocked playback to get the tightest synchronized playback possible. If you are not familiar with the terms "genlock" or "video reference", this article will try to shed some light on the topic and hopefully help clearing things up.
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ACTIVATING YOUR PACE LICENSE
With the release of Video Slave 4 and the first version of ADR Master, we decided to switch to industry-leading PACE software protection platform for perpetual licenses of our products. Using PACE, you can either move the license to one of your machines or you can move it to one of PACE's USB iLok keys (iLok 2 or iLok 3 are supported). This article contains a how to...
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DAW MTC/MMC SETUP
Learn what you need to do in order to provide the timing information needed to Video Slave or ADR Master. This article will cover the steps for a number of DAWs.To be able to control Video Slave/ADR Master remotely, you need to setup two things:Choose the correct MTC/MMC source in Video Slave/ADR Master through the application preferences(if you want to know how to use network...
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NETWORK MIDI SETUP
The easiest way to provide Video Slave with incoming MTC/MMC data is to setup a network MIDI connection and transmit all data necessary over that connection. There's no need to buy a separate MIDI interface and cables to connect MTC master and slave machine, although you can of course use a cabled connection if you prefer. Since MIDI was developed in the 80s, its data rate...
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VIDEO CODING BASICS
Video coding is a very wide and complicated field with a lot of effort spent throughout the last decades.This article will not try to cover everything but only the things necessary for flawless operation of Video Slave.It also doesn't try to be absolutely mathematically or technically correct. Furthermore, it will try to impart a certain amount of basics.When working with a...
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Getting Started with Video Slave 4
VIDEO SLAVE 4 - GETTING STARTEDVideo Slave 4 is easy to use and to setup. This article will tell you all you need to know to use Video Slave's synchronized video playback abilities as quickly as possible. The main feature of Video Slave 4 is its ability to playback movies in sync to external timecode sources. MIDI Timecode (MTC) is used for synchronized playback, MIDI Machine...
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Editing in Video Slave 4
EDITING IN VIDEO SLAVEWhy editing in Video Slave?With the release of Video Slave 4 we switched from a playlist-based approach to a timeline-based approach. The main reason for this decision was that playlists don't lend themselves well for editing. A growing number of users requested simple editing features as they needed to be able to add short inserts or tie reels of a multi reel film easily...
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The Preferences
VIDEO SLAVE 4 - THE PREFERENCESOverviewGeneralDisplayOverlaysGeneralTimecodeStreamerMarkerPunchTriggersGeneralMIDI I/OVideo Slave uses MIDI as its main interface to the "outside" world. In this section of the preferences, You can select the MIDI inputs and outputs for different kinds of MIDI information. In addition to the physical MIDI devices you have attached and the network MIDI devices you...
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Shortcuts
VIDEO SLAVE 4 - SHORTCUTSTo work efficiently with Video Slave, we added shortcuts for all of the functions you use on a daily basis. Find a full list of shortcuts available listed here.TransportCommandKeyPlay/StopSPACEReturn to ZeroZLock/unlock to external syncCmd + LMove 1 frame earlierLEFT ARROWMove 1 frame laterRIGHT ARROWMove 1 second earilerOption + LEFT ARROWMove 1 second laterOption +...
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USING SPANNER WITH VIDEO SLAVE 4
We teamed up with The Cargo Cult to add Spanner integration directly into Video Slave.This allows you to display Spanner's pan positions as overlays in Video Slave. While previous versions of Spanner already offered overlays over Pro Tools' internal player window, an integration into Video Slave allows for the same overlays to be displayed on external display...
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USING SYPHON WITH VIDEO SLAVE
OverviewVideo Slave 4 Pro features support for the Syphon framework. This allows Video Slave to share video frames with other Syphon-enabled applications in the most efficient way possible - directly on the GPU. Using this technology, it is possible to playback movie files in sync to a timecode source and to feed it to other applications to e.g. map the video...
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Using multiple video devices
USING MULTIPLE VIDEO DEVICESWith Video Slave it is possible to playback using multiple video devices at the same time. This article tells you what to look out for to get the best performance for your particular use case.One important feature that sets Video Slave apart from other solutions on the market is its flexibility when it comes to video output devices.With Video Slave, you can play out to...
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Exporting Movies
EXPORTING MOVIES WITH VIDEO SLAVEVideo Slave can not only playback movies in a variety of formats, it can also export them. Exporting movies directly from Video Slave can be very handy in various scenarios. You can use it in combination with Video Slave's ability to playback audio files to create quick drafts for other departments or the director to evaluate for example. Or you could create...
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Dealing with high frame rate content
DEALING WITH HIGH FRAME RATE CONTENTVideo Slave allows for synchronized playback of clips with up to 60 frames per second. This will allow you to use it in all common situations in the current postproduction market (should there be a scenario we've missed, please drop us a message). MIDI timecode (MTC) - being a standard from the 80s - doesn't support frame rates higher than 30 frames per...
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Overlays and visual events
VIDEO SLAVE 4 - OVERLAYS AND VISUAL EVENTSVideo Slave supports different kinds of visual overlays to aid your workflow in a variety of ways. This article tells you all about the different kinds of visual overlays and what their intended use case is.In Video Slave, there are different kinds of visual overlays. The most basic one is the timecode or feet and frames overlay which can be turned on or...
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The Audio Settings Window
VIDEO SLAVE 4 - THE AUDIO SETTINGS WINDOWVideo Slave has some very sophisticated audio features that will help you in your every-day workflow. When dropping a movie onto the timeline, Video Slave will automatically create audio tracks and regions for all audio tracks the movie contains. But it doesn't just play them back, you can also route every single track to your desired output destination....
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Projects in Video Slave 4
PROJECTS IN VIDEO SLAVE 4What is a Video Slave project?A project in Video Slave basically contains two things: media and timelines. When you add media to your project - either by dragging and dropping it to the media section of the main window or by choosing Add Media to Project from the File menu - it is stored in the media bin and will be restored when you reopen your...
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Live Events
LIVE EVENTSMany users prefer logging their cues in Pro Tools and for their cues to "live" in the Pro Tools session as region groups. While this works well and has some advantages e.g. when picture changes occur and re-conforming is required, it doesn't make it straight forward to display prompts for a line of dialog to either preview it or also record it directly.To do that, the Session Info...
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Importing Shooting Scripts
IMPORTING SHOOTING SCRIPTS INTO ADR MASTERYou can import cues into ADR Master from a variety of supported formats. In general, the formats can be divided into two categories: ordered formats and unordered formats. Formats like CSV where all cue information is stored in a spreadsheet-style manner are ordered formats. Other parsable file formats like XML or Pro Tools Session Info text files also...
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Creating and Importing Cues
CREATING AND IMPORTING CUESWorking with ADR Cues is the most important task in ADR Master. This article will discuss the different ways to create cues within ADR Master and also discuss how to import cues from text files in one of the supported formats.Creating CuesCueing within ADR MasterThere are two different ways to create ADR Cue events in ADR Master - either in standalone or by using Pro...
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Dealing with high frame rate content
DEALING WITH HIGH FRAME RATE CONTENTADR Master allows for synchronized playback of clips with up to 60 frames per second. This will allow you to use it in all common situations in the current postproduction market (should there be a scenario we've missed, please drop us a message). MIDI timecode (MTC) - being a standard from the 80s - doesn't support frame rates higher than 30 frames per...
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Projects in ADR Master
PROJECTS IN ADR MASTERWhat is an ADR Master project?A project in ADR Master basically contains two things: media and timelines. When you add media to your project - either by dragging and dropping it to the media section of the main window or by choosing Add Media to Project from the File menu - it is stored in the media bin and will be restored when you reopen your...
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Editing in ADR Master
EDITING IN ADR MASTERWhy editing in ADR Master?With the release of Video Slave 4 and the first release of ADR Master we switched from a playlist-based approach to a timeline-based approach. The main reason for this decision was that playlists don't lend themselves well for editing. A growing number of users requested simple editing features as they needed to be able to add short inserts or tie...
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Setting up ADR Master with Pro Tools
SETTING UP ADR MASTER WITH PRO TOOLSTo cue and record dialogue with Pro Tools, a few things need to be setup. In particular, these are:Timing synchronizationMIDI Timecode (MTC) and MIDI Machine Control (MMC) orDAWLinkAccessibilityHUI (optional)Timing synchronizationMIDI Timecode and MIDI Machine ControlTo work with ADR Master in conjunction with Pro Tools it is vital to setup both applications...
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Recording with ADR Master and Pro Tools
RECORDING WITH ADR MASTER AND PRO TOOLSThis article will discuss recording ADR Cues with ADR Myster and Pro Tools. This article already gave an in-depth look at how to setup ADR Master to work with Pro Tools while this article discussed how to create ADR Cues in ADR Master and how to import them from a text file in one of the supported file formats.After reading the other two...
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ADR Master and Contour ShuttlePRO
ADR MASTER AND CONTOUR SHUTTLEPROADR Master exposes shortcuts for all important operations. Thus, ADR Master can be controlled nicely by third party devices like the Contour ShuttlePRO v2. Get more information about the ShuttlePRO support here.The Contour ShuttlePRO v2 is a freely programmable and thus very versatile but also affordable multi-button controller. That's why we think it is the...
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Exporting Movies
EXPORTING MOVIES WITH ADR MASTERADR Master can not only playback movies in a variety of formats, it can also export them. Exporting movies directly from ADR Master can be very handy in various scenarios. You can use it in combination with ADR Master's ability to playback audio files to create quick drafts for other departments or the director to evaluate for example. Or you could create movies...
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Using multiple video devices
USING MULTIPLE VIDEO DEVICESWith ADR Master it is possible to playback using multiple video devices at the same time. This article tells you what to look out for to get the best performance for your particular use case.One important feature that sets ADR Master apart from other solutions on the market is its flexibility when it comes to video output devices.With ADR Master, you can play out to...
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Shortcuts
ADR MASTER - SHORTCUTSTo work efficiently with ADR Master, we added shortcuts for all of the functions you use on a daily basis. Find a full list of shortcuts available listed here.TransportCommandKeyPlay/StopSPACEReturn to ZeroZLock/unlock to external syncCmd + LMove 1 frame earlierLEFT ARROWMove 1 frame laterRIGHT ARROWMove 1 second earilerOption + LEFT ARROWMove 1 second laterOption + RIGHT...
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The Audio Settings Window
ADR MASTER - THE AUDIO SETTINGS WINDOWADR Master has some very sophisticated audio features that will help you in your every-day workflow. When dropping a movie onto the timeline, ADR Master will automatically create audio tracks and regions for all audio tracks the movie contains. But it doesn't just play them back, you can also route every single track to your desired output destination. This...
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Overlays and visual events
ADR MASTER - OVERLAYS AND VISUAL EVENTSADR Master supports different kinds of visual overlays to aid your workflow in a variety of ways. This article tells you all about the different kinds of visual overlays and what their intended use case is.In ADR Master, there are different kinds of visual overlays. The most basic one is the timecode or feet and frames overlay which can be turned on or off...
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The Preferences
ADR MASTER - THE PREFERENCESOverviewGeneralDisplayOverlaysGeneralTimecodeStreamerMarkerPunchADR CueADR RecordingTriggersGeneralMIDI I/OADR Master uses MIDI as its main interface to the "outside" world. In this section of the preferences, You can select the MIDI inputs and outputs for different kinds of MIDI information. In addition to the physical MIDI devices you have attached and the network...
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Setting up DAWLink with your DAW
What is DAWLink?DAWLink was developed as a link between Video Slave or ADR Master and your DAW using different - non-MIDI based - technologies for faster response times, easier setup and overall smoother operation.Why DAWLink?Previously, Video Slave/ADR Master used MIDI Timecode for synchronized playback and MIDI Machine Control for locating while not playing. This worked well but had some...
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DAW MTC/MMC Setup
MIDI REMOTE - DAW MTC/MMC SETUPLearn what you need to do to establish a connection between our MIDI Remote app and your PC or Mac. Our MIDI Remote app works without configuration. To do that, it needs to have a two-way connection with the host machine. Your DAW will send MIDI timecode to the app for timecode info during playback and also MIDI Machine Control messages while scrubbing in your DAW....
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