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. A cabled network connection still is the preferred way though. This article also explains how to setup Video Slave as a HUI controller in order to make looping work with Pro Tools across the network.
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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.
Video Slave was designed to provide synchronized movie playback that just works the whole day without your attention. To allow for that, it is important to keep track of a collection of movie assets. Thus, one of the core concepts of Video Slave is the playlist. This article tells you everything you need to know about the playlist and its behavior including the updated versions feature.
Learn more about the functions of all UI elements in the main window. This includes the control bar with playback and display controls as well as the track view at the bottom with a detailed description of the different tracks available in Video Slave. We recommend any user to read this article to get a better understanding of the basic controls in Video Slave.
Video Slave 3 offers different kinds of visual cues which can help you in a variety of scenarios. This article will explain how they can help you in collaborating with e.g. directors.
Video Slave has some very sophisticated audio features that will help you in your every-day workflow. When dropping a movie into our synchronized movie player, it will automatically playback all audio tracks the movie contains. But it doesn't just play them back, you can even route every single track to your desired output destination. This article will discuss Video Slave's audio settings window which contains audio related settings and is also the place for managing audio output busses.
Video Slave 3 now includes very sophisticated dialog recording features that offer a tight integration into Pro Tools (only available in the Dub version). This article will tell you more about how it works under the hood and what it takes to connect Video Slave to Pro Tools for an optimal workflow.
In another article we already showed you what it takes to setup Video Slave and Pro Tools for dialog recording. This article now shows how to import cues from text files and how to spot events directly from Pro Tools. Additionally, there's an article available for you to learn more about the actual recording process.
In this third article in our series about dialog recording with Video Slave in Pro Tools, we will show you more about the actual recording process.
While Video Slave was primarily designed as a synchronized video player, it is also well suited to be used as a standalone playback solution. We just recently added some nice new features that can make your life easier in various scenarios. Learn more by reading this article.
Video Slave allows for synchronized playback of clips with up to 60 frames per second. MIDI timecode (MTC) however doesn't support frame rates higher than 30 frames per second. Learn how to deal with clips with higher frame rates with this article.
With Video Slave 3, it is possible to playback with different video devices. This article tells you what to look out for to get the best performance for your particular use case.
Learn 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. This assures that your DAW and the app are always in sync with each other.