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Video Slave 3

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.

Video Slave 3 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.

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 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.

With the release of version 3.2, Video Slave 3 now also supports genlocked playback. This article tells you more about what genlocking and "video reference" means and what you need to do to benefit from genlocked playback in Video Slave.

The newest version of Video Slave can not only playback movies in a variety of formats, it can now also export movies. Learn more about the available output options in this article.

With the release of version 3.3 we added support for the import of ADR Cues created in Pro Tools as regions groups. 

Learn what there is to know about track and region naming conventions in Pro Tools so that Video Slave can extract the information from the session info file properly.

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. 

With the release of Video Slave 3.3, 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 devices as well. Learn what you need to know on how to use this integration.

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.

One of the key concepts of Video Slave is the playlist. There are a couple of extra settings for it in the playlist settings window. Learn more about it here.

This article will discuss all existing preferences of our synchronized video player Video Slave in detail. 

Video Slave 3 features support for the Syphon framework to share video frames with other Syphon-enabled applications. This article will show you how to setup Syphon output in our timecode synchronized video player.

To work efficiently with Video Slave 3, we added shortcuts to all of the functions you use on a daily basis. Learn more about the shortcuts currently available in Video Slave 3 by reading this article.

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.

Video Slave 3 exposes shortcuts for all important operations. Thus, Video Slave can be controlled nicely by third party devices like the Contour ShuttlePRO v2. Get more information about the ShuttlePRO support here.

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.