Knowledge Base

Video Slave 4

State-of-the-art synchronized video player

Getting Started with Video Slave 4

Video 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.

Editing in Video Slave 4

With the release of Video Slave 4 we switched from a playlist-based approach to a timeline-based approach. This article will discuss the new video and audio editing capabilities you now have in Video Slave 4.

The Preferences

This article discusses all the preference settings present in Video Slave 4 including everything from timecode input to video devices, overlays and MIDI triggers.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Video Slave offers a number of keyboard shortcuts - both system-wide and standard ones - that makes operation of the app easier and more intuitive.

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. Learn what you need to know on how to use this integration.

Using Syphon with Video Slave

Video 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. Learn more about possible use cases and setup in this article.

Using multiple video devices

With 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.

Exporting Movies

Video Slave can not only playback movies in a variety of formats, it can also export them. This can be very handy in several situations. This article tells you more about the movie export capabilities.

Dealing with high frame rate content

Video Slave allows for synchronized playback of clips with up to 60 frames per second. MIDI timecode (MTC) - being a standard from the 80s - doesn't support frame rates higher than 30 frames per second. This article will tell you what to look out for when playing back clips with frame rate higher than 30 fps.

Overlays and visual events

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.

The Audio Settings Window

Video Slave offers audio features that will help you in your every-day workflow. This article will discuss Video Slave's audio settings window which contains several related settings and is also the place for managing audio output busses.

Projects in Video Slave 4

Learn more about projects in Video Slave and what you can do with timelines within the project.