movie export/ syphon support

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26 Jan, 2013 12:09 AM


The movie export -on osx- has a little bit mount of options - fps, usable codecs like photojpeg or png with transparent background. Ho you have plans to deal with this issues? Cos i really like your soft but if it's not necessary I'd skip exporting png seq than glue together with another soft and export in the type I could use later better.


Do you plan to build in the syphon framework?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Frederik De Ble... on 29 Jan, 2013 02:33 PM

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    We do support a minimal set of options for movie export, mostly not to confuse new users or people who just want to get a decent movie. Do you require specific options?

    NodeBox doesn't use OpenGL yet so Syphon support does not make sense at this time. However, we plan on switching to an OpenGL context in the next few months, making Syphon support viable.

  2. 2 Posted by vargasz on 29 Jan, 2013 03:18 PM

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    actually yes I have my "dream" format!

    Beside be a vj I also a tester of CoGe which is a vj app. All major vj app recommends .mov Photo jpeg codecs. Except resolume has their own format but have that codecs you have to install their soft or the codec. This codec is also good for post production. The mp4 or mpg codecs has a strange compression, but they are small and good for youtube :]

    I'd be happy with openGL and syphon feature!

  3. 3 Posted by vargasz on 29 Jan, 2013 04:47 PM

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    my "dream" codecs will be photo jpeg

    so for the major vj apps or for post-production purposes its a good choice.

    here you can find some more detailed description

    I really would love to test -node box stuffs via syphon!

  4. 4 Posted by vargasz on 08 Nov, 2013 11:30 PM

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    hi is there any news in this topic?
    i see the movie export still doesn't has decent formats for mac users the mov png vagy photo jpeg codec will be the best so the created clip will bee useful for further use

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Frederik De Ble... on 30 Jun, 2014 12:01 PM

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    Sorry I didn't find the time yet to look at export formats. Have you used FFMPEG for this? Do you know the correct flags for this one?

  6. 6 Posted by vargasz on 30 Jun, 2014 12:06 PM

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    but since than we have this nice free new codek called HAP from vdmx developers and it has an alpha chanel version too!

    and .mov with png codecs is an option but you need to have the god old quicktime player 7pro on 10.9.

    vargasz abocls

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