View Full Version : vMix 16 is out along with a new website www.vmix.com

09-01-2015, 09:08 PM
In quick succession Martin Sinclair and the vMix team have released the next iteration of the increasingly popular switching software. Key features in this release, joining the Replay functionality from v15, are:

Feature Highlights

MIDI Controller Support
ASIO Input and Output Devices Support
Scripting support
New Audio Effects including Noise Gate and 10 Band EQ
Support for Tally Light kits from Tally-Lights and Metasetz

ASIO Input and Output Support
Improved audio processing quality
New Noise Gate effect
New 10 Band Equalizer
Audio Meter added to Audio Settings with effect toggle checkboxes to compare before and after levels
SetBalance and SetGain shortcuts added

New FFMPEG recording option with support for MOV, MP4, H264, VC-3 and more!
MOV recordings default to non-indexed which means partial files can be played back, but may not be compatible with some players
Log files now saved to separate directory for easy management
MultiCorder now supports MP4 and FFMPEG

Integrated support for Twitch, DaCast and StreamingChurch.tv added
Add Input -> Flash toggle box added to support additional remote RTMP stream types

MIDI Input support, use any MIDI device to control an unlimited number of functions
Support for MIDI fader controls to control audio or even the T-Bar!
X-Keys button support for most models
ShuttlePROv2 buttons can now be used to control any function in vMix, even if Replay is not being used
Mouse scroll wheel can now be used to scroll input rows (while mouse hovers over Inputs area)

New Function lookup box makes it easy to find functions organised by category
New "Find ..." button allows you to push a button or control from any supported device (Keyboard, MIDI, X-Keys, vMix Control Surface) to assign it automatically
New Templates interface, allows easy visualisation of Keyboard, ShuttlePRO and Novation LaunchControlXL button assignments on screen, or as a printable graphic
Improved Edit Shortcut window that hides options unrelated to a particular shortcut and provides function specific captions and hints
MoveInput added
Shortcuts can now optionally be assigned by Number instead of moving with a particular input.

New scripting support in 4K and PRO editions
Write your own code and attach it to a shortcut or trigger
Code can be created as either VB.NET code or as a text list of API functions
Scripts can be called from the API (handy for bulk commands)
API now supports HTTP POST
API now supports selecting inputs by Name e.g Input=myvideo.mp4
External Output / MultiView

Support added for Bluefish output capable cards
New MultiView layouts added including Quad View and Preview/Program + 12 Inputs

Add Input button now includes a quick access menu to easily add recent files
Right click menu added to all inputs to "Create Virtual Input"
Create Virtual Input now duplicates the settings from the source input

Higher bitrate options added
Replay shortcuts now accept values greater than 30 seconds (up to 10 minutes)
New switch direction button added to replay interface
New Jump To Now button added to replay interface and shortcuts, will stop live and jump to most recent frame automatically
ReplayMarkInRecordedNow shortcut jumps to now and marks in, ready to scroll back and select mark out point
Live previews now show in Replay A + B when in Live mode, can be disabled in settings
ReplayMarkCancel shortcut
ReplaySetDirectionForward, ReplaySetDirectionBackward shortcuts

OnOverlayIn and OnOverlayOut triggers now available
Added trigger watchdog to watch for loops and throttle automatically
Tally Lights

Added support for Tally Lights from www.tally-lights.com
Added support for Tally Lights from www.metasetz.com
Tally lights now trigger on overlays as well

New Merge effect animates all inputs that are both in the Preview and Output
Use the Merge effect to create animations between inputs or create multiple zoom inputs for a single camera and smoothly transition to each
Desktop Capture

Performance of "Capture Hidden Window" vastly improved. Allows capturing up to 60fps from any window on the same PC.
Fixed issues with desktop capture aspect ratio

Fixed some issues with importing and exporting presets across computers in different language regions
Fixed title sorting in Add Input -> Title
Fixed bug with Key/Fill where using some graphics cards would lead to opaque elements becoming semi-transparent.

09-02-2015, 06:00 AM
I have heard a lot of great things about Vmix. I regret not spending more time with it. I recently was demoed some of the things it can do and I was very impressed.

09-06-2015, 03:40 PM
If you have an hour give it a spin.....60 day demo www.vmix.com