vMix

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vMix
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vMix 4K
vMix 4K
Developer(s)StudioCoast Pty Ltd.
Stable release
21.0.0.59
Written inVB.NET
Operating systemWindows 7 and later
PlatformIA-32 and x86-64
Available in9 languages[1]
List of languages
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Chinese
TypeLive streaming
LicenseTrialware
Websitevmix.com

vMix is a software vision mixer available for the Windows operating system. The software is developed by StudioCoast PTY LTD. Like most vision mixing software, it allows users to control mixing, switching, recording and livestreaming of cameras, videos files, audio, and more, in resolutions of up to 4K. The software is also capable of serving IMAG and projection needs in many instances, with various configurable external output and display options.[2][3]

vMix is available in multiple editions ranging in price and available features. Current editions include Basic, Basic HD, SD, HD, 4K, and Pro. Users can upgrade from one edition to another for a fee. Updates are provided for free for 1 year with a purchase of any edition, after 1 year users can opt to re-subscribe to updates for a nominal fee.

In addition to relying on the CPU, the vMix software also heavily takes advantage of the GPU, and relies on graphics libraries such as Direct3D, leading to the software remaining exclusive to the Windows operating system. Though, it can be run through Boot Camp. StudioCoast has previously indicated that the software performs best on dedicated Nvidia video cards.[4][5]

With the release of version 19, vMix Call is available, marking the first time a software vision mixer released with built in video-conferencing.[6]

Awards[edit]

In 2013 and 2017, Streamingmedia.com awarded vMix with the Streaming Media Best of NAB award.[7][8]

Specifications[edit]

  • Broadcast to multiple sources at once through built in FFMPEG encoder.
  • Supports FMLE encoder for compatibility. (FMLE Must be installed separately, it is available as a free download from Adobe).
  • Make local recordings in multiple formats and containers including h.264 and MP4.
  • External and Virtual video and audio output options.
  • Full support for Network Device Interface input and output.
  • Support for multiple cameras with scaling and frame rate conversion.
  • Support for most popular video, audio, and image file formats. Added independently or in a "playlist."
  • Chroma key (blue/green screen)
  • Virtual Sets
  • Transitions and Stingers
  • Titles (Editor built-in, vMix also comes with a separate "Title Designer" application for making custom titles.) Titles are based on XAML format.
  • Instant Replay
  • Built in audio-mixing capability
  • vMix Call (Built in video conferencing)
  • vMix Social (A free addon that facilitates the integration of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube Live and IRC social media content directly into the live production).
  • VST plugin support (VST3 Only)
  • Support for MIDI controllers
  • Multi-Corder: A tool that allows simultaneous recording of multiple camera inputs to a connected drive. Intended to be used for recording raw cameras separately from the final mix produced by the program.
  • Pan–tilt–zoom camera (PTZ) control
  • Tally light support

References[edit]

  1. ^ "language versions | vMix 20". vmix.com. Retrieved 13 Mar 2018.
  2. ^ "vMix". StudioCoast PTY LTD. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  3. ^ "How Do I Stream Using vMix?". DaCast: Live Streaming Services and video hosting platform. DaCast. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Optimising Performance". vMix. StudioCoast PTY LTD. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Can vMix run on a Mac?". vMix. StudioCoast PTY LTD. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  6. ^ Richards, Paul. "vMix 19 becomes the first live streaming software to include built-in video conferencing". Conference Room Systems. Haverford Systems Inc. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  7. ^ Dreier, Troy. "StreamingMedia.com Honors the Best of NAB 2013". StreamingMedia.com. Information Today Inc. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Streaming Media Announces Best of NAB 2017". StreamingMedia.com. Information Today Inc. Retrieved 13 March 2018.

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