This update adds some new node widgets and fixes issues with MIDI and the Web Video Server. The full details are below. I realize that I didn’t post details on 3.0.1 previously, so I’ve added that as well.
Thanks to everyone who wrote in with feedback and bug reports! User feedback is my primary driver for features — the new stuff in the last two point releases of PixelConduit have been entirely motivated by your feedback. So if you have questions or suggestions, why not drop a message on the Support site?
About PixelConduit on the Mac App Store: due to Apple’s requirement that all apps on the store must run in a “sandbox”, the version of PixelConduit available on the Mac App Store does not have access to certain add-ons. These are Video Link and Render Automation – they require a level of system access that’s not possible in the sandbox. The Mac App Store version does have some advantages, though: you get easy updates, and the other add-ons (Stage Tools, Capture Tools and Stereo 3D Tools) are available directly within the app as individual purchases.
What’s New in PixelConduit 3.0.2
5 March 2013
- New node widget: MIDI Output. This node widget allows you to send controller data to a MIDI device. The input can be any values within the PixelConduit project.
- New node widget: Convert Video Pixel To Value. This is like an eydropper tool: it “picks” a pixel value within the input image, and outputs number values that you can feed to other node widgets. For example, you could use the pixel value within a video to control the intensity of a visual effect, to drive a hardware controller (e.g. with MIDI Output), etc.
- Many improvements and fixes to MIDI control in the Sliders and Controls window. There is now a log display in the Setup window that shows the received data from the device, which helps in troubleshooting MIDI problems.
- Fixed issue with the Web Video Server node widget where the stream produced by the server would not view correctly in Safari 6 (and other browsers that use Mac’s built-in WebKit framework).
What’s New in PixelConduit 3.0.1
23 Jan 2013
- Added support for Video Link add-on which allows you to connect PixelConduit to other video apps. It includes the following node widgets:
- Virtual Video Camera – send video streams to any Mac application that supports webcams, e.g. Skype, Google Hangouts and Adobe Media Encoder
- Syphon Server – send video streams to applications that support the Syphon standard for video interchange
- Syphon Source – receive video streams from applications that can stream over Syphon