New VidBlaster Release!
This latest release version of VidBlaster adds the new Video Replay III replay server, a more advanced version of the old replay modules. Video Replay III uses a combination of modules to create a powerful replay server. The heart of the server is the Replay Controller module, which is used to create clips for replay. Each video source is represented by a Replay Source module.
This release also introduces the Diagnostics module, which for now allows you to monitor several processes including individual CPU core usage.
New Video Out module supports Skype and Google Hangouts Since 2008 VidBlaster supports video streaming to other Windows applications through its Virtual Video Device. Recently Skype v5 and the new Google Plus Hangouts broke compatibility. Instead of fixing this problem, a newly designed VVD has been introduced that not only has better compatibility but also solves some of the problems with the old VVD when changing the stream's video resolution. Integrated in the Video Out module any source can now be redirected to the VVD.
With its many new additions the VidBlaster API has matured and it's time to open it up to the world. The TCP Server module, and with it the VidBlaster API, is now available in both Studio and Broadcast editions. This automatically implies it is available in the free trial edition, which will allow everyone to experiment with the API and write software for it.
Besides recording in a common and widely accepted file format, the new MPEG Recorder also has many improvements over the old recorder. You can record video from any module that sources video (ideal for ISO recordings) and at the same time record audio from any audio device. The MPEG Recorder works independent from the Audio module and if you own a Broadcast license you can run multiple recordings from different video and audio sources. Audio & video delay settings allow you to achieve perfect AV lip sync and the built-in audio drift compensator makes sure sync is held during the entire recording.
A new module for incoming RTSP and RTMP streams support has been developed to replace the old RTSP/RTMP Input module. The new module has several improvements including better error handling and reduced CPU usage.
Several improvements have been made resulting in better handling of HD video resolutions due to lower CPU usage.
Added MPEG Recorder.
Powerpoint: added Auto Slide Advance option.
Audio Player: added audio device selection.
TCP Server: now also available in Studio edition.
TCP Server: added apilist2 command.
MPEG Player: added pins file, play, stop, time (API).
Camera 2: improved deinterlacer.
Scoreboard: added Team1 & Team2 names support.
Video Out: added new VVD, compatible with Skype v5 and the new Google Plus Hangouts.
Camera II: added support for YUAN HDMI cards.
Scoreboard: supports video effect module's source overlay.
Video Out: added Anamorphic setting (Broadcast only).
Video Effect: added video effect Mirror, Horizontal.
Added Diagnostics module (Broadcast only).
Added RTSP/RTMP In module (Studio (1) & Broadcast editions only).
Monitor: added display size 800*600.
Video Effect: added improvements to chroma keyer.
Monitor: new time base (more accurate, no queuing of timer events).
Remaining modules no longer renumbered when one removed.
Overall speed improvement in code.
Camera II, Preview, Program & RTSP/RTMP Input: use custom video renderer for improved video display.
Camera II: real time update of video devices list.
Camera II: uses less resources, reduced latency.
Camera II: (additional) lower CPU usage when not used as source.
Monitor (Preview/Program): new clock (uses less resources).
Added Replay Controller module, part of Video Replay III (Pro+ only).
Added Replay Source module, part of Video Replay III (Pro+ only).
Added fix for a potential CPU core serialization problem, resulting in smoother video.
TCP Server: Command apiwrite's value parameter supports escaping (API).
Streamer: added support for H.264.
Translator: load pre-translated file from exe directory if present (OEM versions).
Translator: empty menu caption translation makes it invisible.
Video Effect: added loop prevention.
Registration: accepts expired product keys for activation.
Player & MPEG-2 Player: transition setting properly restored.
MPEG-2 Player: position no longer reset when starting player.
Fixed potential audio problem (applies to Audio Player, MPEG Recorder & RTSP/RTMP In modules).
Fixed problem causing activation keys to break spontaneously.
Streamer: fixed bug, stream quality mono/stereo setting properly restored.
MPEG-2 Player: fixed bug in positioning.
Streamer: fixed bug in Info dialog's "stream to".
Fixed bug in API's apiwrite ,,[png].
Powerpoint: fixed black frame bug.
Camera II: fixed bug in aspect ratio of display video.
Video Switcher: fixed bug in restoring of active program/preview source when modules added/removed.
….and many many more features, improvements and bug fixes. A more detailed overview of all changes can be found in the download forum. The VidBlaster comparison table is a great source to quickly see the differences between the various VidBlaster editions