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What's new in Millumin V4 beta ?


Millumin V4 is planned to be released at the end of 2021. Anyone who purchased a license (or upgrade) in 2021 gets V4 upgrade for free.
You need macOS 10.14 (or higher) to run Millumin V4.
The most precious feedbacks will receive a license.

Important

A beta version is for tests purpose, do not use it in production environment unless you have correctly tested it with your project. Otherwise, please use the official version (you can get it from Millumin's website or from your account page).
To get the beta, be sure to activate the proper option in Millumin/Preferences/Update :

Of course, please let us know your feedback.
Remind that you can use the "Contact" button, on top-right corner of Millumin :





Matrix Soft-edge

You can now create a 2x2 (or more) soft-edge.
Of course, classic horizontal and vertical soft-edge are still available.





Warping & Masks at canvas level

As you can now apply some global warping and masks directly on your canvas, you do not need to do in your workspace with multiple canvases. This majes your workspace clearer, and makes you able to focus on your content.





Curved Outputs

Sometimes, projection surfaces are not flat : in such cases, applying a curve-warping to your output is very useful. So you could for example create a soft-edge on a curved screen.





Data-track commands

Commands allows you to send specific signals (MIDI, OSC, DMX, ...) on a specific moment of your show. This makes the data-tracks even more useful and easy to use.






MilluNode

MilluNode is a Windows companion to extend your Millumin. Indeed, run MilluNode on one or more computers, so that Millumin can take control and share the workload.
Check out this page for more info.





Metal Millumin

During last years, a new generation of GPU libraries & technologies emerged. Indeed, OpenGL is being replaced by Vulkan.
Microsoft is doing the same with DirectX 12. And Apple with Metal.

In brief : for Macintosh machine, Metal is the successor of OpenGL (that made running macOS applications for almost 20 years !).
And Millumin for Metal now in beta !

On our side, going to Metal will allow us to follow new features and improvements from Apple in a more easy way.

Is your machine compatible ? Most computers shipped since 2012 are, more info on this post.
And if your machine is not compatible, Millumin will automatically fall back to OpenGL drivers.
To know if Millumin is running with Metal, open the Monitor from "Window" menubar, then go to "System" tab.



Please send us your feedback, this is an important transition.
And special thanx to Yair, Emmanuel and Rick for your help !



Apple Silicon

Apple is now using its own processors, the first one being called Apple M1. By 2023, Intel processors will not be used any more.
This beta is optimized for both Intel and Apple Silicon, so you can get the most out of any Mac you own.



However, the LeapMotion and the Kinect are not supported natively on Apple Silicon platform. If you need to use such devices, run Millumin with Rosetta (select Millumin3.app, press CMD+I then check the option "Open using Rosetta").



Skeleton Tracker (Apple Silicon only)

Although the Kinect is not supported on Apple Silicon computers, such machines can use this brand new feature to detect a skeleton in any image, movie, camera or footwork footage. So it is even more practical and flexible than a Kinect !






Workspace improvements

The tools have been refined for better ergonomics.
The snapping is also now better and have visual feedback.



Laslty, you can now pinch to zoom in the workspace, as well as scrolling in both directions.

            




Support for NDI V5

This standard allows computers as well as specialized hardware to send and receive video over a network.
This brand new version improves performances.




Send audio via NDI

Millumin can now mix the audio produced by a canvas, so it can be embed in your NDI stream (along with your video of course).



A vumeter is displayed in the workspace, so you can monitor what is going out :






PTZ control for NDI camera

If your camera can rotate or adjust its zoom, you can now do it via Millumin. There are also presets to quickly recall a point of view.



A good example of such cameras are the PTZOptics NDI serie :






Convert to HAP in one click

Optimizing your project with the right codec has never been easier : just click the "Optimize" button and start the process.

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