updated 07:25 pm EST, Wed January 29, 2014
Software creates 'video walls,' digital signage, remains Mac-exclusive
Renewed Vision has unveiled its Mac-exclusive ProVideoPlayer (PVP) version 2.0, sporting improvements and new features alongside a rewritten application and redesigned user interface in what the company says is the culmination of eight years of real-world experience with using the software in live presentations, installations and other events. The software is used for digital signage, video walls and other professional video presentations.
Version 2 now offers multiple screen functionality, supporting multiple graphics cards in a host computer and providing the ability to map each card and across multiple cards. Users can now add external graphics processors to each graphics card for even more screens, and the new version now supports adding outputs that are not yet physically connected, so that a show can be pre-built off-site before the event.
Likewise, PVP 2 supports multiple layers -- providing for overlays of texture or picture-in-picture (PIP) might be desired. The new version features an easier-to-use UI for drawing outputs and simplifying mapping and spanning targets across screens. The new version of PVP also supports text streaming and thus integration with the company's own ProPresenter software. Text data can be streamed over the network and overlaid onto a video or slide being played, eliminating the need for a switcher.
PVP 2 also features key mapping for triggering pre-set actions, and a way to schedule automatic actions; edge blending to allow multiple projectors to create a seamless large screen; more effects and the ability to share graphics with other programs for live manipulation; masking, macros, playlist export, 2D and 3D transitions and more.
The program costs $999 for a single-machine license, and requires OS X 10.8 or later running on a 64-bit Intel Mac with at least 4GB of RAM. Users who purchased PVP from June 2013 will receive a discount on the new version equal to what they paid for version 1.x.