21. November 2009 12:31
Beta 1 has now been released, visit the Download page for a copy.
Over the last couple of weeks I have been testing vMix on a variety of systems in preparation for the first Beta release.
One of the more surprising systems it has been tested on is the ACER Aspire One netbook.
With only an intergrated 945G graphics chip and an Intel Atom processor, vMix was able to play video clips in SD (720x576) resolution effortlessly.
Recording was out of the question due to the weak processor and a Netbook is obviously not recommended for vMix. The hope is that if I can get the basics working on older hardware then things should run all the more smoothly on the systems Beta testers are likely to be running it on.
In contrast the following system is what I have been using as a test platform for live performances:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
NVIDIA 9600GT 512MB
2GB DDR2 Ram
Gigabyte EP45-UD3L (4x PCI-EX x1 Slots come quite in handy!)
3x Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro
500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
The system runs with 2x Consumer HD Cameras as inputs, 1x Output to a DVD Recorder (via DeckLink output) and 1x Recording to Disk in 1280x720 CineForm HD.
A 17inch monitor runs vMix via the DVI port, and a projector connects to the VGA output and runs as the fullscreen secondary display.
All up the computer system (not including monitor) cost less than $2000