Export QC clip with midi trigger from Ableton

ybabillon's picture

hej everybody!

Here is my first post and i guess it's the right section to do it.

I was wondering about something. I have a QC clip witch all elements are controlled via Live, and i wonder how to get the clip rendered as a video.

Of course if i render it via QC or QuartzCrystal i got nothing cause it's all triggered via midi. So i guess my only option it's to record it with a Video Screen Capture, but then it's getting slow and crappy also. And the second option it's to record it with a video output to another computer how got a video input. But the point is really to get a proper file.

Anybody had this problem, or at least a solution to solve this issue?

best

Y.

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echolab's picture
Re: Export QC clip with midi trigger from Ableton

quartz crystal is the right tool i think because you can choose the resolution and compression you want. i didn't manage to record midi in quartz (with value historian), so i decided to export my midi files as "audio click tracks" and import them into crystal via Kineme Audio File Input. maybe not the best possible solution but it worked for me.

btw. midi file import for quartz crystal would be on top of my wishlist….

grischa

ybabillon's picture
Re: Export QC clip with midi trigger from Ableton

Yeah Quartz Crystal is definitely the tool for rendering. But as i said i can't get it rendered with all the midi controls from Ableton Live unfortunately. It's live played, not "offline"…

smokris's picture
Re: Export QC clip with midi trigger from Ableton

Value Historian was designed for this purpose. @echolab, what problems were you having with it?

Feature request noted; we hope to improve the workflow for rendering interactive compositions using QuartzCrystal.

echolab's picture
Re: Export QC clip with midi trigger from Ableton

i think the main problem was triggering the start and stop button at the right time. i remember seeing an example that does it with midi clock, but can't find it anymore… maybe someone could post a working example.

(of course my audio workaround only worked for midi note on/off)