Release: VideoTools, v2.5

Release Type: Production
Version: 2.5
Release Notes

Changes since VideoTools 2.4

  • Updated to Blackmagic SDK version 10.6.1.
  • Added the new 4K video modes available in the latest Blackmagic SDK (2160p50, 2160p5994, and 2160p60).
  • Fixed a potential crash when selecting a video mode unavailable on the selected Blackmagic device.


  • The Blackmagic Capture patch was commissioned by Stuart White of Control Freak Systems.
  • Support for selecting and simultaneously capturing from multiple Blackmagic devices was sponsored by Igloo Vision.

Known Issues

  • ProRes 4444 format does not support transparency (so videos are fully opaque)
  • H.264 videos stutter when played backwards
  • All VideoTools patches provide only video input, not audio input
  • Firewire cameras only support certain combinations of Color Coding, Resolution, and Framerate. Watch the Error output and Console log when troubleshooting.
  • Due to issues with the underlying frameworks, video device info cannot be queried once a video device is in use. Therefore Video Device Info is only updated once: when the composition is first started.

GLSL Front Facing Demo (Composition by gtoledo3)

Author: gtoledo3
License: MIT
Date: 2015.03.19
Compatibility: 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10
Required plugins:

This is a composition that shows how to use the gl_FrontFacing built in variable.

The demo uses that built in variable to show how one can texture an object differently on the front and rear sides.

Release: NetworkTools, v1.4

Release Type: Production
Version: 1.4
Release Notes

Changes since NetworkTools 1.3

  • Enabled support for license activation using QuartzBuilder.

Release: QuartzCrystal, v2.1

Release Type: Production
Version: 2.1
Release Notes

Changes since QuartzCrystal 2.0

  • Fixed glitchy/flashing movies when rendering with motion blur enabled (thanks to @songcarver for reporting this)

Known Issues

See the QuartzCrystal 2.0 release notes.

lasco viewer (Composition by dust)

Author: dust
License: Public Domain
Date: 2014.05.23
Compatibility: 10.8
Required plugins:

this is a simple demonstration of how to access movies from LASCO ( Large Angle Spectrometric, Coronagraph and Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescopes ) if your interested in high resolution data use the nasom viewer.