In Arrangement View, how do I send one track of video out to be projected
while the other backing tracks send sound via a soundcard?
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Hi! Whenever a new video starts in a track that's below the track that's currently playing, Live outputs that video. For example when a video is playing in track 1 and it gets to the point where another video starts playing in track 2, it's going to output the second video. If after that you put a third video in track 1 and it gets to the starting point of that video while the second video is still playing, it's going to keep playing the second video (in my experience) because the new video is not in a track that's below the one playing now. However, if you had put the third video in a new track (track 3), it would have started outputting that video.
So if you just want the first video to keep playing, you have to make sure a new one never starts in a track below the one that's playing now. If that isn't possible for what you're trying to do, you'll have to just bounce the audio of the other videos and use that audio instead of video so the first video doesn't get 'interrupted'.
Hope this helps!4 years ago | 0 comments
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Here is an answer I received in another forum:
You absolutely can.
If you've got a sound card attached to the Macbook, the easiest solution is to use a sound card with multiple outputs, and route the audio to different outputs than the click track's coming from.
If you don't have any spare outputs, you'll need to use the headphone out from the Macbook. This will require you to make an aggregate audio device. This just uses software to pretend that multiple audio devices are one, which lets you trick software into sending audio out of any output you want. The one exception is that you can't have audio coming out of the headphone jack and out of the speakers at the same time, because the hardware simply doesn't allow it.
- Open up Audio MIDI Setup. You'll find it in Applications/Utilities.
- You should see the sound card and the Built-in Output in the top left pane. Click on the little plus symbol at the bottom left, and choose Create Aggregate Device
- In the right hand pane you can now tick the various inputs and outputs you want to include in your aggregate device. You'll probably want to tick the Built-in Output and the sound card in question. You may also want to include some inputs depending on your needs. Note that you can also set the clock source at the top if you need to.
- I'd also change the name of your Aggregate Device so that it's easy to find later. To do that, double click on it's name in the left hand bar.
- Now go into Live. Open up Preferences and choose the Aggregate Device under Audio Output Device. Click on Output config and make sure all the relevant outs are switched on.
- Now you should be able to route the click track to the sound card outs and the video to your Macbook's built in outputs. Enjoy!
To display the video: depending on the Macbook in question, you'll likely need an adaptor from either a Mini Displayport, Mini DVI, or Micro DVI going to VGA or DVI, depending on the monitor/projector in question. If it's a TV, you might need to connect to an HDMI port. You can buy the right adapter from Apple or from somewhere like monoprice.com.4 years ago | 0 comments
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