Non-Lethal Applications Announce Video Slave 3.3 with new features and first Partner Integration of The Cargo Cult’s Spanner Plug-in

Video Slave 3.3

Video Slave 3 is fast becoming the industry standard video playback platform for the DAW user, as well as standalone use in live situations. In an ongoing commitment to creating the best video playback platform on the market Non-Lethal Applications today announced Video Slave 3.3 offering new features, the first partner integration with The Cargo Cult’s Spanner 3 as well as numerous bug fixes.

Partner Integration

Over the coming months Non-Lethal Applications will be working with other developers to integrate their products into the Video Slave 3 player. The first developer to join the platform is The Cargo Cult with Spanner 3, the surround panner software. Integration now offers owners of both Spanner and Video Slave 3 a visual indication of the pan states in Spanner 3. It helps to give users a visual representation of the pan moves, so for example, if someone is walking across a scene a visual pan state can indicate that it is following the actor by showing this as an overlay during the scene. This offers more precise pan automation settings for those mixing to picture.

New developers will be announced as soon as more details are confirmed. Pro Tools Session Info as Text import

With the latest version 3.3 of Video Slave, you can import cue information from region groups within Pro Tools sessions. Please check our knowledge base for more information about the track and region naming conventions.

New Features In Video Slave 3.3

  • Added support for audio only export from movies in either WAV or M4A formats

  • Added stereo mixdown functionality when exporting clips

  • Added support for The Cargo Cult’s Spanner. See setup instructions in our knowledge base

  • Added import Pro Tools Session Info text files feature. Video Slave can extract character/char prefix/

actor/text. Please see our knowledge base for more information on the notation used.

  • You can now also trigger Flutter events through MIDI.

  • When exporting a movie from Video Slave, the audio track volume settings are now respected properly

  • Video Slave now displays all attached Blackmagic/AJA devices and lets you choose which one to use

    instead of only displaying the first ones

  • Frame-accurate looping with Pro Tools in Video Slave 3 Dub

    Bug Fixes

  • Fixed OpenGL related crashes

  • CSV export fixes

  • Performance improvements when dubbing including fixes for a stall

  • Better "editability" of character names in Playlist Settings window, made sure there cannot be duplicate

    character names

  • Fixed a bug where VS wouldn't display the selected character in the drop-down menu if it was the last in

    the list

  • Fixed a bug with wrong relations when selecting actors for cues in the event list or DAW settings window

  • Fixed bug causing noise when exporting audio tracks not starting at clip start

  • Fixed bug when importing CSV with double line feeds

  • Fixed a bug causing a crash when exporting movies

    Video Slave 3

Video Slave 3 works with all major DAWs including Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Nuendo, Cubase and Studio One - or any other device that can generate timecode as a source. Video Slave 3 can be used either on a wired MIDI connection or through network MIDI.

Video Slave 3's sync engine provides stunningly fast locking times and tight sync guaranteed: in many cases it is better than using the video engine built into the DAW.

New Features at a Glance;

• Improved video playback engine

Greatly improved overlays
New ADR workflows
Professional audio interface support Custom movie export

Perpetual and Subscription license options.

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About Non-Lethal Applications

Founded by Florian (Flo) Loferer, Non-Lethal Applications is a software development company based in Southern Germany.

Flo was looking for an affordable, professional and dependable video playback solution that could work with popular DAWs like Pro Tools, Nuendo, Cubase, Logic and Studio One. He started to ask composers and those working in post-production what there was and soon found out that nothing existed to meet his requirements.

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and so with a book on Objective-C in one hand he started to write code for the software he and others were looking for: that software became Video Slave. He laughs now because he says the first versions he showed around studios did the job but in his words 'were pretty ugly'. Thankfully that's no longer the case.
Fast forward to today and Video Slave is now in its third version and is fast becoming the go-to software for composers, producers, engineers and live producers for rock solid synchronized video playback.

From humble beginnings, Non-Lethal Applications have found fans in all sorts of places, with our software being used on top movies, TV, commercials, live theater, opera, pop concerts, and in houses of worship. Non-Lethal Applications also make iOS applications for use in studios.