|Real-Time Video Editing Previews|
FMV's video editor is DirectX based - This means it will automatically take advantage of any hardware it finds on your graphics card to speed up rendering and previewing of video. This allows FMV to preview transitions, effects and titles in real-time even on high definition (HD) projects. If you don't have the latest graphics card, just turn down the preview size and when you are happy with the movie, then render the video in HD.
FMV has been developed as a 'multi-threaded' application (and has been since 2001) - This allows FMV to automatically take full advantage of todays new multi-core CPU's. This together with the advancement in GPU technology allows FMV to deliver real-time video performance. FMV works best with multi-core CPU's. If you have any of the processors \ graphics cards below, FMV will work well on your system.
For the techies - Click here to see how FMV achieves this level of video performance on GPU's.
FMV is tested on a range of platforms the least powerful of which is a 1Ghz Pentium 3 with 512MB of RAM and a DirectX7 graphics card. This system manages realtime previews on standard DV footage.
For advanced users, FMV will also output the DirectX 'Filtergraph' for each Directshow filter used in the render. This will allow you to connect the filters in your own way and with your own settings. Let FMV and DirectX work out how to render the movie, then tailor the output and settings to your own custom preferences.
XML based Render scripts
FMV utilises XML based render scripts. These can be edited and rendered in a stand-alone process. This would allow you to work on low-res copies of source film and then transmit the XML based edit to a high powered render engine for production. Great for 'Cloud' based applications. i.e Users could upload HD footage, download lower quality transcoded copies, perform their edits and when completed, submit the XML render scripts to cloud based servers for final production. An SDK is currently in development to make this process seamless.