Our friends at Studio One Expert have extended their Video Slave 2 deal until the end of May 2016. Alan Sallabank reviewed the software on Pro Tools Expert.
Video Slave 2 is a Mac OS X application that offer users of popular DAWs rock solid video playback without the need to transcode footage for playback. Video Slave 2 supports all of the codecs used today such as DV/DVCPRO, Motion JPEG, Apple Pro Res, H.264, AVC Intra and many more. There's typically no need to convert movie files to a different format which will save you a lot of time. The supported container types include QuickTime as well as MXF. (operational patterns Op1a and Op-Atom, Pro version only).
Video Slave 2 uses MIDI Timecode - a protocol supported by most Digital Audio Workstations on the market today - to drive synchronized movie playback as well as MIDI Machine Control for full scrubbing support.
Even better MIDI Timecode and MIDI Machine Control allow you to playback video from a separate computer using either a wired ethernet cable or Wi-Fi connection.
The MIDI data can run from the same machine that's also running your DAW but also from another machine on the local network. Both settings are common and well supported by Video Slave 2.
Video Slave 2 set-up takes a matter of minutes and soon you'll be playing back high quality video in tight sync with your DAW. Composers, music producers, post production engineers and many other professionals use Video Slave 2 as part of their daily workflow.
Right now you can get 20% off until the end of May.