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Mapio 2.3.0 huge update released

Monday, 22 January 2018 21:28

Hi all!

After a long (or, rather, far too long) period of beta testing, we are happy to introduce you our new 2.3.0 release. It contains a bunch of new features, important changes, and improvements, so we´d better name it the new major 3.0 versionHowever, we value our users. Especially as for the 3.0 version we have planned even more awesome changes. That’s why this is the 2.3.0 version.


Crucially, this release includes full documentation for the software both in English and in Russian. It has so badly lacked it since the first releases!


Unfortunately, the new version is released for Windows platform only. We had to focus on one platform to be able to provide the highest quality product. Furthermore, the news on Apple’s professional hardware haven’t been optimistic in recent years, and this became an extra push to stop supporting macOS platform (probably, temporarily).


Before long we are going to share several video clips to conveniently show you all the new features. Stay tuned!


Highlights of the 2.3.0 version:

  • Network support — MAPIO can run as a single synchronized and distributed video/audio system on tens of machines (PRO)
  • Snapshots — fast choice of slice geometry and parameters
  • New UI to assign control by Keyboard, MIDI, OSC
  • "MediaManager" has been reworked to a "Console" that contains Decks for playing and Mixer for video mixing(PRO)
  • Mixer and Deck have got some automation and quick keyboard/midi control(PRO)
  • Video/Audio playing is now possible in two or more Decks with "Frame-to-Frame" synchronization(PRO)
  • Audio files support(PRO)
  • Dynamic playlist — change your playlist file externally, and MAPIO will automatically reload this playlist on-the-fly(PRO)
  • New vector/curves-based sensor for the pixel-mapping feature(PRO)
  • Art-Net auto-grouping of universes for pixel-mapping devices(PRO)
  • Brand new WARP tool: saving of all steps of warping operations for independent editing
  • NDI and Kinect 2 support
  • Full-screen mode for QML UI window has been added
  • Preset feature for QML sketches
  • New QML sketch “Pattern generator” to facilitate blending and warping
  • Supports sending and receiving of OSC in QML sketches (this feature is useful for controlling other MAPIO features)
  • FFGL 64-bit support
  • Shows information about a movie file in MediaInfo format
  • Full User manual, finally
  • Auto-update via MAPIO Observer (PRO)
  • And hundreds of other fixes and improvements!


MAPIO for Linux

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 14:22

Hi everyone! 

It's a long time that I haven't posted anything here. I’m still working on the documentation for the 2.3.0. release. However, I stopped for a while and built Mapio 2 Pro for Linux. For Ubuntu x64, to be more accurate. 
For now, it’s an Alpha release since I didn’t any testing on different distros, nor there is any installer – and these are the challenges. The opportunities are the following: Mapio for Linux is free for non-commercial use, there are no limitations in the program (no watermarks). 


I will highly appreciate your efforts to launch this on your distros and, of course, your feedback.


Please, download here:


Regards, Ivan.

Mapio 2.2.9 and 2.3 Beta is coming soon

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 17:44

We have two news for You.

First, Mapio has been updated to version 2.2.9.
Changelog here.


Second, very soon will be available Mapio 2.3 Beta. These are some of the new features: synchronized video playback local and across multiple machines in a network; Customized Keyboard and MIDI control; Snapshots of mapping configuration; Audio files support; Free-form sensor based on lines and bezier curves (for pixel-mapping); Mixer with crossfader; NDI support; Kinect 2 support.


At the moment, will be available Windows version only. There is a desire at all stop supporting macOS platform.Unfortunately, we do not have enough resources to provide proper quality on both platforms. What do you think? Please vote here, it will help us make the right decision.

Mapio 2.2.9 update changelog

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 17:39

-removed support for hardware acceleration of DXV codec.

*fixed vertical flipped video files with raw codecs (not compressed).

*fixed multi-segment output for one strip of Pixelpusher.

*fixed auto-pixel-mapping with some skipped pixels when scanning.

*fixed duplication of pixels number in auto-sensors after each loading or refresh state of UI.

*fixed preset's loading of matrix sensors in Pixel-Mapping panel.

*fixed rare QML crash (more accurate sync of threads).

*fixed copy&past elements in a group and added "copy" word for the name of elements

*fixed network video stream did not resume after stopping.

*fixed ALT and SHIFT modifier for the transform tool.

*fixed a white rectangle on a label of the slice when enter name shorter than 3-4 symbols. Added check on the empty name of the slice.

*fixed antialiasing of slices.

*tuned the timing of loops (time between the last and the first frame)

*fixed crash on DX/GL interop feature testing for DXVA codec and AMD GPUs

*fixed GUI playing state in the playlist after loading and in some other cases.

*fixed in performance settings window the default number of decoding threads for the video file. And was set the max value equals to the number of logical cores minus one.

*the window of Multi-Display and Pixel-mapping do not show now after loading a project.

*fixed behavior of tools with hidden slices.

*fixed mouse hover detection of masks contour.

*fixed muted sound on the first start of a clip in some cases.

*fixed muted sound of new network source.

*fixed muted clips starting with sound.

*fixed media files buffering and audio playing sub-system(it fixed sound clicks in some cases) [win]

*fixed aspect ratio in 3d import.

*fixed hang of sending a feedback report in some cases.

*fixed leak of mutex in syphon source [mac os]

*fixed lost FFGL [mac os]

*fixed multi-display window is not topmost window[mac os]

*changed FPS count behavior (side effects - FPS is not displayed if there is no output.)

*updated Qt to 5.6.2

*updated Decklink SDK to 10.7


MAPIO 2.2.8 update!

Friday, 16 September 2016 23:00
Common changes (Pixel-Mapping changes see below)
+ Added the OSC command "jump" for movies.
+ Snapping of an anchor in the tool "Transform" and added a fast selector for an anchor position.
+ Added features to move slice's points by dragging edges.
+ Set the Destination to "None" by key Shift+F5
+ New tuning value in Performance window - preferred number of video decoder threads for each file.
+ New appearance the selected points of slices.
* Fixed the crash related to AMD/ATI on starting for x32 version of Mapio.
* Fixed the quick stumble on playback which sometimes happened after the jump on the timeline.
* Fixed the periodic fast increase of the processor's load which leads to freezing for a few seconds when playing a few clips simultaneously.
* Some improvement for better playback in a low-performance state.
* Fixed the broken edge-blending in some cases.
* Fixed a performance drop of the canvas rendering when displaying the slice's labels and for other cases.
* Fixed scrolling the canvas with CTRL + Arrows keys. Changed some shortcuts in the edit menu.
* Fixed the mouse cursor flashing on the canvas.
* Fixed wrong position of the context menu (and others popup windows) in QML UI window.
* Fixed a possible error in a project that could lead to the loss of pixel-mapping settings after the saving/loading the project.
* Fixed the crash on loading project with lost files when Mapio launching by double-click on the project file.
* Fixed some issues related to macOS (better work on background, no drop performance and freeze)
* Fixed the group's deleting with all levels of inner elements.
* Disable Play/Stop all media in the main menu for FFGL mode.
* Set the Nvidia profile property "Multi-thread optimization" to Off (can solve performance drop for Spout).
* Fixed displaying of GPU info for unsupported cards (Intel, some AMD cards)
* Modified the icon GPU/CPU codec in clip's info.
* Fixed the links in the text of About window. Retina support for the logo in About window.
* Some fixes for memory and resources leaks.
* Fixed the pinch gesture on the touchpad to zoom canvas (macOS).
* Up Qt to 5.6.1 version
* Up FFmpeg to 3.1.3 version
* UI cosmetics.
* And other fixes and improvements.

+ Added ArtNet multi-universe nodes.
+ Added the feature to rescanning ethernet adapters list.
+ Added buttons to change cell size of the sensor matrix.
* Improvement of ArtNet discovery.
* Fixed context menu in pixels matrix editor.
* Fixed the crash after decrease size of the matrix.
* Fixed zoom on macOS in the auto-sensor editor.
* Improvement performance and appearance of pixel-mapping UI.

MAPIO 2.2.7 hotfixes

Sunday, 26 June 2016 16:48
+ PixelMapping: added FPS control which is separate from the render FPS.
* PixelMapping ArtNet-DMX: fixed bugs after loading the project in other Ethernet settings.
* Fixed wrong color converting for some YUV color space video files with a non-standard resolution of a frame.
* Fixed rare bug in loading of a preview of a video.
* Fixed rare bug in restoring the audio volume of videos.
* Improvement of stability of auto-starting videos after loading of a project.
* Fixed the crash on the Enter key when slice's name editing (in plug-in mode)
* Fix InstaFeed for new Instagram API and rules (now you can work with your own clientId in sandbox mode only)

MAPIO 2.2.6 hotfixes

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 13:05
* updated FFmpeg to 3.0.1
* now in the "Once" mode playing a video is paused on the last frame.
* fixed the behavior of pause/unpause when a clip fading.
* MAC: fixed issues related to a sound.
* fixed the single resync a/v after a few second from a begin of playing.
* more accurate timing between the last frame and the first frame in the loop.
* now always starts to play by double-clicking on a clip in a playlist.
* fixed crashes and wrong behavior after saving the project with "SolidColor" in a playlist.
* added "no-cache" option for network sources.
* Windows: some style tuning for HiDPI displays.

MAPIO 2.2.5 hotfixes

Sunday, 13 March 2016 13:02

* fixed an output disappearing in multi-display (Mac OS X only).
* fixed crash when changing of a width of a sensor matrix.
* fixed rendering of a blending pattern. A blending width in percent now.
* fixed a size of Display window after full-screen in Multi-display mode.
* fixed a mouse interaction with elements when using a non-standard aspect ratio of the canvas.
* fixed moving by keys of mask's points.
* fixed a sensitive point of a vector masks when the aspect ratio of the canvas isn't standard.
* fixed some issues in mouse snapping behavior.
* fixed opening by F8 key of the Media-Manager window when it minimized.
* increased the position shift of the new mask after copy&paste it.
* prevent freezing of Mapio under MacOS >= 10.10
* changed colors in highlight slice mode
* added a default GLSL for Sandbox QML sketch

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