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 2.2.8 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

MAPIO 2.2.4 update is ready

Thursday, 03 March 2016 09:31



New feature: Saving/loading of presets for sensors.

New feature: new context menu for sensor’s LED points with functions for unbinding and rebinding of devices.

New feature: saving the collapsed/expanded state of the sensor in the pixel-mapping window.

Was optimized a communication with PixelPusher.

Was decreased CPU load when using auto-sensor.

Fixed highlighting of LED in auto-sensor map when mouse over a point.


QML sketches

New feature: Added a parameter "Randomize" for the QML sketch "InstaFeed"

A more accurate rendering of the QML sketches, animation has become more smooth.

Added new items into selector of QML render resolutions.

Fixed a working after saving a QML sketch into user's folder.

Fixed stop QML InstaFeed when the transition is set to "Off".

Fixed crash QML sketches when entering a text.

Fixed stopping of all QML sketches in the project when the first sketch is stopped or removed.



New feature: A window to lookup of the missing video files when loading the project.

New feature: grouping of selected elements by CTRL/CMD+G key.

New feature: new tool button to initialize default vector mask.

FFmpeg was updated to release 3.0 "Einstein" version.

Changed the behavior of selecting slices. Now the multi-selection with SHIFT and CTRL keys is close to a standard behavior.

Added resetting of the selection by click on the free area below list of slices or by double click on a slice.

Fixed crash when dropping an element into himself tree.

Fixed rare crash when adding an inverted mask.

Changed the parameters of the position of groups and sensors from normalized to non-normalized.

Fixed shaking the panel of buttons in Input/Mask mode.

Update information about SolidColor source in a playlist when the color changed.

Fixed a behavior of the Enter key (in edit boxes).

Fixed moving of slices when multiple points are selected.

Fixed UI freezing sometimes when moving slice's points (Windows).

Fixed the behavior bezier curves of slices inside a group when this group is transformed.

Fixed copy&past for Kinect’s group.

Fixed loading of a solid color source.

Fixed a position of a video TimeLine popup window (in one rare case).

Fixed a crash when reloading the project.

Fixed a rare case when medias are not auto-started after Mapio is launched with an auto-loaded project.

Some minor fixes in color styling.


and other fixes, performance improvements, and UI cosmetic changes


Mapio 2.2.3 is out

Sunday, 27 December 2015 22:02

+ 64 bit version for Windows. 32 bit version available too
+ new modern video engine based on FFmpeg
+ hardware video decoding h264, h265, VC1, WMV, MPEG2, VP9 (depend on GPU model and OS)
+ HAP codec, hardware accelerated
+ DXV codec, hardware accelerated (normal quality only)
+ feedback window in menu "Help". You can make a quick bug-reports with logs and system configuration
+ the native settings for Decklink capture devices for Windows OS
+ registration FFGL in Resolume Arena 5
+ play/pause all media by Enter/CTRL+Enter (important for Lite version)
+ Nvidia/AMD GPU load percent in the statistic window
+ force using dedicated GPU (Nvidia + Windows)
+ disable power management in Nvidia profile (Windows)
+ now to configure DX9/DX11 for the Spout use the tool SpoutDirectX
+ support for multi-touch pad - pan the canvas by two fingers (especially actual for MacBook)
+ in the dialog of the output resolution was added multiplier values
+ save and restore position of the Media Manager window (Pro)
+ now the playing mode for playlists is "CONTINUE" as default (Pro)
* loading identical images and videos as independent sources
* fixed bitmap masks copying
* fixed vector masks splitting

and other fixes, performance improvements and UI cosmetic changes

Mapio 2.2.2 is ready

Sunday, 05 July 2015 14:13
+ New QML sketch "InstaFeed" - Instagram photos feed by tag.
+ PixelPusher new feature: selection way of devices identification (MAC, IP, Group/Controller number)
* Pixel-mapping: fixed the DMX packet sending per each fixtures thus ethernet traffic decreased.
* The order of ArtNET devices list after saving/loading is permanent now.
* Fixed a memory leaks.
* Improved performance when several QML sources work concurrently.
* Prevent screensaver for Windows.
* Fixed receiving OSC in a bundle mode.

and other fixes and improvements.
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