vMix HD Live Production, Streaming & Mixing Software (Download)
The multifunction HD Live Production, Streaming & Mixing Software from vMix can switch between multiple HD sources—the maximum number depending on the limitations of the computer, its GPU, and the video capture hardware installed. It can stream a live program feed out to the web over RTMP, RTSP, or Flash and can also record locally at up to HD resolution in AVI, MP4, MPEG-2 or WMV. If a video output is available, it can send out a full-quality program feed for local presentation or recording separately.
Capable of more than just basic switching, effects and chroma keying are also built-in. You can add titles, incorporate virtual sets, or apply templates to give productions network-worthy results.
There is a built-in audio mixer so you won't have to rely on a separate hardware mixer. Audio can be sourced via embedded audio, the capture device's audio inputs, through a separate audio interface, or even be played from a pre-recorded audio file.
vMix Live Production software runs on Windows and works with a variety of video capture and I/O devices, including models from Blackmagic Design, Matrox, AJA, and more.
Supports Live and Virtual Input Sources
Virtually Unlimited Number of Input Sources SupportedThe software supports up to a 1000 sources, including virtual as well as hardware sources. In practice, the total number will depend on the limitations of your computer, GPU, and capture hardware. An average workstation configuration with dedicated GPU can support about eight HD sources
CameraUse a video I/O card such as a Blackmagic or AJA product to capture live from a camera or external video feed. Up to HD resolution is supported, depending on the limitations of the card and computer hardware.
FireWire (HDV/DV) capture is also supported; however, there will be a significant delay.
Remote Screen CaptureUse the desktop from a Mac or Windows computer connected to the same network as a computer running vMix as a virtual input. Ideal for PowerPoint and Skype.
Note: Audio Capture support for Skype and other videoconferencing software is available under Windows 7.
Play from FilesPreviously recorded footage can be treated as an input source. Supported file types include AVI, MP4, H.264, MPEG-2, WMV, and QuickTime.
DVDsDRM-free DVD content can be incorporated into the program feed, complete with menu navigation.
Audio FilesUse sound cues, music tracks, and other aural elements to spice up your production. vMix plays back MP3 and WAV files.
External AudioUse the audio accompanying your video, a separate audio interface, or your computer's sound card to capture live sound.
Video and Audio PlaylistsCombine multiple video and audio files into a bundle that will play on a single input channel.
Other Supported MediaIn addition to audio and video, vMix supports PowerPoint, photos and other still image graphics, solid colors, and more.
Live Web Streaming
Streaming ProtocolsFor compatibility with most CDNs (content delivery networks), vMix supports RTSP, RTMP, and Flash. Stream to your favorite streaming providers, including UStream and YouTube Live.
Virtual CaptureEnables streaming to third-party software such as Skype, Google Hangouts, and VLC.
Record While You StreamRecord your programs in Full HD to AVI, MP4, MPEG-2, or WMV.
Output LocallyOutput the program feed via a compatible video I/O card for monitoring, presentation to a local audience, or to use a separate video recorder.
Effects and Processing
10 Transition EffectsProvides built-in transition effects with four customizable transition buttons for easy access to your favorite effects. Transitions include:
3D GPU AccelerationThanks to 3D acceleration provided by compatible graphics hardware, vMix is able to handle processing and switching of high-resolution video without overwhelming your computer's CPU.
HD Virtual SetsChoose from four built-in virtual sets or build your own. You can zoom in or out as needed, or define custom camera presets.
Real-Time Chroma KeyNot only for virtual sets, you can also use the keyer to introduce background elements of your own creation—a weather map, for example.
Built-In Title TemplatesEasily add and edit a title or score board from the many built-in templates, or build your own using any graphics or vector editing software. Adjust text, font size, and color. Alterations update in real time.
Live Video EffectsColor correct, deinterlace, sharpen, zoom, rotate, pan, and crop any input in real time. All effects are processed in 4:4:4 32-bit color space for optimal video quality.
MultiviewCombine two or more inputs in one image using a selection of multiview presets. For example, create a side-by-side between the studio anchor and a reporter in the field. You can customize the position of each element with provided zoom, pan, rotate, and crop controls.
4 Overlay ChannelsFour overlay channels allow you add graphic elements such as logo bugs or station indents. Each overlay channel can have its own transition effect, position, and border.
Touchscreen Web InterfaceControl vMix remotely using your Microsoft Surface, Apple iPad, Android tablet, or other touchscreen device using the built-in web interface. Customizable shortcut buttons can also be created to activate common production scenarios.
Built-In Audio MixerThe Audio Mixer allows you to keep track of all audio sources and includes the ability to mute, follow (with auto mixing), and delay any source. A VU Meter with peaking display helps ensure each inputs level stays within acceptable broadcast limits.
Windows 7 or higher
2 GHz dual-core
Intel Core i7
7200 RPM (video recording)
DirectX 10 compatible
Intel HD Graphics 4600: 2 cameras and 4 inputs / 1080p recording or 720p recording + streaming
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
|Supported I/O Cards||vMix|
KONA 3G / QUAD
Live Gamer HD (C985)
DarkCrystal HD Capture SDK II (C729)
DeckLink 4K Extreme
Intensity Shuttle Thunderbolt
UltraStudio Mini Recorder
Vision Series (VisionAV, VisionHD4)
MXO2 Series (Mini, LE, MAX, etc)
SC510 N4 Series
SC510 N2 Series
SC512N1 MC SDI
SC512N1 MC HDV
Sonnet Echo Express Series: AJA, Matrox, Magewell, and Blackmagic cards supported
Magma ExpressBox Series: AJA, Matrox, Magewell, and Blackmagic cards supported
HDV/DV cameras via FireWire (Note: HDV and DV formats introduce a half-second delay)
|Supported File Types|
|Streaming Protocols||RTSP, Flash, RTMP|
|Video Files||AVI, MP4, H264, MPEG-2, WMV, QuickTime|
|Audio Files||MP3, WAV|