The following issue keeps popping up when I’m using Ebosuite.
I have built a complete live set including visuals in Ableton (Ableton 11.2.7) for my show. The visuals seem to be running just fine in Ebosuite, until seemingly out of nowhere, the output video window becomes black and stays that way. In the last few days, if have tried opening the same Ableton set throughout the week, and sometimes the visuals work, and sometimes they don’t. I have not found a pattern for why this happens yet.
I have tested the same video’s in an empty set, and then everything works fine. Until a certain, I randomly arrive at the same point and the output video window becomes completely black again.
Do you have any idea how to solve this issue? I have a live show in Paradiso Amsterdam this Friday for which I really need this to work. Any help will be much appreciated!
SOLVED: using many H264 videos can lead to unexpected behaviour of EboSuite and Live. We strongly recommend using the HAP or ProRes video codec (ProRes is hardware accelerated on M1).
H264 is very compressed and therefore demanding on the CPU. Use the eConvert plug-in or the AVF Batch exporter to convert videos to HAP or ProRes (ProRes 422LT for videos without alpha, ProRes4444 for videos with alpha).
Here is the project in it’s first stage as a test. A midi file ableton project created using export to ableton on ios. screen recordings on ipad hitting a c note on the synths. esampler on each track triggers pitch from the midi notes. changed the pitch, start point and a few other ebo paremeters. added etransform on some but have not done that for all tracks yet. The output is pixelated on the syphon recording. I’ll check the settings and see If i did something. feel free to click around in the video but it’s literally me just testing this all out.
Both. However, I think it is one video in particular. I will go back re-record that video and go through each step to problem solve it along the way. I realize how vague this is and appreciate the help.