RockSolid is an easy-to-use application which can turn any PC or laptop into a powerful low-latency videomixer. All you need is a few video capture devices, and RockSolid will do the rest, making use of the advanced video processing capabilities of the CPU and GPU resources already present in every computer today. The video signal will be output on one of your video card’s outputs.
Some cool features:
- Video can be trimmed and scaled on-the-fly, so you can combine inputs of any resolution and aspect ratio.
- Fade to or from matte colours.
- The standard version of RockSolid is capable of mixing two sources in resolutions of up to 1024×768, and is designed for 4:3 content.
- The RockSolid HD version is designed for 16:9 content, and you can use full 720p, 1080p or higher input and output resolutions.
- Remote control via MIDI or OSC.
The software is not very demanding on the system, and should generally run fine on any computer that is less than 8 years old, with Windows installed. For the more technically inclined, here is a detailed list of the requirements:
- Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or higher (Vista, 7, 8 or 8.1)
- An x86-compatible CPU, running at 1 GHz or higher (Intel Pentium 4 or newer, or AMD Athlon64 or newer recommended)
- 512 MB memory
- 15 MB disk space
- Two capture devices (DirectShow-compatible), such as the Terratec Grabby or Blackmagic Design Intensity, to act as the inputs for the video mixer
- An output for a secondary display, to act as the output for the video mixer
- A video chip with support for DirectX 9 Shader Model 2.0 (Intel, nVidia or ATi/AMD)
- An OSC or MIDI device (OSC uses UDP port 8000)
Note: Our software makes use of the GPU. This means that the 3D texture quality settings of your GPU affect the image quality of RockSolid. In case you are getting unsharp or blurry video, check the texture quality settings in your display driver’s control panel. We recommend using the highest texture quality settings.
Prerequisites: The following packages need to be installed on your system. The RockSolid installer will try to install these for you automatically. However, should something go wrong, you can download them and install them manually:
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