AAV ColorLab is a free plugin that gives you hardware accelerated effects for Vegas and Movie Studio. It uses the graphics card to offload the CPU, which can lead to massively faster rendering times and smoother previews!

19 May, 2009

AAV ColorLab 1.0 release candidate 2

I just uploaded release candidate 2, you can find it here or by using the "Downloads" link to the right.

Please: uninstall any previous version of ColorLab before running the 32-bit .msi file. It's now set up to automatically upgrade (and should do so from rc1) but better to be safe.

64-bit notes:
  • Tested by me only with Vegas Pro 9 on Windows 7.
  • The x86 and x64 versions should be able to live side-by-side on your system.

Release highlights:

I know one or two reported bugs didn't go into this one, if so, please report your problem by going here. Failing that, you can always e-mail me (see readme) or comment here on the blog.

Hope I can lock down v1.0 soon, there is so much nice stuff in v1.1 around the corner. :)

Edit: You can find the proper RC2 readme file in the Downloads section. I accidentally bundled an old PDF in the installers.

13 May, 2009

64 bit support

Posted over at the dev blg about 64-bit Vegas support, and the short version is that it seems to work. I'll release RC2 in two flavors, 32 and 64-bit, then. I'm curious if anyone uses both varieties of Vegas on the same machine, and if so, is it important that the two ColorLab flavors will coexist peacefully? (It should work, just haven't tested it.)

01 May, 2009

Cheat sheet

I made a simple cheat sheet for the basic operation of ColorLab, as some users seem confused about the user interface.

From The Aav dev blg
Click the picture, then select Download / Download photo at the top left to save a full sized version.

I will produce more documentation, but also improve the usability of the interface in upcoming versions.