How to Make DXV Videos for Resolume




This is a tutorial on how to create DXV encoded video clips for use with Resolume Arena or Avenue.

The DXV codec allows your video clips to be decoded by the GPU. The advantages of doing this include:

  -Smooth use of the UI
  -Playback of more simultaneous layers
  -Fast random access for video scratching and reverse playback11

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Step 1: Download the Free DXV Codec

The first step is downloading the latest DXV codec.

Visit Resolume's website at then navigate to the downloads tab.
Finally, choose the right one for your Mac or PC computer.

Once the DXV codec is downloaded you will *not* see a shortcut or any obvious sign of it's installation. Instead, the DXV codec shows up as an option when creating QuickTime files on any tool capable of QuickTime export.

Step 2: Obtain Free Tool MPEG Streamclip

You will also need a video conversion tool to convert your existing videos to DXV. My favorite is MPEG Streamclip which you can download from here:

Step 3: Select a Video to Convert

Once installed, start MPEG Streamclip and open the video you wish to convert as shown in the picture. MPEG Streamclip will show a transport for previewing the file just opened.

Step 4: Exporting the Video

After successfully opening the video, select Export to QuickTime from the file menu. This will open a window where you can choose export options.

Step 5: Selecting Export Options

Once you choose export, choose the DXV Codec from the Compression drop down menu. This is why you installed the DXV codec in step 1, to make this choice available.

Step 6: Export Options

Unless you have a reason to scale the video, just leave the resolution settings as unscaled and all other settings at their default. Note: The DXV codec automatically adjusts its bitrate and quality, you don't need to make any choices of this sort. However, if your source video requires deinterlacing, this is a good time to make those choices as needed. You know a video requires deinterlacing if the resulting DXV shows stripe like breakup during scenes with rapid horizontal motion. If you don't have any problems with this just ignore deinterlacing altogether.

After you click Make Movie you will be presented with a file chooser where you will decide where to place the resulting DXV file.

DXV FIles appear to be QuickTime files to any program aside from Resolume Arena / Avenue and will play in the QuickTime player.

Step 7: Batch Conversion of a Whole Video Collection

Some of you have large video collections that need to be converted all in one go. MPEG Streamclip has a feature that helps with this.

Find the Batch List feature under the List menu as shown. After that you will be presented with the batch list window where you can add as many source videos as you wish to convert in one go.

Step 8: Add Source Videos to Batch List

This is where you add source videos for batch conversion Click Add Files to be presented with a file chooser where you can make a multi selection of all the videos you want to add.

Step 9: Choose Multiple Files for Batch Conversion

Select the files you wish to convert in the file chooser:

Step 10: Choose Batch Task

Choose the batch task you wish to perform. For this example we are choosing QuickTime export, which is how we convert videos to DXV as explained in previous steps. Once you choose the task click OK and you will be presented with the export options we saw before on step 5. Jump to step 5 and proceed until you have selected the destination folder. Now grab a sandwich, it will be a while :)



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12 Discussions


Question 1 year ago on Step 5

1.segui los pasos hasta acá ... tiene todos los códec menos el DXV ...sugerencia?


2 years ago

I do exactly as you say, but it won't show up on the output monitor, preview monitor works fine. Other pre-made clips don't have this problem... . Why?


2 years ago

Si no les funciona es por que no tienen instalado el Quick Time y el Codecx Correcto


3 years ago on Step 10

muchas gracias por toda la informacion!!! ahora , a elegir mi bocadillo ;)


3 years ago on Step 10

thanks for this...but why does it remake the files 100x the size? i start with 14mb and end with 1.2gb?


4 years ago

Can't make it work on Win 8, does anybody know why? i've installed, then uninstalled everything and installed again but all as administrator, i don't see the dxv option to convert in the mpeg streamclip application. The codec appears installed in the "Programs and Features" list of the control panel as "resolume dxv codec 2.2", HELP!

1 reply

6 years ago on Introduction

DXV codec was design specifically for Resolume Avenue/Arena. While you can still run DXV encoded videos with other applications, they will not take advantage of your GPU as Resolume's software does. Here is some more background info on DXV:

Great instructable btw! :)