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Your First Video

Playing a video in Live

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Click here to watch a video tutorial about using video in Live's Session View.

Once Videosync is connected to Ableton Live, you are all set to start working with video. The first time you drag a video file into the Session View, Live tells you that it does not play video. Choose Don't show again and press OK.

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Click here to watch a video tutorial about using video in Live's Arrangement View.

The first time you drag a video file into the Arrangement View, Live's native video window will open. Simply close this window, and use Videosync's window instead.

Live video window

After you drop a video file onto an audio track, you can launch, stop, mix, mute, solo, crossfade, loop and warp it like you would with Audio Clips. For basic instructions on how to work with the Session View, we refer to the Ableton Live manual.

If you don't have video content ready on your computer, you can find some great footage on the internet, for free. beeple and SSWIII are examples of artists who release their video material for free under the Creative Commons license. Videosync plays all videos playable by QuickTime 10+, as well as HAP-encoded videos.

Using warped video files

Now you've got your first video playing in Live, you may want to warp the clip for it to match your Live Set's tempo. In Live 10, to have Videosync warp your video files, you will need to manually save the clip's warp markers by clicking the rounded Save button in the Clip properties.

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This extra step of saving is no longer required in Live 11.

Press save after warping

Read more about Warping and Looping.