AMVpack for macOS now available!

After months of grueling effort, AMVpack Version 1.0 for macOS is finally available! You can download the pack and other helpful programs from our Software page. You may also download AMVpack directly from the following URL: https://pixelblended.com/software/amvpack

IMPORTANT: macOS users will need to disable Gatekeeper to be able to install. You can find out more details in the Setup Guide.

Software included in the new macOS version:

AMVtool (RC1)
MKVToolNix 12.0.0 (English/Español/Français/Italiano/Русский)
tsMuxeR 2.6.12
Ut Video Codec Suite 18.1.0
D2V Witch v2
VapourSynth (R34)
VapourSynth Editor
VapourSynth Plugins
VLC Media Player 2.2.5.1 (English/Español/Français/Italiano/Русский)

Supported Languages: English, Español, Français, Italiana, and Русский

PixelBlended Studios @ MomoCon 2017, May 25th-28th

Attending MomoCon this weekend? Want to hop on the AMV Train? Well, this convention has got a TON of exciting AMV events planned for you! Thanks to the hard work of PB members Kireblue and l33tmeatwad, as well as many other dedicated staffers, MomoCon brings you numerous events that can be found on its schedule.

Special AMV events that we would like to highlight include AMV Workshop, Friday, 2:30 – 5:30 pm, and AMV Arena, Friday, 5:30 – 8:30 pm. At AMV Workshop, people are allowed to bring in their laptops, or use desktops previously set up in the room, to receive 1-on-1 help from editors on their AMV projects. This could be an incredible opportunity to improve or simply be introduced to AMV making! Immediately after the workshop, AMV Arena will occur and will host various game shows with prizes while 4 editors battle it out to become the best there ever was!

We hope you drop by MomoCon’s AMV room often this weekend, and don’t forget that the AMV Contest will be held at Main Events from 4 to 7 pm!

See you there!!!

(MomoCon 2017 Full Schedule: https://tinyurl.com/lt3a3tw)

AMVtool / AMVpack Update

An important bugfix was made to AMVtool today, May 4, 2017, around 6:30 pm EDT.

AMVtool was updated to Beta 11, and consequently, AMVpack was also updated. If you previously downloaded AMVpack or AMVtool (separately), please download the updated version so that you can avoid issues.

Release Notes:
-Added option for audio when recontainering from Configure All
-Bugfix for Configure All

Additional Notes:
Linux users will need to have FFMPEG 3.2 or greater, check your version by opening terminal and typing “ffmpeg -version”.

Windows version requires Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Package to be installed. It can be found on Microsoft’s site or http://vcredistx86.l33tmeatwad.com | http://vcredistx64.l33tmeatwad.com

Known Issues:
-When using AudioDub in AviSynth, if the output audio codec is AAC it may fail unless the audio is padded (add trim(0,0,pad=true) after AudioDub).

AMVtool’s PixelBlended Debut!

Big news! PixelBlended Studios is proud to announce that AMVtool is now included in AMVpack, our software package specifically designed for AMV editors. AMVtool is one, convenient software for encoding and recontainering! It is a GUI for FFMPEG that satisfies all your converting needs! In addition to handling almost all the formats that editors will use, it also helps out by automatically adjusting certain encode settings that are often incorrectly selected. Here are some of the features:

  • Available on Linux, OSX, and Windows.
  • Automatically chooses the color matrix based on the existing file or guesses based on resolution.
  • Easy button for setting up file(s) to be recontainered.
  • Queue for batch encoding.
  • Shows bit depth of the currently selected video stream.
  • Supports encoding of AviSynth (Windows Only) & VapourSynth scripts.
  • Supports encoding to various lossless and lossy formats, including but not limited to x264 & x265.
  • Supports multiple audio streams.

We are so happy to share this new innovation with you! We hope that it will make many editors’ lives easier. All thanks should go to l33tmeatwad and those who have assisted him through the software betas. Please try out the other applications available through AMVpack and check out our English AMV 101 guide at pixelblended.com.

Download AMVpack now and reap the benefits!

PixelBlended’s Seasonal Anime Picks for Winter 2017

Our seasonal anime picks are back! And now, they are included in AMV Monthly Newsletters for January, April, July, and October. Please check them out! #PBPicks

PixelBlended Studios Winter 2017 Seasonal Anime Review

PixelBlended’s 5th Anniversary

We cannot believe how fast time flies! PixelBlended Studios is 5 years old today! Please join us in celebrating 5 years of awesome entertainment and dedication to the AMV community. As always, it is our most important goal to provide you with quality content, whether it be AMVs, resources, guides, or reviews. We will continue our efforts in 2016 and strive to become a better studio. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for following.

PixelBlended’s Top 3 Picks for Fall 2015

Hey guys! Kireblue and StarTrinity009’s Top 3 posters are back. Due to complications, the posters were put on-hold, but now they are back with a better, simplistic format. We are very satisfied with the updated look, and we hope you are too!

Fall 2015 - Top 3 Picks with kireblue & StarTrinity009