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PixelBlended Guides Farewell

As of August 29, 2019, all of our AMV guides are now hosted on a new site – https://www.amv101.com. l33tmeatwad, the co-founder of PixelBlended, started developing the AMV 101 guides in 2011 and has since created amazing, accompanying software such as AMVpack and AMVtool. For eight years, he has championed making AMV editing easier under the PixelBlended banner, but fast-forwarding to 2019, it is time for him to get more help.

It may or may not be a little known fact that the guides and software have never been a studio-wide endeavor. They have largely been collaborative efforts between l33tmeatwad, a couple of PB members, and editors outside of the studio. They built upon previous community efforts on A-M-V.org and continue to be a community project. However, their association with PixelBlended branding has run its course and now comes with complications.

Whereas once the studio drove traffic to the guides, now that is not the case, and their perceived ownership by PixelBlended creates the misconception that an individual needs to be a studio member in order to contribute to the guides and software. This is not the case and needs to change. Hence, we give you the AMV 101 site!

This new website allows l33tmeatwad to build a dedicated team and a stronger knowledge-base. Currently, the AMV 101 staff is comprised of only himself and TsunderbirdSeth. If you or someone you know is passionate about teaching others to edit, or making editing easier, please contact l33tmeatwad and support him in continuing his eight-year-long legacy!

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PixelBlended welcomes MinetChan to the studio!

We are proud to announce that MinetChan has joined PixelBlended!!! She says that she has been editing alone far too long, and we agree! You deserve this. Welcome to the family!

Check out her YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/minet360xX

PixelBlended welcomes EnQuatre to the studio!

We are proud to announce that EnQuatre has joined PixelBlended!!! We are so happy to welcome him into our group!

Check out his YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/beaverswedish

PixelBlended welcomes Pwcagal to the studio!

PixelBlended Studios is proud to announce its first new member in over 3 years –  Pwcagal !!!

We are so happy that she has joined our AMV family. We cannot wait to see how she will add to her accomplishments in the future.

In response to her admission, Pwcagal happily said, “I’m excited for the opportunity to grow and create with some of my favorite artists.”

We are excited to work with you too!

Everyone, please check out her latest AMV, Audacity, which won Best Drama at Anime Mid-Atlantic 2017.

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).