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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

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 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.

VCA Champions!

PixelBlended Studios is proud to announce that 7 of its 9 members won Viewers’ Choice Awards on a-m-v.org this year. We sincerely congratulate them on their impressive achievements. The winners are as follows:

Best Character Profile – Fionn’s Curse – irriadin
Best Collaborative Video – Final Spark – Xophilarus and Shin AMV
Best Dramatic Video – Hot Commodity – GuntherAMVs
Best Multi-Editor Project – Identity Crisis – l33tmeatwad and kireblue (as well as the fabulous editors Amaterasu, BecauseImBored1, Gaelstrom, Pauratagashi22, PieandBeer, drewaconclusion, and nosamvs who work outside of PB)
Best Trailer or Commercial – Kill La Bill – kireblue
Best Comedy Video – Ship Happens – VivifxAMV
Best Use of Special Effects – Ship Happens – VivifxAMV
Most Improved Editor – VivifxAMV

The 2015 VCA Finals with PixelBlended Studios – Part 1

One hour until “The 2015 VCA Finals with PixelBlended Studios – Part 1!” Yes, that’s right, only Part 1! Due to the predicted length of the stream, our event now has two parts, one tonight (3/10) at 10 pm EST and another tomorrow (3/11) at 10 pm EST. We hope you can join us for both.

AND WAIT! There’s more. PB will have two different streams of this event, one with commentary and one without it. If you want awesome commentary, hang out with us at http://www.livestream.com/PixelBlended. If you just want to enjoy the videos, please go to http://www.livestream.com/l33tmeatwad.

The 2015 VCA Finals with PixelBlended Studios

Exciting news PB fans! PixelBlended is hosting a Livestream event next Tuesday, March 10, 2015 starting at 10pm EST. We will watch the 2015 AnimeMusicVideos.org Viewers’ Choice Awards Finalists and provide commentary. Please join us for the awesomeness! http://www.livestream.com/PixelBlended

Happy New Year

Hey PixelBlended Studios fans, it’s a New Year! We had a great time last year making videos, running AMV panels, as well as interacting with fans and other editors at anime conventions. We’d like to take this opportunity to share our personal favorite AMVs out of all the ones we released in 2013! Each of our videos brings out our hope to spread the drive to watch anime you’ve never seen before. So with this in mind, check out the crème de la crème of the year!

l33tmeatwad – Tangled in the Moment
snapxynith – Evangelion 0.33 – Shinji did (Not) Have Sex

StarTrinity009 – The Recollection of a Princess and a Pilot
KireBlue – This AMV will win an Oscar!
GuntherAMVs – Till Then
irriadin – Dissociation
Shin-AMV – Moonfall
Xophilarus – Fidelity