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!
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.
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:
MKVToolNix 12.0.0 (English/Español/Français/Italiano/Русский)
Ut Video Codec Suite 18.1.0
D2V Witch v2
VLC Media Player 188.8.131.52 (English/Español/Français/Italiano/Русский)
Supported Languages: English, Español, Français, Italiana, and Русский
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!
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 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
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.
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
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