Update for Wall Management Software Includes Transparency and Color-Keying Effects
Matrox Graphics Inc. has launched MuraControl 2.0 for Windows video wall management software for Mura-based video walls. This update gives video wall integrators even greater control over Mura MPX-based video wall content and layouts. Key new features include transparency and color-keying effects, the addition of local inputs and control over them, plus source touring and scheduling functionality.
Blending videos and images with the desktop, a background image or another video is now possible by setting transparency levels for one or more windows. Source and destination color keying can also be used to enable special effects, such as applying a graphic skin to a logo or playing a video through it.
In addition, it is now possible to capture, display and control local VLC video and RealVNC sessions, along with Microsoft Image Viewer, PowerPoint and Internet Explorer files. VLC videos can be set to “play” or “pause,” and PowerPoint presentations can be delivered by pressing “next” or “back.” Keyboard and mouse functionality can be sent to local applications in order to gain remote control over VNC sessions or to browse the Internet on the video wall.
Automated cycling through multiple sources is now supported. This feature is useful in video wall environments such as security control rooms monitoring multiple camera feeds on multiple displays, or digital signage applications featuring back-to-back ads, scaled up to fit all or part of the display wall.