FAQ

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Is there a way to process video files in Lumen?
Yes! Lumen itself lacks a video player internally, but you can process video files by playing them into Lumen using any Syphon-enabled software. VDMX ha...
Thu, 28 Oct, 2021 at 5:58 PM
Does Lumen support any other resolutions, aspect ratios, or frame-rates?
Right now Lumen operates at SD resolution, just like a hardware video synth. The only currently-supported setting is 640x480 at 60fps. That said, we are wo...
Wed, 14 Jun, 2017 at 10:47 PM
How do I control Lumen with audio?
It's currently not possible to use audio to control Lumen directly. However, we do have plans to add an Audio Reactivity feature! That's on the r...
Tue, 4 Feb, 2020 at 12:56 PM
Do You Offer an Educational Discount on Lumen?
Yes! Paracosm offers a 30% discount on Lumen for students and instructors. Claim your discount by entering the coupon code STUDY16 during checkout. The ...
Tue, 21 Feb, 2017 at 11:32 PM
Can I control Lumen with MIDI?
Yes! You can read all about how to set it up on the "MIDI Mapping Lumen's Interface" section of the Quick Start Guide. It's...
Wed, 30 Nov, 2016 at 9:11 AM
Can I Save Lumen's Output as a video or .gif file?
Recording Lumen's output and saving it directly as a Video or GIF is something we're planning to add in the future, after we explore the possib...
Fri, 28 Oct, 2016 at 12:40 PM
Does Lumen support Syphon input and output?
Lumen is fully Syphon-compatible! The app's main output is automatically broadcast, and Syphon inputs from other apps can be selected from any of t...
Wed, 27 Apr, 2016 at 9:17 AM
What are the hardware requirements for Lumen?
Lumen should run on any Mac with OS X 10.8 or higher. One caveat is that your graphics card needs OpenGL 3.2 support - if you haven't switched out the ...
Sat, 25 Feb, 2017 at 5:49 PM
Is there a version of Lumen for Windows or Linux?
We don't have a version of Lumen that works on Windows or Linux at this time. That said, we're slowly but surely working on making Lumen cross-pl...
Fri, 7 Dec, 2018 at 9:18 AM
How can I move Lumen's patches and activation to a new computer?
To export all your patches: 1) Click the part of the Browse panel where it says "All Patches" until you see "My Patches": ...
Thu, 7 Jul, 2016 at 5:42 PM