Media Server Software

Resolume Arena 5 is a popular choice for live visual triggering and mixing. The software package has an easy to use interface with powerful tools and advanced output options.

Features:

Compositing
Alpha channel support
Size of composition and media limited by maximum texture size of video card
Image mask on clips, layers and composition
Unlimited number of layers and effects
Position, rotate, scale and crop all your media
Animatable parameters

User Interface
Dark look to minimise eye fatigue in dark environments
Single-window layout for most important user interface panes
Integrated file browser for fast access to media
Organise clips into decks to load an unlimited amount of preconfigured clips

Features
Preview the output before it goes live
Sequence clips using the Auto pilot
Fully automated clip transitions
Use BPM clock to play media in time with the music
Synchronise the BPM clock with other applications via MIDI clock
Freely assignable crossfader
Cue points to jump to different sections of a video file
Reloop clips on the fly using the BeatLoopr
Find and reconnect moved or missing media

Effects
40+ transitions and blend modes like Add, Lighten, Alpha, and Lumakey to combine layers and transition between clips
70+ video effects included that can be applied to clips, layers and the composition
3rd party FreeFrameGL plugins
Unlimited number of effects can be applied to the clips, layers and composition
Effect clips enable the same workflow for effects as clips
Audio effects: Bitcrusher, Distortion, EQ, Flanger, High-Pass, Low-Pass audio effects
VST audio effects
Combine video & audio effects to create audio-visual effects
Control multiple parameters with one dial using the Dashboard
Quickly save and restore effects presets

Video Output
Edge blend multiple projectors to create one seamless image (Arena)
Amount of outputs limited only by the number of output ports on video card
Add more outputs by using a splitter like the Matrox TripleHead or Datapath X4
Warp video to project onto objects. (Arena)
Windowed or full-screen output to any computer display.
Record composition to quickly create new clips

Media
Play unlimited number of Quicktime MOV and AVI video files
Recommended Codecs: DXV, Photo JPEG, ProRes.
Display PNG & JPEG Images
Maximum video and image size is determined by the maximum texture size of video card
Play WAV audio files and the audio track from video files
Real-time adjust the speed, play direction, 
Set in and out,-point of media files
Loop, bounce (pong-pong), play once (one shot)
Flash & Quartz Composer playback
Control Flash and Quartz content with interactive parameters
Input and Output with Blackmagic Design capture cards
Input video from other applications via Syphon on the Mac and Spout on the PC.

Connectivity
Control via MIDI, DMX and OSC
Output and Receive DMX via Artnet and Enttec USB devices.
Synchronise video playback to 2 SMPTE timecode inputs

Arena Media Server does everything Avenue can but adds a number of premium features:
Projection Mapping
Edge Blending
SMPTE Timecode input
DMX Control
DMX Fixture Output