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Keeping the video window active when Live is not in front

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:19 pm
by gtripi
Pretty basic request since video was introduced to Live. Would so much more helpful if the video window did not disappear when Live was not the foreground application. I use it for film composing, and I often let the picture run while I audition sounds and instruments in other places. DP, Logic, ProTools, and just about every other DAW keep the window up (or at least have an option for it). Any thoughts on a work-around for keeping it open in Live?
Thanks!

Re: Keeping the video window active when Live is not in front

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:01 am
by Zyko1
+1 for any open Plugin windows!

Re: Keeping the video window active when Live is not in front

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:52 pm
by daitomanabe
+1

Re: Keeping the video window active when Live is not in front

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:18 pm
by stepcut
+1

I am using the video window to play background videos during a live show. But occasionally I need to switch to the mixer app or other applications. Obviously, it's not cool if the video disappears while i am doing that.

Re: Keeping the video window active when Live is not in front

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:10 am
by armio
+1

Re: Keeping the video window active when Live is not in front

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:16 pm
by redglass
abiah wrote:one of the reasons i use reaper more and more often

+1
+1

Re: Keeping the video window active when Live is not in front

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:14 pm
by gtripi
Well, I posted this topic almost a year ago and all it has gotten is alot of +1s. This isn't even the first thread that I've made about this topic. It's been going for years. I don't really think that Ableton cares about the video abilities of Live. It's too bad though. Live is a great film scoring tool, and I use it all the time. If the video implementation was a little better, the whole usefulness of Live in professional film/tv work would go up significantly.

Re: Keeping the video window active when Live is not in front

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:32 am
by Nilzie
PLUS ONE!

Re: Keeping the video window active when Live is not in front

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:29 pm
by gtripi
Does anyone know if the video window has been changed for Live 10? Always open options would be nice to finally get. Also using the QuickTime engine in the OS instead of Live’s CPU would be better. Timecode support is just dreaming out loud.

Re: Keeping the video window active when Live is not in front

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 10:12 pm
by luxxury
+1!!!

Re: Keeping the video window active when Live is not in front

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 5:26 am
by Stromkraft
How about running video in one of the Max For Live devices that can send video to another application, then display that full screen? Or alternatively send the audio stream to another machine with Max that uses this fir the video?

The video support in Live is limited. MFL seems to offer some unique possibilities. I have yet to investigate in detail, but there have been a few tools emerging the last years that looks promising, including free projects so would seem to be something to check out.

Re: Keeping the video window active when Live is not in front

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:48 am
by lucasblanc
Just right click on the video clip itself that's on the timeline and click on "Video Window"

You can also just press command+option+V