Back in September we ran a special two-week promotional deal with MIDI controller maker Livid Instruments featuring a bundle to save $300 when buying VDMX and the OhmRGB together through the Livid Online Shop.
Since the deal ended we heard from a bunch of people who missed out, and after unofficially sending out a few coupon codes, we've decided to go ahead and officially extend the offer through the end of the year! Read More
Just wanted to make a quick announcement that David Lublin from VIDVOX (the guy who writes most of the posts & tutorials for this site) will be hosting a VDMX user group meeting at Dubspot in NYC on Monday, October 21st starting at 7 PM.
It's free, open to the public, and appropriate for all levels of expertise for VJs, lighting designers, and anyone else looking to learn more about live video production techniques.
More information in the Dubspot event posting on Facebook, hope to see you there!
And for those of you who can't make it in person, check out the first part of the new tutorial series that we'll be covering, Fundamentals of Video Taught with VDMX. Read More
Todays feature comes from the Recipient.cc collective in Italy who a few months ago did this beautiful projection mapping job on the Pirelli Tower in Milan for Adidas Boost.
Along with the video showing the live visual effects on the building in action they've also made a great behind the scenes documenting the process from start to finish. Read More
Earlier this week one of our favorite Quartz Composer gurus Minuek shared two new sets of free video loops over on his blog. Aside from being solid clips for VJing, we thought they were particularly noteworthy because they were made using QC compositions and recorded as real-time output,
With the Space World clips i was really trying to make something that looked like it wasn't made in Quartz Composer. I had been discussing QC with someone and they said you can always tell it's made in Quartz so i set out to change that. When i first posted some pictures plenty of people were curious if its was all quartz. Read More
With college classes back again, we thought it would be a perfect time to have another sale on VDMX to help students and up and coming VJs start off the fall semester.
Through September 9th, you can get VDMX for only 99 USD by sending us a school photo ID card, or by participating in our “starving artists” discount program. Read More
Earlier this week over on VideoPong we announced the winner and runner up in the “Share Everything” contest celebrating the addition to share attachments along with movies hosted on their site, making it easier for people to share their Quartz Composer compositions, Processing examples, and custom apps with other artists.
The winning composition can be downloaded here without signing up for VideoPong, and if you'd like to get access to the rest of the submissions it’s a great online community to become involved with. Read More
Today we're proud to release our newest addition to the product line, our first venture from software into drinkware to help add a little extra power to your live visuals setup, the “VDMX5 Icon” mugs, now available for purchase on cafepress! Read More
Our end of semester & special artist rate sale is over, but I wanted to take a quick break to share some of the things people have sent in to us so far.. Read More
If you're on this page, you are probably looking for information about our end of semester sale on VDMX– well, sorry, you missed it, we taking in requests for the special offer at 11:59 PM EST on May 27th.
But the good news is, you can still take advantage of our regular discounted rate for students, teachers and other educational faculty to get VDMX for just 199 USD.. Read More
Announcing lower latency, more efficient HD video capture and support for hardware output using PCI and Thunderbolt devices from Blackmagic Design in VDMX. Read More
Over the last few months and especially in the last couple of weeks, there's been some concern from the Mac video community at large as to whether or not Quartz Composer had a future at Apple, and what such a loss would mean for VJ software like VDMX which heavily use QC as an option for real-time rendering. Aside from the news of its possible end, Quartz Composer has recently shown some big signs of continued life! Read More
Over the last few years one of the more interesting projects we've been following in the hardware side of VJing has been the development of the *spark d-fuser video mixer. Started as a tool for pioneering audio-visual group D-Fuse, it is now available to buy direct, shipped from stock. To celebrate this retail release we're joined by Toby, it's creator, for a special guest tutorial with tips for VDMX users. Read More
Over the weekend on Facebook we caught wind of what looks to be a one of a kind collaboration between composer Dan Visconti and visual artist Simon Tarr that premieres this Friday at Carnegie Hall titled 'Glitchscape'. Leading up to the event, Simon has been blogging about his preparations, bouncing between apps like After Effects, Cinema 4D, Quartz Composer and VDMX as he feverishly extracts images that have been in his head for over a decade. Read More
To celebrate the recent adoption of the Hap video codecs by a number of our fellow Mac VJ apps, today we're sharing a set of royalty free A/V oops created by Momo The Monster and Middlman titled 'pacificCoast' that highlight the use of transparency when compositing layers. The clips are available pre-encoded in Hap 1080p and Hap 480p, and include a VDMX project that demonstrates how to get the most out of the using movies that contain alpha channels. Read More
Today we are happy to share the fruits of a collaboration with Tom Butterworth that has been in the works for about a year now: Hap, a new video codec designed specifically for digital video artists and Mac VJs with the goal of achieving higher-performance video playback in OpenGL-based applications such as VDMX.
Instead of using the CPU to decode video frames, Hap passes compressed image data directly to your computer's graphics card for hardware accelerated decompression of movies during playback. By shifting this burden from your CPU to your GPU, Hap makes it possible to use more movies at higher resolutions than typical CPU-bound codecs.
Hap comes in three different flavors to meet the needs of real-world usage: Hap, Hap Alpha, and Hap Q. Hap offers the lowest data-rates for playing back the most clips at a time. Hap Alpha is similar to Hap, but adds support for transparency. Hap Q encodes at a higher data-rate to achieve significantly cleaner images when quality is a priority over performance and file size.
Click to read more about Hap...
In case you missed it last week, The British Arts Council shared on youtube an in depth interview with live cinema pioneers The Light Surgeons about their current documentary SuperEverything* which took them to Malaysia to collaborate with local musicians and visual artists. Read More