For the first time ever this year we'll be heading to the Mapping Festival in Geneva to participate in a special 3 Day NYC Mappathon event. Along with our very own David Lublin (who will be sharing VDMX tricks) the event will also feature Syphon creators / Quartz Composer masters Anton Marini (aka vade) and Tom Butterworth (aka bangnoise), and hosted by CHiKA of Mappathon.
More information and sign up can be found on the Mapping Festival website here:
http://www.mappingfestival.com/2014/workshops/ny-mappathon/ Read More
Earlier this week we caught this psycho-3D-feedback music video by WOLFSHIRT on vimeo described as “A visualization of a signal path through a computer” and had to drop them an email asking for more information on how they put it all together and the inspiration behind it. Read More
This simple, free utility makes it possible for any Syphon enabled software to efficiently send and receive video streams to and from Blackmagic Design hardware devices such as the Intensity Pro, Intensity Shuttle, DeckLink series, MiniMonitor / MiniRecorder, and UltraStudio 4k. Read More
ISF stands for "Interactive Shader Format", and is a file format that describes a GLSL fragment shader, as well as how to execute and interact with it. The goal of this file format is to provide a simple and minimal interface for image filters and generative video sources that allows them to be interacted with and reused in a generic and modular fashion. ISF is nothing more than a [slightly modified] GLSL fragment shader with a JSON blob at the beginning that describes how to interact with the shader (how many inputs/uniform variables it has, what their names are, what kind of inputs/variables they are, that sort of thing). ISF isn't some crazy new groundbreaking technology- it's just a simple and useful combination of two things that have been around for a while to make a minimal- but highly effective- filter format. Read More
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