This week we were fortunate to get a chance to interview Switzon S. Wigfall, who along with being both an amazing musician and visual artist to keep an eye on, is one of those people who should be on your radar for being a prolific creator of creative commons VJ loops ;)
SSWIII’s free clip packs have popped up on our radar a few times in recent years, but when we caught wind of his new project for 2019, daily A/V practice sets that are producing great results, we knew it was time to finally get some more info about his work… Read More
As previously mentioned, we had a great time at Splice Festival back in June and one of the biggest highlights was getting to meet so many different artists using VDMX.
Today we are featuring ID:Mora who gave a mind blowing psychedelic visual performance on the opening night of Splice and along with this interview he has shared a set of video loops from the show! Read More
A few weeks ago Patricio Gonzalez Vivo (creator of the infamous Book of Shaders, one of the best online resources for learning GLSL) released a new project known as the Pixel Spirit Deck, a set of tarot cards where each image includes includes code that can be used to draw the shape... Read More
ProjectMilkSyphon is a free app to create sound reactive visuals from an audio input to your computer such as a built-in microphone or line in and mixed into your favorite VJ software over Syphon.
This tool is possible thanks to the projectM community who did all the years of hard work that are behind this project and generously made it available under the terms of the LGPL. Read More
This summer we've been fortunate to have Shannon from Pratt interning with us making sample video loops. Each week so far we've given her a different style or theme to work with and over the last month she's put together four different clip packs that are now available for [free] download... 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
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
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
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...