Chauvet LED Shadow

Posted by DusX on 6 November 2012 | Comments

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Review of LED Shadow

 The LED Shadow is a low cost (less than $200) light fixture with Manual, Auto, and Sound active modes. It is toted as a UV (blacklight) and although the fixture outputs a lot of Ultra Violet light, there is also a lot of visible blue and purple light, so I think it doesn't really qualify as a blacklight.

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Dream Factory

Posted by DusX on 31 October 2012 | Comments

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Media Installation

A long dark hall connects 2 dance floors. Its a Halloween party, and creatures slowly flow down the hall. A mix of laser, UV, video, and amber light organically fills the space.
 I just completed this installation a couple days back. It incorporated control of 3 DMX fixtures (1 being a 12 channel blue laser), live video capture, live video analysis (color levels, and intensity), generated video layers, and custom pre-rendered/mixed footage.
Before I say much more about the installation, I just want to thank the Suma crew for getting me involved. As always you are great people to work with.

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Alpha Release

Posted by DusX on 29 August 2012 | Comments

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This is the First ALPHA release of my Isadora based video mixer and AV performance toolset.

The first and most important thing to note about this release is that it requres Isadora prelease version 1.3.0f24
It does not run with the most recent prelease version 1.3.0f25 (found in the forums) on windows, I am working on this.

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Amazing VJ tools

Posted by DUsX on 23 April 2012 | Comments

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If you are like me, you are still using a windows machine and are becoming frustrated by the massive number of new Mac applications for VJs, and you are wondering what is available for your windows PC. I am going to try to pull all the best windows video and interactive development resources I can find together in one place, I have come across some great tools during my search for a windows equivalent to Syphon, I you know of one PLEASE let em know.

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LiveDRAW

Posted by DusX on 12 April 2012 | Comments

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Here is a little drawing tool that uses video feedback loops to create sustained images, inspired by a patch/post I came across in the Isadora forums, this tool combines a number of units from my soon to be released  Video SYSt3m.  I will be expanding on this drawing tool to allow variable mapping to match other modules in the SYSt3m framework. In the meantime this tool includes an FX module that can have the variables controlled/mapped to data from the LFOs. Simply activate the LFO, select an output channel, and enter that channel number in the chan column beside the variable data row (V1 etc.) I would love to get some feedback on this data mapping method.

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DMX intesity via OSC

Posted by DusX on 6 December 2011 | Comments

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The user actor / Isadora patch that I have created was originally developed as one re-usable component for interfacing my Isadora video SYStem to LightJams. LightJams is an amazing visual authoring environment for creative lighting display and control. It supports DMX, art-net, Wii, OSC, Midi, Video analysis, Audio analysis, and much more.. For you to follow along with my instructions you will need to have LightJams installed (sorry Windows only). You can install the demo version for the purposes of testing this actor/patch. Also if you have not yet you will need to have Isadora (latest version) installed as well.

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