Viewing entries posted in 2012


videoFXofTheWeek #4

Posted by DusX on 6 December 2012 | Comments

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Week 4. I bring you a real gem. Not much to say here, this video is beautiful in HD 1080p. I am including a full resolution image clip below to show the actual richness this video contains.
I will be re-rendering this one soon with a smoother in out movement, right now its using a triangle wave, and I find it a little too sharp, so I am planning to change this to a sine wave. 
This video like many I produce started square. Why square? Because it is actually a perfect tile in all directions when square and can be used as an amazing 3D texture.

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videoFXofTheWeek #3

Posted by DusX on 29 November 2012 | Comments

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This the third installment is the outcome of my experimenting with some new features provided in the latest pre-release of Isadora.
Using the new 3D output feature of the Isadora f25 pre-release, this effect was my first experiment with this new version.  It is generated entirely within Isadora using a 3D particle emitter that creates a starting point for a number of other effects (too many to list). 
My original render of this live effect was made at 1024x768 and looks fantastic. I will be rerendering this one at 1080p ASAP, however; rendering caused me some trouble, and actually caused me to submit a bug report. Just something small, and I am sure it will be fixed for the final releast.
This effect being very CPU intensive I eventually set Isadora to render at 1/10th the regular frame rate so that my quad i7 laptop could keep up.

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videoFXofTheWeek #2

Posted by DusX on 23 November 2012 | Comments

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Now the second installment in this weekly post.
Again this FX was made with the presentation framework/toolset SYST3M which is offered FREE right on this site, however; this time I used a few freely available vj clips from VJ Fader. I believe there are 3 or 4 VJ Fader clips being mixed via SYST3M's 4 channel video sequencer, some delay was used on a clip or two, a feedback spin effect, and finally composited over a back and white (at 30 opacity) grunge/noise background (also created entirely in SYST3M).

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videoFXofTheWeek #1

Posted by DusX on 15 November 2012 | Comments

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The first in what I hope to be a weekly series of fresh video FXs.
This FX was made entirely with the presentation framework/toolset SYST3M which is offered FREE right on this site.
Using a NEW motion detection module, this effect is created by running a video loop (fire spinner) into the motion track module. The readings from this module control numerous other effects. The effect looks killer with a live video feed used instead of a canned clip..

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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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