Triple Screenage To Go!

Above, after much hair-pulling : VDMX merrily sending out 2400 x 600 pixels across 2 screens and 1 projector, via the set-up below. ie – 2010 Macbook Pro –> mini display to DVI convertor –> DVI cable –> Matrox Triplehead2go … Continue reading

by j p, July 9, 2011 11 Comments

Laser Cut Vidi-yo + Madmapper Test

Have been doing some experiments recently with Troy Innocent, involving laser cut characters, everyday scenes and projection mapped video. We’re trying to figure out what works well for us, with an eye to fleshing out something some kind of developed work … Continue reading

by j p, July 5, 2011 0 comments

Pattern Machine @ Cockatoo Island, Sydney, July 16

Wassup, winter-villain? Now that I’ve finished marking all of the respective assignments from classes at RMIT and Swinburne, am looking forward to biting properly into a few long neglected creative projects / overloaded bookshelves / learning curves etc. And that … Continue reading

by j p, June 27, 2011 0 comments

Technoscape, 3D World, R.I.P.

[[[ Turns out I’ve been doing 3DWorld‘s Technoscape column for around 10 years (and 5-6 patient editors). Below, my very last column for them, after they recently announced they were shutting down. Weirdly, this comes just as 3DWorld seemed to … Continue reading

by j p, May 19, 2011 0 comments

Tablets with Pens! Wacom Intuos 4 Review

Measured in net years, Wacom’s Intuos 4 graphics tablet is already a sleek, sleepy dinosaur, having been released in 2009. On the other hand, given today’s infatuation with touchscreen tablets and their gestural capabilities, it’s worth reinvestigating what benefits a … Continue reading

by j p, May 19, 2011 0 comments

International Day of Cloning: June 5th, 2011

Let it be said now – June 5th, 2011 would be as good a day as any, for an audiovisualist to be in three places at once. In Sydney Chris Cunningham brings his triple screen live audiovisual performance to Sydney … Continue reading

by j p, May 13, 2011 0 comments

Video Screen Capture Options

Creation of moving imagery is aided greatly by some good old fashioned screen sampling. UPDATE : The Syphon app (mentioned below) routes video losslessly between video software using the graphics card, and now the Syphon recorder can record the output … Continue reading

by j p, March 10, 2011 4 Comments

BoinxTV Review

Supercharging that whole laptop as portable TV station idea – Boinx TV. Vat Ist? Video mixing software (mac only) set up for easy, intuitive real-time control over live cameras, recorded clips, slides, infographics, text and capable of streaming live as … Continue reading

by j p, March 10, 2011 1 Comment

Syphon + Kinect ( Glue + Goo )

No Jetpacks announcements this week (especially from Qantas), but there’ve been a few exciting one-foot-in-the-future live video developments lately. Syphon Teaser from vade on Vimeo. Syphon Syphon is “an open source Mac OS X technology that allows applications to share … Continue reading

by j p, November 23, 2010 0 comments

Portable Pixels + Touring Video Tips

A few tips for shrinking and smoothing your touring video kit (inspired by the next fortnight of touring the East Coast for the next fortnight with the Scattermusic Sound System). Velcro + Laptops Attaching spare portable Hard-drives to your laptop lid with … Continue reading

by j p, November 17, 2010 5 Comments

Gangpol Und Mit: Faits Divers DVD

What’s a DVD again? a) “Another Useless Ironic Colourful Object In The Long List of Items Produced By The Falling Western Empire” b) Plastic taking up room on shelves you wouldn’t need if you didn’t collect plastic c) A great … Continue reading

by j p, October 15, 2010 1 Comment

Form + Code Review

Aye, Form + Code is the new book for Casey Reas, Chandler McWilliams + LUST, which carves it’s academic credibility by having not only one, but two, subtitles: a) In Design, Art, And Architecture b) A Guide to Computational Aesthetics. … Continue reading

by j p, October 11, 2010 0 comments

The State of VJing Today, Some Hard Stats

Via the people who want to organise the world’s information for us (google.com/insights/search), a few insights about the world of VJing and motion graphics, comparing results between 2004 and 2010. “Insights for Search aims to provide insights into broad search … Continue reading

by j p, September 22, 2010 11 Comments