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

Learning Quartz Composer Part 2

Previously: Learning Quartz Composer Part 1 And Then: More babysteps with Quartz. I set about trying to make a split-screen effect quartz effect which would replicate any video 9 times within the same screen. (This was to fulfil a request for someone … Continue reading

by j p, May 5, 2011 6 Comments

VJ News: Mapping, LPM, MaxforLiveness, Post-Screen Vidi-yo

Seems there’s a bit of momentum picking up in live-pixel land. Lots of festivals, ideas and software developments. MODUL8 + Mapping Festival, Geneva (19-29 May, 2011) As well as a thematic focus on video projections mapped onto non-screen surfaces and … Continue reading

by j p, April 14, 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

Where’s the Money? ( Return of the Micropayment)

(Clip above, made by Queensland AV act Sampology, for the Parker remix of the dubstep anthem, ‘Where’s my money?’. Hard to go past a leading man like Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp. ) Micropayment options continue to expand, offering more ways … Continue reading

by j p, October 28, 2010 0 comments

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