Following our last tutorial about how to connect Resolume and Vezér with OSC, it is the time to an other Resolume related video tutorial. Using a couple of still images on two layers, and the special $ mark in the OSC address to trigger different stills on different layers – look at the results:
Archive for January, 2014
The second major update of Vezér is out, with a lot of enhancements and bug fixes as well, thanks to the awesome suggestions and problem reports all of you made.
This update focusing on optimisations and enhancements to help your workflow and for controlling Vezér. Please read the full changelog, but if you are in a rush, here are a few highlights:
More then a year ago I made a blog post about how to prepare your media files to CoGe, or more likely, what is the best codec for CoGe. A few months later the guys at the Vidvox HQ and Tom Butterworth released a kick-ass GPU accelerated, open-source video codec family, called Hap. In CoGe 1.4.2, I added support to leverage the power of this new video codec family, when using the Native Quicktime Player or CoGeMoviePlayer modules for movie playback, but until now, I did not do a comparison between Photo-Jpeg and Hap, and not even talked about video codec with alpha channel – it’s the time to make up the shortfall.
There is a pretty well explained blog post about the fundamentals of the Hap codec family, be sure to read it, but the most important things in a nutshell:
- It uses the graphics card to decompress video frames, instead of the CPU
- It creates larger files then usual, so a fast hard drive is recommended
- Its a standard Quicktime codec, so once you installed the codec – install the codec! 🙂 – you can export/transcode movies to Hap codec
- Here is a list of what apps supporting Hap, so those can leverage the power of GPU accelerated playback
So, I did some tests…
Let start the new year with a basic tutorial, this time I will show you how to connect Modul8 and Vezér with OSC.
I am very happy to finally introduce the next major update of CoGe, version 1.5. This update is focusing on stability and compatibility with OSX 10.9 Mavericks, but also presents a lot of handy new, and frequently requested features.
Let start the new year with a pretty cool project of the Canadian DRT Team, controlling moving lights and led strips with CoGe and MadMapper – minimal but straight forward setup, impressive result!