Archive for the ‘Software’ Category

Control DMX Assistant by Vezér

Posted on: November 15th, 2016

If you are working with DMX and lighting and your never heard about DMX Assistant you should check it out immediately! It is a super-simple yet powerful lighting control app, which allowing you to create scenes which you can trigger, or fade-in and -out via MIDI  even with HTP merging.


Sounds great, right? The tip on the iceberg is you can trigger that scenes by MIDI – this is how you can do that in Vezér:


Guest Tutorial – Mask Layering Techniques with CoGe by DocOptic

Posted on: September 14th, 2016

After their superb Getting Started with CoGe Tutorial DocOptic is back with an other niche video tutorial, demonstrating 3 different techniques to layer your visuals with masks or mattes.

Click on the image to jump to the tutorial!

25-coge provides VJ software tutorials & animated footage for live visuals and Video DJing. They have superb visual sets available to purchase as well as some freebies, so make sure you check the whole website out!

QLVJ – Get back HAP and QC thumbnails on OSX 10.9 and later

Posted on: July 22nd, 2016

As you may already noticed, starting from OSX 10.9 Mavericks the QuickLook service cannot generate thumbnails and previews for some movie codecs like HAP or DXV in Finder – and not even for Quartz Composer files.

qlvj_hap_thumbnailsTo solve this problem, we made a QuickLook plugin called QLVJ which using the good old Quicktime framework in the background to generate thumbnails and static previews for HAP and DXV movies – generating real previews for that kind of movies not possible due QuickLook limitations, so that function will show you thumnbail image instead.

Starting from OSX 10.11, this plugin can generate thumbnails for Quartz Composer files too, but there is a bug in the Quicklook API so it won’t work on some configurations.

QLVJ is a free and open-source plugin, check out the project’s GitHub page for more info and download:

ProjectMilkSpyhon – Free MilkDrop Music Visualizer

Posted on: April 24th, 2016

Ever felt nostalgic about the good-old Winamp-style visualizers like MilkDrop? Good news: the guys at Vidvox made a free, Syphon-enabled app based on “projectM“, which is an OpenGL-based re-implementation of the class MilkDrop engine.



Lumen – analog-style software video synthesizer

Posted on: April 22nd, 2016

Our friends at Paracosm just released their hyper-cool analog-style video synthesizer software Lumen.



Vuo – Using Protocols Pt.2

Posted on: June 2nd, 2015

Jaymie from Team Vuo created and other great tutorial about using protocols in Vuo! If you every wondered why and how you need to prepare your Vuo compositions to make them work in CoGe, watching this video is the go!

Vuo – Using Protocols

Posted on: May 3rd, 2015

Jaymie from Team Vuo created this great explanation video about why and how to use protocols in Vuo. If you every wondered why and how you need to prepare your Vuo compositions to make them work in CoGe, watching this video is the go!

GifToSyphon: Free Giphy search to Syphon utility

Posted on: February 26th, 2015

David Lublin from the Vidvox crew released an awesome new toy this week – the GifToSyphon app is a cool Giphy powered and Syphon-backed animated gif player! So yes, you can search for gifs and instantly play them in CoGe and every other Syphon supported apps, but the app also downloads the gif files so you can play them even offline!

Download GifToSyphon (requires Mac OS X 10.9.5 or later)

More info:


GifToSyphon in CoGe using the SyphonSource gadget


QCPM – free Quartz Composer Plugin Manager

Posted on: December 2nd, 2014

qcpm-iconWe did not mentioned that earlier in this place, but we have a small free Quartz Composer Plugin Manager app. In a nutshell, it helps you to install plugins and it can detect issues like multi-instance plugins and well as plugins in the wrong place and so.

Check it out!

Tutorial: Connect CoGe to Mapio 2 using Syphon

Posted on: May 6th, 2014

Mapio 2 is a great projection- and pixel mapping software by the Visution team, which supports Syphon – you can even use multiple Syphon inputs for multiple slices, which makes this application really useful. Watch this really short tutorial about how to use the Syphon outputs of CoGe in Mapio 2, then see the notes below: