Here is an other tip, a short tutorial about how to achieve piano style effect triggering in CoGe – so, apply an effect only while a button is pressed on your keyboard or MIDI controller. Watch this video, then see the notes below:
LED walls are the really shiny gadgets of nowadays live visuals scene and kind of instant-get thing of many clubs from small to big – not just because the brightness of that stuff, but the fancy pixelate looking of the content on it. Artist Kir Khachaturov tried to achieve the same effect using projection mapping with a less elaborate material in his project LoCo Light, and the results are pretty impressive! After the video, Kir will tell you more about this project – even the technical parts.
“Tip of the day” is our new series of practice oriented short tutorials – of course this videos won’t be daily uploaded, but they will be focusing on task that can help you with frequent needed task and workarounds with CoGe.
So, the first tutorial in the line is about controlling sliders with your keyboard, and even doing smooth fading between the range of slider, using only keyboard actions with some other spices – and here is the tutorial:
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 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…
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!
It is always very interesting to see artists using live performance softwares like CoGe in the field of music videos as an addition for filmed footages, but it’s not really common thing a music video created by this very conceptual way like the subject of this article, using only self-made sounds reactive materials. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the story behind the music video made by the Vintage Digitalism crew for Norwell’s Faerben track.