Tip of the day: Piano style effect triggering

Posted on: April 15th, 2014 by .lov.

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:


Project Showcase: LoCo Light

Posted on: April 2nd, 2014 by .lov.

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: Controlling Sliders with the Keyboard

Posted on: March 24th, 2014 by .lov.

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:


Grunge stop motion with CoGe and Vezér

Posted on: February 13th, 2014 by .lov.

There is a new tutorial on the Vezér blog about how to create a grunge stop motion animation with CoGe with a couple of stills, controlled by Vezér. Make sure you read the whole article, but I post the video here too:


Winter discount

Posted on: January 28th, 2014 by .lov.

CoGe is on sale this week: 20% off until 2th of February, 2014!

GPU accelerated video playback in CoGe: meet with the Hap codec!

Posted on: January 27th, 2014 by .lov.


Layers on layers…

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…


Meet your new friend: CoGe 1.5

Posted on: January 12th, 2014 by .lov.

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.


Project Showcase – DRT Team meets moving lights and led strips

Posted on: January 3rd, 2014 by .lov.

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!


Project Showcase – Norwell – Faerben Video Clip

Posted on: September 4th, 2013 by .lov.

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.


Project Showcase – The Floating World Remix

Posted on: August 22nd, 2013 by .lov.

It is the time to continue our project showcase series, this time with a live improvised remix in collaboration by Ian Campbell and Ernie Dulanowsky of Ian Campbell’s sort film The Floating World (2012).