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Mac Virtual Input .pkg missing from NDI Tools installation bundle

Par : masieroi — 2 juillet 2020 à 21:27
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Steve Gerges

Par : Marco Savo — 2 juillet 2020 à 17:36

Steve Gerges has developed an impressive portfolio of commercial projects with top-tier brands, delivering powerful audiovisual storytelling across multiple formats and media.

Nevertheless, we can only appreciate his true artistic self through his mesmerizing audiovisual projects, both conceptually profound and technically advanced.

Many audiovisual artists have to balance their design gigs with their artistic work. When companies hire an artist (rather than a mere designer) they gain an unique creative input empowering the whole marketing campaign. But the actual artistic expression is restricted by the brand identity.

When artists are free to work on the concept as they are on the technical implementation, they deliver a much more powerful and meaningful experience to the viewer.

Steve Gerges began to take an interest in Digital Art in 2000 when he created Visual-Delight, the first collective of VJ’s (visual-jockeys) in Luxembourg. This project allowed him to take his first steps in this innovative art form for that time.

Following a trip to Montreal to the Elektra Festival in 2012, he created his first interactive digital artwork entitled LAN 1.0 at the Carré Rotondes in 2014. Here a few projects we felt best showcased his main features as an audiovisual artist.


ONE is a generative art sculpture that develops in real time. The audiovisual totem grows and evolves while progressively revealing its organic essence to the viewer.

One tells us the story of the creation of the universe, from the big bang, to energy flows, creation of planets and humankind.

Steve Gerges


We love this amazing kinetic sculpture that exploits the use of machine programming. Light is the main course of this audiovisual feast. An ethereal force that contours the surrounding space in a beautiful ephemeral moment.


This is an immersive and impressive projection mapping representing the creation of the universe, a recurring them in Steve Gerges work. The audiovisual storytelling features abstract patterns slowly turning into figurative elements.

The viewers is invited to reflect upon the strive of mankind to understand and explore the unattainable complexity of the universe.

There is so much more to explore about Steve Gerges. We strongly invite you to dive deeper into his audiovisual world.



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Avid Media Composer to Streaming PC to Zoom

Par : MylesOSS — 2 juillet 2020 à 12:35
Hi All,

I am very new to NDI, and so far cannot see a way to get the audio from Avid Media Composer routed into Zoom via a streaming PC. On the editing PC, I have the HW/SW button on the avid timeline broadcasting over OpenIO_NDI, and the streaming PC receives A/V through NDI Studio Monitor without issue. However, Virtual Input seems to only allow the video to go out onto zoom. Is it possible for Virtual Input to also do the same for the audio? Choosing to run 'Audio Only' in Studio Monitor and then sharing the audio in Zoom results in out of sync issues.

The only options I have within Virtual Input are:
Audio Only
NVIDIA Quadro K2200 1

username@hostname.AVID is what i use to get Studio Monitor working perfectly on the streaming PC, but i simply cannot get the both video and audio out onto Zoom via Virtual Input. I can only get video only. Am I missing something?

Big thanks to all who are involved in what is clearly a brilliant piece of software.
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ARS ELECTRONICA: 9 -13 September 2020, Linz

Par : Marco Savo — 1 juillet 2020 à 13:00

Ars Electronica is THE new media arts festival: a core reference for audiovisual events and artists worldwide.

The festival and its audiovisual artists embrace new technology as a tool for artistic expression rather than the main factor of spectacularization.

This critical approach unlock the infinite creative possibilities within new technologies rather than fetishize them, as we have seen happening a lot with projection mapping and more recently with virtual reality.

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The festival was founded in 1979 by cyberneticist/physicist Herbert W. Franke, electronic musician Hubert Bognermayr, music producer Ulli A. Rützel and Hannes Leopoldseder. It has come a very long way since then but it has always kept its main focus on the intersection of art, technology and society.

One of the most appealing elements of the festival is The Prix Ars Electronica: the most prestigious prize in new media arts, with hefty prizes up to 10.000€. Every year the Golden Nica is awarded to the ground-breaking fruits of artistic experimentation from audiovisual artists worldwide.

Prix Ars Electronica - Audiovisual event - open call

Ars Electronica features a wide variety of activities every year: Symposia, exhibitions, performances, concerts and interventions spanning a broad arc from speculative futuristic scenarios to analytical considerations, from provocative actionism to philosophical debate.

Combining amazing artworks with fruitful conversations is the perfect recipe to create a meaningful experience that constantly scans the new media landscape to find the most inspiring projects. The projects are not simply chosen based on their technical realization but most importantly because the social and artistic innovation they incorporate.

The result of this consistent endeavour is the creation of a loyal community of audiovisual artists, researchers and visitors from all over the world that every year reunites in Linz to inspire and get inspired.

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Deep Space LIVE – Fata Morgana

Since its inception, the festival has been dedicated to develop new themes for each edition and the organizers are also constantly on the lookout for interesting new venues.

Indeed, the ongoing effort to break out of the narrow confines of conventional conference rooms and artistic spaces, and to stage cultural and scientific encounters in the public sphere has become something of an Ars Electronica trademark.

Stay tuned: Ars Electronica 2020 theme will be released soon!



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NDI Scan Converter with WIrecast Not seeing extended desktop

Par : tjh0422 — 1 juillet 2020 à 02:03
I am using Scan Converter to send PPT graphics from my MAC laptop in to Wirecast running on my desktop machine. The connection does get made, but instead of seeing the full screen PPT graphic (which should be going to my extended desktop as I am running in Presenter View) I am seeing the primary screen. I have chosen Powerpoint in the NDI settings as that's what I want the Scan Converter to see, right?

Thank you.
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Studio Monitor - Black Video from Multicast Streams (Win10)

Par : muzicman82 — 30 juin 2020 à 17:36
I posted this on the NDI Facebook Group, so if you've seen this already, I apologize.

Brand new clean Win10 install (it's an Intel NUC8). All drivers up to date.

With NDI Tools installed (downloaded today, so 4.5), I get just a black screen for either of two multicast streams on this network... but they work fine on another system on the same switch (Netgear M4300).

In Wireshark, I can see the IGMP membership reports and leave messages, and all of the UDP packets the same as on the working system. I can also see the querier messages.

Win10 firewall is all disabled.

Just for kicks, the multicast prefixes are different for two BirdDog P200 cameras.

I can get NDI Test Patters from working computer over to the NUC, but that isn't multicast. I can also get Test patterns from the NUC to the working PC... also not multicast.

The NUC does not have any other network connections active... Bluetooth and WiFi are disabled. The Ethernet connection is set to a Private Network. I disabled EEE and low power modes on the driver.

It doesn't matter if I close Studio Monitor on the working system.

The IGMP snooping table for the Netgear M4300 switch shows the same things for both clients.

BirdDog Multiview shows the streams perfectly fine! If I run Studio Monitor at the same time, I don't get extra membership reports in Wireshark, and closing one of them doesn't give a leave group message.

I also installed OBS with the NDI plugin. The multicast streams show up there just fine as well.

As another exercise, I set a BirdDog decoder to decode one of the multicast streams, and hooked the HDMI output to the HDMI input on a BirdDog encoder set to transmit multicast. That stream opens just fine on the working PC but not the other. But, the decode/encode cycle tells me multicast is working OK.

Unicast streams open in Studio Monitor just fine.

I also set up a 3rd PC today and that one also just gives black screen. What am I missing here?
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disguise r17.3 is now live: with New Key Features for More Streamlined and Efficient Workflows

Par : Amisa Saari-Stout — 30 juin 2020 à 16:36

disguise takes on the new ‘normal’ with the launch of r17.3, its latest software release that delivers an improved workflow for enhanced efficiency and successful completion of projects post-lockdown. New features include Indirections, Multi-layer Editing, Object Assignment Hotkeys, Crossfaded Loop Section Mode as well as a number of improvements and bug fixes to further streamline ...

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Dejero LivePlus Mobile App Revolutionizes San Diego’s KFMB-TV Emergency Reporting

Par : Caroline Shawley — 30 juin 2020 à 16:00

    KFMB-TV anchors, reporters, producers tap Dejero’s mobile app on smartphones to deliver live high quality broadcasts on the move, from breaking news scenes and from home Waterloo, Ontario, June 30, 2020 — Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that provide Emmy® award winning video transport and Internet connectivity while mobile or in remote ...

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No video from NDI scan converter on TC8000

Par : DStoneburner — 29 juin 2020 à 19:29
Tried to connect Power Point computer via NDI to TC8000. 8000 has 3.8 and I tried the latest version of NDI on a Win10 laptop, I also tried a different laptop and used the NDI 3.7 portable. I can see the computer in the TC input menu but no video just black. I'm lost on why I can't see the video but I can see the computer name. Thank you in advance.
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Premiere Pro NDI vs Scan Converter

Par : streamguide — 28 juin 2020 à 15:53

1) I have been using the Adobe Premiere Pro NDI output and it works well except of the audio portion in my situation. I may be doing something wrong, but it seems that I need to make a choice of sending the audio to the NDI stream or sending it to my studio monitors. Below are the two choices I have:

Premiere Pro Audio Hardware Preferences
Audio Output Mapping > Adobe Desktop Audio > Focusrite Audio Interface > Studio Monitors
Audio Output Mapping > NDI Output > NDI Stream

Could someone clarify if there is a way to output to both locations simultaneously? I am on the MAC platform and I would prefer not to have you use another virtual mixing app like Voicemeter or Soundflower etc.

2) Related to #1, would it be better to just use NDI Scan Converter as that seems to solve the audio issue from #1. What am I losing by going this route? I'm guessing any alpha channel information, but that is not needed in my scenario.

Thanks in advance
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NDI and mix minus

Par : photogguy — 25 juin 2020 à 16:13
I have a question. We've been doing Zoom meetings, which I then live stream to the world.

Today, I need to play videos, and the Zoom host wants to talk during the video (which has audio).

Is there a way to feed mix minus audio into the Zoom meeting? I know I can send audio, just looking for a way to send mix minus audio.

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Annecy 2020 : Cubo Mágico, studio d’animation argentin

Par : Shadows — 26 juin 2020 à 13:48

Découvrez les projets de Cubo Mágico, studio de production et distribution d’animation ciblant le jeune public. L’équipe explique utiliser temps réel et motion capture afin d’optimiser durée et coûts de fabrication.

Basée à Buenos Aires, Cubo Mágico dispose d’une vingtaine d’années d’expérience. L’entité met évidemment en avant ses capacités d’animation pour le Festival d’Annecy, mais travaille aussi avec les effets visuels et le motion design.

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Sony NDI camera?

Par : Matsu — 25 juin 2020 à 02:40
Can we use the NDI and RTSP stream from Sony NDI Camera simultaneously?
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Discreet Graphics?

Par : Brotuulaan — 23 juin 2020 à 23:35
I'm putting together a recommendation for new streaming and projection computers for my church, and it occurred to me that NDI might work better on discrete or integrated graphics. Some searching brought up an article on Scan Converter ( which said it requires integrated graphics rather than discrete.

1) The article lists Scan Converter 3.5, but I have NDI Tools 4.5on our current system. Do the versions of individual utilities match the tools suite, rendering this article irrelevant to my situation?

2) If so, how can I find out how SC and the other tools will interact with discrete vs integrated graphics?

I want to make the best recommendation I can for this upgrade, and we use NDI regularly to add lyrics to our live stream (currently SC and an NDI plugin to pull it into OBS with VI as a backup). We also plan on using an NDI output from OBS to feed several stations from the sanctuary, so we'll be using various NDI features by that point.
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Livetext 3 output not showing up over NDI

Par : IUPtech — 23 juin 2020 à 20:19
I have a PC running Livetext 3 in my control room and I can't see my graphics over NDI. I have a TC1 which sees the computer by name and Livetext CG showing when adding as a source for a channel. When I select it, the screen is black. The same thing happens on my office PC running NDI Monitor over the same subnet. I have a laptop we use for sports running Livetext 3 and it works fine. At the top right, it shows as "disconnected" on the suspect unit. My laptop shows as "connected" when connected to NDI Monitor. What would cause Livetext to show as disconnected when it's selected as the source for NDI Monitor? If I close Livetext and put up an NDI test pattern from NDI tools, it shows up.
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NDI Access Manager - Unable to add recieve/send sources?

Par : kidgkodiak — 22 juin 2020 à 23:43
Hi all,

I've tried to uninstall + reinstall NDI several times on one machine, but seems like I cannot define any remote + send sources via NDI's Access Manager. The fields are all blank, and each time I've tried to add a source/send it still appears blank in NDI's Access Manager.

This is only happening to one device on my network, not the other PCs. Wondering if there would be a conflict or another program that would have hijacked my ability to add/send? This is using the latest instance of NDI tools (4.5) and have no other NDI SDK tools or other NDI tools installed of that sort.

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Chine-USA : Blender au service d’un documentaire

Par : Shadows — 22 juin 2020 à 11:20

Jean-Julien Pous nous présente son dernier projet : le générique du documentaire Chine-USA, la bataille de l’OMS, qui s’apprête à être diffusé sur Arte.

Le journaliste Pierre Haski, qui a réalisé le documentaire, y évoque la crise du Covid-19 et celle l’OMS, la première ayant été un révélateur de la seconde : l’OMS a notamment été accusé d’avoir fermé les yeux sur les responsabilités chinoises, et d’avoir aidé la Chine à minimiser l’ampleur du problème au début de l’épidémie.

Pour le générique, Jean-Julien Pous a choisi de mettre en scène des symboles forts en lien avec cette double crise : virus, cellule, Donald Trump et Xi Jinping, villes, etc.

Epaulé par d’autres artistes (dont Antoine Delacharlery, Jean Delaunay pour la 3D, Mathias Lavergne au montage), Jean-Julien Pous nous précise que le projet a été une expérience assez riche pour l’équipe, qui a travaillé sous Blender, Eevee et Tyflow, en télétravail et avec un délai serré.

3d artists: Antoine Delacharlery, Jean Delaunay
Editing: Mathias Lavergne
Music: Jochris Gomez

Voici également la dernière bande démo de Jean-Julien Pous :

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Studio Monitor not recording overlay

Par : pixelplow — 17 juin 2020 à 23:23
I've got an NDI-based video network with multiple cameras and a presentation computer. I'm trying to record the NDI feed from my switcher with an overlay from the presentation computer. They both show up in Studio Monitor like I want, but when I record, only the switcher output is recorded. The overlay isn't recorded separately or as displayed in Studio Monitor. Is that by design, or is that a bug? Anyone know how to record a merged feed + overlay in Studio Monitor?
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NDI Test Pattern not working - 4.5 version

Par : Pavithra — 17 juin 2020 à 20:59
Hi Team,

I installed NDI TOOLS 4.5 in Windows 10 Pro laptop system. I uninstalled it as Test pattern generator stopped generating NDI streams.
After that, I had downloaded again 4.5 tool for windows and installed again.
After reinstallation, I could observe that NDI Test pattern is not generating NDI and hence its not captured in NDI studio monitor or in NDI Analysis tool.
Please let me know how to make it operational.
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NDI Scan Converter only sending video to Wirecast, no audio at all

Par : adweidar — 17 juin 2020 à 05:59
Hi guys, my laptop is only sending video through NDI scan converter with no audio. I have tried uninstalling & reinstalling, still no luck. I downloaded VB cable and still doesn't work. Does anyone know what the problem might be? I have different laptops in my setup and all work fine. I have scan converter set to capture system audio.

Laptop details:

Dell G7 7790
Windows 10
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
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NDI Virtual Input Not Working

Par : BrianK — 16 juin 2020 à 17:57
I've installed the NDI Virtual Input app and am not seeing a virtual camera show up in FaceTime, Skype, or Zoom.

My physical camera is working fine - it's connected through OBSLink, and shows up in the Video Monitor, so I know I'm getting a good NDI stream.

I'm using a MacPro running Catalina 10.15.5.

Any suggestions?


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NDI with dual NICS

Par : sacarmic — 15 juin 2020 à 16:05
we recently had an NDI issue pop up I wanted to run by you all to see if you have have some advice. We have a TC460 with a Talkshow and two other PCs running CG software. We use NDI to have the TS and two PCs feed the TC. The two PCs and TS are using a dual Nic, one for the internet, one for a private closed network with the TC. This has worked great for 2+ years without problem. Without warning last week, the TC stopped receiving audio/video over NDI from the TS and two PCs. It "Sees" them as sources but doesn't receive audio video. Nothing was updated on the TC or TS and the two PCs get the regular Win 10 updates.

If I disconnect the internet network from the TS or two PC's, TC gets audio/video from them over NDI. IF I temporarily put the TC on the internet, it sees audio/video over NDI. But it can't be on the internet long term because of the Windows 7 issue. The TS and and two PCs see each other if I use NDI tools. I tried prioritizing the network adapters on all of them but that doesn't seem to help.

Newtek's official support response is NDI doesn't support dual NIC so they can't help. I said the TS ships with dual NICs but received no response from this. They did have me updated all the TC software, but no change. It is surpassing in the day and they have no way for NDI to deal with more than one NIC.

Anyone else run into this or seen a solution? Any input is appreciated.

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Interview to Genius Loci Weimar

Par : Marco Savo — 15 juin 2020 à 15:00

We have supported Genius Loci Weimar and promoted their open call for audiovisual artists since their early start.

We felt now was the perfect time to interview the organizers of the projection mapping festival. One of the fastest growing audiovisual events in Europe. (German version below)

1. Can you tell us about the history, concept ans goals of Genius Loci Weimar?

The history of Genius Loci Weimar began 8 years ago, in 2012, when, as part of various regional development initiatives, we were looking for a concept that could combine modern media and historical heritage.

This is how the Genius Loci Weimar Festival came into being, initially on a smaller scale, which has since developed into an event with up to 50,000 visitors annually. The concept has always been to deal with the “spirit of the place” and its individual history, the “Genius Loci”.

We want to achieve several things with GLW: Always present is the goal of presenting aesthetically pleasing and high-quality artworks in Weimar. In addition, we also want to create a positive public and to address audiences of all ages and backgrounds throughout the festival.

As already mentioned, the “Genius Loci” is the focus of our artistic works. It is therefore also the goal to discuss history and to stimulate historical-cultural reflection, which certainly also has political and social aspects.
Another goal is to create and develop our own format, a brand that can provide a framework for the production of artistic works in this field.

The projection mapping scene is still quite young. Visibility, communication and networking are therefore also important concerns of our festival. Especially through the programme formats TALK, CLUB and LAB. There, in the LAB, the support and encouragement of young talents is increasingly taking place.

The AV media are to be further established as an art form and artistic format and to move away from the “avant-garde” or even “nerd corner”, in which they are still often located. To emphasize their potential as an aesthetic direction with different artistic styles and tastes is the goal of Genius Loci Weimar.

2. The festival advocates the importance of video mapping as an audiovisual tool to deliver relevant contents, rather than mere entertainment gimmick. How do you think GLW have been impacting the relationship between the community and the architectonic heritage of the city?

Thanks to the festival, a considerable exchange takes place every year on several levels within the city. The citizens of Weimar have become real “fans” of the festival and its formats and are curiously looking forward to seeing which new locations will be played at each year and can be experienced in new ways.

Thus, in addition to very prominent buildings such as the National Theatre or the Herderkirche in the city centre, the Ilmpark and a squatted house in Gerberstraße have already been in the spotlight.

Especially at controverse locations, such as Gerberstraße 3, exciting exchanges can arise: There, the “bourgeoisie” became observer of the usually sceptically eyed façade of the squatted house, the inhabitants of the house project became hosts at the same time – also for the otherwise avoided “establishment”. An exciting situation for everyone, which can only arise during a live event and on-site.

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However, in any case, reflection is always encouraged: exchange and examination of past times and other lifestyles. The buildings also appear in new contexts, the library was once filled with fictitious visions or the theatre was shown as an important place of democracy. The selection and the type of performance should always have a very specific effect.

The fact that the concept is sustainable can be seen from the fact that other projection festivals are following up, launching similar strategies or even asking for a transferable concept.

In the end, the awareness for places and cities is always sensitized by the unique, site-specific spectacles.

3. GLW Open Call is the core of the festival. Can you explain the complex decision process you undertake every year to award the three prizes? Are there any project that have been particularly relevant for you in the past editions?

The audiovisual event starts already in spring with the publication of our Open Call and the announcement of the three competition buildings. A prize money of 15.000 Euro per building is awarded and we receive applications with artistic projects from all over the world during the competition period.

At the end of the competition, the applications will be judged by a jury of experts, while the public will also be able to vote at this early stage to decide who will perform their work in late summer.

During the past eight festival editions, a wide range of artistic styles were chosen as competition winners. Exciting, for example, was last year’s masterfully implemented, seemingly interactive audiovisual performance by Jonas Denzel on the façade of the newly opened Bauhaus Museum in Weimar.

Of 2016, the combination of live performance and video projection on a surface of water from Dieselqueen is also remembered.

Or the already mentioned mapping with the title “Grain Metal Punk” by VJZARIA on the façade of the squatted house in Gerberstraße.

4. During these uncertain times many audiovisual events decided to implement hybrid or online formats. Can you tell us about GLW position in the current scenario?

Genius Loci Weimar continues to believe in the presence and magic of live events. We continue to believe in video mapping as a unique, ephemeral and sensual event, accompanied by overwhelming sound and an immense size that can be experienced collectively in public space. This is why we continue to focus on the live event on-site.

5. How do you see Genius Loci Weimar in the next 10 years?

Genius Loci Weimar aims to further extend its constant growth path of recent years. As a festival and brand, GLW will continue to grow in breadth, but also in depth.

The reflective formats such as the relatively new TALK will continue to be expanded and refined. AV hybrids as a stage format, as has been the case with AV cinema in recent years, are also to be further developed and refined.

In the middle and long term, closer cooperation with universities is also conceivable, for example in the form of the creation of a new institute or similar. However, the core will always be the video and its connection to the historical heritage of the city!

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Können Sie uns etwas über die Geschichte, das Konzept und die Ziele von Genius Loci Weimar erzählen?

Angefangen hat die Geschichte von Genius Loci Weimar bereits vor 8 Jahren, im Jahr 2012. Im Rahmen verschiedener Initiativen zur Regionalentwicklung suchten wir nach einem Konzept, das es schafft, moderne Medien und historisches Erbe miteinander zu verbinden. Dabei entstand das Genius Loci Weimar Festival, zunächst in kleinerem Umfang, das sich inzwischen zu einer Veranstaltung mit bis zu 50.000 Besucher*innen jährlich entwickelt hat. Das Konzept war dabei schon immer die Auseinandersetzung mit dem „Geist des Ortes“ und seiner individuellen Geschichte, dem „Genius Loci“ eben.

Wir möchten mit GLW mehre Dinge erreichen: Immer präsent ist natürlich das Ziel, ästhetisch ansprechende und hochwertige Kunstwerke in Weimar zur Aufführung zu bringen. Dazu kommt aber auch der Anspruch, eine positive Öffentlichkeit zu schaffen und mit dem Festival milieu- und altersübergreifend Zuschauer*innen anzusprechen.

Wie schon eben gesagt steht der „Genius Loci“ im Mittelpunkt unserer künstlerischen Arbeiten. Es ist also auch Ziel, Geschichte zu thematisieren und zu einer historisch-kulturellen Reflexion anzuregen, die durchaus auch politische und gesellschaftliche Facetten in sich trägt.

Ein weiteres Ziel ist das Erschaffen und Weiterentwickeln eines eigenen Formats, einer Marke, die der Produktion von künstlerischen Arbeiten in diesem Bereich einen Rahmen geben kann.

Die Videomapping-Szene ist noch recht jung. Sichtbarkeit, Kommunikation und Vernetzung sind also auch wichtige Anliegen unseres Festivals, insbesondere durch die Veranstaltungsteile TALK, CLUB und LAB. Dort, im LAB, findet auch verstärkt die Nachwuchsförderung statt. Die AV-Medien sollen als Kunstform und als künstlerisches Format noch weiter etabliert werden und heraus aus der „Avantgarde-“ oder sogar „Nerd-Ecke“, in der sie noch teilweise verortet werden. Ihr Potenzial als eine ästhetische Richtung mit unterschiedlichen künstlerischen Stilen und Geschmacksrichtungen herauszustellen, ist Ziel von Genius Loci Weima

Das Festival befürwortet die Bedeutung von Video-Mapping als audiovisuelles Instrument zur Vermittlung relevanter Inhalte und nicht als bloßen Unterhaltungsgag. Wie hat GLW Ihrer Meinung nach die Beziehung zwischen der Gemeinschaft und dem architektonischen Erbe der Stadt beeinflusst?

Innerhalb der Stadt findet dank des Festivals jedes Jahr aufs Neue ein erheblicher Austausch auf mehreren Ebenen statt. Die Weimarer*innen sind inzwischen zu richtigen „Fans“ des Festivals und seiner Formate geworden und erwarten gespannt, welche neuen Orte jedes Jahr bespielt und auf neue Weise erfahren werden können.

So war neben sehr prominenten Gebäuden wie dem Nationaltheater oder der Herderkirche in der Innenstadt auch schon der Ilmpark und ein besetztes Haus in der Gerberstraße im Rampenlicht.

Gerade an kontroversen Orten, wie beispielsweise der Gerberstraße 3, können spannende Begegnungen entstehen: Das „Bürgertum“ wurde dort zum Betrachter der sonst so skeptisch beäugten Fassade des besetzten Hauses, die Bewohnerinnen des Hausprojekts wurden gleichzeitig zu Gastgeberinnen – auch für das sonst gemiedene „Establishment“. Eine spannende Situation für alle, die so nur im Moment eines Live-Events vor Ort entstehen kann.

Auf jeden Fall wird aber immer zur Reflexion angeregt: Austausch und Auseinandersetzung mit vergangenen Zeiten und anderen Lebenswelten. Auch die Gebäude treten in neuen Kontexten auf, die Bibliothek wurde einmal mit fiktiven Gebäudevisionen bespielt oder das Theater als Ort der Demokratie thematisiert. Die Auswahl und die Art der Bespielung sollen dabei immer eine ganz bestimmte Wirkung erzielen.

Dass das Konzept trägt, sieht man auch daran, dass andere Projektionsfestivals nachlegen und ähnliche Konzepte an den Start bringen oder sogar nach einem übertragbaren Konzept anfragen.

Letztlich wird immer das Bewusstsein für Orte und Städte durch die einmaligen, ortsgebundenen Spektakel sensibilisiert.

Der GLW Open Call ist das Herzstück des Festivals. Können Sie den komplexen Entscheidungsprozess erklären, den Sie jedes Jahr für die Vergabe der drei Preise durchführen? Gibt es Projekte, die für Sie in den vergangenen Ausgaben besonders relevant waren?

Das Festival beginnt bereits im Frühjahr mit der Veröffentlichung unseres Open Calls und der Bekanntgabe der drei Wettbewerbsgebäude. Pro Gebäude ist ein Preisgeld von 15.000 Euro ausgelobt und uns erreichen im Wettbewerbszeitraum Bewerbungen mit künstlerischen Projekten aus der ganzen Welt ein.

Nach Ende werden die Bewerbungen zum einen von einer Expert*innenjury beurteilt, und zum anderen kann auch das Publikum bereits an dieser frühen Stelle mit Hilfe des Public Votes mitbestimmen, wer im Spätsommer seinen Wettbewerbsbeitrag zur Aufführung bringen wird.

Während der vergangenen acht Festivaleditionen konnte eine große Bandbreite an künstlerischen Stilen als Wettbewerbssieger*innen gekürt werden. Spannend war zum Beispiel im letzten Jahr die gekonnt umgesetzte, scheinbar interaktive, audiovisuelle Performance von Jonas Denzel auf der Fassade des neu eröffneten Bauhaus-Museums in Weimar.

Aus 2016 ist aber auch die Kombination aus Live-Performance und Video-Projektion auf eine Wasserfläche von Dieselqueen in Erinnerung geblieben.

Oder das schon angesprochene Mapping mit dem Titel „Grain Metal Punk“ von VJZARIA an der Fassade des besetzten Hauses in der Gerberstraße.

In diesen unsicheren Zeiten haben sich viele audiovisuelle Veranstaltungen entschieden, hybride oder Online-Formate einzusetzen. Können Sie uns über die Position des GLW im aktuellen Szenario berichten?

Genius Loci Weimar glaubt auch weiterhin an die Präsenz und die Magie des Live-Events. An das Videomapping als einmaliges, vergängliches und sinnliches Ereignis, begleitet von überwältigendem Sound und einer immensen Größe, das kollektiv im Stadtraum erfahren werden kann. Deshalb fokussieren wir uns auch weiterhin auf die Live-Veranstaltung vor Ort.

Wie sehen Sie Genius Loci Weimar in den nächsten 10 Jahren?

Genius Loci Weimar will seinen konstanten Wachstumspfad der letzten Jahre weiter ausbauen. Als Festival und Marke soll weiter in die Breite, aber auch in die Tiefe gewachsen werden. Die reflektiven Formate wie etwa der noch recht neue TALK sollen auch weiterhin ausgebaut und verfeinert werden. Auch die AV-Hybride als Bühnenformat, wie beim AV-KINO in den letzten Jahren schon geschehen, soll noch weiter verfeinert werden.
Mittel- und Langfristig ist aber auch eine engere Kooperation mit Hochschulen, etwa in Form der Schaffung eines eigenen Instituts oder ähnliches denkbar

Kern wird aber immer das Video und seine Verknüpfung mit dem historischen Erbe der Stadt bleiben!

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Découvrez les travaux de Thomas Colin, artiste généraliste actuellement disponible en région parisienne. Il dispose de compétences en modélisation, texturing, rigging, animation, rendu, compositing, tracking, rotoscopie.
Il est notamment passé chez Microbe Studio, MyCloud3D ou encore One More.

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NDI Blinking Issue Upon Input

Par : saxman1815 — 15 juin 2020 à 02:35

I'm not sure if this is an NDI issue or a ProPresenter issue, so I'm starting here. I have an NDI input to our new Tricaster Mini-SDI model to bring our slides from ProPresenter into the TC. The image looks great and there is very little lag.

The problem: every so many slide changes, there is a brief flicker (or more like a blink) as the slide changes. The frequency seems to depend on how often slides are changing. If there's some time in between, it seems to happen every fourth slide (approx.). If we're changing more quickly, it happens more frequently.

Here's a bit more info: We're using NDI Syphon to send the image over, but have also tried using NDI Scan Converter (the most current version as of this week) and we have the same issue. The TC is up to date as of 3 weeks ago. We are "hard wired" using CAT. 6A through a gigabit switch, which contains only the TC and the Macbook Pro (2018, I believe).

Thanks in advance for your help,
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NDI on second network card (lan)

Par : ermannobonifazi — 15 juin 2020 à 01:04
I was trying to keep separated the NDI traffic from my main network. For this reason I added a second network card on an address 192.168.1.x while the primary network card is on 172.26.1.x.
This second network card have a static io address that I also gave to my NDI encoders (Connect Spark). The second card and the encoders are connected via a dedicated switch. I can ping the encoders from my pc (mac) but when I open my streaming software (this happen both in Wirecast and Obs ) I cannot see the NDI sources. If I connect this dedicated switch to the main switch and assign dhcp to my second card (in this case will get a same address in 172.26.1.x and as well the encoders when I open OBS I can see the NDI sources. I think I will still have benefits having a second network card connected to the same switch of the encoders (NewTek spark) but I was hoping to be able to do it with separated lan to avoid NDI traffic in the main lab. Any suggestion where I’m missing something ?
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NDI use as a webcam in Adobe Character Animator

Par : Frogman1206 — 12 juin 2020 à 18:52
I thought I read this is possible but I can't figure it out.

I want to use Adobe Character Animator to make a few promo videos for work. Since I am working from home now I can't be with the person that will be animated like at the office. The plan was for them to sit in front of a webcam at my office and use character animator to create the animation as she read the script.

I thought I read where you can use NDI with Character Animator so it sees the NDI feed as the webcam that the program is using to animate the character. This would allow me to have her send me a video file of her reading the script looking into a camera. Then use NDI to feed the webcam on Character Animator and the puppet would animate based on the recognized facial movements and mouth from the video I am feeding via NDI.

I can not get the Character Animator to pick up the webcam/NDI feed in the recording window. I am on windows 10 and I have the NDI Tools latest release installed on both the playback computer and the Character Animator computer. I can use Scan Convertor and Studio monitor between the computers and see the video playing so I know NDI is talking on the network. Is there a way to make this work?

I see lots of tutorials to use the output of Character Animator to be a webcam but I want to do the opposite. I was character animator to see a webcam that is being fed via NDI.

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NDI corrupting synchronous RTMP streams

Par : kgoodyer — 12 juin 2020 à 02:32
I have a rather strange set up.....

I use a NVIDIA QUADRO K2000 Graphics/GPU card. The reason for this is my CDN insists I provide him with multiple bitrate feeds. The K2000 had unlimited simultaneous NVENC h.264 stream which I use to encode 8 x streams at different resolutions and bit rates. It is driven by FFMPEG taking its video input from the Direct Show output of vMix. This works perfectly, and doesn't miss a packet.

However if I use NDI Studio Monitor on a remote PC the RTMP streams start to corrupt, and packets aren't making it to the CDN.

The system is well withing parameters. CPU@40%(avg) MEMORY 4Mb of 8Mb , GPU 3D@80% (peak), NVENC@30% (avg), NVDEC@5%(peak) and about 1Gb of the 2Gb GPU RAM

Gbit Ethernet, Running at about 2mbps RX, and 20mbps TX without NDI and 55mbps with Remote NDI Studio Monitor.

Signal passes through 2 fully managed Layer 2 switches, multicast NOT enabled (Well I have never configured all the Multicast stuff on the switches - who does?). There is no bandwidth issues on any of the segments. All ports are operating correctly at 1000mbps full duplex. I have 10 workstations configured exactly the same, and the RTMP streams on each of them ONLY collapses when I try to view their respective vMix NDI output using NDI Studio Monitor on a remote PC. So the issue is VERY repeatable.

Oh, the NDI Remote Feed is perfect, no corruption or indication of signal loss. RTMP is typically on port 1935, so shouldn't cause any issues with NDI.

Any Ideas?
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Switch Options with 10Gig / NBASE-T

Par : muzicman82 — 9 juin 2020 à 17:37
Hi all,

I'm an AV Integrator and I'm putting together a small NDI network. I've posted about this elsewhere but thought I'd get some ideas from this forum too.

The system is going to have 3x BirdDog P200 cameras, a few computers with NDI output, and a couple BirdDog SDI encoders. The switcher here is going to be a Panasonic AV-HLC100.

I will likely need to connect some NDI sources to one network switch and uplink that to a second switch with decoders and the AV-HLC100. I realize that the uplink should be 10G.

Where else might I need/want a link that's more than 1Gig? I realize the BirdDog equipment and the switcher only have 1Gig NICs in them, so it's not beneficial there. I will have a PC that is running BirdDog MultiViewer, and I'm thinking NBASE-T here may be good, although my understanding is that this uses the NDI proxy streams?

As far as switch choice goes, I'm looking at the Netgear MS510TXPP since it has POE+, 10G uplink, and the other ports offer 5G or 10G speeds. I looked at the Cisco SG350X, but the mGig options don't have PoE, and I don't need a 24-port switch. What are you using where you have a 10G need?