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VEGAS Creative Software Launches VEGAS Pro 18; Unveils Extensive Plans for Cloud-Based Media Management and Collaborative Workflows

  VEGAS Creative Software (www.vegascreativesoftware.com) announced today a substantial new upgrade to VEGAS Pro, the Company’s signature video/audio editing, color grading and effects platform designed for professional editors, filmmakers, YouTubers and social media creators.    With this announcement, VEGAS Pro 18 adds a breadth of new features and major feature improvements to enhance workflow performance, ...

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Webographie du jour : le Zeef du LeCollagiste

Zeef LeCollagiste

Un collecteur de liens, classés dans des blocs sur la thématique de l’image live sous toutes ses formes, VidéoMapping Software. Une liste de liens sur une seule page avec plus de 280 logiciels, applications et autre média serveur, des outils VJ’s, des tools NDI, Syphon ou Spout.

Méta moissonneur de liens collaboratif et curator VJ depuis 1999.

Zeef LeCollagiste

Webographie du jour : le Zeef du LeCollagiste est un billet de LeCollagiste VJ.
LeCollagiste VJ - Mag du LeCollagiste, actu sur la culture VJING, Vidéo Mapping, info video et high tech.

Entries Now Open for 2020 Rise Awards

Running for its second year, the awards recognise women who are stand-out performers, innovators and leaders in the global broadcast technology sector Rise, the award-winning membership group for gender diversity within the broadcast technology sector, is pleased to announce that entries are open for its annual Rise Awards. The Rise Awards are sponsored by Clear-Com, ...

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Xite Labs

Par : Marco Savo

Xite Labs is an audiovisual creative studio working at the intersection of art and technology, digital media and interaction design.

The team is formed by top-notch audiovisual artists who have left an unparalleled mark in the world of electronic music.

They have delivered off-socks-knocking 3D mapping installations since 2000, working with internationally renowned musicians such as Tame Impala, Infected Mushroom, Steve Aoki, Skrillex and Amon Tobin to name a few.

Audiovisual artist - projection mapping

We have been lucky enough to attend their mind-blowing audiovisual experience developed with Amon Tobin, for his international tour following the release of the album ISAM. That was back in 2012 at Sonar Festival in Barcelona.

Tobin’s avant-garde IDM soundscapes lead the way for the audiovisual storytelling who took the audience on a unforgettable journey. The show started with an otherworldly cube-shaped structure coming to life.

The stage then turned into a ship launched into space with Tobin residing in a hyper-sleep pod. After dream-like hallucinations Tobin comes out actually wearing the suits shown in the animation.

A complex audiovisual narrative that blurs the boundaries between real and digital world, firing all sorts of trickery to cleanse out the audience of all their spatial references. Only when we lose all the anchor points we are truly primed to experience the digital voyage.

ISAM takes us on a journey through the unexplored universe generated by the EDM soundscape of Amon Tobin to the bring us back to the core of the action: the musician and his performance.

In my opinion, Xite Labs major breakthrough is their ability to truly animate their installation, snapping out of the static AV sculpture by delivering an immersive experience where all senses are captured within the space.

Their audiovisual world is disorienting and astonishing as it builds up in front of our eyes, departing far away from the bidimensionality of the screen experience.

Audiovisual artists

Formed in the year 2000 as V Squared Labs by Vello E Virkhaus they have then merged with Tandem Digital Entertainment in 2018 to form XiteLabs.

Through the leadership of Greg Russell and Vello Virkhaus the audiovisual studio continuously executes next level experiential visual artistry.

The duo is always taking “never been done” concepts and turning them into reality. This process always starts with the blank page, and working with clients to define the words, scenery, illumination, content, interactivity, and the means to deliver it all.

Contact

Website

Facebook | Vimeo | Instagram

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Nightmares in Clubland: Alex Nepa’s Worst DJ Gig Ever

DJTT author Matthew Takata sits down with veteran club DJs to ask them about their dreaded “worst night ever.” Often in life, our best lessons come from our biggest blunders, and also leave us with a few funny stories all the while. This month, he spoke with Alex Nepa, a mixed format DJ operating out […]

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Jornal do Centro invests in a Profuz LAPIS system

Par : RadianceC

    Jornal do Centro invests in Profuz LAPIS allowing remote accessibility and enhancing outreach capabilities For immediate release – 14 July 2020, Lisbon, Portugal  – IABM-member PBT EU is delighted to confirm the adoption of a Profuz LAPIS system at Portugal’s Jornal do Centro in collaboration with reseller partner Pantalha.  Jornal do Centro selected ...

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6 ways DJs can get organized during lockdown (you’ll thank yourself later)

We all feel it – the COVID-19 burnout is real. Many of us are itching to get outside, to play clubs again, to be back on a dancefloor, and to play on a big soundsystem again. Yep, we miss it too. But we’re not quite there yet – particularly in the United States. That’s why so […]

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Acer met à jour sa gamme ConceptD destinée au secteur de la création

Par : Shadows

Après l’annonce de la gamme ConceptD en 2019, Acer se devait évidemment de proposer régulièrement des nouveaux produits et d’installer sa marque dans la durée. C’est chose faite avec les dernières annonces du groupe, et nous vous proposons donc un point sur les produits présentés récemment.

Côté stations de travail, on note ainsi le ConceptD 100, destinée aux tâches de 2D et de 3D légères. Plus compacte que le reste de la gamme (ConceptD 500, 700 et 900), cette tour est aussi moins musclée avec un Intel Core i5 de 9ème génération. Egalement au menu, une carte NVidia GeForce ou Quadro, du stockage SSD M.2 PCIe ou encore jusqu’à 32Go de RAM.
Petite et peu bruyante (moins de 40 dbA, promet Acer), la tour ConceptD 100 saura se faire discrète dans un petit studio et des utilisations qui ne sont pas trop gourmandes. Pour des usages 3D exigeants, en revanche, il faudra se tourner vers ses grandes soeurs évoquées plus haut.

En ce qui concerne les ordinateurs portables, le ConceptD 3 Ezel est un concept intéressant. Il dispose d’une charnière spécifique permettant de replier l’écran dos au clavier, et donc de faire de l’ordinateur une sorte de tablette épaisse. Un point d’autant plus intéressant qu’un stylet (4096 niveaux de pression) est fourni. On appréciera d’ailleurs la présence d’un emplacement de stockage/recharge intégré à la machine.
Acer précise que la charnière devrait supporter sans broncher au moins 20 000 cycles de rotation de l’écran.

L’Ezel propose un Core i7 10ème génération, des caractéristiques pouvant aller jusqu’à un GPU Nvidia GeForce 1650 ou une Quadro T1000, un SSD PCIe de 1To, 16Go de Ram.
Le tout pour 40 décibels maximum là encore, et avec écran 14 ou 15,6 pouces, Delta E inférieur à 2.

On regrettera ici la limite de mémoire vive, les 16Go pouvait vite être contraignants sur certains usages.

Notez également, si la charnière ne vous intéresse pas, qu’un modèle ConceptD 3 « tout court » est aussi proposé.

Enfin, Acer dévoile de nouveaux écrans.

Le CM3 propose une dalle IPS 4K 27 pouces, 99% de l’espace Adobe RGB, un Delta E inférieur à 2 et une certification Pantone. Les angles de vue devraient être particulièrement larges (178°), et l’engin dispose d’une casquette de protection contre la lumière parasite, d’un capteur de lumière intégré.
Enfin, il est compatible avec la norme VESA Certificated DisplayHDR 400 et le système AMD FreeSync.

En parallèle, Acer lance aussi le ConceptD CP3 et le ConceptD CP5 , des produits plus haut de gamme qui proposent respectivement 4K UHD et WQHD, overclock du rafraîchissement allant jusqu’à 144Hz/170Hz.
Pour le reste, on retrouve une dalle IPS 27 pouces, un Delta E inférieur à 1, la compatibilité DisplayHDR 400, la validation Pantone,un capteur de lumière pour adapter la luminosité aux conditions de travail et une casquette pour abriter l’écran des reflets. Les CP3 et CP5 sont compatibles NVIDIA G-Sync.

Dans l’ensemble, ces nouveaux produits sont assez logiques dans leur positionnement : ils viennent compléter une gamme qui compte 11 modèles d’ordinateurs portables et 4 tours (avec évidemment des variantes en fonction de la personnalisation), 6 modèles de moniteurs. Acer poursuit donc sa stratégie et l’ajout de produits permet de proposer une segmentation plus fine du marché.

La disponibilité des différents produits annoncés est étalée dans le temps, certains étant disponibles dès juillet tandis que d’autres nécessiteront de patienter jusqu’en octobre.

Pour plus d’informations sur la gamme ConceptD, on consultera le site d’Acer.

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Review: Pioneer DJ’s new Rekordbox 6 – is it worth subscribing?

With Pioneer DJ’s Rekordbox 6 music management and DJ performance software, you can keep your prep your music files from multiple devices, sync changes seamlessly in the cloud, and hook up your set’s tracks from an iPhone to CDJs to perform. But is all that really worth the subscription price? Contributing writer Markkus Rovito tests […]

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Canard PC Hardware 45 est en kiosque

Le dernier Canard PC Hardware (45) est en kiosque. Le numéro du confinement, un peu plus court que d’habitude, parle de plusieurs choses intéressantes (évidemment).

D’abord, vous trouverez un dossier sur le cloud gaming, un truc qui va avoir de l’importance avec les Mac ARM vu que Windows ne sera plus de la partie. Ensuite, un dossier sur les consoles Next Gen : que valent la PlayStation 5 et la Xbox Series X ? Le dossier utilise évidemment les informations disponibles actuellement, mais la comparaison avec un PC peut être intéressante. Il y a aussi un dossier sur Stopcovid, l’application inutile du gouvernement et ses mauvais choix.

Le magazine parle aussi de RNT – la radio numérique -, de l’histoire du MP3, de la VR (oui, ça existe encore) et il y a même quelques tests (le télétravail forcé n’a pas permis d’en faire beaucoup).

Si vous avez envie de faire vvre la presse, c’est le moment d’aller l’acheter ou de le commander sur la boutique de Canard PC.

disguise r17.3 is now live: with New Key Features for More Streamlined and Efficient Workflows

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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LOST HORIZON FESTIVAL – GAS TOWER: 3 – 4th July, Online



Glastonbury, VJ showcase and a virtual reality event. Did I get your attention yet?


That’s right, in a moment where the ‘new normal’ is beginning to establish new ways of working in the world of audiovisual events, Lost Horizon Festival presents us with some of the world’s first responses to Corona Virus brought to us via the Gas Tower.

The team behind Glastonbury’s Shangri-La presents Lost Horizon festival, with 360º immersive visual shows from a healthy list of audiovisual artists that will make you forget we were in the middle of a pandemic, just like Woodstock (hip-hip-hooray!)

With the branding slightly reminiscent of a Madonna track ‘A REAL FESTIVAL, IN A VIRTUAL WORLD’ we are in for a treat, not to mention a fantastic list of VJing sumptuousness to explore and discover!

From the likes of Bertie Sampson, blinkinLAB, Bob Jaroc, DDL, Delta Process, Dr and Quinch, Enjoy Kaos, Fade In Fade Out, Greenaway & Greenaway, Joëlle, Koolik, L’Aubaine (check out the our interview with her) Lazershaft, Lazersonic, LEDS Akimbo, Limbic Cinema, Matt Lee Vs The Positronic Man, More Eyes, Primary Visual Cortex, Rebel Overlay, REM Visuals, WeAreMidnight.

Audiovisual artists



Yes, that’s a lot of new, fresh audiovisual artists coming soon on Audiovisual City, with great thanks to Creative Giants, for curating this mind blowing line-up, promising us a fully immersive digital art and music event.

“Taking the Gas Tower from the fields of the festival world into a groundbreaking new reality, Creative Giants are excited to be joining the team Shangri-La on their voyage of discovery to Lost Horizon, which redefines what a festival can be, creating ways for people to come together and experience music and art in a way we never would have previously imagined.”

Simon Vaughan, Creative Giants

A virtual audiovisual event



What’s more, is nothing sells a virtual festival like the mouthwateringly designed website by Manchester studio, Instruct Studio. If this website were food, I’ve already been eating with my eyes and gotten pretty fat.

“We are thrilled to showcase some of the world’s leading VJs and visual artists in this way. The physical structure of The Gas Tower has been recreated in exact detail in virtual reality, allowing viewers to look around in full 360 degrees to fully immerse themselves in beautiful visuals. We are proud to be leading the way into the digital domain, presenting ground-breaking artists with innovative and mind blowing visuals as part of this ambitious new form of live experience.”

Pete Thornton, More Eyes

Rebel Overlay

Light based minimalistic blade-runner-esque visuals that will make you feel retro futuristic, with everything from lasers to LED totems and 3D structures in the portfolio bag, all with a dash of Resolume control.

WeAreMidnight

No messing about, this studio based in London have done whopping great visual productions for the likes of Coachella, Boomtown and The Human League (for those of you who are old enough to know who they are).

Enjoy the Kaos

Interesting looking 3D abstract visuals that look like candy cane, sweet enough to hang off your Christmas tree. If you’re into 3D animation, mapping, photogrammetry, and art in general then Enjoy the Kaos should definitely be an audiovisual show on your AV hit-list.

blinkinLAB

Immersive tour visuals for Adam Beyer, and for Booka Shade, what’s not to inspire any keen audiovisual festival goer? Primarily focused on content creation, blinkinLAB is a motion graphics design studio based in London.

Their portfolio of work includes tour visual content creation, motion graphic design, music video, tv commercials, idents and title sequences, as well as live audiovisual performance, vj-ing and projection mapping installations.

Contact

Website

Youtube

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Frou-frou : l’ESMA nous invite au cabaret

Par : Shadows

Laëtitia Caillet, Marie Caillez, Andréa Daviaud, Nathan Prunier, Chloé Talle dévoilent Frou-frou, leur film de fin d’études à l’ESMA (promotion 2019).

Paris, 1920. Louise accompagne sa mère Denise au cabaret Frou-Frou où elle se produit. Dans les loges, les danseuses oppressent Louise, qui ne se sent plus à sa place. Elle va voir le spectacle et découvrir un tout autre aspect du travail de sa mère.

Musique: Michael Chereau, Cédric Adisson, BAPTISTE LEBLANC
Voix : LAMACHE Camille, BRUN SCHUMACHER Sarah, TISSIER Barbara, AUGEREAUX Véronique, PEYTHIEUX Philippe, VICENTE José, MOREAUX Christophe, CAILLET Laëtitia, CAILLEZ Marie, DAVIAUD André, TALLE Chloé, Promo 3D3
Son : José Vicente, Yoann Poncet – Studio des Aviateurs

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Annecy 2020 : Série, court et long, Squarefish présente ses projets

Par : Shadows

L’équipe de Squarefish a profité du Festival d’Annecy pour dévoiler ses productions, rassemblées plus bas sous forme de showreel. Outre des projets déjà sortis, on y trouvera un aperçu de trois productions à plusieurs stades d’avancée :

  • Crystal Tales, série TV ciblant les 7-9 ans en développement : Squarefish est en recherche de partenaires et diffuseurs. Pitchée l’an passé au Cartoon Forum, la série met en scène une jeune fille transformée en ver et son petit frère. Tous deux vivent en 2205, dans un village dont ils ne sont pas censés sortir… Ce que le duo ne manque pas de faire régulièrement.
    (Auteurs : Xavier Vairé et John Mossoux. Auteur graphique : Andrès Hertsens)
  • The Street Party, un long-métrage réalisé par le duo danois WuMo (Anders Morgenthaler / Mikael Wulff), déjà présenté lors d’évènements comme le festival Anima. Il s’agit d’une coproduction Zentropa, New Creations, et CAVIAR.
    Le film met en scène un garçon qui organise une fête avec ses amis afin de remettre ses parents ensemble. Mais le voisinage est un peu plus étrange qu’il n’y paraît…
  • Ronde de Nuit, enfin, un court coproduit avec Autour de Minuit. Ce petit film de Julien Regnard, prévu pour 2021, mêlera dispute, couple déchiré et descente aux enfers.

Pour plus d’informations, n’hésitez pas à faire un tour sur le site de Squarefish.

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Bluefish444 Announces video I/O compatibility with Aximmetry’s Virtual Studio Software

KRONOS K8 and Epoch SDI I/O for real time 3D graphics for broadcast and entertainment North Melbourne, Australia, 23rd June 2020 – Bluefish444, manufacturer of the professional video industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards and mini converters, has announced SDI I/O support for real time 3D graphics ands ...

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EditShare Innovation Dramatically Improves Economics and Brings Cloud Editing to Everyone

Boston, MA – June 23, 2020 – EditShare®, a technology leader that specializes in collaboration, security, and intelligent storage solutions for media creation and management, today unveiled an EFSv innovation that transforms the economics of editing in the cloud while significantly improving the efficiencies of dynamic and remote editing workflows. Making cloud editing more accessible ...

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Magewell Unleashes Mac SDK for Award-Winning Video Capture Solutions

SDK for macOS and OS X joins existing Windows and Linux developer offerings June 23, 2020 — Nanjing, China: Magewell – the award-winning developer of innovative video interface and IP workflow solutions – has expanded its support for the Mac platform with a new SDK for the company’s popular PCI Express capture cards and plug-and-play, ...

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About Kusmos Live by Kuflex Lab

Par : Marco Savo

During these tough and uncertain times it has been inspiring to see so many audiovisual artists and events coming up with tools and formats to overcome the quarantine restrictions and social distancing.

A few weeks back the guys from Kuflex Lab reached out to showcase their latest tool that stands out among all the virtual/hybrid solutions we have seen so far. Kusmos Live allows to turn online concerts into interactive digital shows. Pretty neat uh?

Kusmos - Kuflex Lab - Audiovisual Interactive Tool

Let’s dive in and explore how it works. Down to the nitty-nerdy-gritty Kusmos is a custom VJ software written on openFrameworks + VDMX5 + Syphon.

In spring 2020 Kuflex studio began an experimental project Kusmos Live. The purpose of the experiment was to upgrade the Kusmos system in order to create a interactive online home shows.

In 2018-2019 the Russian audiovisual studio experimented with the innovative tool together with SILA SVETA studio on the Therr Maitz concert, Caprices Festival 2018, Nina Kraviz experimental performance at Coachella 2019.

OK, really cool but how exactly does interactivity work? We gave some feedback to Kuflex lab with a few tricky questions to better understand the whole potential of this new audiovisual tool.

KUFLEX: The Tracker program receives depth-sensor data, calibrates a point cloud as we need it (we can rotate the cloud, cut off everything you don’t need keeping only the data of the artist oneself and merge point clouds from two sensors) and sends it to the renderer (UE4 scene).

Scene functions build a 3D model using the data provided by the Tracker and then we can layer all kinds of features with effects on the model and also transform and distort it according to the artistic concept. We also captured video from the laptop’s webcam and sometimes showed its picture. 3D scene acting as the artist surrounding, a set of virtual cameras for capturing from different viewpoints and visual effects were set up in advance in the Unreal Engine. Then the OBS program captures the video of the launched scene and sends it to the video streaming server.

Kusmos Live - audiovisual tool

During our second live experiment we tested some new features for the viewers interactive communication with the stream. While Leksha (Smolensk, Russia) was playing his ambient-set, a VJ (Moscow, Russia) was controlling visual effects with the use of commands via YouTube chat in real-time mode. Our team has implemented this function between the concerts and decided not to tell the viewers about it.

During the stream, noticing weird messages in the chat, some of the viewers started to realize that they could not only send a message to the chat but to even affect visualization. In the end the concert has turned into a digital quest. Some viewers picked up effect control by sending particular commands to the chat. We have yet to comprehend how to develop this function in the future.

 AVC: We think it’s a really interesting and innovative project responding to the challenges of the pandemic. In terms of appeal for VJs there is the risk of potentially being extremely limited for the audiovisual artists creativity, and the aesthetic I guess would always be the same.

It would be key for the tool to have a wider range of possibilities of customization for the artists otherwise they might get tired soon. I guess they all want to leave their unique mark in the scene.

KUFLEX: Kusmos is a universal software tool, with the possibility of variability of visual and interactive solutions. As a rule, our team creates a virtual stage specifically for the performance of the musician. Of course, we want to upgrade the program creating a database with different scenes, effects. In this case, the user will be able to construct the scene himself and combine the effects for his live/stream. 

AVC: It’s a bit unusual to keep promoting the idea of “God is DJ”. Is the DJ persona so relevant the viewer wants to watch during the entire show in a virtual environment?

KUFLEX: Regarding Kusmos Live project, the Kuflex team is collaborating with various musicians. We wanted to support the performers. So this approach determined the emphasis on the figure of the musician on the virtual stage, under whose musical personality, sound we come up with a visual solution. We do not just shoot a video with a musician, as is often done in broadcasts, but create a digital avatar that changes depending on the script, music and VJ control.

At the same time, Kusmos Live is primarily a show, a kind of mix of live performance, a computer game and fantastic movie. The virtual camera can fly through digital space, we can switch to different visual elements of the scene and include additional visual effects to the music.

Kusmos Live - Audiovisual Tool

We try to achieve the effect of real interaction with the viewer as well. Our team is developing a function of interaction through chat – viewers’ comments fall into the scene, they can affect the content through certain chat commands. But Kusmos can be used by artists of other genres. In the near future we want to try to create a dance performance. Now we are discussing this idea with one Russian choreographer.

We will explore the topic of distances – where physical space ends, digital begins, the relationship of body and sound. Both dance and music will take place in live format.

Technically, the performer will find himself in different areas of camera scanning, on the screen we will observe how his digital avatar changes. Again, it will all be like shooting a movie in one shot and in real time!

360 Visual Festival - audiovisual event
AVC: We truly appreciate the viewers becoming active, participating and communicating with the stream. That creates a collective experience. Could people really tell if this was a live performance or not? It feels like the interaction should be more meaningful somehow, with a bigger impact to the overall audiovisual artwork.

KUFLEX: Our team worked on a concert from different cities. We thought about how best to organise remote control of virtual cameras and effects. And suddenly our creative director had an idea to manage content through Youtube chat. During the broadcast, he wrote commands like cam1 (switching camera 1), stars ( the star effect was launched).

We intentionally did not talk about this function in advance to get the quest. As a result, some viewers guessed and began to help in managing the scene. We explore different possibilities about other ways of interaction.

In the future we want to create a client application for connecting to the broadcast via a mobile phone, desktop PC screen or VR. We intend to develop Kusmos as an art tool. Our team believes in a power of collective interaction. We want to give a palette of visual solutions, effects. Let’s all together create beauty here and now! This idea is a sincere inspiration for us. 

AVC:  We would like to know more about how the collaboration you have done with Leksha where the viewers were controlling visual effects with the use of commands via YouTube chat in real-time mode.” How does the input of data modify the visuals? is it like a live coding or common human language and how it is related to the VR software?

kusmos live - kuflex and leksha - audiovisual artists

KUFLEX: Usually in an offline format, we work like this: musicians play music, and VJ manages visual content live using MIDI controllers. Some effects are linked to the amplitude of the sound. But in a situation where we did not have the opportunity to be onsite will all team, we decided to make control through chat commands.

We wrote a special function for our software that receives data from chat on YouTube using the Google API. We came up with several commands, for example: cam1, cam2, skin1, skin2, electric noise, lasers and the like. And when someone in the chat wrote one of these words, then a certain visual effect or a corresponding camera was included in our program.

In general, we have an idea to expand the number of commands and their appearance, so that it looks more like live coding. For example, add numerical arguments to the commands, which will additionally specify the parameters of a particular visual effect.

As for virtual reality, we have plans to create our own application for viewers who can watch live broadcasts using VR devices, thus more deeply immersing themselves in the atmosphere of the digital scene and additionally receive personal effects. 

Kusmos Live - audiovisual tool
 AVC: Fascinating this idea of “universal tool” for content in real time and interactive show. We think it’s important now to dig more into the idea of how it can involve more people in the creative process. It opens new ways of investigation on how to make every audiovisual experience unique, not only in terms of the aesthetics of the piece but also regarding the narrative.

KUFLEX: Yes, this is the main object of research for us. Usually, a limited number of people can come to the offline exhibition. So we want to overcome any space frames. With Kusmos we don’t have any restrictions online! We can find ourselves in amazing digital worlds that are impossible in the physical world.

Now that Kuflex Lab and its creation Kusmos entered our radar we will most definitely keep following their progression, as always supporting innovation and creativity in the audiovisual art world.

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Sarah Deas joins Pixel Power to strengthen sales team

Cambridge, UK, 18 June 2020: Pixel Power, the global leader in graphics production and playout automation, has appointed Sarah Deas to its head office team. Deas will provide internal sales support to the sales teams in the Cambridge base and regional offices in North America, South-East Asia and the Middle East. “I am delighted to ...

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Calrec announces Andrew Munt as Software Manager driving the company’s development expertise

Par : Jump

Hebden Bridge, 17th June 2020 — Calrec has invested in further expansion of its R&D department with the appointment of Andrew Munt as Software Manager. In this role, Munt will oversee all Calrec’s software expertise from architecting, design and development of all new and existing products, continuing to drive and expand Calrec’s renowned R&D output. ...

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Virtual DJ 2021 released, adds dynamic stems / signal separation mixing

Par : Dan White
Virtual DJ 2021 with Stems Mixing

Who would have thought two different DJ softwares would release the ability to isolate parts of a track on the fly on the exact same day? Today, Atomix Productions has released Virtual DJ 2021, with a signal separation functionality that allows DJs to “de-mix” finished tracks into the individual components. They join Algoriddim, who announced […]

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PS5 : Sony présente la console et les manettes

Par : Shadows

Outre des jeux somptueux, Sony a dévoilé hier soir le design de la future PS5. Ou plutôt les designs : la console se déclinera en fait en deux versions, avec ou sans lecteur de disque. Attention toutefois, cette dernière version, la « Digital Edition », implique que vous ne pourrez pas revendre ou acheter des jeux d’occasion puisqu’elle ne s’appuiera que sur le dématérialisé. Son prix sans doute réduit impliquera donc un sacrifice.

Pour le reste, une robe blanche et futuriste a été choisie, avec des accents de bleu que l’on retrouve sur les nouvelles manettes sans fil DualSense. Ces dernières disposent notamment de détecteurs de mouvement.

De belles images nous sont proposées dans les vidéos ci-dessous, mais sans vraiment offrir plus de détails sur les caractéristiques techniques de la PS5. Nous devrions en savoir plus d’ici le lancement effectif, prévu pour la fin de l’année à un prix encore non officialisé.
On retrouvera évidemment en face la future Xbox Series X de Microsoft : un duel sans merci commencera alors. Quelle qu’en soit l’issue, une chose est certaine : ces nouveaux produits devraient permettre des avancées techniques majeures du côté des jeux, surtout si certaines promesses (comme une gestion particulièrement optimale du stockage chez Sony) sont tenues.

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PBT EU partners with Linxstream Media to provide localization services in Middle East

Par : RadianceC

NEXT-TT forms the technology backbone of unique PixelSub platform –  PBT EU forms a strategic partnership with Linxstream Media to provide localization services across Middle East 5 June 2020, Dubai  – Well-established systems integrator PBT EU is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with leading post-production, localization, and entertainment company, Linxstream Media. The partnership launches ...

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KUFLEX

Par : Marco Savo

A Russian studio of interactive audiovisual art.

Kuflex Lab is formed by audiovisual artists exploring the newest ways of using video, sound and light, tracking technology and generative graphics to allow viewers to dive into that digital space and feel it to the fullest.

Kuflex large-scale interactive installations dismantle stereotypes of sensory perception. Immersive effect switches off rational evaluative perception and provokes spontaneous emotions of inner child.

A small team creates magic installations and art projects, exploring mechanisms of interaction and inter-influence of inter-subjective reality and its digital projection.

Interacting with constantly changing projection, the viewer enters meditative state, turns from a passive observer into a co-creator. Thus, in “Symbiosis” installation the viewer literally merges with the alien creature, becoming a digital avatar that can be controlled by him or her. 

Installations by Kuflex have been featured in many Russian and foreign exhibitions, festivals, museums, science and education centers in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Tyumen, Abrau-Dyurso, Netanya (Israel), Antalya (Turkey), Athens (Greece, ADAF), Las-Vegas (USA, CES), Beijing (China,China Science and Technology Museum), Manila (Philippines) and others.

Since 2018 the studio has been working on Kusmos software system for interactive visual content of online home concerts. In April 2020 it started  developing Kusmos live version thus turning any stream from home into a fantastic 3D show.

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Un week-end riche en courts animés et 360° avec We Are One

Par : Shadows

Nous vous l’avions annoncé : le festival en ligne We Are One a débuté en ligne le 29 mai, avec de nombreux projets disponibles temporairement sur la chaîne officielle de l’évènement grâce à des partenariats avec une vingtaine de festivals du monde entier.

Si vous ne vous y êtes pas déjà plongés, et comme le festival se termine le 7, nous ne saurions trop vous recommander de profiter de ce week-end pour explorer les contenus proposés : courts-métrages, longs-métrages, interviews, documentaires, … Vous y trouverez forcement de quoi satisfaire vos envies. Des playlists vous aideront à y voir plus clair.

Voici en particulier les contenus animés :

Sélection animée du Festival d’Annecy – public adulte

  • Shannon Amen de Chris DAINTY, produit par l’ONF – Avant-première en ligne (jamais diffusé en ligne)
  • Le Cortège de Pascal BLANCHET, et Rodolphe SAINT-GELAIS, produit par l’ONF – Avant-première en ligne (jamais diffusé en ligne)
  • Black Barbie de Comfort ARTHUR, produit par BLUEMOON PRODUCTIONS – Avant-première en ligne (jamais diffusé en ligne)
  • The Battle of San Romano de Georges SCHWIZGEBEL, produit par STUDIO GDS – Présentation spéciale (normalement sur accès payant, visionnage spécial gratuit dans le cadre de We Are One)
  • Mémoire d’une minute de Joan GRATZ, Christopher HINTON, Paul DRIESSEN, Theodore USHEV, Dennis TUPICOFF, Janet PERLMAN, Marv NEWLAND, Jim BLASHFIELD, Bill PLYMPTON et Diane OBOMSAWIN, produit par GRATZFILM – Avant-première mondiale (inédit)
  • Dew Line de Joanna PRIESTLEY, produit par PRIESTLEY MOTION PICTURES

Sélection animée du Festival d’Annecy – pour toute la famille

  • Bird Karma de William SALAZAR produit par DREAMWORKS ANIMATION
  • Bilby de Liron TOPAZ, Pierre PERIFEL, SANS JP, produit par DREAMWORKS ANIMATION
  • Marooned de Andrew EREKSON, produit par DREAMWORKS ANIMATION

Guadalajara International Film Festival – contenus animés

  • 32-RBIT, par Victor Orozco Ramírez
  • Cerulia, par Sofía Carrillo
  • The Cats, par Alejandro Ríos

We Are One – contenus animés

  • Passenger, par Isobel Knowles et Van Sowerwine
  • Crow : The Legend, par Erin Darnell
  • Minotaur, par Munro Ferguson
  • Extravaganza, par Ethan Shaftel

Tokyo International Film Festival – contenus animés

  • Genius MParty : Happy Machine, par Masaaki Yuasa

Festival de Sundance

  • Nutag – Homeland, par Alisi Telengut

Les Quatre saisons de Léon – Festival d’Annecy

Cette collection rassemble les 4 films suivants : L’Hiver de Léon de Pierre-Luc GRANJON et Pascal LE NÔTRE, Le Printemps de Mélie de Pierre-Luc GRANJON, L’Été de Boniface et L’Automne de Pougne de Pierre-Luc GRANJON et Antoine LANCIAUX, produits par FOLIMAGE, l’ONF, TPS TELETOON DIVERTISSEMENT SUBSÉQUENCE INC. et distribués par Folimage – Avant-première en ligne mondiale (déjà diffusé dans un nombre de territoires restreints)

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Magewell Expands Recording and Live Streaming Capabilities in Ultra Stream Encoders

Free firmware update adds new recording modes for internal and USB storage, RTSP protocol support, and more May 26, 2020 — Nanjing, China: Magewell has released a new upgrade for its award-winning Ultra Stream family of live streaming encoder hardware that further enhances the devices’ exceptional ease of use and versatility. Available in all new ...

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