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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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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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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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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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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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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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Compact, software-centric installation achieves efficiencies through centralized workflows DUBAI, June 4, 2020 – Saudi Broadcasting Authority (SBA), part of the Ministry of Media in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is replacing the playout technology for its main channels with an integrated solution from Imagine Communications. SBA, one of the most prestigious broadcasters in the ...
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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.
Hebden Bridge, 20ththMay 2020— Expanding upon its online demonstration offers, Calrec is hosting virtual demonstrations of its Assist UI, a browser-based virtual console environment with multiple versions available for a variety of Calrec technologies. Calrec’s Assist Web UI provides users with a virtual desk, available on any device running Chrome as a browser, wherever in ...
Aldermaston, UK, 18 May 2020: The leader in intelligent storage solutions, GB Labs, has announced a development partnership with ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of network, storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions, and has qualified ATTO 360™ Tuning, Monitoring, and Analytics Software with GB Labs CORE.4 operating system. A network built with ATTO FastFrame™ Ethernet ...
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Red Giant released a supercharged update to their VFX Suite which includes some very helpful new tools for editing in After Effects. Let’s check them out.
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Apple’s Logic Pro X saw a huge update today – referred to as the “biggest update” to the production software since its launch in 2013, by Apple themselves – with its latest edition, 10.5. Some of the most notable additions to the software with this update: a new live loops feature, the Step Sequencer editor, […]
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If you’re a content creator working in the broadcast industry, then it’s no surprise to say how key story is to your brand and the audience you share it with. Every content creator in the broadcast industry has a story to tell, and the visual content they create is the perfect vehicle in sharing ...
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La société belge EVS va débourser 10,5 millions d’euros en cash et par endettement, et ajoutera jusqu’à 2,5 millions d’euros selon les prochains résultats d’Axon (earn-out). La marque Axon (CA 2019 : 17,5M€) sera absorbée par EVS au cours des prochaines semaines et son portefeuille de produits sera intégré dans l’offre globale EVS. « L’objectif est de reprendre tous les collaborateurs d’Axon et d’investir davantage dans leur technologie et leur expertise », indique EVS dans un communiqué.
Grâce à l’intégration du portefeuille de produits (Neuron, Cerebrum, Synapse) de son cousin néerlandais Axon, EVS offrira à ses clients une infrastructure de production pour les tournages vidéo en direct très complète, une gestion optimisée des ressources, une plus grande évolutivité et un déploiement plus rapide sur les lieux de tournage lors des opérations en direct à distance (remote production). Les clients d’EVS pourront également mettre en œuvre des solutions clés en main pour faire migrer en douceur leur infrastructure vers l’IP et la production à distance.
Les acquisitions sont rares pour EVS. La plus récente concernait Scalable Video System GmbH (SVS) au début de 2015, qui est aujourd’hui le mélangeur Dvyi dans le portefeuille d’EVS. Précédement, EVS avait acquis Open Cube Solutions (toolkit MXF) au début de 2010.
The content a broadcaster creates is determined not only by the focus of the content. It is also determined by the visual presentation. How well a creative working in the broadcast industry reaches and potentially builds an audience, is determined by how well presented their brand is, which is why monitoring it is essential. ...
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The content a broadcaster produces has to be of the highest quality in terms of creativity, and how it is distributed depends on how well it is integrated. As the broadcast industry continues to grow and expand, so does the amount and variety accompanying the content creatives make. With so many diverse forms of ...
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VEGAS POST Integrates Video Editing, VFX, Compositing Tools and Image Processing into a Powerful Video Post-Production Suite for Editors and VFX Artists: Announces New Versions of VEGAS Effects and VEGAS Image VEGAS Creative Software (www.vegascreativesoftware.com) announced today they are reinforcing their partnership with FXhome (www.fxhome.com) with the continued development of VEGAS POST, a powerful ...
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The new release includes significant AR and usability improvements and launches in a week when disguise also made its Designer software free for six months
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Zixi, the industry leader for enabling dependable, live broadcast-quality video over any IP network, today announced that in the wake of the cancellation of the NAB Show 2020, the company will be conducting a two week virtual showcase. This series of video meetings and webinars will present Zixi’ s latest innovations and announcements including industry ...
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Net Insight will be an exhibitor at the 2020 NAB Show this April, and as part of its strategy to grow the core Media Networks business, the company has just acquired Aperi Corporation’s innovative product portfolio. The acquisition will complement and strengthen Net Insight’s media offering. Over the last few years, the Aperi products ...
Years ago, getting a musical project meant assembling friends at a certain time and place (generally a garage or basement) to play some tunes. At least until the neighbors started complaining about the noise. This has changed greatly in the age of the internet, with numerous online avenues allowing for collaboration no matter where ...
This April, at the 2020 NAB Show Booth # SL7409, Crystal Vision will be showing the latest picture processing software apps for its MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware, all of which can work with IP, with SDI or with both IP and SDI at the same time. The functionality offered by these apps, which support ...
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SoundWhale operates as a remote collaboration solution for audio post and music production that allows users to create content and exchange ideas during a session. This solution is meant for clients and collaborators that cannot be in the same room. Users can connect over the network and listen to the same audio, communicate, and ...
Paris, 25th February 2020 — Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, is hailing the emergence of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) as a gamechanger for the media entertainment industry and has begun deployment of the technology. IaC is the process of creating and managing cloud-based technologies using scripts – hence code – to do so. ...
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Every content creator operating within the broadcasting industry understands that the value of good content is measured in the value of the programming implemented in its presentation. High-quality content isn’t a rare gem to be discovered, but that goes differently for something as unique as high-quality programming. A creator’s content must not only embody ...
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Last year, VisualOn Inc., the industry-proven video streaming solutions provider, announced that KDDI was utilizing the VisualOn Media Platform (VMP) to revolutionize the live sports experience to stream the FIVB Volleyball World Cup Japan 2019, broadcast by Fuji Television Network, Inc. KDDI delivered the first live sports stream in Japan utilizing Ultra-Low Latency CMAF ...
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