Resolume 4: What’s New in AV VJ Tool, from Clip Handling to Projection Mapping and OSC Out

Resolume Avenue 4 has been announced today, with a beta version for Resolume owners due September 19. And it’s looking like a very nice upgrade, indeed. Having vastly improved stability, now functionality in Avenue is looking really mature, building on the almost Ableton-style audiovisual clip metaphor introduced in Avenue. I just played a short gig with version 3 and had a blast, and 4 could make this the tool to beat. Here’s what’s new: Clip Transitions and Effect Clips are especially big news. You can trigger effects as if they’re clips, and clip transitions allows you to automatically fade between …

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Ableton Live 8: Group Clips with Track Groups

If you’re using Ableton Live 8, you’ve hopefully already discovered the joys of Track Groups. Track grouping is a welcome feature in any DAW, but in Live, the mixer-centric Session View can easily get unruly with endless columns of vertical tracks. I wanted to share some discoveries about Track Groups, including what I thought was a big realization about how they worked with clips that turned out not to be as exciting as I thought. To group tracks, select multiple tracks first (click one, then shift-click the last one), right-click (ctrl-click on Mac), and choose Group Tracks. The result – …

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Thanks to our Sponsor: VJ Footage Made by VJs, New Call for Works

A big thanks to Resolume for their support of coverage on Create Digital Motion this month. We have the final say on which sponsors we work with, and we’re pleased to be building relationships with people we believe in. One of the trends we see coming is the release of visuals on “labels”, curated and collected just as music records would be, and digested by VJs who appreciate the content. Part of why we’re pleased to work with Resolume is that they’ve long been interested in this, as well. Their material is made by VJs, with a range of experimental …

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Glitch, Synthetic and Real: Free Vintage Fairlight VJ Clips, Glitch in Jitter

The 2007 way of promoting your VJing: giving away clips. So while we’re on the subject of legal, free clips to use in your next visual set (classic movies were the subject last week), this week: 68 Vintage Fairlight VJ Loops by VJzoo (2007) [Archive.org, from VJzoo.com Get ready for some grungy, glitchy 80s electro-style analog visuals: There are NOT for everybody’s taste – they are messy, grungy and grainy loops harvested from “Vintage AV Plug n Play” sessions using equipment from the 1980’s and 1990’s such as Fairlight Computer Video Instruments (CVIs), the Panasonic WJ-AVE7 and feedback from an …

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Monetize Your Clips: iStockPhoto launches iStockVideo

Welcome starving visualists! I know there’s plenty of you reading this. Well, perhaps not starving, but you’d definitely like more pocket money so you can buy some of the cool stuff you’re seeing on CDMo or CDMu. You’ve got plenty of original material right? Now all you need is a way for that material to make you some money, a way that doesn’t involve carting all of your precious gear to some grimy club and producing beautiful live imagery alongside music of questionable artistic merit. Make money while sitting at home in your socks watching My Name Is Earl. Sound …

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