Bitwig Studio Arrives Today; What Can You Expect?

The long wait for the new production software Bitwig Studio has created anticipation and exasperation in equal measure – people were excited, people were impatient; some drooled over every tiny feature details, some dismissed them and said they’d wait until it shipped. But the wait is over; today is actually the day Bitwig Studio is something you can download, try out, and buy. It’s not a beta; this is it. 299€ / US$399 buys you the full download version; a demo is available. (Boxed versions cost more.) So, what can you expect on today as release day? Well, at least …

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Panoramic Projections on the Cheap

Austrian VJs Lichterloh have a novel solution for creating surround projections without needing to render and cut up massive compositions or drop loads of money on multi-head projector setups. Get your push/offset filter ready, because that’s all you’re going to need! You could render loops with the offset filter so they’re scrolling horizontally, but it’s easier to just use your normal clips and apply a software or hardware push/scroll filter live. You’ll need to choose your material appropriately – nothing with edges which will produce a seam when scrolled, but when this is done you’ll be able to output panoramic …

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Christmas Bauble Lens: Ghetto 360° Panoramic Video

CDMotion favourite VideoThing has just updated their Ghetto 360 Video Experiment with a new high quality glass bauble and some test footage on YouTube. I’ve experimented with shooting sideways, and also stuck cheesy video effects on a couple of shots for no good reason. Hope you enjoy. Shooting sideways: Looks cool. Cheesy video effects: If you like. Ominous soundtrack: Oh hell yes.

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