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Open Video Production Workbook

Resources: Projection

There are many possible ways to employ video projection in your work, from outdoor video installations to more traditional and conventional gallery spaces, using one or more projectors, or as a live video performance sometimes known as VJing. Below you will find information on a selection of open source software useful for live video as well as video mapping:

Video Projection Mapping

VVVV - VVVV is described by  publisher as a “toolkit for real time video synthesis, is designed to handle a large number of objects in real-time. 1

Pure Data (Pd) - Pd is a real-time graphical programming environment for audio, video, and graphical processing. 2

Live video mixing / Vjing software

FreeJ : Free Vision Mixer ; FreeJ 3 is an 100% free instrument for realtime video manipulation used in the fields of dance teather, veejaying, medical visualisation and TV. It consists of a commandline application on GNU/Linux, a graphical application on Apple/OSX, a C++ multimedia framework library and a javascript engine for efficient live video manipulation. It can be controlled in different ways: Joystick, MIDI, OSC, sensors, keyboard etc.

freemix  - freemix 4 is a live video performance software, intended for and made by freedom loving live video artists. powered by python, gstreamer, and gtk.

VeejayHQ - Veejay 5 is a visual instrument and realtime video sampler

Lives - Lives 6  mixes realtime video performance and non-linear editing in one professional quality application. It will let you start editing and making video right away, without having to worry about formats, frame sizes, or framerates.












  1. http://vvvv.org ^
  2. http://puredata.info/ ^
  3. http://freej.dyne.org/ ^
  4. http://freemix.forja.rediris.es/ ^
  5. http://www.veejayhq.net/ ^
  6. http://lives.sourceforge.net/ ^

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