This week Ableton featured some new Max For Live Devices. One of them named RokVid by Adam Rokhsar I really like a lot. If you have seen my live show lately the show starts with analog video glitching created by a Gieskes HSS3i. I’ve been looking for new ways to easily sequence more video and at $24 RokVid is already getting some use.
“Drag in a folder of movies, adjust a few controls, and your video begins to take on a life all its own. RokVid puts engaging video content on autopilot so that you can focus on your live performance. Many parameters can be modulated by aspects of your music. For example, use bass frequencies to warp your video or use volume to crossfade between video sources. You can also automate all modulation destinations using standard LFO waveforms. RockVid easily interfaces with an external or built-in camera. You can then crossfade between your playback movie and a live feed.” – Ableton.com
I love 80s analog video, VHS glitch effects. I use my Bleep Labs HSS3i for my live show video and have my eye on the LZX Analog Video modular modules. PixiVisor is a new app for iOS that allows you to transmit video from an iPhone to a reciever iPad app. The video is transmitted via audio through the air. The results are very cool and the Receiver app allows you to further customize the image. You can also use a cable to connect the transmitter and receiver and then use a filter to modify the image. In the last video above you see an analog mixer sending different signals to the transmitter therefore becoming a video mixer. This is wonderful.
“PixiVisor is a revolutionary tool for audio-visual experiments. Simple and fun, cross-platform application with unlimited potential for creativity! It consists of two parts: Transmitter and Receiver. Transmitter converts the video (static 64×64 image or 10FPS animation) to sound, pixel by pixel (progressive scan). This lets you listen to the sound of your image. But the main function of the Transmitter is to transmit the signal to the receiving devices. Receiver converts the sound (from microphone or Line-in input) back to video. You can set the color palette for this video, and record it to animated GIF file.” – warmplace.ru