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What is it?
This is VFX, a software system for manipulating, triggering
and mixing digital video clips and loops.
There are two main parts to it: the Performer for
playing, mixing and manipulating video in real time (not unlike VJamm or Arkaos) and the
Compositor for rendering video effects for later use.
What can it do?
Here's a basic feature list:
Full PAL resolution: VFX will happily decode and mix
3 simultaneous channels of 720x576, 25fps video. That's on my 3
year old laptop. Newer hardware can probably do more.
Hardware accelerated rendering: VFX Performer makes
use of your graphics hardware for smooth, high-performance video
Dual-head support: Send the output signal to the
second monitor connector or to the TV output. Perfect for
attaching to a projector or other video system.
FreeFrameGL (FFGL) 1.5: An open standard for
creating real-time OpenGL-based video effects plugins. VFX comes
with a few plugins of its own, and more can be found on the
MIDI controller support: Many controls can be
operated from a MIDI controller such as the Behringer
Video capture support: feed live video into VFX via a
V4L-compatible video capture device.
Stable and useful: I've used VFX at several gigs,
parties and festivals over the last few years. It works well for
me in a real performance situation.
What do I need?
The basic setup you need to get VFX running is:
A recent PC. Anything less than about five years old
should be enough.
A Linux OS. I run Debian, but it shouldn't matter
which particular variety of Linux you use.
An NVIDIA graphics card if you want to use the
Performer. (Volunteers to add ATI support are more than
See the Getting Started page for more
detailed system requirements.
The first development release of VFX is now open to the public.
Don't expect too much of it yet, these are early days.