there anything I can do to prepare?
Sure! Although don't install the Resolume trial as it's
only 15 days, and you don't want it running out during
could download a fair few of these from the web, but for
the convenience of workshop participants, we'll be giving
you CDs to keep with all of the software you need for
this workshop (and a whole lot more).
possible, we have sourced Freeware for you to use. Some
commercial programs, however, are definitely worth the
purchase price if you decide to get serious about Video
Painting or VJing when you finish this workshop. For this
reason, we've included a 15 day trial of Resolume, a program
developed independently by two VJ/Programmers in the Netherlands.
reason that we've mostly included software for PCs (and
some of it will only run on Windows XP) is because the
development community rarely use Macs and it's expensive
to develop cross-platform (and these guys are doing the
work for free...).
Programs and other resources on the Workshop CDs include:
you'll use in the workshop
Trials of Commercial Software:
– (Fully-functioning 15 day trial of v2.0). VJ software
for mixing clips, applying Freeframe effects. DO NOT LOAD
THIS on your PC until the workshop, or you won't be making
best use of the trial period. The online
manual for Resolume is worth referring to - we won't
have time to cover everything in one weekend.
– (v1.6) Basic linear video editing software. Very
simple to use. You can apply effects, although at this
stage it doesn't support Freeframe Effects. It's no real
substitute for Premiere, Vegas or FinalCut Pro, but it's
simple, useful and FREE. An older version, 1.5 will open
and edit VOB files (ripped from DVD) so we'll also include
Indeo codec - we use the latest (commercial) version
of this codec as it resizes footage well, and does a really
good job of compressing footage while maintaining quality.
Unfortunately, it only works on XP and the latest version
costs money. An old version 5.1 was free, and is still
available from www.free-codecs.com
– despite the name, not all Freeframes are actually
free. The ones we'll include, however, are. They'll work
with Resolume, Wax, as well as mainstream programs like
Premiere and After Effects. See the website for more details
and instructions on how to use them with your favourite