A lot of you have been emailing me and asking about Vades ‘Syphon’ project. (see post below). I decided to give a quick update as Vades work is always worthy of a mention and I am happy to mention it again:
For those of you asking ‘What is Syphon?’ the answer here is taken from the webpage with lots of information:
Syphon is an open source Mac OS X technology that allows applications to share frames – full frame rate video or stills – with one another in realtime. This means you can leverage the expressive power of a plethora of tools to mix, mash, edit, sample, texture-map, synthesize, and present your imagery using the best tool for each part of the job. Syphon gives you flexibility to break out of existing graphics pipelines and mix creative applications to suit your needs.
Sharing frames happens behind the scenes so you can minimize or hide your apps and frames still flow. Frames shared via Syphon support an alpha channel, so rendered 3D content, masks, keys and transparency all work as expected. Wherever possible, published frames stay on the graphics card, so Syphon is fully hardware accelerated, and does not duplicate resources unnecessarily. This means Syphon is fast: you can share HD video and larger in realtime.
Lastly, Syphon is designed for and by new media technologists, realtime video performance artists and visualists.
Syphon is currently in private beta. A public beta will be available soon.
Please check out this web link and add it to your bookmarks as its amazing and going to be very useful!