Big news from Izzy HQ…. Isadora 2.1 Some very nice additions here to expand on the already amazing version 2.0:
Isadora v2.1 adds several new features to Isadora v2.0, and addresses bugs in the previous release. Highlights of the new features include:
- More Flexible Video Routing: Isadora v2.1 allows GPU video to be routed directly to multiple stages at the end of the rendering chain.
- Improved native Black Magic Video capture integration provides low latency video capture and output.
- Many Isadora video processing actors have been enhanced to offer highly efficient GPU processing while retaining their classic CPU functionality.
- Newly added FreeFrameGL (FFGL) effects offer additional video processing options
- Global variables allow easy scene to scene communication.
- New patching shortcuts speed up common tasks when connecting actors.
More info can be found here:
A little 5 min video on how you can sequence Logic Pro X and isadora via Virtual MIDI.
A short screen recording of IzzyMap and how you can copy and paste slices with a few tips and hints along the way.
I have been working on a nice little project at work. I’d rather not say too much about it just yet as it’s a bit of a secret.
But it’s basically a push button interactive that will use a webcam and Isadora. Its stand alone and fully automated. Here is a glimpse of it from the back – if you are a techy like me then you always like to see the ‘guts’ of the piece.
A 32″ samsung LED TV has been used. A standard 2015 mac mini, a HD Logitec webcam, the amazing Makey Makey original board with a commercial grade push button. All houses in a custom made frame.
I will take some more pictures and probably some video once the project is complete.
This shows you some nice ways of using the 3D line actors and 3D renderer actor – which is pretty new.
Previously the 3D actors have been like projectors; meaning they are the end of the line before the video goes out to the stages. But now you can turn the ‘destination’ setting to renderer and it re-directs the video to the 3D renderer actor.
So…. this opens up a lot of possibilities!
*UPDATE* (July 2017)
The 3D Renderer actor has since been replaced with the Virtual Stage Actor.
A short but sweet video on Image Processing in Isadora. This is an often forgotten feature of Isadora that beginners and pro users sometime forget about it. Try it out – it may help the performance of your machine/project.