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15th April 2003, 08:43 PM
i just want to know what kind of hardware i need to live perform, apart of the computer itself, of course
15th April 2003, 10:29 PM
then you just need to keep reading here....
15th April 2003, 10:43 PM
Well, you don't really need anything else, but possibly a projector, maybe a VCR as back-up in case the computer or software fails. Maybe a tape player or DV camera to have constantly running B-roll, along with a mixer to to work the two images together. Maybe a DVD player running your own burned DVDs or VCDs. Maybe another laptop running different software. Maybe an archaic video synthesizer or funky old videodisc player to show some rertro flicks.... Combining different pieces of hardware in a set can open new possibilities that are impossible with software alone.
As you can guess, building a custom rig is the pride of a creative visuals crew. Some VJs will be glad to show off what's under the hood, some feel the ride is only as good as the driver.... Some funky piece of hardware can add signature to your set (ask Levlhed about his Rebelle sometime when you've got a few hours...), or use a common piece of equipment in a whole new way. Cameras are a great (and very fast) way to generate original content and if it plays DV it can double as a high quality tape drive or get the punters involved when they realize they are on screen. Get creative! There's no set way to do things, and IMHO the goal is not to use more equipment but to use what you've got to it's fullest potential.
15th April 2003, 11:26 PM
1.best way to start is making lots of clips (really - hunderds of them, you'll be surprised how fast you will get bored of them)
2. put them on your computer
3. try some VJ-software
4. borrow a mixer
5. make some tapes
6. put them in a vcr and connect this to the mixer
7. remix them
8. go back to step 5
9. find a gig
16th April 2003, 05:44 AM
It sounds like this forum needs an FAQ? Or does everyone just loooorv typing?
16th April 2003, 02:59 PM
17th April 2003, 04:55 PM
I've heard about a hardware (like Aver Key or something) that converts the signal of your screen into VCR signal to conect to proyector:is it necesary or useless to get out yor previsualization screen?
17th April 2003, 05:18 PM
a scan converter (scanny) is never useless...I dare say its on a list of "vj must haves" but depends on your specific hardware needs/wants/desires/hardware/videocard
18th April 2003, 09:47 AM
have a look at the hardware reviews on vjcentral under scanconverters, and the faq "what is a scanconverter ",
i personally wouldnt recomend the averkey range, I have switched from an averkey 300 to a corioscan by vinegen and the difference in quality/features is huge
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