Software Video Synthesizer?

Ok… I am looking for the windows software that does this and is simple, easy to operate… I’ve downloaded the free version of VVVV… and… arrg, I know I will be googling video tutorials all week…

Is there a video synthesizer software that is as simple as say. “sugar-bytes unique vst.”

I’ve been googling, binging, altavistaing… can’t find a thing. :slight_smile:

open source or payware is good. “freeware is great, but whatever, lol” thank you

You could try to pour water on your mobo, then you should be able to produce some weird distortion on your monitor. :P
(I’ve actually seen someone do that which produced similar effects, but i wouldnt really recommend it unless you hate your computer)

FL studio 10 has a reallll cool thing and it’s supposed to be built around some engine where you can build stuff yourself too… as far as i checked it, inside FL it’s really cool and there are a lot of parameters n tweaking possibilities. haven’t taken the time yet to make something really trippy or hip but it’s a cooltool. (good for ‘demo’ videos?)

also i’m curious sometimes how peeps like keith make those vids hehe

Got an example of the kind of visuals you want to make?

Like trippy, acid visuals… the ones you see everywhere. I just need something simple to make some vid’s for youtube… :slight_smile: where I can just add my tracks.

I presume you mean VJ software. For the tasks you mentioned “Resolume Avenue” is going to do the job, and it’s incredibly lightweight, easy as fuck to use, and has some fairly advanced features for deeper work. Its strongest point is easily handling pre-rendered Video files (and basic effects, blending modes), so it’s best to fill with your own clips, made or found. There are a few openGL effects to my awareness that would truly synthesize your source, but I’m not sure if this is the strong point. Easy to learn, and will probably be more than enough for simple background video. If you’re looking to create video “art”, I would not recommend this program. If you want power, Jitter (Max/MSP/Jitter) is great, but probably shares a similar learning curve with VVVV.

Resolume has great HD support (something Jitter still hasn’t taken on), simple setup and configuration, midi/osc control. Very well made for what it does. Try their demo if you’re interested.

Best luck!

Obviously, if you were hardcore you could do something like this in MAX using jitter or vizzie.

Not sure if pure data (essentially Max for free) has anything for video processing in it.

If you want to make original animations with fractals you can use Apophysis with an animation script, it’s not very hard to do, but it’s a bit more than just pushing a button or two.
Here is one i made using that technique:

Pure Data and GEM?

Been meaning to look into it myself. There is a thread on a forum I found through your LZX Industries link of a guy’s initial experiments.

I had done an experiment shortly back on windows 7 with: Renoise hooked to Processing, i think via OSC via Puredata.
big hack, and annoying work but you do get to read out signal followers’ outputs and use these numbers and process them. system couldn’t render the thing to a video tho.
I’ve also tried to use winamp’s milkdrop and just record that with some kind of directx software made to make screen recordings of gameplay (e.g. CS)…

Some really interesting ideas… Thanks guys B)

If you have a mac, you can use Quartz Composer, it’s a part of the standard XCode installation.

I was using it quartz composer, when I did have a mac… :)

anyways… the economy has totally forgotten to recover and now I am using PC… And after a long search on Renoise and Ableton forums… I have found this

What do you guys think? Better than quartz composer imo, however… A big learning curve

have some fun with this:

if you need any help getting it runnning read this:

after you get it, go into bin, and launch gephex-gui, this will instantiate eerything to run the engine.
the example files or “graphs” in the file browser is located on the top right most side. the tree there has some example graphs.
It’s very intuitive in several aspects, but a bit of a puzzle at the begining it’s also very stout.
to run “example 1” click the + to expand and then dclick “1”.
now the graph is running but you can’t see the output.
So at the very bottom of the window there will be a little black and red button, click that to launch the output window.
everything else is pretty self explanatory, the I/O’s on the modules are color coded to make connecting modules to each other with the right I/O types very easy.

first time you try placing a module, select it in the menu, then just click anywhere in the graph and it will place it in.

Yeah, I like TD, but didn’t mention it because I thought you were after something simple. ;)

BTW, thanks to this thread, I’m having a close look at vvvv at the moment.
Quite similar to TD. Unfortunately TD free version doesn’t save hi res video (good enough for youtube though). On the other hand, vvvv gives me hi res, but on my system even low res doesn’t work with realtime capture. So I have to autocapture screenshots, resize the batch, and stitch them together with virtualdub. Really tedious, but it works. (The realtime output onscreen is smooth and clean.)

My choice to make stuff like this would be Adobe After Effects, that’s if i could afford it.
It’s very expensive but very powerful and versatile.
Turn music into keyframes and make those keyframes control any parameter of any effect you want, like fractal noise, fractals, colorama and so on, the possibitities are endless.
Imagine what yo can do if you render all tracks in renoise and turn those into keyframes, then you could make something specific happen each time the kick plays and so on.
It’s also very easy to do if you know how to, there are lots of free tutorials on the net, i recommend Creative Cow.
Here is a good one:

True, touch designer is way complicated. Gephex is cool, but it seems development has stopped. I found, but its a language… What do you guys make of this?

Btw, Resolume can load your .qtz files that you make in quartz composer. Very nice.

and… your welcome.

The idea behind a video synthesizer is to have some kind of a deep relation between the sound and the visual.
Modifying the visual would modify the sound, and vice versa.

I guess that if you don’t want to code it hardcore (C, OpenGL), which mean you need both knowledge in visual coding and sound coding, you better use MAX+Jitter as it’s the same “language”, the learning curve should be faster. Other solutions are more like building a veejaying software you would hook some OSC and Midi but to me, it doesn’t sound the same at all.