Win a Blendy Dome VJ License and get featured at the FULLDOME UK 2014 Festival!

September 8th, 2014

it’s indeed a long time since the last newsletter but videopong.net itself is still a very buzzing platform and meanwhile there are
16’500 clips available from more than 4300 visual artists around the globe.

And we have even more amazing news for you:

a) New contest “IMMERSION” just started:
Win a Blendy Dome VJ License and get featured at the FULLDOME UK 2014 Festival!

yeah! we’re sure you’ve heard of Blendy Dome VJ: The Fulldome Mapping Software. BDVJ is an intuitive dome mapping tool that
features a realtime domemaster slicer, a 3D content viewer and much more. This next generation software can easily map any dome
surface using 1 laptop with 3-6 projector outputs and 1 to 2 Matrox Triplehead adaptors to project on curved surfaces. Blendy Dome
VJ reads any Syphon Server playing domemaster and also allows you to preview content on a virtual 3D dome before your show.

The FULLDOME UK 2014 Festival is the 7th and 8th of November at the National Space Centre in Leicester (UK) and debutes
fulldome films (short and feature length). It is a fulldome film festival with realtime/VJ performances, Talks and discussions and
presentations about the fulldome medium.
Tickets available or sign-up for the news. If you’re already into fulldome projections and have a short, a feature film or a live
performance you can submit it until the 14th September to take part the Fulldome UK 2014.

The Winner Clip of the contest “IMMERSION” on videopong will win a full license of Blendy Dome VJ (800€) and it will be
integrated in the United VJs (Brasil) fulldome VJ set with credits to be presented at FULLDOME UK 2014 next 8th of November.
To Win this amazing prize bundle you just need to upload Clips to our theme “IMMERSION” on videopong. Your uploads should
be in the Domemaster 1K Format (1024x1024pixels, check this 1K Template and Description) but other content will also be
considered. If you’re the winner, you will be asked to provide at least a resolution of 2048×2048 pixels using this 2K Template.

Check the uploaded entries now.

The Contest runs till 7th of october, so go for it! and good luck!

b) Download-Basket
A great new Feature that can safe your live: Add clips to the Download-Basket and download them in one batch. The same works also
if you need to re-download all your already downloaded clips or even better with all your uploads. so after a data-loss you can quickly
recover with just a bunch of clicks. Check the “users” Menu for “my Downloads” and the “my Uploads” (which contains also some
nice statistics about your clips).

c) Videopong.net clip rating station on Tour
Do you host a Video-Art or VJ-Festival and would like to present videopong.net in an interactive way? I can send you the Rating
Station and you just need to plug it into a computer and let your guests explore the archive of videopong and rate the clips. get in
contact
or here.

 

d) want to be part of the community behind videopong?
join our user group:

dont forget to rate, share, remix and donate! tell us your ideas and feature requests and add yourself on the vj-map.

thanks for your support and looking forward for new clips and ideas.
ivo – vj mr.shintla – videopong.net share&remix online

badges?

November 6th, 2013

as you might have already seen, we introduced a badge system.

got some badges?

Attachment you uploaded at least one attachment
Yearly Awards award that is given by videopong, depending on how your uploads got rated in relation to your uploads
Contest Winner you won a contest
Donator you donated some bucks (please donate!)
Downloads your clips were downloaded at least so many times
Featured At least one of your clips was featured on the Frontpage
Map you added your Location to the VJ-Map
Support General Support of Videopong, like spending your time to help out with different things (translation, writing, creating publicity, … we need your help: get in contact)
Uploads You uploaded at least so many clips

see who already got some here: http://www.videopong.net/?action=users&sort=badges

 

want to be included?

join our user group:

VDMX contest winners and videopong-user-group on fb

August 17th, 2013

a) Finally our latest contest finished this week and after sorting out the 3 votes (1x vidvox, 1x videopong, 1x ratings) we’re very proud to announce the winner:

And the first prize, a VDMX License, goes to:

Flower Cubic Flower Cubic Flower Cubic Flower Cubic by RAIL

The second prize, a VDMX Mug, goes to:

Spinewave Spinewave Spinewave Spinewave by Erland

the decision was very close. And we have also seen a lot of interesting and inspiring Attachment beeing uploaded. check them out here.

if you’re not familiar with the attachment feature read more here. basically it allows us to share every file over videopong.

See also http://vdmx.vidvox.net/blog/winners-of-the-videopong-share-everything-contest

 

b) AND even more “finally” we created a Videopong.net User Group on Facebook, for discussions, ideas, polls, …  . i simply had not enough time to set up a forum. so please all join in. we’re looking also for someone that could help us with it. get in contact.

 

Share Everything Contest – win a VDMX license till 17 July – extended to 28 July

Juni 18th, 2013

Now for something different… our first contest celebrating the new ability to “share everything”. We are looking for the best code for generative and/or interactive visuals or other config/project files and will be giving away an amazing prize!

We ask that you share two things: first, create the visuals with your tool! And then also some short video documentation of the code/config/project/… in action. then just upload the video like you normally do on videopong. Then, when viewing the video’s page, hit “add an attachment to this clip” and upload the original interactive composition, project file, code, 3D-model, or any other resources as a single zip file.

more info on how clips can be recorded – for inspiration – can be found here or read a beginner tutorial on making your own Quartz Composer compositions here. But also other source files from any other tool are possible.

Cappello Explosive Cubes Explosive Points Flower Cubic
Flying dog and chicken geometric movement Gradient Group Therapy
Lsd Space Mix Midi QC Ableton Pesci Pelosi Quartz Grid Tutorial
Reactive Points Simple Laser Space Lines The Nodes react to audio

the prize is a full license of VDMX from VIDVOX !! Yes!!

VDMX is a leading environment for Mac based VJs, creative coders, lighting designers and media artists to build their own visual performance tools tailored to their specific needs.  Designed to be flexible and extensible to meet the goals of each individual project big or small, VDMX can handle everything from multiple layers of HD movie playback, real-time interactive video generators and FX processing, and live feeds from Syphon or cameras.  Find out more at http://vidvox.net

Have fun creating and uploading as many entries as you like! The contest runs through 28 July.

 

here the tutorial how to capture the output of patches with vdmx, and second part how to upload it on videopong (start at 7:30)

share everything!!

April 30th, 2013

a week ago we did not only celebrate 8years since the first upload on youtube, but also 5years since the first upload on videopong. and because we’re still in celebration-mood we published now the most important update since back then: we call it “share everything“. in short words this means we’re now able to share not only clips on videopong, but also every kind of files: … project files/interactive patches/executables/source code/… whatever you like!

share everything

all is pretty fresh, but so far quite well tested, but some hickups could be still around. basically we call such uploads “attachments” and it works like this:
- upload a clip which shows the output of your attachment or a short tutorial to your attachment
- at the clip-detail page of all your clips you find the new “add an attachment to this clip”-link. upload it there…

we want to allow vjs to share not only their pre-rendered footage, but also their sources and interactive stuff and software pieces with other vjs.

(not everything is finished yet, but we like it already so much, that we want to release it. some features and some cleanups will come soon… we’ve not even had time to upload something ourselves yet…)

We have a winner for the CoGe Contest

März 10th, 2013

a) “Frames and Shapes” – we have a winner of the latest contest

it was a very close decision from the jury of CoGe, the jury of videopong and all the users votes:

RetroGame
from Monsieur Nuage has won a CoGe License. Have fun and enjoy that wonderful VJ-Tool.

b) Videopong User-Meetup at Centras Festival 8.-14.04 in Kaunas (LT)

we’ll be there from Wednesday and hope to meet some videopong users. if you’re near there, you have to check out this festival. we hope to see some of you. maybe we can eat all together the birthday cake for 5 years of videopong!

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player update

Februar 25th, 2013

a) New player

as you might have already seen, we have new player and the previews are also bigger. and very soon, we activate mp4 also to have working videopong also on fruit-devices… yes! please report bugs, if its not working in your browser…

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b) let us know your success stories you have with videopong

write us how videopong changed your vjing. we’re going to publish interviews/showcases with videopong users on our blog.

win a CoGe license

Januar 16th, 2013

we’ve started our next (and maybe last) contest yesterday (and i’ve been falling asleep before sending out this newsletter). So this time we have again a very nice prize. we simply love CoGe for its flexibility!

a) “Frames and Shapes” – win a CoGe license: 15.January – 28.February 2013

upload as many clips you like as remix to this one to enter them to the contest. the only rule is: clips must be created only by using abstract/vector-ish still images with some creative “spice” like this clip. more info on how this clip is created – for inspiration – can be found at: http://www.cogevj.hu/blog/2011/frames-and-shapes/

About the prize: the prize is a CoGe user license, hold by a beautiful designed and limited edition ornament.

About CoGe: CoGe is a semi-modular VJ application for the Mac, designed for real-time media mixing and compositing, built over the most powerful graphics technologies like Quartz Composer, OpenGL, Syphon and Core Image. CoGe is modular and scalable, controllable by MIDI, OSC or with the Audio Analysis, can play back a numerous type of media types. More info on http://www.cogevj.hu and here some tutorials https://vimeo.com/album/1644643

(if you have a product you want to donate/showcase on a videopong contest, contact us)

b)你好 and ¡hola

We’re highly looking for Translators that could donate 3 hours. Especially Spanish and Chinese. If your Language is also missing and want to help us we’re very glad. Please get in contact.

welcome 2013

Januar 4th, 2013

we have a winner of our latest contest:


Fruit Slice
from m0.
with top ratings!
congrats from us and happy mixing with your new V4 mixer!

stay tuned for our very last contest coming up very soon with another very special price!

shiny toys review

Oktober 23rd, 2012

wow. what a nice weekend at the http://shinytoys.eu space. thanx to all that were there and helped to make it happen. we built and run a videopong-rating station where people could vote clips:

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