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 by RAIL
The second prize, a VDMX Mug, goes to:
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.
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.
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)
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!
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…)
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!
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…
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.
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.
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!
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:
Oktober 12th, 2012
quite a lot going on here:
a) third contest started: win an edirol V4 video mixer
our third videopong contest will be a bit different, this time with the prize of a (almost not) used edirol V4 video mixer. the only rule this time is that your video must be analog.
you have until December 31 for this contest. someone will get a very nice christmas/new years present!
upload your submissions to the contest channel as remix of this clip which shows also some examples of what we’re looking for. use your imagination, play around, experiment, hack, do-it-yourself… enjoy!
b) shiny toys *space 18-21. Oct 2012
ivo will hanging out and working at shiny toys *space 2012 in moers, germany with the take-away server. please come say hi… we plan on potentially hacking things, building videopong interfaces, talking, maybe doing a soldering workshop. if there’s anything in specific you’d like to do or demonstrate, please send us a note. otherwise just stop by when you are there!
d) livid CellDNA contest winner
congratulations to VJ Beyond The Eye for winning the livid/videopong remiix contest! the winning clip can be found here:
the winning remix by VJ Beyond The Eye