LiVES - LiVES is a Video Editing System
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2007There was a presentation of LiVES by Salsaman at FOSDEM 2007. Other presentations this year:
- LUGA, Vienna, Austria. 28th March 2007, 19.00.
- FISL 2007, Porto Alegre, Brazil. 12th - 16th April 2007.
- Festival de Invierno, Garanhuns, Brazil. Performance with Futuriveis/mediasana.
- Tipoia Festival, Brazil. Performance with Orquestra Contemporaneia de Olinda.
- Latinoware, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil. Gave 2 day LiVES workshop.
2006LiVES development slowed down, as Salsaman was having to work on commercial projects for most of the year.
- LiVES presentation, Westminster College, London
- HAIP 06, Ljubljana, Slovenia. See here for video.
June - November 2005
- Salsaman did some VJing at whatthehack. Thanks to whoever took the photo!
- Salsaman gave a talk about LiVES at LinuxTag 2005. The presentation is now available online (500 MB, VCD format).
- There is also a chapter about LiVES (in German) in the LinuxTag Video book, published by Open Source Press.
- There are now debian packages for LiVES, which need testing. Please see the downloads page for more details.
- LiVES has now been succesfully ported to OSX/Darwin. Here is a screenshot of it running. Unfortunately I have not had a chance to play with this myself !
- There are now LiVES builds for Suse and Fedora Core 3. Thanks to D. Scott Barninger for the packaging. Check the downloads page for more details of the requirements.
- Marco de la Cruz has been updating his encoder plugins; thanks to him, LiVES now supports encoding to xvid, snow and h264 formats!
- Toni Alatalo, a VJ from Oulu, Finland, recently used LiVES for the first time during a live show, and describes his (mainly positive) experiences here. The wiki there could also turn into a discussion portal for LiVES development and documentation.
- Version 1.4 of the dynebolic bootable CD has been released. This release includes LiVES 0.9.1 (from the desktop menu, select Video / Edit). Downloads and bittorrents can be found here.
- This month's Linux User and Developer magazine has an article about the Piksel04 conference, which mentions LiVES and Salsaman. If you enjoy the article, please go out and buy a copy!
- Here are a couple more nice pictures from November's Piksel (see below), taken by Kentaro Fukuchi (of effecTV fame). Xname (left) and Salsaman (right) before performing the dual LiVES set; Salsaman (left), Xname (middle); and Yves Degoyon [pdip] (right) waiting for fog to clear at Bergen airport.
Sept - November 2004
Here are some clips:
showing LiVES being used by myself and VJ xname, at the Landmark on Wednesday.
Also at Piksel, I began work on implementing OSC (Open Sound Control) in LiVES. Using this protocal, you can control LiVES in realtime remotely, sending commands like: "/video/play", "/clip/select 3", "/effect/enable 7". At piksel we connected a motion detect camera on one machine to control video playback speed on another machine.
Another nice demo at Piksel was LiVES streaming video to/from Gephex over ethernet. I hope to explore this more in the future.
Finally, here is a nice picture of the livido working group at piksel, featuring (clockwise from front: Dr Jun Iio [Mitsubishi Research Institute], Jaromil [freeJ, dynebolic, rastasoft], Niels Elburg [veejay], Salsaman [LiVES], Silvano "Kysucix" Galliano [freeJ, dyne.org]).
- LiVES 0.9.1-pre5 has been included on the Mandrake 10.1 powerpack+ CD set.
August - October 2004
Another clip produced by Marco, was shortlisted to be shown at the recent CNAnime convention in Toronto.
- Any Bulgarian speaking users can read an interview with Salsaman at linux-bg.org. Here's the original English version.
- During the week 22-28th August, LiVES was presented at the Runme Festival City Camp, in Aarhus, Denmark. LiVES was used for the closing VJ set, performed in conjunction with Alexei Shulgin and Victor Soroka. This event was sponsored by (amongst others), Aarhus University and The Jutland Academy of Fine Arts. Many thanks to all those involved for an enjoyable week!
- Current development work in LiVES involves allowing use of libvisual from within LiVES via a livido wrapper. With a single keypress it will soon be possible to generate realtime audio reactive effects straight into the video stream (screenshot).
- Dystopia, one of the libvisual developers has ported LiVES to IRIX. Here is a screenshot of LiVES running in IRIX on an SGI machine. Hopefully a link to a binary version can be provided soon.
- The multi_encoder in LiVES is being tested and improved. The next release will feature experimental encoder plugins for the ogg theora and dirac formats. This will make LiVES one of the first video editors in the world to support both of these new, open formats. If you are interested in testing these formats, please join the lives-video mailing list.
A video clip produced with LiVES has been broadcast on network TV. The "rave" clip was part of an hour long segment broadcast on the local station, Rotterdam TV, on 10/7/2004. The clip was exported in mjpeg format and re-rendered in Final Cut before being broadcast from there.
The clip can be downloaded here (be warned, it is a 350MB file). However, if you do download it, not only was the clip edited in LiVES, but in the background you can see LiVES being used to good effect as a VJ tool.
- LiVES workshop/demo at Transhack, Pula, Croatia, Sunday 27th June. Details are now here. Video copies of the workshop sessions will be available shortly.
- "Follow Love", a 4 minute music video by Salsaman, created in about 3 days using LiVES and the Gimp is shown at the .screen exhibition in the Teatergarasjen, Bergen, Norway. The video can be found here: ftp://ftp.reimeika.ca/gabriel/followlove.mpg (139 MB)
- LiVES 0.8.1 is included in the Mandrake 10 powerpack+.
- There is now a donations page for LiVES on Sourceforge. Please give generously, and help support LiVES and open media in general!
- There is now a #lives channel on freenode.
- LiVES VJ events:
- May 14th AHDH sessions club 8, Amsterdam.
- May 22nd 2004, ASCII 5th anniversary party.
- I just noticed this page. It seems that LiVES can be ported to openMosix, and it runs 'very smoothly'.
Bryon Gill writes:
"Wow, linux/free software has been really needing something like this. Thanks!
By the way, I built from source and it works fine on my fedora core 1 box"
- LiVES now also works verifiably on FreeBSD 5.1p14 (thanks to Davon for the help !)
- The new Sourceforge project page is now up and running. Please report any bugs or feature requests there.
- LiVES VJ demo at TWSTD nightclub, Amsterdam. 6th March 2004.
- LiVES VJ performance at the AMP studios, Amsterdam.
The BEK institute in Bergen, Norway secures funding for the foreseeable future. The author of LiVES was proud to be present at the open source video conference which may have helped to swing the case for the BEK.
LiVES workshop in Riereta, Spain (Catalunia).
LiVES was demonstrated at workshops in Riereta, and other places around Barcelona in mid January 2004. (See http://www.riereta.net)
LiVES used as a professional VJ tool at De Doos nightclub and TWSTD in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
As proof of LiVES' ability as real time performance tool, LiVES has now been used twice as a VJ tool at De Doos nightclub in Amsterdam. LiVES performed flawlessly for two 10 hour VJ sessions, much to the delight of the audience.
LiVES was also used as a VJ tool for the first ever VJ performance at TWSTD in Amsterdam, as part of the club's anniversary celebrations.
- Also in November, LiVES was demonstrated to video professionals,artists and members of the public at the Waag centre for Old and New Media in Amsterdam.
LiVES to participate in new Open Media Control for exchange of video data (streaming).
The author of LiVES participated in the BEK workshop in Bergen, Norway. As a result of this, LiVES will implement the new standard for exchanging video and command information between applications.
For more information on the OMC standard, and the applications which will support it, see the piksel site here: http://www.piksel.no.
LiVES 0.7.5 is included in the Mandrake 9.2 contributions disk.
Now, how about all those other distributions... ;-)
LiVES is included on the Dynebolic bootable CD
LiVES is now a part of the Dynebolic bootable CD, which gives it, amongst other things, the ability to run on the XBox.
This was done as part of the Next Five Minutes festival in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
LiVES 0.6.5 is featured on the cover disk of Linux Format magazine in the UK.
First public release of LiVES, version 0.1 by Salsaman (G. Finch)
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