Modul8 2.6.4 | October 2011 | Mac Os X | 21 MB
Modul8 is software designed from A to Z for performance and real time video. It has been adopted by hundreds of users looking for a tool that is extremely responsive, flexible and easy-to-use. Used in domains as diverse as veejaying, contemporary art, live performances, theater and video production this software has proven its worthiness in hundreds of projects around the globe by an incredibly active user community.
Above all Modul8 is a user interface designed in every detail for real time video performance. It possess a flexibility that will satisfy novices as well as advanced users. Based on a layer metaphor found in many common graphics editing software Modul8 allows for intuitive real time video composition. Each change can be seen immediately in the composition making this tool the ideal software for spontaneous improvisational creativity, interactive installations or live performances.
Unlike other VJ software you are in control of Modul8 and not vice-versa. Its flexibility in combining effects and filters lets you develop your own style with your own compositions and media. And when we talk about compositions we mean real spatial and temporal compositions.
Each media is a layer that can be moved, resized and rotated just like any graphics editor – completely in real time. Every effect and animation can be combined. Instead of being constrained predefined effects you are behind the controls of a genuinely creative tool.
Modul8 takes full advantage of your hardware be it a G4 PowerBook or a MacPro QuadCore. Modul8 is optimized for PowerPC and Intel processors. Thanks to its multi-threaded architecture Modul8 can fully leverage two or four processors as easily as it works on a G4.
Modul8 will take full advantage of the GPU and shaders of your video card to attain flawless quality and outstanding performance in your final composition.
Modul8 can work with extremely high resolutions. In fact Modul8 works in a 3D vector space that allows it to adapt to any resolution supported by your video card. Media are rendered at high resolution allowing you to work in HD resolutions or higher if it is supported by your hardware. To obtain a quality image down to the last detail filters are applied to your media in order to prevent pixilation. At the temporal level Modul8 works at the output frequency of your monitor or projector. This means that an unequaled flow of up to 100 images per second.
Modul8 recognizes most Quicktime codecs as well as any graphical format you can imagine. Add your media into the application with a simple drag and drop and you’re ready to begin mixing. Modul8 is able to work in the color format of the files you import and automatically integrate per-pixel transparency when supported by the format. Modul8 also supports dynamic media such as video capture. Using modules can create text by using the text module and graphics using the paint module.
Modul8 integrates standard video filters such as contrast, colour and luminance, distortion and blur. It also offers the possibility of advanced 3D transformations such as motifs, deformable grids –a particle engine together with animation effects. The software also recognizes CoreImage and FreeFrame filters providing you with access to hundreds of filters.
Transform your computer into a genuine multi-projection system with 7 outputs plus one for the user interface. When we say multiprojection we’re not talking about linear repetitions of the same composition. With Modul8 you determine exactly what region of the composition is sent to which projector or screen. The regions are actual clippings that can have the size or position you choose. They can even be partially spread or complemented. Filling complex spaces, creating walls of screens or spreading over facades becomes routine with the advanced multi-output feature.
Thanks to its data only recording system you can record for hours without having to dedicate a lot of disk space. Simply select a sequence from your logical recording and render to the size and the number of images per second that you want. You can perform and record a live set at 800x600 and render it later at a higher quality. Modul8 will automatically reconstruct the scene at the new resolution you have chosen
Modul8 can be controlled in many ways. The simplest and most accessible approach is by using the mouse and keyboard. For advanced use each function in modul8 can be assigned to a MIDI message that allows you to control Modul8 using any MIDI compliant device. Do you work with sound input? You can add audio intensity to any animation effect. By using the BPM module you can connect a rythym to any function in modul8. Most importantly all of these functions can work together simultaneously.
An integrated system of modules allows you to create custom functionality in Modul8. Create your own user interfaces. Write Python scripts for your own effects and behaviors directly in the application without having to stop a composition in progress. An on-line library that is accessible within Modul8 allows you to access dozens of modules created by the user community. GarageCube has also developed dozens of modules that are either distributed with the software or available for free via the on-line library.
The minimum recommended configuration is :
MacOS 10.4.8 (Tiger) or higher (Leopard).
(Modul8 V2.0.3 still available for 10.3.9 users).
MaxOS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) is required to use Syphon.
Quicktime 7.1.3 or higher
G4 1 ghz or higher processor (modul8 is universal)
AGP or PCI-EXPRESS 3d accelerated video card with at least 64 Mbytes of VRam
(Pci-express video cards is needed for multiprojection)
Minimum of 1GBytes of RAM.