September 16, 2011 at 10:28 am #4675
You should be able to duplicate the app in the Finder and run multiple instances. Hopefully your machine can keep up…
We’ll probably add the ability to have multiple recordings in a future version…October 16, 2011 at 11:29 am #4676vargaszParticipant
yes it was played back in qt correctly
i’ve fcp 7.0.3.
final cut saw the whole movie, but if the frame rate was under 25(u know this vj shiet more fx and more everything) the video was warped and the original duration filled with black frames
i hope this time is understandable 😀October 18, 2011 at 6:30 am #4677tsiwtParticipant
“”non-realtime recording at full quality and no dropped frames”is not what Syphon Recorder is about. If that’s your aim, I’d flat-out suggest you try other methods.”
I like everything you guys have done with syphon its amazing!! and thanks for making it open! for me it is interesting how realtime software could be used for nonrealtime purposes I believe there is a lot of creativity and exploration to be done in this realm. the problem is that a lot of realtime software like jitter etc.. don’t have quality renderings making it very difficult to have a Professional looking product at the end of the day. I just want to say that although I understand why syphon recorder is not about non realtime recording… I would like to point out that if it was it could really open up new worlds where you could facilitate the use of realtime software for nonrealtime purposes.
but I understand that some things just require to much time. anyways props for syphon.October 18, 2011 at 9:35 am #4678vadeKeymaster
Just FYI, you can totally do broadcast quality rendering in Jitter, you just need to know how to patch so you save frames out non realtime, and drive your metro/qmetro/rendering at non realtime speeds, and ensure your timing/keyframes are working at non-realtime.
Totally doable.October 18, 2011 at 9:39 am #4679
the problem is that a lot of realtime software like jitter etc.. don’t have quality renderings making it very difficult to have a Professional looking product at the end of the day… but I understand that some things just require to much time.
It’s not a matter of time – using Syphon for this sort of thing isn’t necessary – just about every environment lets you dump a still image out at whatever dimensions/resolution you want, and you can easily assemble a sequence of images into a movie. Lots of environments will let you output a movie directly.
If you’re absolutely determined to bring Syphon Recorder into the process, I would set up a patch where you draw a frame in Jitter or wherever, emit a midi signal and use MidiStroke to translate it to the key combo to capture a snapshot in Syphon Recorder, draw your next frame, repeat until you’re done.October 18, 2011 at 9:41 am #4680
vade and I posted simultaneously as is our habit: twice the advice…October 18, 2011 at 11:17 am #4681tsiwtParticipant
thank you for the double advice, Ill spend some time working on it. I guess the problem is that not everything is as simple and user friendly as your work. But I guess thats life :). I am happy two learn you can render quality images out of jitter, I tried using the (render node patch ) and it wasn’t that great so this time Ill try bangnoise’s advice, and for QC I’ll look into buying quartz crystal.
p.s I just saw that openemu and syphon can connect, fun.February 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm #5697AlexImixParticipant
Hi there, first of all thank you for making Syphon it’s amazing tool! I have a question about recorder. I want to record output of Mad Mapper 1.1 to use the recorded video afterwards for permanent installation and just to play it in loop mode with some media player. In my setup I’m going to use Matrox dualHead 2 Go and Full HD source video for mapping, so recorded video should be 2048×768? Am I right?February 23, 2012 at 8:26 pm #5698vadeKeymaster
Sounds reasonable. Ensure you have a decently fast disk to record at that size.February 24, 2012 at 12:27 am #5699AlexImixParticipant
Thank you for the reply. I’ll share my experience when I got it done.April 25, 2012 at 1:01 pm #5900
Great work with syphon/syphon recorder, crazy useful. Working on integrating QC video recording into a kiosk app… commandline/applescript in current QC has been a pain thus far. Any thoughts on OSC? or better yet sharing/open-sourcing syphon recorder? Would be more than happy to push back any updates.April 25, 2012 at 3:42 pm #5901
Yo and cheers lookitscook.
Usual advice for automation (see earlier in this thread): combine a MIDI signal with midiStroke ( http://www.charlie-roberts.com/midiStroke/ ) to send command-option-r to start/stop recording.
We’re not going to open-source Recorder, but definitely up for making it work for all the different things people want to do with it – so if you find the above doesn’t work then tell us more about your neeeeeeedz.April 30, 2012 at 1:28 pm #5910
Thanks! I saw midiStroke earlier… bit clunky for a permanent install. Using applescript from QC to trigger the keystroke would be ideal, though I haven’t been able to get it to fire only once. Alternatively may just write the keypress logic into a cocoa wrapper (instead of simple using quartz builder). Will keep you posted if anything interesting comes of it.May 17, 2012 at 9:53 am #6025
If anyone needs it, wrote a QC plugin to generate keystroke events. Download here: https://github.com/downloads/zebradog/QCKeyEventEmulator/KeyEventEmulator.plugin.zip
.. barely tested, lemme know if it breaks on you.May 17, 2012 at 11:10 am #6026
Awesome! Looks good.June 19, 2012 at 11:22 pm #6117KaianParticipant
bangnoise, thanks for Syphon Recorder – it’s a great way to put a video stream into a ProRes file!
lookitscook, thanks for creating the QC plugin to generate keystrokes!
I’m using Quartz Composer and command-option-r is turning out to be an unreliable way to start and stop recording. I wish there were separate menu items for Start Record and Stop – then I could send multiple signals to make sure they’re getting through.
Really I wish I could have a QC plugin specifically for Syphon Recorder – I’d love to be able to determine inside the QC composition if recording is taking place or not, and to trigger more things to occur when recording stops. A little API for Syphon Recorder would be amazing, since it’s a useful tool and it would be great to be able to automate it.
In any case, I wanted to say thanks!June 20, 2012 at 3:55 am #6119
HI yea we are vaguely considering some sort of automation for the future.
There is a period after ending a recording when you can’t start a new one (it takes a few moments to finish writing the movie file). It’s usually very short, but if you’re sending the stop/start immediately after each other then the start will be ignored.
I’ll think about a more useful way to handle this…June 25, 2012 at 10:12 am #6135KaianParticipant
The other suggestion I have is putting in a way to choose which audio device to record from, right up front like the video input selector.January 3, 2013 at 2:58 pm #16195jersmiParticipant
lookitscool’s Key Event Emulator seems to be a good solution. (Thank you!) MidiStroke was a bit buggy and clunky for me, and I’d much rather have something saved inside a QC patch.
(Maybe a small patch could be added to the QC Syphon Server plugin pkg?)February 28, 2013 at 11:59 am #18902markegouldParticipant
new to the Syphon world, a few basic questions so bear with me 🙂 I’ve gone through quite a few posts but not all and I’m quite happy to…
From the documentation and a few movies (I thought I recalled) “it appeared as simple” as having Syphon Recorder launched, along with VDMX, Resolume, Mac supported VJ app of your choice, which would then appear in Syphon recorder as source, and then you would be able to record.
Ah, perhaps not. At least so far with VDMX and Resolume, there’s nothing in the source pulldown of Syphon recorder. Perhaps not so simple. Is having the client, or the server running more likely what’s needed before this can work?
If I’m not clear, I want to be recording the output of these programs to supported codecs, to quicktime, to disk. If someone can point me to a URL, or suggest what’s necessary, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance,
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