These patches allow realtime video streaming from one computer (A) to another (B). They use the Syphon Server-Client System and MaxMsp/Jitters jit.net and are therefore meant to be used either for vjing with two computers or for recording the stream on machine B without the need of a capture card. I am getting a absolutely stable stream of 960*540 pixel with 25-30fps. 720p worked “ok” as well. Properly set up – with consistent dimensions everywhere -, there shouldn’t be any degradation of quality at all. You need:
- 2 machines running osx
- maxmsp/jitter 6
- Syphon for Jitter
- applications that support syphon outputs / inputs (tested with vdmx) (for testing without any vj apps, you can of course use the syphon client and server apps)
- a cross network cable
This is pretty experimental for now and i’d be happy to see community enhancements! there is a brief step by step comment in the patches.