VPT 7, a projection powerpack.
VPT (VideoProjectionTool) is a free multipurpose realtime projection software tool for Mac and Windows created by HC Gilje.
Among other things it can be used for projecting video on complex forms, adapt a projection to a particular space/surface, combine recorded and live footage, for multiscreen HD playback, for interactive installations using arduino sensors or camera tracking ++
VPT has become a popular tool for theatre and installation use, but is also used by VJs. The previous version,VPT 6, was downloaded over 20000 times.
VPT 7 is completely rebuilt making it faster, stabler, easier and more flexible to use than previous versions of VPT.
and yes, it is still FREE! However, if you use it in a project please mention that you use VPT and include a link to the VPT homepage.
Some of the new features include:
dynamic layers: add the number of layers you need for a particular project.
flexible source setup: create your own mix of quicktime,hap,still and mix modules according to the need of your project (on top of the live, solid and syphon sources).
In the mac version VPT continues to support the syphon framework but has also added support for the HAP codec, an opensource codec that greatly improves playback of high resolution video.
there is a completely new mask editor which lets you add as many mask points as you need.
the cornerpin adjustements of layers have improved, now providing a more correct distortion
the mesh editor is also new, and you can now apply a mesh distortion together with cornerpin distortion (not possible in previous versions).
expanded possibillites with controllers and the cuelist
an optional alternative to the traditional VPT presets using source presets and source playlists.
Mac Intel machine running OS X 10.5 or later, and 1 GB RAM. Jitter requires QuickTime 7.1 (or later), an OpenGL-compatible graphics card, and OpenGL 1.4 (or later).
For syphon and hap: minimum OS X 10.6
Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 machine with a Pentium 4® or Celeron® compatible processor or higher and 1 GB RAM. Jitter requires QuickTime 7.1 (or later), an OpenGL-compatible graphics card, and OpenGL 1.4 (or later).
For help check out VPT forum
VPT 7 OS X (vpt7_01)
VPT 7 WIN (vpt7_01)
Some useful extra tools mentioned in the VPT 7 manual:
even older versions: