New to the site and new to Modul8. I am just about finished building my first MODUL8 VJ RIG. I have been reading through the forums and have learned some great things and am excited to try them out. I wanted to run the system I am in the process of building past some of you gurus to see if I could get some feedback from those of you who really know.
I will be honest I come from the world of PC and have been running Resolume for the past year and half and before that DVD Players and a Panasonic MX50(which I still use.)
However I feel Confident and am excited to delve into the world of MAC! Here are the specs of the system I have chosen as the platform.
2X2.00 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
4GB 667 DDR2 FB DIMM ECC-4x1GB
3xNVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB
500GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s drive
16x SuperDrive DL
Apple Keyboard & Mighty Mse
Mac OS X
2XHANNs.G (19 inch widescreen)
Still to purchase:
2x 5500 Lumenz SANYO PLC-XP57L
2x 3000 Lumens SANYO PLC-XU48
4 VGA Xtenders
SONY DVD VCR COMBO
KRAMER VS-812 8 INPUT 1 OUTPUT VIDEO SWITCH
This switch will be used to connect outside sources as well as live camera feeds into a video capture card on the MAC.
For capturing video into MAC I read a suggestion on here for the BlackMagic Design DECK LINK would be a good solution. The delay that seems to be caused by firewire would be unacceptable. I owuld love to hear about other solutions as well.
For Midi I want to have a fairly robust solution as I would like to cue some video clips and special effect from a LEPRECON X48 DMX Console as well as a pair of MIDI controllers for LIVE. Here are the 2 devices i have picked out:
Vestax VCI100 DJ Midi Controller
M-AUDIO EVOLUTION UC-33e
I was hoping to piggyback both controllets to run different functions of the programs.
Initially I will be pushing 4 screens configured so that 2 center will be compbined into a videowall while the two outside screens will most often mirror each other but have the flexibility to have different content.
I also will have a small monitor for the switch.
Comments suggestions any feedback would be greatly appreciated. I also will contine to read all your great posts and learn as much as I can that way. I will keep you all updated on the projects progress as well.