Audio Fundamentals

A guide to how sound works with an emphasis on its basic physics. Audio Fundamentals (53MB) The information presented here is about how sound works in an audio recording context. In part it’s about technologies – and contains some useful techniques – but in the main it is about the practical application of the physics of sound. You will not find much information on which buttons to push on a particular device or program, or what to plug in where. Instead, it attempts to sketch a conceptual foundation to making recordings with a bit more understanding about what is really Read more

Open Broadcaster Software

Open Broadcaster Software is free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. Supported features include: Encoding using H264 (x264) and AAC. Support for Intel Quick Sync Video (QSV) and NVENC. Unlimited number of scenes and sources. Live RTMP streaming to Twitch, YouTube, DailyMotion, Hitbox and more. File output to MP4 or FLV. GPU-based game capture for high performance game streaming. DirectShow capture device support (webcams, capture cards, etc). Windows 8 high speed monitor capture support. Bilinear or lanczos3 resampling. Syphon in and out


Sliider is a simple yet usable application for VJing with webGL and other interactive web based graphics. Stream content from web pages, crossfade between two streams and/or output to Syphon to share with other applications. Mouse control of webpage preserved. It works on Mac OSX, Windows and Linux. Embedded Chrome browser. 99% of what works in Chrome will work in Sliider. full screen output A <-> B crossfader Load html files from disk or the web Syphon output for the OSX version Control panel with sliders and buttons Drag and click in the scene with the mouse

Pixel Conduit

The “Swiss army knife” of visual effects and live video processing. Everything in PixelConduit is designed for realtime performance and high color precision. With its flexible user interface and advanced extension possibilities, PixelConduit is at home in any scenario that deals with video, whether it’s live effects, dynamic video installations, or post-production work like compositing and workflow automation. PixelConduit includes over 90 different image processing operations that support High Dynamic Range imaging (floating-point color) everywhere throughout the rendering pipeline. All the built-in tools such as blue/green screen keyers, various color correction tools and high-quality blurs can be combined without limitations thanks to Read more

print@UCL – Utility printing in the Slade building

There are now two new utility printers in the Slade building, accessed via the print@UCL network. One is on the ground floor by Studio 6 (to the left of the main staircase), the other on the 2nd floor by the lift. Print in B&W and colour, A4 and A3. Send documents to the print@UCL print queue with your username and ID, retrieve prints from any printer with your UCL ID card. All UCL cluster PCs have the print@UCL queue available, as do all stations in the Slade EMS. You can also add print@UCL to your own computer by following the instructions here.    

Utility Printing at UCL

For normal printing in A4/A3, black/white and colour, UCL have Cluster Rooms in many locations. Students are allocated a “free” printing quota each term. The cluster room in the basement of the Cruciform (opposite the main UCL entrance) is quite convenient to access from the Slade and has all printing options.