Quartz Composer + Ableton + QLab

qewrty's picture


So I have got a project that I am hoping i can get some setup ideas form you guys. I am open to any suggestion as i am at the drawing board stage at the moment.

So the idea is have lets say a multiple amount of either go pro's or replay xd cameras on stage plug them into some sort of matrix and then into QLab that then can be triggered from ableton individually via midi or jump to a different cue where cameras can be in a different configuration.

QLab then sends final output to Quartz where the final effects and processing are applied. The final image is sent to a projector or to a hippo media server for mapping.

So some thoughts on why this setup. I have read a couple of posts saying that quartz doesn't really handle multiple camera inputs that well, so hence the use of qlab. The reason for go pro's or replayxds is that they are small and can be easily hidden in a set on stage.

Can you please give some suggestions if you think this is a doable setup or something can be cut or needs to be added to this.


Fading between patches

olaf123's picture

Hello All!

I am new to quartz composer, but avidly finding my way around. I am working on a new performance that involves switching between four patches running different effects, I have the composition set up so that I key command switching between video feeds/patches. My problem is I would like to fade to black in between each composition and then fade into the next one. I imagine this is pretty simple to some, Any ideas?

I have also been trying to get this work with Qlab loading the quartz compositions, but I cant seem to get the fader to work for the video feed. Perhaps someone has worked with quartz and Qlab before! Help my performance is getting closer!!!