Crowdfunding ... what's that then?
We've been getting a lot of interest from people asking about the campaign ... How does it work? What is crowdfunding? How can you help? So many questions ... ;-)
Well this is the basic answer ... crowdfunding is a way to get financial and moral support from people to bring an idea to life. What we have here is a concept! Subpoly Studios and Videoweave are our ideas and we want to make them into something more than that. If you help us to reach our target then we will be able to set Subpoly Studios up as a company, make Videoweave into a fully functional product and get it to market. Unfortunately, Indiegogo charge a fee (ok, that's fair enough), the perks cost money to get made (eh ... yeah, also fair enough!) and they have a minimum production quantity (well ... grrr to that one!) so if we don't meet the target then we won't be able to do all these things. Please help us take this to the next level.
If you have any further questions you can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing what you have to say. Thanks so much!
What is Videoweave?
Videoweave is a new type of video mixing software, similar to DJ software but purely for visuals. The software can be used alongside bands or DJs; at special events such as weddings, or even at a house party. Unlike most professional VJ software programs, Videoweave has been designed from the ground up to be as easy to use as possible. Also, while many pro VJ software programs cost €200 or more, Videoweave will retail for only €60. By making VJ software both accessible and affordable, we hope to revolutionize VJing and make it possible to VJ almost anywhere from a small club, event or house party, to super clubs, concerts and more.
How does Videoweave work?
Step 1: Choose your video folder
Step 2: Preview your videos
Step 3: Send your video to a channel
Step 4: Start mixing
It's as easy as that ...
Videoweave is a 4-channel real-time video mixer for live performance. It allows you to easily connect MIDI controllers in order to control multiple parameters in real-time. The onscreen controls are simple and intuitive to use, and currently include opacity fader, full on button, looping control, stretch/border mode and playback scrub (to choose a section of a video to play or loop). With your help we hope to advance these features even further to give as many control options as possible, while still keeping the software simple and easy to use.
Who is Subpoly Studios ...
Subpoly Studios is Luke and Marc Balbirnie. Marc is a composer, multimedia artist and software developer. He has designed many purpose built software programs for multimedia use in a youth arts and technology environment. These have included a software lighting controller, a 3-screen video presentation program and a multimedia installation program. His MPhil thesis included building a software audio mixer to control a 20-channel speaker array. His compositions have been performed in concert halls in Ireland and abroad. Luke is an artist and digital designer who specialises in 3D animation and logo design. He has previously been commissioned to produce multiple public artworks, and has had his video works performed in Ireland and abroad.
We hope you like the perks. There is an opportunity to buy the software in advance of release at a reduced price for all those Videoweavers out there, but the perks include other items from a straightforward 'Thank You Credit' to the rather cool merch items below.
Videoweave USB2.0 Wristband
The impact ... how you can help ...
Videoweave has been tried, tested and used functionally on a weekly basis in a nightclub environment, however it needs to be developed further to be ready for the commercial market. This is where you come in. We need physical resources, but most importantly we need the time to develop and finalise this project. In return for your pledge you will receive the perk listed and also aid us on our quest to release Videoweave as soon as possible. Thank you for your support!
Other ways you can help …
Anything that you pledge will help us achieve our goals - this is genuinely life changing stuff for us, and we need your help to make it happen. In return for your support we have some excellent perks including the chance to be among the first users of this innovative software. Please note that as your pledges will help us fund improvements in logo design etc. over the duration of the campaign the perk items may vary slightly from the images provided at this time.