The VJamm Clip Inspector gives you
realtime control over your clips
Main - Here
you have sliders to let you control the opacity, luma key, volume and
speed of your clips. The Luma Blend slider lets you adjust the blend
gradient of VJamm's full 8 bit alpha blended luma key for smoother
keying and compositing effects. Inverse luma keys in from white rather
Sync Mode is VJamm's built-in synchronisation
system: clips in sync mode are automatically synced so they play in
time. Use ReSync to keep clips of different lengths in time: ReSync
does a global VJamm synchro at the end of this clip.
Chop is the classic VJamm chopper: your clip
is chopped into eighths which are chosen at random. This is great for
AV cutup and VJing as it does a mini live remix of your clip
In Point / Out Point are manual entry boxes
for your loops
2D - The 2D tab of the Clip Inspector has sliders for changing
the size and shape of your clips. Just drag with the mouse on the
output monitor to position clips. Here you also have layer blending
options, colour swap controls and clip size presets as well as manual
entry for clip positions.
Alpha Matte - Here you can load an 8 bit
greyscale bitmap onto your clip to give a static stencil or alpha
matte. The bitmap can be any size but for precise control you should
use bitmaps of the same size in pixels as your AVI. Black parts of the
bitmap will translate into fully transparent when your clip plays,
white parts will be fully visible (opaque). the grey scales in between
allow you to do transparency washes, or interpolation on shapes.
3D - This tab gives access to OpenGL RealTime 3D functionality.
Switch on the Enable BillBoard checkbox to make these sliders work. So
long as your clip is bigger than 256x256 it can be flown around in 3D
in large arrays. Try using opacity / luma and dieback trails.
FreeFrame - RealTime Video Effects are provided in VJamm by
There are hundreds of FreeFrame plugins that
can be loaded into VJamm to apply different effects to your video
clips. Each effect has a series of parameters that you can control live
in the mix using the sliders in this tab or via MIDI.
FreeFrame is an open plugin system developed
by VJamm and other VJ softwares to enable us to share video effects
plugins around the VJ community.
FreeFrame 1.0 plugins should be placed in a
plugins subdirectory of your VJamm .exe directory. VJamm will then
attempt to load them when you start the program, and make them
available to you in the FreeFrame tab.
VJamm lets you control 8 parameters on each
FreeFrame effect. FreeFrame effects can be switched on and off using
the Effect button, by using MIDI black note decimal 56 (Ab) or by
pressing the M key on the PC Keyboard. You can also use the Wet/Dry
slider and its MIDI controller mapping to fade between a fully effected
version of your clip and the uneffected version.
The FreeFrame Plugin Monitor window gives access to
programming information about the plugin in use - this is particularly
intended for plugin developers.
For more info on FreeFrame, please visit www.freeframe.org
BPM - The BPM functions in
VJamm allow you to automatically repitch clips to a particular BPM. To
use this function, enter the number of beats that your clip is long,
check the follow BPM box, and also check the auto follow BPM box in the
Options window. When Auto Follow BPM is on, clips are imported with
Follow BPM checked automatically, and they automatically follow changes
you make to the VJamm global BPM. The BPM tab also contains other
useful info about your clip - the calculated BPM, audio length, sample
rate, no. video frames, FPS, and the number of frames per beat.