Category: News

Everything old is new again…

HMMMM… the continuing legacy of patented video compression. But now rather than the David vs. Goliath of Theora/ vs. MPEG LA it’s Google vs. MPEG-LA. Interesting though how this coverage in the main stream technology press doesn’t even once mention free software, nor even open source. What’s also not discussed is the relation to hardware […]



How to run ffmpeg in the browser? Compile it to javascript of course! Is LLVM is the new gcc and javascript the new C?! Crazy cool.


TPC The Pirate Cinema

In the context of omnipresent telecommunications surveillance, “The Pirate Cinema” reveals the hidden activity and geography of Peer-to-Peer file sharing. The project is presented as a monitoring room, which shows Peer-to-Peer transfers happening in real time on networks using the BitTorrent protocol. The installation produces an arbitrary cut-up of the files currently being exchanged. Users […]

Films and Projects, Media archives, News

Cinelerra-CV Floss-Manual

Floss Manuals francophone has published a manual about the open-source professional video-editing software Cinelerra. The publication is available for download as PDF or Epub on the website of Floss Manuals, a printed version will be available soon. The publication was written and edited during a Libérathon (booksprint). Target audience The intention of the publisher was […]

Editing software, Manuals, News

Kids test Toonloop

Two small video’s to show the fun kid of the Prinses Paolaschool in Molenbeek / Brussels had while testing the live stop-motion software Toonloop. Toonloop developer Alexandre Quessy was guest at BEAM, the Multi-Media Atelier of JES Brussels.

Collaborative filming, Editing software, Films and Projects, News, toonloop

Cinelerra server @

During the Libre Graphics Research Unit that was organised by Constant in Brussels between 22 – 25 february 2012, Lisa Haskel talked about the Cinelerra server project connected to The idea is that multiple editors who all have the same assets on their local machines, share their edit decision lists:A simple way to make […]

Collaborative filming, News, Problems and solutions

Women in Fosdem

Fosdem, the Freedom and Open Source Developers Meeting in Brussels is coming up next weekend. Maybe you met one of theses women last year:


Open Freely Available (and sometimes) Freely Usable Video

The EU screen website “aims to promote the use of television content to explore Europe’s rich and diverse cultural history. It will create access to over 30,000 items of programme content and information, and it will prove valuable to the widest range of cultural, educational and recreational users.” All the video’s are posted under the […]

cc / fal / public domain, Media archives, News

Open Source Video ?

On 22 september, we showed some films in our freshly opened Libre Video Lab, which is part of Constant Variable, Constant’s new lab building dedicated to F/LOSS art, on Rue Gallait 80 in Schaarbeek, Brussels. We showed some video’s that were in their own way give meaning to the ‘open’ in ‘open source’ video. The […]

Films and Projects, Media archives, News

Comparison of video resolutions

Comparison of video resolutions. White background denotes resolutions with less than one million pixels. Illustration to Wikipedia article ‘Video’.

Manuals, News