BlendBuddy was developed to address problems faced by Video Engineers, Projectionists, Camera and Lighting Operators trying to create a consistent visual message.

BlendBuddy makes it easy for anyone to match colors across a variety of image sources:

  • Projectionists doing complicated Multiple-Projector Stacks or Blends use BlendBuddy, making edge-feathered/converged images perfectly calibrated across the RGB/Gamma spectrum.  

  • Video Engineers use BlendBuddy to match Cameras/other video sources, calibrating and troubleshooting different signals across a video system.

  • Lighting Operators can easily assess the evenness of their stage washes and compare the color white points from different light sources and Color Temperatures.

  • Camera Operators can use blend buddy to survey a venue a different times of day, helping with plan shots and maintain image consistency.

  • Technical Directors/Producers can approach difficult Multi-Media displays, helping match actual reflected light with backlight video sources communicating their intended looks using easily understood RGB/Luma values.

While BlendBuddy was developed for use in the AV Industry, it certainly has applications in other industries.

Let us know how we can help make BlendBuddy an even greater addition to your A/V Toolset.

Download BlendBuddy on the Apple App Store.

 To purchase a Digital Download from us, right now, CLICK HERE.

Here’s and example of using BlendBuddy :

  1. Sit next to your laptop pointing its webcam at the screen

  2. Use the Mouse/trackpad point at different areas across the screen, using your mouse or trackpad to store values at different points across the screen.  BlendBuddy automatically shows your the relative  value of Red Green and Blue with an average Luminance value as well.  

  3. Adjust Your Sources to match the RGB/Luminance values and you are set!

  4. Move to another viewing angle and start back at Step 1 until all audience viewing areas are calibrated.

 

PS-If you purchased BlendBuddy and are interested in using syphon for HDMI/SDI input into BlendBuddy, please contact joe@showblender.com. The Syphon implementation has had some stability issues, and Syphon servers must be configured in a specific way.  We are working on fixes and need beta testers!  We currently are testing use with BlackMagic MiniRecorders but, let us know your particular system needs.  We are saddened to learn that in Yosemite, Syphon apps cant get through the App-Sandbox due to the use of  NSDistributedNotificationCenter which is deprecated.  We are building a work-around, but until then, Syphon will remain in Beta.