Kosada is a small, owner-operated company founded in Columbus and now based in Athens, Ohio.
We specialize in developing desktop and mobile applications for Mac and iOS, and in developing web applications using Drupal. We are currently developing Vuo, multimedia software for artists, producers, and creators.
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Vuo lets media creators make interactive animations, exhibits, and professional-grade media projects by connecting up simple building blocks. Media creators can use these blocks to manipulate audio input, images, layers, videos, and 2D + 3D graphics, as well as record high-quality video of the results. Vuo 1.2 adds the ability to create custom building blocks, further simplifying workflow.
Vuo 1.2 provides quality and speed increases when rendering complex graphics, due to improved graphics performance and reduced CPU usage. In Vuo 1.2 for Mac OS X, media creators can organize and simplify their compositions by combining Vuo’s building blocks to create larger, custom, reusable building blocks.Read more
Research Design Connections, an online design newsletter for paying subscribers, needed a new responsive website. Their old website, developed in 2007, required an overhaul to freshen its look, improve its efficiency, and meet the growing need for people accessing its content from mobile devices. Research Design Connections publishes research-backed articles on how design affects human emotions and behavior to an audience that includes interior designers, architects, and landscape architects.
Kosada has released Vuo version 1.1. For this release, Kosada implemented some major new features, including movie exporting (offline rendering with antialiasing and motion blur), serial input/output, new graphics shaders, more audio analyzers, and screen capture.
Vuo is a visual programming language for designing live interactive media.
Back in 2008, Kosada developed and published the Drupal Administer Users by Role module — we noticed that Drupal lacked a way to delegate user administration to users without full administrative permissions, so we came up with a solution and shared it with the community. Initially we wrote it for Drupal 5, and later we ported it to Drupal 6. Currently about 5,700 websites use this module.
Today Kosada announced the release of Vuo 1.0. Aimed at media producers, VJs, interactive artists, and media-making non-programmers, Vuo enables users to interactively create and mix audio, video, and 2D + 3D effects. It is designed for media production of heavy-duty graphics effects, professional stage production, multimedia installations, audio integration, and interactive data displays, while still being simple enough for casual experimentation.
Built for Mac OS X, Vuo is an alternative to Apple’s Quartz Composer, a popular visual programming tool, which is used in settings from live performances to studio post-production. Once focused on writing extensions to Quartz Composer, the Kosada team realized that to take full advantage of newer technologies, they would need to create their own visual programming tool.