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Vj style Gui

June 24, 2011 | 11:25 am

I’m looking for a good way to generate thumbnails from a folder which become a gui, linking to video files.

In this thread http://cycling74.com/forums/topic.php?id=11882 there is talk of some ready made feature coming in Max 5. I haven’t found one – does it exist.

I’ve found a way to do it but it is a bit clunky and involves loading each movie and extracting a frame from it, then putting it in a jitter matrix.

I guess if I saved the matrix and only loaded new files (zl compare?) and added them to the matrix that would probably do it.

But I am tired and now realizing I am hoping for an off the shelf solution!



Jan
June 24, 2011 | 11:37 am

you can build such an interface with javascript and [jsui]. But you would still need to have a frame of each movie file as an image file.
j


June 24, 2011 | 11:41 pm

I was looking into this idea the other day, while working on some ideas for a new live video patch I’m trying to put together. The attached is what I came up with. This is based on the Video Processing System articles, but until I can find time to finish this and document it, I offer this up as an undocumented and probably over-complicated solution.

Attachments:
  1. gridUIsketch.zip

June 26, 2011 | 9:24 am

That is really helpful thanks – similar to what I was doing but a lot more efficient!

A couple of my videos didn’t show up proper colorwise but sure I can get to the bottom of that.


June 26, 2011 | 3:38 pm

very nice. thanks andrew!
b


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