2 mp4 videos and a live video feed - 1 video strobing


    Sep 18 2013 | 5:40 pm
    Hi there, I'm taking a live feed from a webcam and alphablending it with a mp4 video file (#1). What I want is for another mp4 video file (#2) to play automatically when there is no live feed (faceoff), and hence no video #1. However when video #2 is triggered to play (regardless of what video i read) it appears to strobe - and plays at 10-15 fps. I've copied this section on the patch below. I feel like it's a silly mistake but am not expert enough in Max to solve it myself so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks, Ji

    • Sep 18 2013 | 6:08 pm
      unlike audio signals, you can't plug two outputting jitter matrices into the same input. turn your gate into a two input switch to toggle between the live feed and the movie.
    • Sep 18 2013 | 6:43 pm
      Thanks Rob!.. but am I meant to do something else as I'm getting the same strobing effect on using your code?
    • Sep 19 2013 | 4:48 pm
      just to clarify, I'm getting a slightly higher fps reading now on video #2 but the strobing us still there. It's part of an outdoor projection tomorrow night and I don't want to set off anyone with epilepsy. Many Thanks. Ji