Re: Motion sensor to control playback

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Mar 13 2012 | 11:13 pm

Yeah, I know it's probably fairly simple functionalities. And so far I've been able to work out how to set up the infinite looping of a single file, and detecting the webcam (although following the tutorial was useless as somehow the vdevlist wasn't understood by the umenu?) and then tried following the jitter recipe 32 for setting up some motion detecting. That's where the trail seems to run cold for me; I can't find any information on how to stop playback when motion is detected and resume playback in intervals once that's not the case any more.

As far as I've been able to gather it's kind of a simpler version of the Video Trigger patch made by a guy named Zach Poff (, but inversed. But figuring out how that's working has been fruitless.

Basically the .png shows what I've been able to get to, but that's the extend of it.

Hope someone will be able to provide some advice or a pointer in the right direction.


  1. project1.png


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