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Drive video loop with automation in ableton live

February 2, 2011 | 2:43 pm

I made a m4l patch to communicate through ethernet with my jitter vj patch. I can start movies through midi notes and I can use ableton live automation curves to drive my video fx in sync with the music. Nice and easy…
What I failed to achieve is to drive the speed of movies through automations curves. I use the frame message of and it works well with very short loops but when the movies are longer it goes bad (frame drops). I suspect that’s because I can’t uptdate the resolution of the curves to the lenght of the new movie but I don’t know how to solve the problem.
I hope that’s somewhat clear… Here’s my m4l module…

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and a simplified jitter patch.

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February 2, 2011 | 5:39 pm

It works with time instead of frame. Don’t know why but it works !

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