Vj style Gui

    Jun 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 https://cycling74.com/forums/video-thumbnails 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!

    • Jun 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
    • Jun 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.
    • Jun 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.
    • Jun 26 2011 | 3:38 pm
      very nice. thanks andrew! b