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video experiments
During the Fall of 1998, I did several experiments dealing with video input. Each of these run real-time, using a video camera or television signal as a raw stream of image and color data. I've included movies and screenshots here, they use use the trailer from Fargo as the input video to be re-visualized. View the trailer movie (5.6M, quicktime).
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The application shown here arranges each of the individual colors in the image based on their brightness, darker colors at the left and brighter ones to the right.
still images | video

This example constructs the image out of letters. The individual letters are chosen based on the brightness of that area of the image, so dark areas might use a small lowercase letter, whereas brighter portions use denser letters, such as a W. The movie is large because the effect doesn't work in smaller format.
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This piece re-organizes the pixels of the image into their respective locations in the hue, saturation, value color model.

These projects were developed in C++ several years ago on an SGI machine. Nowadays, they can be done in very little code with Processing. All three are included as example code in the Processing download.



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