Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Arduino Video Experimenter Shield

Here is a new video interface for the Arduino link here 

"The Video Experimenter shield is an Arduino shield that lets you do all kinds of experiments with video.
Overlay text and graphics onto a video signal from a camera, DVR, DVD player, VCR or any other source of composite video.
Capture low-res video image frames for display or video processing. Give your Arduino the gift of sight!
Perform object detection for computer vision projects.
Decode closed captioning or XDS (extended data services) data embedded in television broadcasts.
Works with NTSC (North America) or PAL (rest of the world) television standards.
Uses digital pins 2, 6, 7, 8, and optionally 9. Uses analog pin 2."

Monday, 22 August 2011

Richard's Video Synth Jam mk2

 Yesterday I visited Richard's house (one of the few video synth guys in the UK) to see his system again, test some stuff and talk about building my own system based on his designs for more info on his system see here ---> synth-punk

We captured some low quality video from my capture device that I'm sure will find it's way online at sompoint on his blog but for now here are some even lower-quality snaps from my archaic antediluvian mobile phone. Sorry about the quality :(

we also played with some feedback using Richard's genlockable CCTV camera
his system is fantastic fun to play with!

Monday, 8 August 2011

nightmare machine test

from ldtronics

"some test footage run through a video enhancer that i modified, it now is more of a dehancer and that is just how i like it. the machine can glitch the video (any video source can be run through it) manually or an audio source can be run into it causing it to glitch to the music. it has a lowpass filter which allows you to control the frequencies of the music that cause it to glitch. this video is manual glitching only. also, sorry if the audio level is low... but i am too lazy to fix that."

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Electrokraft Music Vision

Here is a sample of the output from an Electrokraft Music Vision uploaded by Fletcher Pratt
more info here and here

Friday, 5 August 2011

Professor Tom's Video Feedback

Here is an excellent website and gallery of video feedback images and techniques explained by Professor Tom

Tuesday, 2 August 2011



Cait Stephens

 There is a cool video instillation documented on Cait Stephens site made with modified TVs