Video DJ software for live-adjusting speed/hue/brightness/etc.?
August 16, 2007 1:34 PM   Subscribe

I need to find software that will let me tweak the speed, hue, saturation, brightness, etc. of videos live -- and any other effects but those are the basics. Mac or PC.

I've got gigabytes of solar satellite footage from the TRACE satellite that I want to mix live w/ a DJ -- tweaking the speed and bursting the saturation and hue in sync with music. The key here is live tweaking -- not post-production software like Adobe Premiere or Final Cut. Thanks in advance for the insight!
posted by jruckman to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
ArKaos might be what you're looking for for VJ-type things with live tweaks. Mac or PC, keyboard or MIDI control, demo available to see if it's up your alley.
posted by knowles at 2:36 PM on August 16, 2007

Maybe VDMX5 (Mac OS only)?
posted by RichardP at 2:41 PM on August 16, 2007

posted by lia at 3:43 PM on August 16, 2007

You might try Quartz Composer - it came with my Mac, and it probably came with yours. You can definitely tweak video playback or live video on the fly with it. Just search for "Quartz Composer" in spotlight, then check out this tutorial from Apple.
posted by tehgubner at 4:31 PM on August 16, 2007

MPlayer is a cross-platform (mac/Windows/Linux) movie player, and has keyboard controls, including speed, hue, saturation, brightness etc.
posted by flabdablet at 10:30 PM on August 16, 2007

The KMPlayer.
posted by Gyan at 11:07 PM on August 16, 2007

Quicktime has this feature built-in. Open the QT player, hit Command/Ctrl-K and voila! There's Brightness, Color, Contrast, Tint and live playback speed controls (forwards AND backwards, even)

It's a lo-fi solution, but chances are - you've already got it.
posted by revmitcz at 7:54 PM on August 17, 2007

ArKaos and VDMX5 are amazing. Jitter looks interesting but I can't figure it out just yet. Thanks!
posted by jruckman at 9:44 PM on August 18, 2007

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