Chapter 16

Video

“I have no memory. It’s like looking in a mirror and seeing nothing but mirror.”

Alfred Hitchcock

In this chapter:

– Displaying live video.

– Displaying recorded video.

– Creating a software mirror.

– How to use a video camera as a sensor.

16.1 Before Processing

Now that we have explored static images in Processing, we are ready to move on to moving images, specifically from a live camera (and later, from a recorded movie). Using a digital video camera connected to a PC or Mac requires a few simple steps before any code can be written.

On a Mac:

• Attach a camera to your computer.

• Make sure any necessary software and drivers for the camera are installed.

• Test the camera in another program, such as iChat, to make sure ...

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