PixiVisor: Video over audio – an introduction

February 9, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized 

PixiVisor is a revolutionary tool for audio-visual experiments. Simple, fun, cross-platform.
More info: http://warmplace.ru/soft/pixivisor

Music: http://nightradio.bandcamp.com/track/…

It consists of two parts: Transmitter and Receiver.
Transmitter converts the video (static 64×64 image or 10FPS animation) to the sound, pixel by pixel (progressive scan). So you can listen the sound of your image. But the main function of the Transmitter is to transmit the signal to the receiving devices.
Receiver converts the sound (from microphone or Line-in input) back to the video. You can set the color palette for this video, and record it to animated GIF file.

Key features:

  • file formats supported by Transmitter: JPEG, PNG, GIF (static and animated);
  • real-time video export to animated GIF;
  • 64 predefined color palettes;
  • iOS: iTunes File Sharing;
  • iOS: Wi-Fi Export/Import (in the File menu of the Transmitter);
  • more functions in the next PixiVisor updates…

Examples of use:

  • wireless Lo-Fi video transmission over audio;
  • video signal transmission through audio cable; you can then modify that signal by some mixers or audio FX processors;
  • VJing;
  • sound visualization;
  • save any sound to animated GIF;
  • hide some images and animation in your music;
  • searching for hidden messages in the ambient noise; EVP;
  • something else; reveal it first!

 

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