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Author: DrKesler  
Description: This version is similar to DRK LIVECAM4. The difference is the way the frame camera is mapped to MIDI continuous controllers. This case in a quad-grid mode.

DRK LIVECAM4 (Max version for PC, look for Quick Time version in my other plugins to use with MAC) transforms your camera into a 4 continuous midi sensor-controller.
Useful for:
- Musicians who want to explore in real-time, interactive multimedia, with a kind of light & movement sensor-instrument
- Dancers and performers who dont want to depend on a pre-recorded cd, and prefere to making and/or to processing the music alive
As they want, "when" they want, getting so more freedom, surprise and a more lively and integrated situation on scene.
- Interactive instalations where the people that participates can generate or process the music as they walk on it.

All with a simple and cheap web cam...(or any cam recognized by the computer)

How does it works?
The frame area of the drk livecacam4 is virtually divided into 4 zones and each zone correspond to a midi controller when livecam translates the luminance (direct and-or by reflection) to midi values.
Every enough iluminated object works: faces, objects, fixed more luminance corresponds greater midi value.
Some clothes reflectes very well the light, the human skin and hair does, some surfaces and materials....i´ll suggest you to try.
It is better for the captation to work with good contrast: in some darkness and with some iluminated objects or persons to have a lineal behaviour but of course you can experiment with the light conditions.
Also may be interesting for experiment to move the camera, capting different quiet ambient objects like walls, furniture, etc.
Giving so movement to the quietness and translating the results to musical aspects that you decide.

It is very interesting and precise to work with lanterns, better small-led control the midi value with the distance between the camera and the lantern.


Author: Fabian Kesler -

Device Details

Downloads: 1306
Tags video, other, hardware
Live Version Used: 9.1
Max Version Used: 6.1.9
Date Added: Jul 19 2015 07:30:00
Date Last Updated: Not updated yet
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Device Type: midi_device
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Device Files

Device File: DRK LIVECAM4 cuadricula.amxd


hey, this looks great and imports well, but I can not choose camera. Is this version too old to use for latest version of Live?

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