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Video projection help needed

Posted by: | June 22, 2009 | 1 Comment |

I’m doing a class assembly in a couple of weeks. The kids want some video projection in the background – stormy seas, animals which feature in the assembly etc. Some of it will need sound, but some won’t. As this is the kids’ idea, I am keen that they should operate the computer and projection. How could we do this? I’ve tried embedding video into Powerpoint which would be familiar and easy to make, but it is really unstable – not pre-buffering means it crashes and loses sound etc.

What else could they use? It needs to be possible to repeat the video to sync it with the live action, and I don’t want to see taskbars or anything (it should be full screen all of the time). It also needs to be PC based.

Please help!

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  1. By: Andrew on June 22, 2009 at 8:08 pm      

    I did Twitter. Shame you can’t get a Mac, would be dead easy. Try finding a VJ app like Resolume, encode the video to something like H264, or Quicktime PhotoJPEG (photojpeg is my favourite because it can have a keyframe every frame to allow scrubbing) and trigger the clips via the keyboard, or a midi controller. It’s very simple, try the VJForums for info on cheap or free VJ apps for PC.

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