QuartzCrystal: Non-Linear recorder
Hi there, Here is an idea for a new feature in QuartzCrystal.
THE IDEA: QuartzCrystal is the best way to translate QC compositions into Quicktime movies, but there is a limitation (like quicktime for sure): There is nomore interactivity in our compositions. I don't talk about interaction in the final movie (i know, video is a linear media ;) But it could be great to record our interactions (live) before rendering the resulting movie. Most of our compositions are interactives. It could be a midi-in signal, keyboards keys, a video input, an audio spectrum, etc...
THE FEATURE: It could be a sort of Events Sequencer with "Start/pause, stop, reset" options (with customizable Keyboard Shortcuts) that records our interactions/modulations before rendering.
WHY IT'S ESSENTIAL: - For those who made linear animations there is no need of this "Event sequencer" feature, but there is also no need of Quartz Composer itself !!!! QC doesn't generate more or best animations than basic Compositing softwares. QC is great for interactivity !
In my opinion, if you consider that for 2D or 3D compositing you may use a better compositing software, interactivity is the only reason that we should use QC to create linear videos. QC and QuartzCrystal could be a great couple of real-time compositing softwares in that way.
THE LIMITATION: Recording audio and video inputs before rendering them by composition in a Quicktime movie could be difficult for starting (but it should works for shure) but we can begining with recording some simple Events like keyboards strokes, mouse mouvment, midi in, etc...
I'm not a programmer, so i can't help doing that feature... I would like to know what do you think about this idea ?
PS: Excuse my poor "Frenchy English" !!!
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