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Re: Video mixing using MIDI

Yes, I can suggest an assistant! A person that only focuses on
selecting which one of the cameras to put into the big screen
projector. A live video editing assistent. We used that method a few
years ago for a concert in Italy where four wireless cameras were
mounted on musician's instruments (and for the vocalist a "helmet" to
catch a portrait view of the singer in action). I can't recall exactly
the tech solution for mixing the four video streams but the full
package of four mini spy cams were super cheap to buy online and it
worked very well at the gig. When researching for the concert we
Googled "spy camera set" to find what was available.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen

On Sat, Nov 23, 2013 at 4:38 AM, Jean-Paul De Roover
<j.de.roover@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> Does anyone here have any experience or know of any ideas on how to mix
> video content in a live setting using a MIDI controller? Here's my 
> vision:
> As a live loop artist (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdZRqF2taZI), I've
> always wanted to have cameras (GoPro or otherwise) attached to me/my
> guitar/my other gear so that people in the audience could see what I'm
> manipulating from my vantage point. I was hoping to have a minimum of 3
> cameras running, attached to a projector that would then display those
> different angles to the audience.
> What I'd like to do is be able to control which camera angle is 
> 'selected'
> on screen, preferably with my feet. It'd be great if I could manipulate
> other audio hardware devices too using the same MIDI signal, so that I 
> could
> essentially trigger something like playback of a certain layer while
> simultaneously switching the camera from angle 1 to 3.
> Take this idea one further, and incorporate some basic lights into the 
> mix.
> So, any ideas for something that could be used to switch between cameras 
> for
> live video projection? My preference is for hardware since I don't trust
> laptops. Not particularly interested in effects and/or other visual
> manipulations either, but wouldn't turn them down! Thanks!
> --
> Jean-Paul De Roover
> www.jeanpaulderoover.com
> (807) 251-3376