Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fun with motion vectors

Zoom Player has a neat function that will overlay video codec info over the video, in this case, showing the motion vectors that it's using to decode the video. This goes on behind the scenes whenever you watch a video, but it's neat to see the way that different elements end up getting represented in the video. I have yet to find an artistic use for this, but I will :D

It also has a cool looking 'unsharp mask' effect that looks great on smoke to give an artistic 'toon render' look. Too bad it's too late to go back and change 60 minutes of film :( oh well, there's always the next film ;D

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