Matthew Paine Music

I have played a bit with Xjadeo on windows. I can select a frame from a video using CV. That’s neat - but so far, I have no luck doing smooth playback and other advanced functionality.

I run it from a windows commandline, as you can see in the screenshot “xjadeo -O portnumber” - portnumber is the port i want OSC to listen on. I right click the xjadeo window to load a video, and note the length in frames. In cvOSCcv, I check convert. 0-10 for the input. for the OSC out: Min value is 1, (first frame). max value is the number of frames minus 1.

Not much of a “movie player in Rack” - but maybe a path to follow.

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That is super cool @Jens.Peter.Nielsen! I guess it will be a while for vid player in Rack as it already chews up the CPU. Also, given the plugin versions of Rack, I imagine that not many people are interesting in film scoring in the standalone version. I love getting away from traditional DAW’s, so this is a super fun type of workflow experiment.

In your experiments, you might want to increase the channel sensitivity preset of cvOSCcv to pick up and send even smaller changes than the default.

do this by right clicking the module - go to preset and copy.

open an editor - notepad is fine, and find the lines that configure the input channel you want to change (here, input channel 1)

change “channelSensitivity”: to something smaller. I used 0.000000001

select all and copy - and go back to VCV. Paste the chaged preset to cvOSCcv, suing paste in the right-click menu.

A numerical change between two updates, greater than the channelsensitivity (now very small), will result in an osc send of the converted value.

this example of a 615 frame clip: 10V / 615 = 0.01626 V per frame.

I can use this setting to step up one frame at a time, using Stoermelder PILE. it stops at the last frame. I didn’t need it to loop, but you can use a comparator to reset PILE at 10V.

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