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    OT: Graphics that React to Music?

    Is there a program or application that can create interactive graphics to accompany music (kind of like Windows Media Player) and then record the combined output as a Quicktime file?

    What I want to do is put some music only demos on a DVD along with some video demos but the music only demos would have a blank screen to stare at so thought some interactive graphics would make it a bit more interesting. Any suggestions?

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    Re: OT: Graphics that React to Music?

    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    Is there a program or application that can create interactive graphics to accompany music (kind of like Windows Media Player) and then record the combined output as a Quicktime file?

    What I want to do is put some music only demos on a DVD along with some video demos but the music only demos would have a blank screen to stare at so thought some interactive graphics would make it a bit more interesting. Any suggestions?
    Ah,

    smile. If I were you, I would tell the listeners: please close your eyes and listen to my music..... .

    Music is first to the ears, not to the eyes!

    Look at the young generation... . They listen to bad music, only because why the video is great.... .

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    Re: OT: Graphics that React to Music?

    On the other hand there is the fact that we live in the world of technology. I always use the visual aid in Windows Media Player to listen to my music and the music of other from the listening room when I can. I also close my eyes and listen. I find that both ways are of great value for me.

    GeForce who has a free download of their amazing program, also they say on thier site that they are working on a version that will allow one to record the images with the music to create a video.
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    Re: OT: Graphics that React to Music?

    Also Sean knows of some program that does that, i think. You could PM him.

    I agree with Gunther though, IMO, video and film needs music, but music does not need film or video.

    David

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    Re: OT: Graphics that React to Music?

    Though I agree wholeheartedly with Gunther, if you really want the visual aid...

    If you have a fast computer, you can get a video screen capture utility, run Windows Media at full screen, and record the output in video form, then compile the video and audio. However, that's quite a bit of work...
    Best of luck,
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    Re: OT: Graphics that React to Music?

    Quote Originally Posted by Samantha Penigar
    GeForce who has a free download of their amazing program, also they say on thier site that they are working on a version that will allow one to record the images with the music to create a video.
    If it's a demo DVD and you know your target market and you think they would enjoy graphics - then I agree with Samantha - the GeForce program is really pretty cool.

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    Re: OT: Graphics that React to Music?

    On my YouTube channel ( http://www.youtube.com/wizardwalk ) I used the Music Animation Machine (from http://www.musanim.com ) to create videos to put with my music.

    The software opens MIDI files, which I then played and captured with the free CamStudio ( http://www.camstudio.org/ ). I then used Windows Movie Maker to sync the video with my GPO MP3 file.

    I find the Music Animation Machine's output to be a bit hypnotic since as it scrolls by I can "sense" what's coming... sort of like following along with a score. Not quite as fancy graphics-wise as G-Force.
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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    Re: OT: Graphics that React to Music?

    Thank you all for the responses. This forum has the most knowledgeble and friendly people on it, I knew if there was an answer to my question this would be the place to find it.

    I've downloaded G-force (which does exactly what I had in mind) and Camstudio (which I still have to try). If everything works okay I'll buy the 'gold' version of G-force and be a happy camper.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: OT: Graphics that React to Music?

    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    Thank you all for the responses. This forum has the most knowledgeble and friendly people on it, I knew if there was an answer to my question this would be the place to find it.

    I've downloaded G-force (which does exactly what I had in mind) and Camstudio (which I still have to try). If everything works okay I'll buy the 'gold' version of G-force and be a happy camper.

    Thanks again.
    Please let us know how this works out for you. I would like you to PM (private message) me and let me know as soon as you have tried both the GForce and the Camstudio.
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    Re: OT: Graphics that React to Music?

    I've tried CamStudio (http://sf.net/projects/camstudio). To get the ability to record from programs that generate video such as media players or visualizations, you have to alter your registry.
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