Waaave Pool is a video synthesis system based on a variable length video delay. 2 seconds of incoming video is stored in a framebuffer. The framebuffer can be fed by the video input for mixing and processing an incoming video signal with a delayed and processed version of itself or can be set in an internal feedback loop which allows one to explore a rich and diverse world of generative reaction diffusion systems, fractals, morphing escher-esque tilings and other kinds of chaotic video scapes. For audio reactive controls over the waaave pool, investigate Auto Waaave. For more details on operations check out the manual.
BARE BONES EDITION comes with the video processing unit in a lightweight enclosure, power supply, and analog video breakout cables. USB video source and control sources will need to be sourced elsewhere. This is a great option for someone who already has their own usb midi and usb camera sources on hand
BASIC PLUS EDITION comes with the video processing unit in a lightweight enclosure, power supply, analog video breakout cables a premapped usb midi controller (korg nanokontrol2), and a usb camera. This is a perfect option for someone who wants to have a fully functioning unit right out the box and also does not prioritize running analog sd video signals into Waaave Pool
CAPTURE EDITION comes with the video processing unit in a more heavy duty custom made plexiglass enclosure, power supply, analog video breakout cables, premapped usb midi controller, and a preinstalled and configured ADC board for capturing analog sd video into the wp via rca, svideo, or component cables. this is the best option if you have a lot of analog video equipment you want to run through Waaave Pool!
LUMAKEY AND BLENDING
Lumakey the delayed signal into dark or white areas of incoming video. Use the input contrast knob to fine tune key selection. Combine this with additive or subtractive blending and temporal filtering for subtle or insane effects
Control the video delay time from 33 to 2000 milliseconds
HUE, SATURATION, AND BRIGHTNESS CONTROLS
Dynamically attenuate hue, saturation, and srightness channels of the feedback channel individually for shimmering fading trails or bold super saturated reaction diffusion patterns
Smooth out strobing effects and fine tune feedback patterns with a temporal filter
Displace, zoom, and rotate the delayed signal in x, y, z and rotational space
REACTION DIFFUSION AND MORPHOGENESIS
Fine tuned control over a diverse set of evolving spatio-temporal chaotic structures
Even the tiniest bit of video input can result in intense fractal patterns
PLAYS WELL WITH ALL OF ITS VSERPI COMPANIONSArtificial Life as a video source for Waaave Pool Capture Edition brings out the best of signal feedback and video feedback
Using text and Image to describe the features of a video synthesizer will forever be a sysyphian endeavor. Perhaps one would prefer to enhance ones education by perusing a selection of demo and instructional videos below?
VIDEO IN THRU VARIOUS USB SOURCES
Basic Plus and Bare Bones editions are all set to recieve video from many consumer grade class compliant USB webcams,
VIDEO OUT THRU ANALOG OR HDMISend video out via the analog rca to run through vintage CRTs and/or through SD analog video mixers or through HDMI for modern LCD flat screen displays!
CAPTURE EDITION FOR PROCESSING ANALOG INPUTS
for interfacing with mixers, lzx, tachyons, bpmc,vhs, analog cameras, vintage gaming systems, anything with the yellow rca, s-video, or component analog video output!
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