This is the first step in a new project of mine involving real-time video processing using the audio from my Electronically Modified Didgeridoo. This is a test of some basic dynamic control from which much more complex control will follow as the project continues. Audio from the didgeridoo is filtered into bands in Max/MSP which is then used to control different parameters via a micro controller. Two video signals are being manipulated by means of dirty mixing and PWM through an analog switching chip. If anyone has some advice of just a good idea in regards to this project, please let me hear.
Pictures: I am using an ATMega168 chip in my Evil Mad Scientist board that I use for prototyping. On the breadboard is the analog switching chip which produces some really interesting effects when used to distort a video signal using PWM. The white box to the side is a Canopus analog to digital video converter that I had to add a fan to because it kept overheating and glitching out. The source of the visuals are coming from two DVD's; one is a blown out image of a lightbulb, and the other is just plain white.