The (tmt) Slide Frames module

This is a Modul8 module that plays videos and folders with images frame by frame. When you use a folder of images you are not bound by the limits of the media set – you can use as many images as you like. For timing you have two options:

“Time” which is 1-30 seconds. Use the dial to fine tune.

The second option is “BPM” which relies on the beat from the BPM (global) module  or the (at) BPM (global) module (i prefer the latter, DON’T run both at the same time). If you don’t set a beat or pick up a MIDI Clock from an external source, nothing will happen in the Slide Frames module when running in BPM mode.

“Step Manually” will let you walk forward or backward frame by frame even if the module’s on button is not pressed.

The module relies on Modul8’s ability to treat a folder of images as a movie. Don’t make the images bigger than your output screen resolution. The images should be in 72 dpi resolution except for if you are showing the final output on a Retina screen, in that case you can save them in 150 dpi. I’ve tried using Png and Jpeg images. I use Pngs when I need to have a transparent background and I use Jpeg for photos. You can experiment with the quality settings – you might get away with something less than 100%.

If you have a lot of images to resize, consider using Photoshop’s batch tool or something similar to automate the process. I use Photoshop’s “Save for web” to get the small file sizes. The key is that you want as small files size as possible.

Registered Modul8 users can download the (tmt) Slide Frames module from Modul8’s Online Library.

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I am an audio-visual artist.
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