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At a Glance
  • U & I Software Videodelic

U & I Software, creator of innovative applications such as MetaSynth and ArtMatic, has released another imaginative multimedia tool -- Videodelic, a real-time video-art synthesizer. Like ArtMatic ( Reviews , June 2000), Videodelic lets you create swirling, psychedelic images; the difference is that Videodelic is far more interactive than ArtMatic, allowing you to control images' movement and color in real time.

Far Output   You apply filters and effects in Videodelic's Output window.

The building blocks of your Videodelic projects are still images, QuickTime movies, and live video streams, but you'll barely recognize the sources once Videodelic is finished with them. The program twists, tints, melts, and manipulates source material in fascinating ways using effects and filters.

In Videodelic's timeline, you can string together effects, add an audio soundtrack, and export your work as a QuickTime movie. Unfortunately, to play from a particular spot in the project, you have to scroll the timeline to the point where you'd like to begin playing.

At a Glance
  • Pros

    • Creates beautiful images
    • Interactive


    • Timeline not as useful as it could be
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