[PD] Do I need 2 Gem/PD instances for this application

Jim Ruxton jim.ruxton at gmail.com
Sat Dec 9 05:25:53 CET 2017

Thanks a lot Peter pix_buffer works great for this.  I'd like to find a 
way to retrieve everything if I lose power but I think I can do that by 
also pix_writing every frame.


On 2017-12-08 02:51 PM, Peter P. wrote:
> Hi Jim,
> just a quick reply: Perhaps pix_buffer is what you could use here?
> I see no need for two instances.
> * Jim Ruxton <jim.ruxton at gmail.com> [2017-12-08 18:51]:
>> I want to use Gem to capture still frames from a video stream. I was going
>> to use pix_write . At the same time I want to turn those still frames into a
>> movie and output them in a Gem window. Since pix_write captures the rendered
>> output I assume I need 1 PD instance for the capture and 1 PD instance for
>> the output. Related to this  should I use pix_multiimage to output the
>> frames or use a script to continually create a movie then use pix_film?  In
>> other words the output movie will continuously get longer as frames are
>> captured from the video stream. I know I will need to allow time for
>> loading, saving etc.
>> Thanks for any advice before I tackle this. I am using Linux.
>> Jim
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