PixiVisor For iOS Now Available, Lets You Treat Video As Sound

PixiVisorDeveloper Alexander Zolotov has released PixiVisor for iOS, a new app that lets you treat video as sound.

Why would you want to treat video as sound?

Transmitting video as sound lets you use your complete toolkit of audio-mangling tools on video. And, at $1.99, PixiVisor is a cheap option for experimenting with video synthesis. 

Here’s an intro video for PixiVisor:

See our initial post on PixiVisor for more examples.

PixiVisor consists of two parts:

  • Transmitter converts the video (static 64×64 image or 10FPS animation) to sound, pixel by pixel (progressive scan). This lets you listen to the sound of your image. But the main function of the Transmitter is to transmit the signal to receiving devices.
  • Receiver converts the sound (from microphone or Line-in input) back to video. You can set the color palette for this video, and record it to animated GIF file.

PixiVisor is $1.99 in the App Store.

Note: PixiVisor is multi-platform, with versions planned or available for Android, Windows, LInux, Mac and iOS. See Zolotov’s site for details.

If you’ve used PixiVisor, let us know what you think of it!


6 thoughts on “PixiVisor For iOS Now Available, Lets You Treat Video As Sound

  1. The more I play with this craziness & get the hang of it, the more it’s potential and direct application comes clear… Hahaha! I was JUST thinking recently how I’d love a powerful, uncomplicated tool to just make colour or greyscale video textures & patterns for layering & editing with…. Spooky.

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    • dude or you are with the hipster or against them…nowadays they are too many…be prepared to see more apps like this one in the near future….word

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  2. Being in a band that plays live, I see this is a great tool for creating some killer visuals to project behind us. I could also see this being used to make a music video too. There’s many creative possibilities this app could open up, and trying to duplicate this otherwise would be a task. I’m grateful for the efforts put into ths.

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