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!