Computer Music: MUSC 216
What IS Isadora?
Isadora is a graphic programming environment for Macintosh
(and soon for Windows) computers that provides interactive control over
a variety of digital media including video and MIDI. Designed by composer
and media artist, Mark Coniglio, ISADORA has over one hundred basic
building blocks (called actors) which are available within the
Isadora environment. Some actors perform simple functions like watching
for a MIDI event, while others allow sophisticated functions such as
warping video imagery. By connecting several actors together you determine
how the program will respond to a live performer or viewer. You can
also combine a group of Isadora's actors into a custom User Actor.
Custom User Actors Create your own "actors"
by grouping together several Isadora modules. These can be saved for
use in other patches, or to be shared with other users.
- Live Video Input Mix or manipulate live video with
your prerecorded digital video
- Sound Input Use sound volume and/or frequency to modulate
- Multi-Channel Sound Output - Interfaces to a host of ASIO and CoreAudio
ready audio devices like the MOTU 828.
- Record Output Feature Record Isadora's output to QuickTime
- Non Real-Time Video Processing Record Isadora's output slower
than real-time, allowing for full resolution and high frame rates.
- Control Panels Create a user interface for your Isadora program.
- Snapshot Feature Store and instantly recall the settings
within a Scene
- DV Camera Transport Control - Tell a camera attached to the FireWire
bus to play, stop, start, and locate.
- Isadora SDK - Create your own Isadora modules in C or C++.
- Free Frame Support - Isadora is the first commercial Macintosh software
to support FreeFrame, an evolving, open-source standard for video-processing
For more information, see Isadora.
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