Funky Vinyl-Webcam Hack
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    Default Funky Vinyl-Webcam Hack

    http://www.engadget.com/2009/04/28/a...ans-turntable/

    Using a vinyl record equipped with an AR marker, he manipulates the music by moving in front of a video camera. It's also got the added bonus of being able to control the beat across a three-dimensional space, and if you're viewing it through the camera's feed, the middle marker's replaced by pre-set visuals.
    Completely unusable as a controller, but an interesting direction to take nonetheless. Perhaps timecode will be eventually replaced by just a special little (infrared?) USB camera and a visually-encoded record -- the technology is definitely there, what with optical mice made for gaming having 1000dpi resolution or more over a USB 2.0 connection.

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    i think the mulittouch interfaces people have been making are pretty cool:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2degH...rom=PL&index=1

    optical timecode has been experimented with and some homemade controllers like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2j5O...om=PL&index=52 use optical mice taken apart.

    with the traditional DVS it is so simple to just add the timecode record and soundcard to existing dj setups. anything optical would require you to add more to the setup.

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    Theres a problem with the solution is the latency.

    @Charo - dont thread hijack.

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    the stanton scs.1d uses an optical sensor under its platter doesn't it? at least in the videos it works like a charm.

    while there are better alternatives to it, timecoded vinyl is the most flexible option since you have alot less to carry to any club that features turntables in the booth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctran View Post
    http://www.engadget.com/2009/04/28/a...ans-turntable/
    what with optical mice made for gaming having 1000dpi resolution or more over a USB 2.0 connection.

    Ok found my project for the summer, going to mod a gaming mouse lazer to be strapped onto my two fingers and set traktor to scratch as i move it.

    This hasnt been done yet has it?

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    Sounds really cool, you should include a nice and well placed toggle switch for it.
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