Apologies for my ignorance here, but as some of you know I have spent the better part of the last decade or so making 16mm films, working with analog film gear, teaching 16mm film, and working professionally in film restoration, so even though I am not THAT old I feel like I have a very roundabout/naive way of approaching video synthesis and digital video technology.
That said, I have been spending a good part of the past few months diving into @cyberboy666’s R_E_C_U_R and recurboy, and @andrei_jay’s tools, both on rpi and desktop, and having a blast with them. I am really grateful for scanlines and the community around it and all of the knowledge and creative sharing that happens here.
Lately I have been wondering if there is any kind of existing video device that could provide an “on/off/on/off” type effect, something like very fast switching between source inputs (then one source could be empty or a solid color frame)? Something that mimics a severe tremolo effect
In my analog work I have worked extensively with flicker, both as clear or black frames on a filmstrip or with external motorized shutters in front of a projector. I would be so excited to apply some of these very visceral effects to a live video image.
When I looked into this around 10 years ago things like interlacing and refresh rate seemed to be hurdles to pulling this off in an affordable, elegant way.
Any thoughts or experiences or examples of something like this you all may have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!