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EffecTV 0.3.11

GENERAL INFORMATION
===================
EffecTV is a real-time video effect processor. You can enjoy movies,
TV programs and any other video stream through the many amazing effects. 

INSTALL
=======

Requirements
------------
Currently, EffecTV highly depends upon the Intel architecture. It may not work
on any other platform.
EffecTV also works on PlayStation2. Please read "README.ps2".

Video capture card or USB device supported by video4linux is required.

EffecTV requires the SDL library, available from http://www.libsdl.org/.

EffecTV uses video4linux. Your kernel should be configured with 
CONFIG_VIDEO_DEV and enable drivers for your video capture card.

Bttv driver included in linux-2.2.18 is broken. Get latest bttv driver
from http://www.bytesex.org/bttv/.

Vloopback device driver is required for the video loopback feature.
You should use vloopback-0.91 or later.
http://www.lavrsen.dk/twiki/bin/view/Motion/VideoFourLinuxLoopbackDevice

*NOTICE* If you uses libc-2.2.5, try latest patch kit or package for your
distro. Vloopback support does not work on early version of libc-2.2.5. If you
are Debian GNU/Linux user and installed "woody", install libc6_2.2.5-4 or
later.

NASM can be used to assemble some modules. See following URL:
http://nasm.sourceforge.net/
If you want not to use NASM, you have to modify "config.mk".

Compiling & installing
----------------------
Modify "config.mk" and "Makefile" (if necessary) and do

make

and

make install

Executable binary file "effectv" will be installed to /usr/local/bin/,
and man page "effectv.1" will be installed to /usr/local/man/man1/ by default.

The input device file (typically "/dev/video0") must be readable and writable
for you.

USING
=====

Before using
------------
Before starting up EffecTV, you should know about your hardwares settings.
* Video norm(NTSC, PAL, etc.) of your video camera or player
* Channel number of the Video source (this is different from channel numbers
  of TV stations)
* Video4linux device file name
You can adjust these settings with command line options. See the next section.

Synopsis
--------
effectv [options...] [effect name]

Options
-------
-device FILE
	Use device FILE for video4linux (default is /dev/video0).

-channel NUMBER
	Set channel number of video source (default is 0).
	If your video capturing device has multiple video source(TV,Video1,...),
	you may want to change this number to get correct images.

-norm {ntsc,pal,secam,pal-nc,pal-m,pal-n,ntsc-jp}
	Set video norm(signal format) of your video source (default is ntsc).

-freqtab {us-bcast,us-cable,us-cable-hrc,japan-bcast,japan-cable,europe-west,
          europe-east,italy,newzealand,australia,ireland,france,china-bcast,
          southafrica,argentina,canada-cable,australia-optus}
	Set frequency table of TV tuner. Choose one of them if you want to watch
	TV on EffecTV.

-fullscreen
	Launch EffecTV in fullscreen mode.

-hardware
	Use direct video memory (if possible). It makes EffecTV faster in some
	cases.

-doublebuffer
	Enable double buffering mode (if possible). It makes EffecTV faster in
	some cases.

-fps
	Show frames/sec on its title bar (X11 only).

-size WxH
	Set the size of capturing image. EffecTV can be slower when the size is
	larger. If you just want to get big (and not so fine) screen, please set
	"-scale".

-geometry WxH
	Set the size of screen. Usually "-scale" is a better way to change the
	size of screen. This option is for special purpose to stretch the
	screen.

-scale NUMBER
	Scaling the screen. "-scale 2" results 2x2 screen.

-autoplay NUMBER
	Changes effects automatically every NUMBER frames.

-palette {rgb24,rgb565,rgb555,yuv422,yuv422p,yuv420p,yuv411p,yuv410p,grey}
	Set the palette of capturing device. By default, it is detected
	automatically, so you need not to set this value. Some USB devices are
	very slow when it is used in RGB mode. Try YUV series if you feel your
	USB device is too slow.

-vloopback FILE
	Use device FILE for output of vloopback device.
	See "Recording/broadcasting EffecTV" section.

effect name
	EffecTV can be launched from any effect you want. Put an effect name
	after the command name ("effectv") or option(s). It's case-insensitive,
	and a trailing "TV" can be omitted.

Key
---
Up/Down     change effect.
Right/Left  change TV channel.
Space       capture a background image(for FireTV, BurningTV, etc.).
            change mode(for SpiralTV, TransFormTV)
ALT+Enter   fullscreen mode(toggle).
TAB         Horizontal flipping(toggle).
Escape      Quit
ALT+0-9     change video input channel.
F1/F2       increase/decrease brightness of video input.
F3/F4       increase/decrease hue.
F5/F6       increase/decrease color balance.
F7/F8       increase/decrease contrast.
F12         show this key usage.

Individual effects are described in further detail in the documents package.
You should download effectv-docs.tar.gz found at EffecTV web page.

Summary of effects
------------------
QuarkTV
    Dissolves moving objects.

FireTV
    Clips incoming objects and burns it.

BurningTV
    Burns incoming objects.

RadioacTV
    Brightens moving objects and blurs it.

StreakTV
    Makes 8 afterimages.

BaltanTV
    Makes afterimages longer.

1DTV
    Grabs a horizontal line from video every 1/30 sec.

DotTV
    Converts the picture into a set of dots.

MosaicTV
    Censors incoming objects.

PuzzleTV
    Scrambles the picture.

PredatorTV
    Makes incoming objects invisible visibly.

SpiralTV
    Spiraling motion-distortion effect.

SimuraTV
    Color distortion and image mirroring.

EdgeTV
    Detects edge and display it like good old computer way.

ShagadelicTV
    Go back to swinging '60s!

NoiseTV
    Makes incoming objects noisy.

AgingTV
    Film-aging effect.

LifeTV
    Conway's life game with video input interaction.

TransFormTV
    Performs positional translations on images.

SparkTV
    Spark effect.

warpTV
    Goo'ing effect.

HolographicTV
    Holographic vision seen in Star Wars.

cycleTV
    Color cycling effect.

RippleTV
    Ripple mark effect.

DiceTV
    A "dicing" effect.

VertigoTV
    Alpha blending with zoomed and rotated images.

DeinterlaceTV
    Deinterlacing video images.

NervousTV
    Realtime frame shuffling effect.

RndmTV
    Gives you a noisy picture in color or B/W.

RevTV
    Waveform monitor effect.

RandomDotStereoTV
    Makes random dot stereo stream from video input.

LensTV
    Old school demo lens effect.

DiffTV
    Hilights interframe differences.

BrokenTV
    Simulates broken TV.

WarholTV
    Hommage to Andy Warhol.

MatrixTV
    A Matrix like effect.

PUPTV
    Comes from "Partial UPdate", certain part of image is updated at a frame.

ChameleonTV
    Still object will be disappearing.

OpTV
    Optical art meets real-time video effect.

NervousHalf
    A half of the screen delays or be nervous.

SloFastTV
    Non-linear time TV.

DisplayWall
	Full of small displays with a distorted perspective view.

BlueScreenTV
	Blue sceen effect: changes scene background.

ColourfulStreak
	Streak effect with color.

TimeDistortion
	Scratch the surface and playback old images.

EdgeBlurTV
	Extract edge, and make blur.


Vloopback support - chaining/recording/broadcasting EffecTV
-----------------------------------------------------------
EffecTV has supported the use of a video loopback device since version 0.2.0.
First, install the vloopback module. See "REAME.vloopback" for the details.

Then, load the vloopback device driver module and verify the input/output
device files for the video pipe (typically /dev/video1 and /dev/video2).
Then, run EffecTV.

$ effectv -vloopback /dev/video1

The effected images can be read from /dev/video2. If you want to "chain"
a second instance of EffecTV, type as following.

$ effectv -device /dev/video2

For XawTv,

$ xawtv -c /dev/video2

To record the output to an MPEG file by using FFmpeg,

$ ffmpeg -vd /dev/video2 -s 320x240 effect.mpg

You can use many recording or broadcasting tools that supports v4l device.
Because vloopback does not support framebuffer I/O control, some tools don't
work. (e.g. streamer)

Maximum size of the output images is same as size of the screen. When required
size is smaller than the screen size, the output images are resized. Supported
palettes (pixel format) of output images are RGB32, RGB24, RGB565, RGB555,
YUV422, YUV422P and YUV420P.

CONTACT
=======

Web
---
See http://effectv.sourceforge.net/index.html

Bug-reporting & Suggestions
---------------------------
Bug reports and suggestions are welcome! Send an e-mail to:

effectv-developers@lists.sourceforge.net

or, post a message to EffecTV open discussion forums at EffecTV project page
at SourceForge (see below for the URL).

SourceForge
===========
EffecTV project page has been opened at SourceForge(http://sourceforge.net/).

http://sourceforge.net/projects/effectv/

Mailing list
------------
If you want to subscribe to the EffecTV crews mailing list, info can be found
at http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listrinfo/effectv-developers.

Discussion forum
----------------
There are four open discussion forums: "Help", "Effects coders forum",
"Open discussion" and "Japanese".

Help
	Questions and problems should be posted here.
Effects coders forum
	Discussion space for effects coders.
Open Discussion
	Free discussion space.
Japanese
	For discussion in Japanese language.

BackStage Branch
----------------
BackStage Branch is an experimental development branch of EffecTV. New effects
and new features will be added to the branch at first.

CVS
---
CVS repository of EffecTV can be checked out from the project page. Both the
main trunk and the BackStage Branch are stored at there. Quick CVS usage
instructions can be found at there.

If you want access as a developer, you should be the member of the EffecTV
developers group.  Please ask me to join the developers group.

LICENSING INFORMATION
=====================
EffecTV is free software. We release this product under the terms of the
GNU General Public License version 2. The license is included in the file
COPYING.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY
WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License for more details.

If you want to reuse EffecTV source code for your product without open your
source code, please contact us.

AUTHORS
=======
See the file "CREWS".

---
EffecTV crews
E-mail: effectv-developers@lists.sourceforge.net
Web: http://effectv.sourceforge.net/index.html