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The Weird World of Slit-Scan Video

We’ve featured slit-scan photographs and slit-scan still camera apps before, but have you ever seen what a slit-scan video looks like? This trippy video was created using a $2 Mac app called Slit-Scan Movie Maker. Is this real life?


Thanks for the tip, Kamil!


 
  • Joey

    Is this supposed to be an iOS app? The link goes to the OSX Mac app store.

  • Joey

    Is this supposed to be an iOS app? The link goes to the OSX Mac app store.

  • http://twitter.com/SherifSharkawy Sherif Sharkawy

    Is there a PC application that is not too complicated to simulate this professionally on full HD footage? Or an Adobe After Effects plugin mabe?

  • http://twitter.com/SherifSharkawy Sherif Sharkawy

    Is there a PC application that is not too complicated to simulate this professionally on full HD footage? Or an Adobe After Effects plugin mabe?

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Thanks for pointing that out. Fixed :)

  • http://twitter.com/MmYeahNah Jacqui Dee

    I’ve done slitscan photography before – but can anyone explain how it works for video?

  • Barbara C. Sutton

    The link goes to the OSX Mac app store. http://FoxGetPositionWork.blogspot.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/jared.monkman.5 Jared Monkman

    so much damn spam on this site!

  • Bluewave

    Yes, Amnon Owed has written a great Processing program, SlitsP5, which allows you to experiment quickly with various types of slit-scan. He blogged about it in January 2011 and has since updated the code to make it faster and with more features.

    For memory management reasons the program requires a video to be saved as individual frames (JPG, PNG or TGA) which is easily achievable using VirtualDub or Quicktime Pro.

    Here’s a video I made with an early version of SlitsP5.

    There are some After Effects time-offset slit-scan plugins but they work very slowly apparently. Here’s a tutorial to making a time displacement effect in After Effects.

  • Bluewave

    Yes, Amnon Owed has written a great Processing (http://processing.org/) program, SlitsP5, which allows you to experiment quickly with various types of slit-scan. He blogged about it in January 2011 (
    http://amnonp5.wordpress.com/2011/01/16/eternalism-the-art-of-slitscanning/ ) and has since updated the code to make it faster and with more features (
    https://forum.processing.org/topic/slitscanner-for-processing-slitsp5-v0-2 ).

    For memory management reasons the program requires a video to be saved as individual frames (JPG, PNG or TGA) which is easily achievable using VirtualDub or Quicktime Pro.

    Here’s a video I made with an early version of SlitsP5 – http://vimeo.com/22320797

    There are some After Effects time-offset slit-scan plugins but they work very slowly apparently. Here’s a tutorial for making a time displacement effect in After Effects: http://aftereffectstutorials.blog.com/2011/07/15/slit-scan-effect/

  • bluewave

    @petapixel:disqus Sorry for the double comment – some of my links didn’t format correctly in my first reply and I couldn’t find how to edit comments. Could you please correct the formatting of the first three links in my first reply, and then delete this reply and my second one. Thanks!

  • What the balls

    What… the balls.

  • Crystal Ng

    Muse did it too with their music video for “Unintended” in 2000 :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9LOFXwPwC4

  • http://www.facebook.com/nanowhisker Kamil Sladek

    @twitter-358093399:disqus: see my tip (http://www.petapixel.com/2012/06/26/finish-line-cameras-and-slit-scan-photography/#comment-574474319) in the previous post. It’s quite straight forward.