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Angus Graeme Forbes and Javier Villegas: Video Granular Synthesis. In: Computational Aesthetics 2015 CAE'15, 195-201.



This paper introduces a technique that enables the creative reshaping of one or more video signals based on granular synthesis techniques, normally applied only to audio signals. We demonstrate that a wide range of novel video processing effects can be generated through conceptualizing a video signal as being composed of a large number of video grains. These grains can be manipulated and maneuvered in a variety of ways, and a new video signal can then be created through the resynthesis of these altered grains; effects include cloning, rotating, and resizing the video grains, as well as repositioning them in space and time. These effects have been used successfully in a series of interactive multimedia performances, leading us to believe that our approach has significant artistic potential.

Extended Abstract


author = {Forbes, Angus Graeme and Villegas, Javier},
title = {Video Granular Synthesis},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Aesthetics},
series = {CAE '15},
year = {2015},
location = {Istanbul, Turkey},
pages = {195--201},
numpages = {7},
url = { },
acmid = {2811252},
publisher = {Eurographics Association},
address = {Aire-la-Ville, Switzerland, Switzerland},

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