Here is my first go at a video enabled version of the Buffler Shuffler device.
There is a quick video demonstration here: http://www.vimeo.com/8350543
Grab the device here: http://www.digitalfunfair.co.uk/Video_S ... uffler.zip
Well its like the Buffer Shuffler but with Video!
First, drag the showvideo device included in the zip file into the first track.
Then drag Video_Shuffler into the first track (and additional tracks if you like)
Ableton plays the audio and the M4L device plays the video.
The device will try to locate the video file from the name of the playing clip in the Live set. If the video file a)has the same name(minus the extension) and b)is in the Max File Path then it should work. Set the autofind extension to /mov or .avi depending on which you want.
Alternatively drag the video file into the Live.drop box in the device and set the file extension to 'none' in the video shuffler device.
The big square toggle opens the Shuffler GUI in a bigger window - useful if you choose 32 steps as you cant see what you're doing otherwise
The null button sets all the directions to X - I found it useful to start from here.
The two rows of 1 - 8 allow you to save and recall shuffler states. These aren't saved with the Live Set (yet)
There is a Ram button which gives you the option of loading the video files into ram.
All the other features are the same as the original buffler shuffler but should work with video - not sure about the constraints feature though as I've never really understood this.
Clips can be looped or not - its up to you - if they are looped to 1 bar they should perform consistently.
For sync to work, clips need to be warped straight at the project tempo from the beginning of the clip. Actually I'm getting a bit confused now - not sure what happens if the video is not at the same speed as the project tempo. In any case its a glitchy effect - shouldnt matter too much.
The height/width/x/y sliders are for video size/position and are modulatable - you could draw clip envelopes and move the video around.
Lastly, clicking on the video window and hitting escape toggles full screen.
If you've got this far then good luck and have fun!