Glitch Clip for iPad

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What is Glitch Clip?

Create generative videos thanks to artsy visual effects (kaleidoscope, mosaic, twist and 20+ more) or use Glitch Clip to make creative VJing shows with live music.

Demo

Help

This documentation is for the 1.2 version

User Interface

Effects

The UI is easy, on the left you have the effect groups list, choose one and then on the bottom you will find the corresponding effects.
An effect can either be a slider effect where you can change the intensity of the effect, or a button effect where you can activate/deactivate the given effect.

Change Clip / Clip Manager / Settings

The Change Clip and Settings groups do not contain effects per say but allow you to
- change the current clip and open the Clip Manager
- access some quick settings (ex: hiding UI, ...)

Recording

Of course you did not missed the red record button, it's usage is easy, tap on it to start a screen recording then you can tap anywhere on the screen to stop the recording.

You will find the resulting video on the File App on your iPad in Glitch Clip directory!

Show/hide user interface

If you hided the user interface (UI) and can not find the button to show it back, tap on the screen with 3 fingers!

About Mix Clip

The Mix Clip effect group has a Fade slider!
It will allow you to fade from Slot A to Slot B.
With the Expert Mode you can bind the Fade effect to a MIDI knob an understand its full potential!

Expert Mode

With an In-App purchase you can activate the Expert Mode

It will allow you to connect a MIDI device to your iPad (or even a simple keyboard) and bind keys/knobs to a specific effect.

With the expert mode you will understand the true power of this App. You will enjoy making live video mix!

You don't have a MIDI controller?
Check Out Expert Mode with a Keyboard

How it works?

To bind a key/knob to an effect, go to its effect group and tap on its name (right under the button/slider). The name will turn red, now you should type on the key/pad (or turn your knob). The App will then associate this entry to that effect.
You can also associate a clip to a key!

To remove it, either associate that entry to another effect. Or tap on the name, and tap again without touching a key/pad/knob.

Import clips

Import from Giphy

You can navigate to the Giphy tab and make a search here,
tap on the one you like, check the preview.
If it's fine for you tap "import" and you go your new clip!

Import your clips

Format

Glitch Clip works with a very specific video format:
It's 10 seconds maximum / 640 x 480px / 25 FPS.

If your video source is different, the importer will try to convert it: longer video will be cut (to 10 seconds) and if needed will be resized (to 640 x 480px)
The importer will alway assume that you are using a 25 FPS video source or less.

Alright, got your file?

Let's import, it's quite easy:

  1. When you have the video file, copy it in the File App in your iPad
  2. Move it to the Glitch Clip directory (first level)
  3. You should now see that video in the Video Manager (File tab) inside the Glitch Clip App itself.
  4. Tap on it to import

You can also import static JPG or PNG images with the same process

What about GIF?

Unfortunately for now GIF are not supported, I tried at first, but I find out that GIF is an horribly hard image format and most of the time it did not work as expected so I prefer to remove GIF import for now.

But you want to know my little secret?
Upload your GIF on giphy and then get it from the search!

Limitations

Glitch Clip is build for performances first because the App is used for live VJing that need maximum reactivity.

This means that it has some limitations to maintain that level of responsiveness:

That also means the effect stack is ordered a certain way and not another, some effects are very intensive for the App and need to be handled at a specific place in the stack.
Note that some other effects are at that position on the stack for artistic reason. Positions could change over versions.

Contact

Found a bug, got a question? Contact me at [email protected]

I will also enjoy any kind of chat about glitch, about VJing and anything you have made with the App!

Privacy

Glitch Clip is a paying App, so we don't need and we don't want to get your personal data and monetize it.

Glitch Clip do not collect personal data, do not store anything about you.
The only exception is: if you make an in-app purchase, we are storing this information for analytics purpose only, and that the only thing Glitch Clip is getting from you. Ever. Period.

If you contact the support for a bug or a question, your email and address will be deleted when the conversation has ended or problem is solved.

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