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Output video to QuickTime video output component


The jit.qt.videoout object takes a matrix as input, compresses the data and sends it directly to a video output component (VOC), such as that supported by DV cameras (via the FireWire VOC) or a special video card (such as the Matrox RT).

WINDOWS USERS: This object is currently unsupported.

Matrix Operator

matrix inputs:1, matrix outputs:1
Name IOProc Planelink Typelink Dimlink Plane Dim Type
out n/a 1 1 1 1 1 char long float32 float64

Information for Jitter Matrix Operator (MOP) messages and attributes to this object


close Closes the connection to an open video output component. The connection is automatically closed when the object is freed.
getvoclist Sends a list of the available video output components out the object's right outlet.
getvocmodes Sends a list of the available video output component modes out the object's right outlet. (e.g. the FireWire DV VOC offers NTSC and PAL modes)
open Opens a component connection for video output. You must open the connection before the jit.qt.videoout object does anything.


Name Type g/s Description
codecquality int Codec quality (default = 2 (normal))
0 = minimum
1 = low
2 = normal
3 = high
4 = maximum
5 = lossless

Note that minimum quality is, in many cases, the codec's default quality. Use "low" quality for consistent results.
colormode symbol Sets the color mode (argb or uyvy).
voc int The currently selected video output component (default = 0)
vocmode int The current video output component (VOC) mode (default = component dependent)

Information for box attributes common to all objects


See Also

Name Description
jit.qt.effect QuickTime Effects for Jitter matrices
jit.qt.grab Digitize video from an external source
jit.qt.movie Play or edit a QuickTime movie
jit.qt.record Record a QuickTime movie
Tutorial 22: Working With Video Output Components Tutorial 22: Working With Video Output Components