The new Qamera is here, with enhancements for Leopard (including PhotoBooth effects, install the Goodies
folder). Most significant in this new version is our plug-in for Quartz Composer (Tiger compatible).
In the picture to the right, we've got both Qamera and DotMatrix running, along with CamCamX (to mix the output). In the bottom is a custom Quartz Composer patch that is taking both the Qamera and the DotMatrix inputs, and mixing them into a 2x2 grid. Sweet!
Now, not only can you use Qamera (and other b-l-a-c-k-o-p apps) with Arkaos VJ (the professional VJ standard on the Mac), but you can also integrate Quartz Composer with any existing VJ application that supports webcam input. While there are many VJ solutions out there, not all of them natively support Quartz Composer. But almost all of them support iSight/webcam input.
Since our Qamera effects REAPPEAR as a virtual camera input, any camera enabled application automatically becomes Quartz Composer enabled. And, if your VJ system already supports Quartz Composer, you can use Qamera to easily "chain together" two Quartz Patches. And with the integrated bookmarking system, which supports drag and drop, it becomes a snap to sequence a live performance. Just build up your bookmark list, arrange it from top down in performance time, and quickly switch patches on the fly.
Qamera also makes it possible to do 2-camera live interviews with Leopard PhotoBooth. Using our Picture in Picture effect, you can setup two Mac compatible webcams and run the primary cam as the PhotoBooth input (start PhotoBooth first), and then use the secondary cam with Qamera. Then, simply select one of the Qamera PhotoBooth effects and start interviewing. Or build your own effect in Quartz Composer using one of our pre-defined effects as a starting point. The Qamera part of the patch is already a macro, so it is super-easy to copy and paste it into another Quartz Patch.