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Acid Cam v2 for macOS Sierra

Acid Cam is an application that turns your webcam or video files into an interactive work of art. Version 2 is a complete rewrite. It is now available on Mac OS X (64-bit Intel). It now writes to a video file on the fly, so there is no more waiting for the video to process. It contains new filters, old filters and the ability to select a video file instead of a live camera. The video file is saved to the location specified in the save prefix. The new version contains an option to select what output file type (MOV or AVI) and a custom filter where you can apply more than one filter each frame. As of version 2.0.20 you can now design your own filters with C++. Check the Plugins folder in the DMG image file for instructions on how to do this.

The purpose of Acid Cam is to show people that things that they experience as reality around them are subjective. It can be bent into alternate perspectives because your reality is just interpreted. You are not what is around you; you are what you think is around you and the experience is an illusion. So be creative and allow your mind to think freely.

Included Filters:
Self AlphaBlend
Self Scale
Blend #3
Negative Paradox
Blend Fractal
Blend Fractal Mood
Color Accumlate1
Color Accumulate2
Color Accumulate3
Rainbow Blend
Rand Blend
New Blend
Alpha Flame Filters
Pixel Scale
Random Filter
Random Flash
Blend with Image
Blend with Image #2
Blend with Image #3
Blend with Image #4
Median Blur
Blur Distortion
Diamond Pattern
Sideways Mirror
Mirror No Blend
Sort Fuzz
Double Vision
RGB Shift
Graident Rainbow
Gradient Rainbow Flash
TV Static
Mirror Average
Mirror Average Mix
Channel Sort
Combine Pixels
Boxes Fade
Flash Black
Strobe Red Then Green Then Blue
Outward Square
Blend with Source

To use this program with Syphon use: Syphoner.

New in version 2.1.9 New menu system, new filters.
New in version 2.1.1 you can now disable filters and use the program with just the regular video from your webcam. Now there is a step option when using video. You can now pause the video then use the step menu item to go to the next frame. Press Apple Key + I to do this quickly. You can now edit the video frame by frame using this new addition. Also includes two new filters.
New in version 2.1.0 New Filters and updates. Also added Blend with Source when used with the Custom filter can Alpha Blend the final image with the original frame.
New in version 2.0.29 New filters
New in version 2.0.28 Two new filters.
New in version 2.0.27 Fixed bug program wouldn't exit when camera init failed. Added two new filters.
New in version 2.0.26 New filters, better file names for outputted files and two different blurs to smooth the image.
New in version 2.0.25 Added new blend with an image filters.
New in version 2.0.24 Fixed a bug that was causing undefined behavior. Problem should be fixed.
New in version 2.0.23 added a random filter and fixed a few bugs.
New in version 2.0.22 Three new filters, Self Scale, Pixel Sort, and Glitch Sort. Try them with the Custom filter option, mixing and matching.
New in version 2.0.21 Contains negative option to negate the pixels in Log Window. Also some code was removed and optimized. New plugin in Plugins directory.

New in version 2.0.20 Now supports plugins so you can easily create your own filters with C++.
New in version 2.0.19 Bug Fixes removed unneeded options
New in version Fixed issue with the Quit menu item.
New in version Bug Fix: program would crash from variable being released and then attempted to access it again.
New in version 2.0.18 rewrote the way the program manipulates the video. Now it runs much faster and takes much less time to process a video file. Also now contains experimental code to capture audio which is saved in its own file. I use Final Cut to splice the two together but in future versions I want the program to do this.

Supported Video File Types: mov, avi, mkv, mp4, m4v

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UPDATE @ Wed Jun 14 09:04:55 PDT 2017
Added new version of Acid Cam v2.1.9. New filters/menu design. Download.

UPDATE @ Sun May 14 09:59:54 PDT 2017
Acid Cam for macOS supports 4K resolution so added a sample in 4K on YouTube. Acid Cam v2 Qt is now supported on Raspberry Pi 3/Raspbian.

UPDATE @ Sun Jan 8 10:58:07 PST 2017
Added new version of Acid Cam (v2.1.1) and a few new blog posts. Be sure to check out my GitHub page.

UPDATE @ Thu Dec 15 16:42:56 PST 2016
Updated bug report page with current projects on GitHub. Been working on Acid Cam v2.1.0 and adding new videos to the YouTube channel.

UPDATE @ Sun Jun 19 00:37:30 PDT 2016
Added XChip project to the blog I helped work on with my friend on GitHub.

UPDATE @ Thu Apr 7 11:56:17 PDT 2016
Added new version of Acid Cam for MacOS X.

UPDATE @ Wed Apr 6 08:52:07 PDT 2016
You can now download Acid Cam from Google Play.

UPDATE @ Fri Apr 1 09:59:08 PDT 2016
Finally signed up for twitter you can follow me here.

UPDATE @ Wed Oct 28 10:45:42 PDT 2015
This site now has a BitTorrent Tracker so I can share larger files.

UPDATE @ Sat Sep 12 04:07:24 PDT 2015
Added fixed versions of Super Stoner 420 and Apps collection that fix the issues with the software when running on MacOS X Yosemite.

UPDATE @ Mon Jun 15 15:35:52 PDT 2015
Spent a long time trying to figure out why OpenCV would not compile on Yosemite. Figured it out and statically linked Acid Cam VR 1.1 with the libraries so you no longer need the MacPorts version of OpenCV installed to /opt/local for it work. It should work as long as you have the Oculus Runtime.

UPDATE @ Sat Jun 6 16:11:40 PDT 2015
Added Acid Cam VR for Oculus Rift DK2 to the site with a version for Windows and MacOS X.

UPDATE @ Sun May 17 14:39:14 PDT 2015
It seems the first version of Acid Cam (1.7.7) is incompatible with MacOS X Yosemite for some reason. So if you using Yosemite just pick up version 2 of the program.

UPDATE @ Tue May 12 14:48:53 PDT 2015
Bad news, seems apple deprecated and now dropped support for one of the libraries that SDL 1.2 that I used to compile the majority of the games on this site. So that means I have to recompile and repackage the majority of these programs to get them to work on Yosemite. So the last version supported was 10.9.

UPDATE @ Fri May 8 10:30:56 PDT 2015
Added our first program for the Oculus 2. It requires that you at least have have the Oculus 2 Runtime.

UPDATE @ Wed Feb 11 11:24:23 PST 2015
Added a few new posts to my blog and have been adding new examples to my C++11 Repository

UPDATE @ Sat Dec 13 17:27:03 PST 2014
Added up to date version of Acid Cam 2 for Microsoft Windows.

UPDATE @ Wed Dec 10 11:12:16 PST 2014
The Site has been redesigned and its looking great. Thanks to my friend Daniel Daley who designed the page.

UPDATE @ Thu Oct 9 11:12:06 PDT 2014
Added a image file with the different LostSideDead graphics programs I have created. AlphaFlame HD Launcher needs to be copied to /Applications .

UPDATE @ Thu Oct 2 17:32:12 PDT 2014
Added a new version of Acid Cam v2.0.17 for Ubuntu Linux

UPDATE @ Fri Sep 19 15:19:11 PDT 2014
Made this music video with Alpha Flame HD quite a while ago, check it out!

UPDATE @ Fri Sep 12 14:56:55 PDT 2014
Added a compressed Archive containing the source code for Acid Cam 2 to the site.

UPDATE @ Thu Sep 11 14:51:50 PDT 2014
Added a video demonstration of Acid Cam for iPhone.

UPDATE @ Fri Aug 29 12:20:41 PDT 2014
Updated Acid Cam to version 2.0.16. Added all the filters from AF_Filter and you can now jump to any frame when processing a video.

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