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Channel changing transitions

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Digital television boxes (at least, in the UK) increasingly have support for multiple tuners, memory and processing power. Thus, it should be simple to add common edit transitions to the simple channel change. When you change channels you could have a slow dissolve, a wipe, a fade out/fade in, and so on.
hippo, Jul 11 2005


       "Give me a wipe, eh, luv?" +
baconbrain, Jul 11 2005

       What's it called when the one face turns into the next, like that Jacko video "Black or White"?   

       Might be pretty wicked to have your channel changer do it, anyway.
daseva, Jul 11 2005

       A morph? I think that's what it's called. The trouble is, you need to (or at least you used to need to) define anchor points that linked the two images together - like eyes, tip of nose etc. What with image recognition in the state it's in today, you may be able to do this automatically, I don't know. Would be interesting [daseva]
zen_tom, Jul 11 2005

       Now *that* I'd pay for!
DrCurry, Jul 11 2005

       I'd like digital radio to segue like that.
reensure, Jul 11 2005

       Here's how I interpret it. I'm lounging about on my day off, sort of sleeping, sort of not, kind of watching my soap opera, kind of not. I look up and the male lead, strong, dark and sensational, is on the screen.   

       As I lean over to give claire a pat, my elbow changes the station by mistake. To my horror, I look up and my hunky soap stud is becoming dimmer, and dimmer, and now has faded into a shadowy Michael Jackson, walking out of a courthouse. +
blissmiss, Jul 11 2005

       Incorporate the "swirl" effect: Commercials (adverts) spiral down into a porcelain bowl, complete with flushing sound (perhaps with additional noises t/b/d by the viewer).
crater, Jul 11 2005

       This is very good.
waugsqueke, Jul 11 2005


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