Cyclops 1.1 Now Available for Mac OS 9/X

Nov 7, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors


Education Guide

Mix is gearing up to present its longstanding annual Audio Education Guide in its November 2014 issue. Want to have your school listed in the directory, or do you need to update your current directory listing? Add an image, program description, or a logo to your listing! Get your school in the Mix Education Guide 2014.

Cycling '74 has released an update to the Cyclops video input-analysis system for the company's Max/MSP graphical programming environment. The new release features compatibility with the Macintosh OS X operating system (in addition to continuing support for Mac OS 9), and adds compatibility with Jitter, Cycling '74's video/matrix/3-D graphics processing extensions to Max/MSP.

Cyclops, a Max/MSP object for multimedia development created for Code Artistry LLC by New York-based artist and programmer Eric Singer, is geared toward artists and performers who want to add video control to their work without investing in stand-alone hardware or software. The Cyclops object receives input from a QuickTime-compatible video input source—such as a video capture card, USB or FireWire video input—analyzes the video frames and outputs Max/MSP control messages based on the images. The user can specify areas of an input image to analyze and the type of analysis to perform. The Cyclops objects supports grayscale, threshold, difference (motion) or color analysis on the incoming video image. Its control output format allows for seamless integration of motion control and object tracking into the Max/MSP multimedia programming environment.

Version 1.1 of Cyclops includes the new jit.cyclops object, which integrates with Jitter's matrix-based data-processing environment, providing the same analysis capabilities of Cyclops to Jitter users.

Cyclops 1.1 is distributed by Cycling '74 and is currently available. List price is $99, with upgrades for registered users of Cyclops 1.0 available for $29. The Max4/MSP2 programming environment is available from Cycling '74 for $495.

Demo versions, purchases and upgrades are available online at

Acceptable Use Policy
blog comments powered by Disqus

Mix Books

Modern Recording and Mixing

This 2-DVD set will show you how the best in the music industry set up a studio to make world-class records. Regardless of what gear you are using, the information you'll find here will allow you to take advantage of decades of expert knowledge. Order now $39.95

Mastering Cubase 4

Electronic Musician magazine and Thomson Course Technology PTR have joined forces again to create the second volume in their Personal Studio Series, Mastering Steinberg's Cubase(tm). Edited and produced by the staff of Electronic Musician, this special issue is not only a must-read for users of Cubase(tm) software, but it also delivers essential information for anyone recording/producing music in a personal-studio. Order now $12.95



Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine takes you straight into the studio, with new product announcements, industry news, upcoming events, recent recording/post projects and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

MixLine Live

Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine Live takes you on the road with today's hottest tours, new sound reinforcement professional products, recent installs, industry news and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

The Wire, a virtual press conference offering postings of the latest gear and music news, direct from the source. Visit the The Wire for the latest press postings.