Is there a possible way to make the GEM window either opaque or transparent?
The idea is to build a similar application to this one, but cheaper.
It's used for producing visual cues for doing ADR in post production. The idea is that you set up a cue (called streamers) based on either SMPTE or MTC from your DAW, in my case Pro Tools, then set a prescribed pre roll for the streamer so a coloured bar moves across the screen like a count down, then a 'cig burn' appears in the centre to indicate the cue.
I know I could probably achieve this by loading in the movie file that is being worked on, but that seems like a lot of computing work for Pd, especially when it's in HD.
I've got the streamers part working, in that they move across the screen when triggered and can be altered to a prescribed pre roll the only thing i'm stuck on is the transparent window that i can just position as an overlay with a separate floating video window.
I'm working in OS X on the latest Pd-Extended.