1. Global Configuration
You can use multiple video input devices at the same time (maximum 64). Go in the media manager (Ctrl-U) to configure them. To add a webcam, a video capture card or any DirectX compatible devices, just select the capture device in the drop down box. You can also use a network video stream in the MJPEG and JPEG format.
1.1 Capturing Your Monitor Output
In this very common situation, you want to play your video from the same computer running Lightjams and capture the video output directly. You can look for "DirectShow screen capture filter" on the web, but to make it easy for you, here's my list of filters.
Screen Capture Recorder by Roger
Unreal Media Server Screen Capture
x86 package (32 bits)
x64 package (64 bits)
Completely watermark free but it blocks any clipboard operations and the standard file open/save dialogs. So while working on your project, you may want to disable the video analysis and only re-enable it afterward.
The configuration is done through the Windows Registry. You can modify this registry file to specify the region and the monitor number to capture. The documentation is in the text file along with the installer. You need to restart the video analyser (by selecting none in the device list) each time you change the configuration.
1.2 Webcam Tip
For better result and higher framerate, disable any auto light parameter. Instead, manually adjust the exposure time and gain to best fit your setup.
2. Link to any slider
Select any slider and click on the video icon. Then you'll be able to play with all video settings.
Colors are analyzed in the HSL model - in Lightjams, the L has been renamed I for intensity instead of lightness. You can use any parameter individually. For example, you may want to only use the hue and set a fixed saturation value to compensate for the webcam capture quality loss.
Overall: This is the primary color from the whole video stream.
9 Zones: These zones correspond to actual regions of the video stream. They are like a real-time low res representation of your video. For each zone, you see the detected color.
For each color, you can click on the H, S or I buttons to select it.
To help you getting started, look at the sample projects.