SWAP (2004)

"Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality."

Herman Minkowski 1903

Einstein's maths teacher first proposed the idea of space-time, a unified four dimensional model in which space and time were not separate elements but were made of the same stuff. SWAP swaps one spatial dimension with that of time, cutting through the space-time continuum like a knife through a cabbage, revealing the intricate internal structure.

SWAP is a PC application designed to work with PAL/NTSC DV cameras. Connect the camera to an IEEE 1394 port and press the "start" button. You will get just a black screen for the first 15 seconds while it processes the first images. It is a demanding application and I suggest you use a PC with 512MB+ RAM and a 1GHz+ processor.

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"Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality."

Herman Minkowski 1903

Einstein's maths teacher first proposed the idea of space-time, a unified four dimensional model in which space and time were not separate elements but were made of the same stuff. SWAP swaps one spatial dimension with that of time, cutting through the space-time continuum like a knife through a cabbage, revealing the intricate internal structure.

SWAP is a PC application designed to work with PAL/NTSC DV cameras. Connect the camera to an IEEE 1394 port and press the "start" button. You will get just a black screen for the first 15 seconds while it processes the first images. It is a demanding application and I suggest you use a PC with 512MB+ RAM and a 1GHz+ processor.

SWAP comes in a small (138KB) zip file containing an exe and a dll file. When you run the exe SWAP will execute without installing anything on your computer or making any changes to your registry. You will need to have DirectX 8.1b or later for it to work.

I hope you enjoy it.

You may freely use, copy and distribute SWAP as long as you don't charge for it in any way or alter it. If you have any questions or comments I'd be pleased to hear from you.

Paul Harter - paul@glowinthedark.co.uk

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