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Cinematica: A System for Calibrated Macintosh-driven Displays from within Mathematica

J. Solomon
A. Watson
Journal / Anthology

Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers
Year: 1996
Volume: 28
Issue: 4
Page range: 607-610

Cinematica is a minimal system for producing calibrated grayscale movies on an Apple Macintosh computer from within the Mathematica programming environment. It makes use of the ISR Video Attenuator and the VideoToolbox software library developed by Denis Pelli. By design, Cinematica provides a very low-level interface to the display routine. Display instructions take the form of a list of pairs (image index, colormap index). The philosophy is that programming is much easier in Mathematica than in C, so we reserve the complexity for Mathematica. a few simple examples are provided.

*Applied Mathematics > Computer Science