editing software
developed in Kitchen Budapest
collaborators: Agoston Nagy, Peter Nemeth
Budapest, Hungary

AutoCut is a sound-based “self-editing” video application. There are many short videos shot by personal devices. They usually stay on the hard disk or be uploaded to a video-sharing portal without any editing. On one hand, this program selects and edits these videos according to a certain music. On the other hand, autoCut can handle the videos in real time, based on the rythm of live audio input. AutoCut is a creative tool for presentations, performances and improvisational events.

The application analyzes the highlights of the added sound or music and modifies the shots available depending on the algorithm of the selected style.

We have combined professional-level power with a very simple, one-window mouse-controlled interface, to make autoCut the perfect choice for either total beginners or experienced hobbyists. So now, if you don’t want to delve into editing your family flick, or want to premiere as a high class VJ, you can let the computer do it for you.

This cut-up was made with a pd/pdp prototype, there is no after-editing, it cuts itself based on the beat of the music (crunch). There are 9 small clips shot during an open day at Kitchen Budapest in 2007, and the program chooses between them, while modifying the clips speed, position and image composition (rotation).