We need a program that will allow us to capture 7-10 seconds worth of video via a webcam and then print an old fashioned photo flip book using the frames from that video.
The user interface will be an important part of the program because the customer will see this.
The program will need to take about 10 seconds worth of video. Video is captured at 30fps so the program will need to select certain frames in order and them print out 4 12 up sheets that will be sent through a business card cutter.
When the program opens the UI will display a very large video feed from the attached video device. This should be a live feed of what the webcam or video camera is viewing. The video should be compatible with Logitech web cameras.
On the bottom of the UI will be a good sized round Start button. When the start button is pressed a large red count down from 5 seconds will begin on the screen and once it reaches 0 the program will begin recording 8 seconds of video.
It is important that the video be large so the customers can see themselves on the screen as they record.
The program will then break up the video clip into 48 invidivudal still shots that will be printed out on a 12-up sheet of [url removed, login to view]" paper. For example: the program will grab frame 1, 5, 10, 15, 20...etc..
Next to the Start button will be a Play button that will allow you to view the finished "flip book".
Next to the Play button will be a Print button that will allow you to print the flip books out on a laser printer on a standard [url removed, login to view]" piece of paper.
The dimensions of the project will be:
3 Across and 4 Down
Each segment will be 3 5/8" wide by 2 1/4" long. The video clip will need to print on the right side of each segment and be approx. 2 3/8" wide by 2" long. No border around each still shot.
The finished product will be sent through a business card cutter and stacked together to produce a final old fashioned photo flip book.
A number from 1-48 will appear on the very left of each segment very small where the staple will go thru.
On the final page will be the file name very small on the bottom right of the segment. This will allow us to recall the flipbook and reprint it if needed.
We'll also need a File Open option in the flip book program to allow us to open saved flip books and reprint them.
Each flipbook that is saved should be saved to a specified folder by the date and sequence number. Each book should have a specific date and sequence number save name that is automatically generated by the program and requires no user interaction. The file name will be unique.
We will also need a File Import option that will allow us to import a 8 second video clip into the program and produce a flip book.