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Japanese TV station WOWOW has a feature on their site that lets you mix a video of a live Radiohead performance [wowow.co.jp] from the Saitama Super Stadium leg of their 2008 Japanese tour. A set of quite aesthetic data visualizations accompanies this online music video mix tool.

The video interface allows you to choose from 12 colour-coded cameras to record your own "rainbow" (the song 15 Step is the opening track from Radiohead's In Rainbows album). You can then play back your edit by clicking and dragging the playhead in the timeline, or view charts of the most popular shots (click on the two buttons on the right side, or see the screenshots below. There's some impressive juggling going on behind the scenes to keep the video playing as you hop from camera to camera, and I am always a fan of sites that don't worry about pixellation and opt for full screen content regardless.

I couldn't figure out if there was a way to watch other people's edits or to share your edit. If that feature is there and I missed it please let us know in the comments.

See also Radiohead's 3D Scanner Music Video. Via CIID.

Guest blogger Tom Carden is an interaction designer at Stamen Design. He has recently contributed to several successful visualization projects including MSNBC's Hurricane Tracker, Trulia Snapshot and mySociety's travel time maps.

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That's really cool - I think Leo Laporte could implement something like this for his real-time webcast... crowdsource the control of video.

His webstream is here... six cameras.
http://live.twit.tv/

Wed 03 Dec 2008 at 3:41 PM
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