How do I record and play a series of videos in some software-controlled order?

I'd like to create an interactive artwork where people can come up to a camera and record a short video of themselves speaking. At the same time, there will be a series of such videos playing on a nearby display. I should be able to insert the new video at any point in the list of playing videos. The list should also be continuously changeable via software; any programming language will do. Bonus points if I can have basic transitions between the videos.

jattstar118 years ago
It really Depends What Kind of computer you have Like Linux, Mac, or PC
rachel8 years ago
Have you looked at Processing? It's a language optimized for visual art, implemented as a thin layer over top of Java, and it has a lot of video capability built in. I haven't worked with video in it but I have seen a lot of interesting stuff done. Also I can vouch for it being very easy to get started in.