ppmtv - make a portable pixmap look like taken from an American TV
ppmtv dimfactor [''ppmfile''?
Reads a portable pixmap as input. Dims every other row of
image data down by the specified dim factor. This factor may
be in the range of 0.0 (the alternate lines are totally
black) to 1.0 (original image).
This creates an effect similar to what I've once seen in the
video clip 'You could be mine' by Guns'n'Roses. In the scene
I'm talking about you can see John Connor on his motorbike,
looking up from the water trench (?) he's standing in. While
the camera pulls back, the image gets 'normal' by
brightening up the alternate rows of it. I thought this
would be an interesting effect to try in MPEG. I did not yet
check this out, however. Try for yourself.
Copyright (C) 1993 by Frank Neumann