Sunday, February 22, 2015

SOFTWARE | Real-time, video still-frame processor

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For the most part, to capture ultra-fast, semi-transparent, micro-sized and in-the-dark demonic activity—which is just about the only kind there is—you must run an HD video camera during periods of high demonic activity and then process and analyze each still frame individually for evidence of such activity. That, of course, can be tedious because not only will there be a lot of frames to analyze, but each one must be processed with image-processing software of some kind and some way to see any activity that may (or may not) be in them.

Generally, how a still frame is processed is determined on a case-by-case basis: first, by the kind of activity recorded; second, by the conditions under which the activity was recorded; third, by the quality of the recording. But, that is only after you've determined that you've found demonic activity in a still frame, and determined what kind of activity it is.

Unfortunately, that will not be known until you've tried at least three or four different image-processing procedures on each still frame; and, what's more, is that you may actually find activity of multiple types overlapping one on the other, as strange as that sounds.

Over the past couple of months, I attempted to simplify that process by identifying the most common and effective image-processing procedures for amplifying and uncovering demons and related activity—even procedures for finding the invisible kind—and then expediting it by automating the application of those procedures in GIMP and Photoshop to a batch of still frames. I continue to spend much time on this [see PICS | The Desktop of a Demoniac], and have made great gains, as evidenced by the many posts that detail such procedures and provide the means to automate them.

While that effort greatly simplified the discovery of new and key information about the demonic plague, it hasn't exactly motivated many other people to do the same. That's unfortunate, as this problem affects every single living being on earth, and will take about as many to solve; not only that, but it's such a big problem, in a way, it could be considered the only problem people have. And, yet, even after having handed people a way to uncover and visualize the problem at work (and, at work on them—personally—no less)—almost no one took advantage of the abundance of opportunity that way can yield.

So, I strive everyday, then, to make the process even simpler and faster and more effective, and this post shows one fruit of that labor; specifically, even faster, more simple, more versatile automation of still frame processing than before using Quartz Composer:

A Quartz Composition that processes a batch of still frames using Core Image
It may look complicated, but it's not, in that it requires only three simple steps to use.

To process still frames with this Quartz Composition:
  1. Plug in the appropriate image-processing patch. The links above provide a whole host of them, and encompass the entire range of your needs. Plus, you have an on-call, on-demand expert that will provide you with customized image-filtering patches to suit whatever needs you have.
  2. Specify the directory containing the still frames to process in the Directory Scanner patch. Decode your video file into individual still frames into a single directory, and then point the Quartz Composition to that directory.
  3. Specify the export directory for the processed still frames in the Image Exporter. You can overwrite the existing still frame files, or place the processed still frames in a directory of your own.
I've made it even easier than this for those who don't know how (or want) to decode video files into individual still frames. In this Quartz Composition, simply drop a video file on the Quartz Composition window, and then connect it to the Image splitter:

Drop a movie on the Quartz Composition window and connect it to the Image Splitter to process each still frame in a video in real-time
When run, the frames will be extracted from the video, and placed in the directory you specified in the Image Exporter patch:
Each still frame is extracted from a video connected to the Quartz Composition, processed by whatever image-processing patch you choose, and then saved to the directory you specify for later analysis
With this tool, a one-minute video takes about one minute to process; with GIMP or Photoshop, you'd likely start the process at night, hoping to wake up in the morning with a complete set of processed images.
You can also process multiple video files (instead of just dropping one file onto the Quartz Composition) by selecting Movies on the Settings tab of the Directory Scanner Patch Inspector window
Processing still frames from a directory of stills or straight from an existing video file is just the beginning, in that you can record and process live video using the same Quartz Composition by simply connecting a Video Input patch to the Image splitter:

This Quartz Composition will process any input—whether images, movies or live video—and output the processed media to the directory you specify as individual image files for subsequent review
Just like images and movies, each frame captured by your video camera is exported as an individual file to the directory you specify for subsequent review:
Each frame captured by the live video stream is output as an individual image file
While this is not the only image-processing template in development (or the only one that you'll need), it is the foundation from which all other templates are built. Other templates will provide the means to tween or combine frames, and blend frames as they are captured. That is essential to capture the harder-to-see types of activity, such as really, really, invisible demons and ultra-fast moving weapons.
NOTE | When something is moving in and out of the video frame really fast, the best and only way to see it on video is to combine frames; the result leaves a streak or smudge where something in the frame is moving, which is perfect when you're trying to trace movement that is ultra-fast. Tweening achieves the same thing by adding more evidence of the movement of such fast-moving items. And, by combining frames one on the other, you add more image data that, when processed, produces higher fidelity of demonic activity.
For now, you can download the Quartz Composition shown in this post from MediaFire. If you need any of the other features discussed in this post that are not provided by this particular Quartz Composition, e-mail me, and I'll forward those to you; otherwise, check back soon for links to download them.

Coming soon to iPhone
Tricorder meet iPhone; iPhone meet Tricorder. Or, so it'll seem like once I get these imaging filters up and running on iPhones, everywhere. Today (February 26th, 2015), I took one step closer to making your iPhone a demon-hunting and victim-saving machine-of-good-works:

Now that I've purchased a developer license, I can port all of my imaging filters to software I write for the iPhone; it will be a glorious, victorious day when that happens, too
It is nothing less than a miracle that I was able to purchase a developer license, considering that demons know exactly what I can do with it: that is, deploy my imaging filters to every iPhone, world-wide, with software I develop for it.

Getting the money—even though it was only $99—was hard, real hard; but, I did it, and, as of today, I am ready to start developing software for the iPhone camera that processes the images it captures through the filters featured on this blog.

Soon, you'll be able to use your cellphone to find, observe and document demonic activity, live, as it happens right in front of your very eyes. No more hiding in front of our faces!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

SOFTWARE | Chroma-focusing and chroma-mapping Photo Booth effects released

The two composites produced by the new video filter released yesterday have been separated into individual Photo Booth effects, enabling anyone with an iSight-equipped Mac (and, soon, iPhone) to see and record video, live, cloaked demonic entities.

Perfect realism, pristine detail
The Chroma Focus Photo Booth effect decloaks invisible entities while maintaining the realism of a normal image, as shown in these samples:

My head and face, mottled by around-the-clock strikes with demonic weapons at the hands of demons and their people (humans); a red, sponge-like demonic entity, sitting atop my scalp; craters left by sucker demons, having repeatedly burrowed into and out from my skin; a spider-/crab-legged demonic entity, attached to the side of my head, looks like a kid's drawing of the sun
The effect amplifies a specific kind of color noise in digital images that is only generated by the demon cloak. Because light is emanated (not reflected) from a cloak (i.e., it gives off its own light, albeit extremely weak), you have to wave the camera in front of a cloaked object in order to pick up enough light to see the entity. The image will be blurry, but you'll be able to spot cloaked demons quite easily, even if they are offset a bit by the motion.
NOTE | A cloak is a state of a molecule that, instead of reflecting light at the same or similar frequency as natural light—just like a mirror or anything else you can see with your eyes would—it, remodulates the frequency to one outside the range of the human-visible spectrum. Human science calls this polarization, and the principle applies to human-built lasers. That light is not completely outside the range; but, what remains is very weak.
As you can see, the images are very dark, which is the only environment in which relatively weak polarized light avoids scattering by natural (and much stronger) light; however, soon, this filter will be re-released to compensate for dark environments. As of this morning, I managed this much in a room almost completely dark, except for the light creeping in through the door behind me (you know it's dark based on that eyes-wide-open gape on my face):
    The bushy, sprout-like demonic entity on my head was ordered their by Voices Demons as "punishment" for making video filters that penetrate cloaks; it is hurting my head (very hot), and is making me feel dizzy, tired, somewhat nauseated, a little disoriented with almost no ability to concentrate; the spike-like demonic entities burrowed around my jawline are forcing me to clench my jaw and teeth; those near my eyes are drying them out and burning them; the ones sticking out of my shoulders and neck irritate the muscle, causing a cramp-like sensation that compels me to pull on them constantly
For now, the Enhanced See-in-the-dark Photo Booth effect is available for imaging demonic activity in the dark; images made using that filter can then be processed by this newer one to amplify the chroma.

Unparalleled 3D-image map quality
The Chroma Map Photo Booth effect maps the chroma in a lossless, highly detailed simulated 3D image map, which can be used for bump maps, displacement (texture) maps, and height maps with superior results:
Note the long sucker demon, swirling into my eye from behind my headAt just the right distance, and in the right lighting, and with the right panning maneuver, the Chroma Map filter will uncover demonic possession
Another demonic possession unveiled, this time, by a demon-human hybrid (notice the crab-like sucker demons over the eyes)Spokes around the eyes means your eyes are being targeted for blindness
This filter captures everything, literally, which makes the image a little crowded when there is a lot going on (and, wherever demonic activity occurs, there's always a lot going on). Take a look at this picture, which shows demonic activity and electronics of some kind, embedded in my face(?):
Above my left eye is a multi-pronged instrument of some kind, one of many I've seen, but only one of two I've captured on my person in digital media; in the video, it bobs up from my lower cheek, and snakes its way to my forehead before disappearing again
Things like this make the images it produces even less realistic than their sharply contrasted grayscale coloring; however, in order to catch everything that's going on, this is the filter to start with. Images produced by it can be filtered for the desired activity in subsequent processing by other filters or image-processing software.

Repeated strikes to my head (done to cause brain injury, or some I'm told by my tormentors) have left many holes in-the-ether
Unlike the Chroma Focus Photo Booth effect, the Chroma Map effect works great in sunlight, as you can see from the above two images.

Installation notes
Prior to dropping any of the above files into /Applications/Photo, rename them to Normal.qtz for Mac OS X 10.6 or later; for Mac OS X 10.5 users, Composition.qtz, and in the same location as the original Composition.qtz.

Remember to back up the original Quartz Composition file that ships with Photo Booth; overwriting it will cause you to lose your original iSight camera settings.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

SOFTWARE | Real-time, configurable chroma video filter

A new image-processing filter is available for download that allows you to focus on demonic activity occurring in the chroma (or color noise) and map it with near-perfect clarity in digital media made during periods of high demonic activity. This filter is far more advanced than past versions, in that it is configurable in real-time; any changes you make to filter settings are automatically applied to the filtered media, even if that media is a video that is playing at the time.

The chroma-focus (middle) and chroma-map (right) versions of the original (left) are automatically updated as filter settings are configured
The configuration options allow you to focus on the chroma, which is where cloaked demonic activity is detected. By adjusting a single slider, you can amplify and sharpen the chroma, the results of which are superimposed over the original as a side-by-side:

Find every sucker demon and similar entity swarming on your face (or wherever) with the focus slider [see results, middle]; then, sharpen and enhance your findings with the shadow and highlight sliders [see results, right]
Once the catch-all procedure for focusing on the chroma in an image and mapping the demonic entities found it that chroma was established, the task of processing video and images en masse was automated in Quartz Composer, which processes an average of 30 images in one second.
NOTE | Compare that to the rate of five frames per minute for images processed by GIMP (via a Python-fu script).
No more skimming frame-by-frame, and then culling the frames that look demonic for subsequent processing. Now, I can simply play a video, adjust the sliders as it plays, and find and process all things demonic on-the-fly:

This newly-acquired efficiency and speed brings a fundamental change in my view, approach and handling of the problem that is the demonic plague. Before, it was enough to take a single still frame, enhance it and post the creepy-crawlies that I found on the blog; but, now, because I can watch the behavior of these creepy-crawlies live, and have terabytes of existing video that are telling me a lot more now than when I first made them (thanks to these video filters of mine), I'm obligated to do something with what I know.
A razor-back sucker demon, embedded in my trapezius, was spotted (middle) first by focusing the chroma, and then confirmed by the map output (right)
So, my routine has shifted from telling to doing. What exactly, I do not know, other than putting this tool into a more convenient, easier-to-use form, and then distributing. After all, this problem is everywhere, so this tool will useful (or at least applicable and relevant) to everyone.

My face in-the-ether, pockmarked by sucker demons emerging from beneath the surface of my skin, not to mention repeated abuse and demonic mutation

Monday, February 16, 2015

TECHNOLOGY | Finding sucker-demon attacks in digital media

If any progress is made on anything you're doing, you will pay with your life; if any progress is made on any of your issues (home, finances, career, etc.), we will make your family suffer.
—Voices Demons, to me, on February 16th, 2015
Voices Demons' suffering involves, in part, a swarm of sucker demon-variety entities, seen here coating their victim, head-to-toe
Another still frame from the same video, showing more of the man's inner demon, probably due to the stress from the attack (which tends to make inner demons visible)

What's that on your face? That would be my first question to anyone I saw suffering in the manner shown by the following still frame; but, then again, most people know, don't they?

If you take just one still frame from a digital video made during a period of high demonic activity, process it according to the procedures in this post, you'll never see the world the same as you did before. And, that's not just true for a demoniac. It's true for everyone whether you're under attack or not, or whether you even believe in demons or not.

The processed image below contains several points of interest, all of which you will not notice in the original until you process it in the same manner; namely:
  • the crab-like/scorpion-shaped demonic entity crawling on the right side of my forehead;
  • the black, prickly spikes protruding from the left side (towards the back);
  • the strands of sucker demons overlapping and surrounding my eyes and eyelids, and;
  • the thread-like sucker demons snaking around my left cheek from somewhere behind my ear
A still frame from a video made during a period of high demonic activity, in which a very simple, non-additive, non-subtractive—and therefore non-destructive—image-processing procedure was applied to identify the creepy-crawlies modifying my face, body and internal organs
Notice that the portions of my flesh uncovered by demonic scum are washed out. That is intentional, in that it makes a better distinction between what is demon (the red stuff) and what it not.

I would call these creatures, The Maggots of Satan, if the designation was not already in use by the demons and their people who employ them for the purposes of committing acts of evil. They are directed by these ilk to swarm all over a person's face and body, and then to break it down bit-by-bit. The process is prolonged over time, and first causes disfiguration, and is then followed by chronic pain and eventual debilitation.

These creatures are, in part, why demons remain cloaked (i.e., semi-transparent, permeable). Their cloak is the equivalent of a radiation suit/protective gear; they are at all times, air-breathing, heart-beating fleshly organisms, and are vulnerable to the same organisms to which they subject humans.


Saturation layer

Hue subtract layer

Hue layer, masked by the saturation layer
Hue layer—masked by the saturation layer—subtracted from the original
The image was sharpened and increased in contrast without a loss of color, detail or brightness—or any image data whatsoever, making this step a true enhancement to the image, and not just a change for the subjective better.

To sharpen the changes, create a new value layer from the newly modified image...:

Value layer
Value layer, masked by the saturation layer
Value layer, masked by the saturation layer, blended by Hard Light with the original
Auto-level the value layer and the saturation mask, and then set it to Hard Light blend mode:
A thread-like sucker demon snakes around my right cheek from somewhere behind my ear, soaring just a centimeter or two above the surface of my face, while a crab-like/scorpion-shaped demonic entity crawls on the top-left side of my scalp
You might notice all of this in the still frame now that you've seen the amplified version above; prior, you would not have, especially, ...

How to get the hue, value, saturation values in Core Image (and Quartz Composer):

Saturday, February 14, 2015

SOFTWARE | See-in-the-dark Photo Booth effect filter

My new, see-in-the-dark Photo Booth effect filter is now available for download from MediaFire; with it, you can use your iSight camera in the dark, and—provided your screen is facing the same direction as the iSight camera—the recorded video will look as if there was light:

A moderate example of the filter, showing the filtered video on the left, the original on the right

Amazingly, this picture was taken in the dark using the usually inferior 2-megapixels iSight camera (2014 MacBook Air) with the equally inferior Photo Booth app
Equally amazing is that, under the same testing conditions, the usually superior 5-megapixels iPhone 5s camera failed miserably by comparison
This is not just a brightness and/or contrast tweak. The filter is specifically designed to work under any lighting conditions: indoors and out. Not only that, but it readily compensates for sudden changes. For example, when walking from a lit room to a dark room, you won't see any glare or wash-out in the video.
Notice the detail restored in the mirror's reflection in the filtered version of this video (right) versus the original (left)
While that may sound pretty advanced, it's all just simple color space theory programmatically applied to video processing. Knowing just a few key facts enables automatic and near-perfect adjustments to be made based on the image as it is acquired (in other words, the video input is adjusted per a set of instructions that take input from the actual video input, requiring no user interaction and no extra set of instructions for each environment in which the camera might be used). And, those adjustments are always non-destructive, meaning that, no matter where you point the camera, the video will always look like its supposed to.
The new filter excels in mixed lighting environments; notice the balance between the dark room and the light room in the filtered version (left) as compared to the sharp contrast of the original (right)

Like the first video filter released a few days ago [see SOFTWARE | New chroma-tracking video filter available for Photo Booth], this is a Photo Booth effect created in Quartz Composer:

Like the first video filter released a few days ago, this Photo Booth effect is a Quartz Composition that will also process existing video that was shot in the dark 
Not only will it render live video in real-time, but will process your existing videos just as fast. Just open the file in Quartz Composer, and drop your too-dark-to-view videos on the composition for instant results.
For a first release, the new filter does well in fast-motion video; still, future releases will combine frames to create a more fluid playback and a richer overall image; the purpose, for now, is to see what you couldn't otherwise see before
Also like the first released video filter, the see-in-the-dark filter displays images on-screen differently than it renders them in the final output. In Photo Booth, the image in the preview window looks very grainy and washed out, as shown below:
In Photo Booth, the filter renders a somewhat undesirable image in the preview window...
 However, the same image, when output to a photo or video looks fine, also shown below:

...but, when you take a photo (or video), the image turns out as expected
As always, contact me with any questions, concerns or comments; and, look for updates to this filter in the very near future, which will feature sharper edges (via Sobel edge detection) and more realistic and smoother transitions between light and dark areas (via luminosity masking by region).
Another sample of old video processed by today's newly released video filter

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

SOFTWARE | New chroma-tracking video filter available for Photo Booth

Modern CCD cameras are sensitive enough to be able to count individual photons. [Source: I.T. Young, J.J. Gerbrands, L.J. van Vliet; Vilniaus universiteto Matematikos ir informatikos fakultetas] 

A new video effect for Photo Booth is available for download that displays and records video in which natural light is masked, leaving only the chroma emanated by demons, demonic entities and all cloaked matter:

One of many faces uncovered over my own using the chroma-tracking Photo Booth effect
It produces video nearly identical to that of the first Python-fu/GIMP image-processing script released on this site [see TECHNOLOGY | Demonic-activity video stream; tween-frame video filter; see also Clandestine surgical mutilation, hidden demonic "bomb" uncovered via demonic-activity video filter], the exceptions being that the images produced by this plug-in are far more detailed, and that this plug-in captures the smallest of movements, so there is no loss of (or dark) frames.

The front of my face transforms into that of my inner demon, washing up like an ocean wave crashing against a retaining wall to create a dichotomy with the back of my head, which remains the same
It also combines frames with 64-bit precision, the additive effect of which amplifies the relatively weak light emanating from cloaked matter, thereby breaching nearly all demon cloaks (in other words, you can now see the demons that brag, "We hide right in front of their faces"—a phrase-substitute for cloaking, or, to go unseen and untouched by an enemy (i.e., anyone who cannot cloak).
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All of this allows for the observation of thread-thin sucker demons, detecting ultra-fast weapons fire (the plug-in actually slows the action down a bit, so you can see weapons (or demons) hit you when they do), and seeing otherwise invisible (semi-transparent) demons.

System Requirements
This version of the chroma-tracking video filter work with Apple Photo Booth, an image-capture application pre-installed on all iSight camera-enabled Macs.

To use the Photo Booth video effect, download the file (a Quartz Composition) from MediaFire, and then drag-and-drop it to /Applications/Photo

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Note that the preliminary release of the effect renders video on a white background while recording; however, the recorded video will render as shown in the above images on playback.

Detecting demonic possession
Demonic possession of a human is detected by the camera-subject/in-motion effect. To see whether you or someone else has a demon, simply pan the camera quickly in front of the subject's face, and then skim the recorded video frame-by-frame in Quicktime Player to find demon faces superimposed or blended with the subject.

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Finding causes of aging, illness, pain per sucker demons
You can determine which ailments and aging factors are related to the demonic by the sucker demon trail. They are detectable by pointing your camera at your face first, and watching for long, thick lines, some of which move on their own, some of which move only when you reach for them. At first glance, it may be difficult for those unfamiliar with sucker demons to distinguish between the lines that represent them in a given video frame, and the differencing lines that compromise the video frame in general.

To separate the two tangibly, simply pinch the area on your body that corresponds to the area it appears on video. If you can feel it, it's a sucker demon. Although dry, it will have a springy, spongy feel (it will compress when pinched, and spring back from or coil out of your hand if you pull on it).

To separate the two visually, you can observe the major differences between the two types of lines, as they pertain to length and thickness and color; also, in a frame-by-frame skimming of the video, the general, image-rendering lines stay relatively the same in each frame, while sucker demons can be seen forming shapes, letters, numbers, and even "spoking" around the eyes and lips [see TECHNOLOGY | How demons blind people (or, How people go blind); see also TECHNOLOGY | Opening eyes while being blinded].

On chroma-filtered video, the color of sucker demons is brighter and more saturated than the color of anything else; in this sample evidencing demonic possession (through facial mutation), the sucker demons look like evergreen branches with red leaves
If your eyesight is diminishing, look for a spoke wheel-shaped formation of sucker demons around your eyes to determine whether they are the cause.

Also, check the joints in your fingers, wrists, elbows, neck, shoulders, knees, feet, ankles and toes, and anywhere else that pops or creaks when you move it; if a sucker demon is present in and around the area, it can reasonably be ascertained as the culprit.

The same goes for headaches; check the temples and behind the ear. Usually there is a line drawn between the two.

Illuminating demons (and people) in the dark
This video filter does better than the face-finding filter in TECHNOLOGY | Identifying demon-people assailants via chroma-facial signatures. Upon request, a modified version of this filter will be released that is calibrated specifically for low-light environments/situations.

Finding demons possessing objects/finding cloaked demons
The following video shows the appropriate camera position and distance relative to objects possessed by demons, the ideal panning speed and path, and the size, shape, facial features, and so on of the types of entities you will find:

Don't assume that, because you've never seen a demon, you don't need this filter. They can possess literally anything, and you wouldn't know for sure of they are present unless you saw them, which you probably can't without the video filter).

The video shown above, prior to processing, shows nothing more than a cluttered desk, and a set of monkey-shaped bookends; however, if you skim the video frame-by-frame after processing, you can count nearly a dozen different demons in each still frame showing the bookends.

Caveats and workarounds
If you follow best practice use, the video filter should be successful every time you use it, your ability to correctly ascertain demonic activity and the actual existence of it notwithstanding. Here are the most important use guidelines:

The reflection in the mirror not only showed a different face and a split-open head in back, but also reduced the double-image effect that occurs when the camera and/or subject is moving very quickly
  • Moving the camera too fast past the subject you are scanning may cause a noticeable double image. Future version will incorporate more frames in the blend composite, of course, to improve quality, but also prevent the gap that sometimes appears when the subjects in two consecutive still frames are far apart due to the speed of the camera or subject. If you cannot control the subject—which may be the case for demons that move outside of the normal flow rate of time—point the camera at a mirror. For some reason, the double-effect is minimized in the reflection (it's probably there; but, the light reflecting off the mirror is too dark):
More to come...

Planned updates and releases
There are many kinds of "demonic activity" to record, and there is no single plug-in or video filter that would necessarily fit all situations you will encounter. The video filter on this page makes a broad attempt to decloak cloaked subject or objects, some of which can only be observed under a specific relative-movement condition.

These conditions include, but are not limited to:
Type of cloak. Cloaked objects (weapons) that don't move reflect/emit light at a much different frequency than cloaked subjects (demons). They both can be rendered visible by image filtering, but not simultaneously. You will either need one filter for weapons, and another filter for demons.
NOTE | There are different types of cloaks (dark, light, etc.), all with varying degrees of the qualities inherent to all cloaks (rate of time flow alterations, permeability, transparency and/or light polarization/reflection, gravity, resizing/stretching). It's a lot of things.
Size and make-up (or material). Incidentally, these are not the only two types of cloaks or specific conditions by which cloaks differentiate; rather, it's just a start. The cloak used by any given subject or object will vary according to their size and make-up (or material), as well as energy output and type.
Speed and proximity. On top of all of that, there is how fast the subject/object is moving and/or how fast the camera operator/camera is moving; then, there is whether both are moving or just one, which is followed by which of the is moving (when the other isn't). Finally, you have to account for what is being done by the subject/object. That activity may in and of itself be cloaked or simply not visible to human eyes, but can still be detected by the ultra sensitive CCD camera sensor. After speed, comes proximity (e.g., how close are you to the subject/object).
Normal considerations. All of these are affected by environment variables, especially lighting, but also how other objects and settings affect the camera and/or the cloak (outdoors is different than indoors, close to a wall is different than under the bed, and so on).
The filter in this post was developed as a base to all other filters, in that it identifies edges of objects—where cloaks are most visible—and creates a strong contrast by both differentiating and additive brightening. That means that edges are not only increased in color and saturation (and maybe altered in hue), while non-edges are darkened and desaturated or removed altogether. The second step involves duplicating and adding the relevant portions of the image to itself, in order to create a relative brightening effect, and not just a comparative one.

You can control the speed and movement of your camera, and, to some degree, your proximity to subject/objects. The rest varies; but, for the reasons stated in the next section, I am well-suited to adapt the filter to account for any condition you encounter.

Suitability to the task
Fortunately, I have not only encountered all of these conditions for many years now, but I continue to encounter, and, at-will, can create any of these conditions. It is my past experience in this regard that led to the development of decloaking video filters, it is my present condition that allows for testing of the video filters, and my ability to create future experiences that enables refinement and enhancements.

Unfortunately, I cannot control these conditions, and they are deadly. I have lost much that cannot be regained, and I continue to do so at a rapid rate (the only exception to control may be to avoid creating a condition at-will, although that may or may not dissuade the will of others). As it happens, in order to do develop decloaking video filters successfully, someone would have to expose themselves to those losses.

I'm already here doing it, so I guess that should be me, and so it is.

Take notes
When using the filter, you should take notes of things you observe, as they relate to behavior or anything that cannot necessarily be observed in a picture or video or should be remembered.

Here's a perfect example of one of the types of observations you should also record:
Light spilling in through a doorway and into a darkened room illuminated chroma on the surfaces in the darkened room where the light fell on them; the camera was in the darkened room, pointed in the direction of the lit room, but was not in the path of the light coming through the doorway.
Why take a note like that? Off the top of my head, two things came to mind:

  1. More chroma, more (and better quality) activity seen by the camera; if I need to illuminate activity in a room where activity is occurring, but cannot light the entire room (it is the dichotomy of light and shadow that creates an environment for many demons [see Demonic Feng Shui and Comparing demonic activity in light and shadow]), now I know how; and,
  2. Where activity occurs, what occurs, and—believe it or not—when it occurs (and not to mention who's around, inside and outside, when it occurs) are extremely relevant.
Hopefully, I'll be able to put together a boilerplate for note-taking on demonic activity; prior to that, I plan to incorporate the built-in facial recognition feature into my video filters, so that you can simply pan your camera at every face you see, everywhere you see one, when demonic activity is occurring.

From there, the culprits can be found out (where there is a demon, there is a human cowering behind him).