Started messing with some percussive clips today, and was wondering how to solve this kind of problem:
If you have a video clip of someone striking a drum, and you set the start point to when the stick hits the drum head, you lose a vital part of the visual: the drum stick heading towards the drum.
In an eSampler, I wonder if there could be a way to identify the “hit” trigger point, but then have some sort of adjustable pre-roll time slider that can reveal the footage leading up to the “hit.”
Then somehow you would need to tell Ableton to read the midi notes, and auto-offset them earlier by that pre-roll amount so the “hit” still is triggered at the correct time…?
I’m sure you guys have thought about something like this, and it definitely feels like a “pro” feature only hard-core nerds like myself would use! haha