Image/ine is a Macintosh program that allows a user to manipulate visual source material in a live performance environment. Video sampling and playback, keying, displacement and other effects are available with video (live and recorded), QuickTime movies, text, scanned images, image files with alpha channels. Unlike digital video editing programs such as Adobe Premiere, Image/ine works in real time. There is no compression slowdown, no rendering time - the digital filtering effects are immediate and controllable through Midi.
The software instrument for realtime video manipulation was developed at STEIM by Steina Vasulka and Tom Demeyer (1996-2001).