Panopticon is a video thumb-nailing tool which converts any video file into a very short clip consisting of moving animated tiles.
An example video is at http://di.ncl.ac.uk/panopticon/
A web service is provided by http://panopticonize.com
for anyone to upload and convert videos in this way.
This web service is exposed as an API via HTTP for use by 3rd party applications. All you have to do is sign up for an API key at: http://panopticonize.com
to start converting videos.
The examples you can download here are working code examples for using the interface and can be used ‘out of the box’.
We will gradually try and add more language examples, so stay tuned.
If you want to use the API directly, documentation is provided at http://panopticonize.com/docs.php
Panopticonize.com video processing is driven by a set of PHP scripts found PHP Batch Video Processing Script
. You can use these to drive your own video processing web API.