You can keyframe your PASeq, so you can interpolate the parameters associated with a given PAseq action step over time. And you can add mute keyframes, so you can mute or turn off certain PASeq steps at given frame times.
You can use the in and out checkboxes in the source movie area to constrain the movie stream PASeq processing to a certain frame range. It's probably just as easy to copy and paste sections of a movie in the quicktime player or the nonlinear editor of your choice and process separate pieces of the movie with different PASeqs.
Some of the movies on this site were made with the autowrite movie stream features. With that feature, you could start a movie stream and then paint manually or auto paint in the the open movie stream, changing presets as you go within one open movie stream.
Reversing the frames of the movie in a nonlinear editor is one approach to deconstructing the image. Or you could record the bezier paths of an auto paint step, and then use keyframes to put the finished bezier strokes for the painting at the first frame and no strokes at the end frame of a paseq step that encapsulates the bezier paths using the internal bezier path memory in the paint synthesizer. (i should probably post a tutorial for this one).
There should be some tutorials on disk#2 that address keyframing. Thre are also one or more tutorials on movie stream autowrite on disk #2. The tutorial guide pdf lists all the tutorials and a description of what they cover.
Dave Nagel did a tutorial on Studio Artist's movie stream auto write on www.creativemac.com at some point in time, so you could hunt that down.
You option click a keyframe cell to add a new keyframe at that location. Holding down the m key and then option clicking a keyframe cell will add a mute keyframe.
You do need quicktime player pro to do movie edits like copy and paste, delete frames, etc.
You could use quicktime player pro or imovie or final cut to piece together processed sections of different quicktime movies into one movie. If you aren't doing anything fancy quicktime player pro works just fine. If you want to do crossfades or transitions then you need imovie or final cut.
you have to watch them over and over again. i had to watch them while i made a video at first. i recorded some things with the memory buttons but i don't know how to play them back. do you? because of one of your questions i figured out i could do with a movie stream what i was doing much quicker than with a loaded canvas movie.
"Ok, so your PASeq preset really just is using one paint action step.
So when you go into the paint synthesizer, you can see that it's using path start regionization. The path start generator is the Watershed DM, and the Path type is Path Start…"