Next Level Effects specializes in creating high end physical, digital and optical illusions for the professional magician. Its most famous product is Prevision.Prevision
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The world's most advanced prediction system.
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Have your PC, Mac, iOS or Android device control your show. Use gestures, spoken words, timers or any sensor to trigger events in your act.
Prevision is a tool that allows you to easily generate a prediction video. This video will make it appear as if you knew exactly what your spectators would think of. You could be holding up a lottery ticket with their chosen numbers, writing down their chosen word on a post-it note, holding up their playing card or a picture of the celebrity they picked. You could even show a Rubik’s cube that matches the one they mixed up earlier. The possibilities are endless. These reveals are all free choices and look photorealistic. There are no forces involved.
Almost anything in your video could be dynamically changed into a reveal. Including, but not limited to:
|Text||Any text or numbers in any imaginable style (handwritten, printed, burnt, carved, etched, stitched, written in sand or snow)|
|Images||Images can come from a supplied index, by entering the URL of an image, or by automatically using the first Google Images result for any search term.|
|Time||Have any digital clock show your time or have the hands of an analog clock or watch show it.|
|Colors||Change the color of almost any object in your video. You can enter the name of any color, an RGB value or a HEX value.|
|Audio||You can change the audio to a supplied index of clips.|
|Playing cards||Change the playing card in your video. Input can be typed in two characters (4h,qd,10d, as etc.)|
|Rubik's cube||Have a Rubik's cube in your video match the colors of a cube mixed by a spectator. Requires the CubeSmith or Rubiked app.|
The steps involved:
Shoot your personal prediction video. The Prevision manual goes into detail on what to pay attention to and how to get the best results.
Send in your video for processing. This manual process takes 2-4 days and involves high end VFX work to ensure absolutely realistic insertion of freely chosen information later. When this step is done you receive a unique reveal code.
Render your video whenever you want using your reveal code and the information you want to appear in your video. You can trigger a render manually from the web interface or use any of the supported 3rd party apps to automatically gather information, trigger the render and download the video to your camera roll. You can also use Prevision’s open API to create your own apps and automations. Your video can be shown on your phone (backdated), projected on stage, or streamed via a (previously sent out) dropbox or Vimeo link*.
Prevision lends itself for stage magic. It has been a key part of the shows of some of the biggest names in magic. It is is an integral part of multiple Las Vegas headliners. It’s been used on America’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got Talent and many more shows worldwide. However, many customers use it as a closeup routine as well. Prevision is a tool, rather than an effect. Think of it as a visual effects artist at your fingertips whenever you need one.
The demo video below scratches the surface of its possibilities. The video is a Prevision video itself: its contents are unique every day and show today’s New York Times. Note that the upload date on Vimeo shows it was uploaded long ago.