Musical Gestures Toolbox for Terminal

Musical Gestures Toolbox for doing various video-related tricks in the terminal. This is mainly based on the power of FFmpeg and ImageMagick.

Musical Gestures Toolbox for Python code and output

The toolbox was primarily developed for music research, with a particular focus on studying the motion of musicians and dancers. But it can be used for any type of motion-related analysis based on video recordings.


The toolbox is based on two core libraries:


The toolbox builds on the other Musical Gestures Toolboxes (for Max, Matlab, Python). All of these scripting-based toolboxes are slightly different in implementation, but they share the vision of creating powerful, yet fairly simple to use, operations for video visualization.

The software is maintained by the fourMs lab at RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion at the University of Oslo.


This toolbox has not been published on, but you could reference one of these publications for info about the functionality:

Tags: software, toolbox, terminal, FFmpeg, ImageMagick, video By Alexander Refsum Jensenius
Published Apr. 26, 2020 3:11 PM - Last modified Oct. 22, 2020 1:41 PM