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Why bother learning Quartz Composer? It works every where practically in apps like Final Cut Studio, Motion, iTunes, Keynote, QuickTime and embedded on a web page. Both artists and programmers alike can do great things with QC.
You don’t need Leopard to get started with QC but to take advantage of new features you’ll need it installed. From a learning point of view it doesn’t matter if you start in 10.4 or 10.5. Either is fine. However, you may find it confusing at first. Be sure to examine all the examples found in the Example folder. Which can be found in /Developer/Examples/Quarts Composer.
Inputs can be practically anything! iSight camera, keyboard, RSS feeds, MIDI and USB devices like a Wiimote, Guitar Hero Guitar or a Wacom tablet.
A good guide to getting started can be found on Apple.com.
The link to the very cool digital level meters is here: