I'm about to implement downscaling on a microcontroller. Source resolution is e.g. 720x576 (the 576i PAL resolution, other one possible: 480i, NTSC resolution), destination is 32x16. The goal is to have RGB LED matrix (of size 32x16) flowing with various colors, shapes, shadows, etc. – a half-abstract vs. half-meaningful effect, driven by a prepared PAL or NTSC video.
I will only be able to select every 22th pixel (720 / 36) and every 36th line (576 / 16) – the microcontroller will not be able to compute averages of groups of pixels etc. This way I will obtain 32x16 downscaled image to output to the LED matrix.
I cannot find any examples of how such downscaling will behave. Tried searching for "decimation" but no luck. Which program can I use to test this downscaling? Can I quickly code this somehow – if I would to code this, I would use libSDL1, generate set of files, but this is difficult (e.g. image loading). Maybe some snippet-solution is possible? Should I care about Nyquist frequency?