I know there are other methods for doing HD, particularly on Windows, by using Avisynth scripts and VirtualDubMod.
Before starting on the HD tutorials, it might not hurt to show you some examples of HD fan videos made using this process or something similar.
If your video software opens the MJPEG AVI files that Avidemux makes, then youa€™re halfway there. In my most recent tests, I had no problems editing in the MJPEG AVI files (some which were converted within MPEG Streamclip). Set up your project properties as either HDV 720-25p (for PAL footage) or HDV 720-30p (for NTSC footage). Edit your video as usual, then export out as either HD WMV, or uncompressed AVI with the custom frame size of 1280x720. I was able to successfully edit MJPEG AVI files that were converted in MPEG Streamclip with Corel VideoStudio X2. I had set up my project as 25 frames per second (PAL and SEACAM) so I was given the a€?25pa€? option. I then opened this file in MPEG Streamclip and converted it to an H.264 MP4 file (keeping the frame size at 1280x720 and with a data rate of 4000). Sample downloads: I made a sample fan video that is so abysmal that I darena€™t have it hosted on my regular fan video site (RAfanvids) so it is an a€?exclusivea€? to this site.
Corel VideoStudio HD video featuring Guy of Gisborne (H.264 MP4) Right-click to download file.
The XviD AVI file looks a little lighter and might look a€?washed outa€? compared to the MP4 file. When I import the clips, I select a€?Optimize video:a€? and choose a€?Full Size.a€? This keeps the HD clips at HD!
Yeah, I know that iMovie warns you that this might a€?degrade video playbacka€? and it might if you have less RAM or an older Mac. You want to convert your files (aka a€?Optimizea€?) because playback will be smoother and more stable (compared to trying to get iMovie 09 to edit compressed H.264 files) and if you want to speed up or slow down any clip, youa€™re going to end up converting it any way. Edit your video as usual, and then when ita€™s time to export it, choose to save it as a Quicktime file, and follow the exporting tutorial as outlined in the iMovie 6 HD page (the process is identical, as both applications use Quicktime to export the video). Caveat about iMovie 09: There is some quality loss (in the form of a more a€?blockya€? effect sometimes showing up in backgrounds and shadows) but your HD video will still have a lot of the HD detail, so in my opinion ita€™s still completely worth it to edit HD in iMovie 09. Tutorial keywords: HD editing for vidding, fan videos, Sony Vegas Movie Studio, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, vids vidder, HD fanvids tutorial. HD for Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro.A  Since writing that tutorial, Ia€™ve upgraded to Final Cut Pro 7, and am now experimenting with editing HD in the codec ProRes LT, and so far am liking it. Useful tips for vidders (fan video makers) for converting your video for YouTube, or for preparing clips for editing. Please note: All these tutorials show you how to convert your clips to a file format that is good for editing. If you wish to, trim down your clip to just the scene you want by picking in and out points. Under a€?Sound,a€? you can pick MPEG-4 AAC and select 128 kbps or above, or can select a€?No Sounda€? (like I have in this screenshot) and eliminate sound from your clip.
Like with the tutorial above, open your file (this time an H.264 MOV file) in MPEG Streamclip. In most cases you will have no sound, so Select a€?No Sound.a€? Otherwise, go with a€?Uncompresseda€? for sound.
Quality can be a 100% but Apple Intermediate Codec only has one quality setting, so it doesna€™t seem to change anything when you fiddle with the quality setting.
Then click on a€?Make Moviea€? and wait for MPEG Streamclip to convert your whole video over! You will follow the same process as outlined above, only instead of Apple Intermediate Codec, youa€™ll select some flavor of a€?ProResa€? from the Compression drop-down menu. If you have Final Cut Pro 6, youa€™ll probably only get to choose from ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 (HQ). Choose the same settings for Frame Size and Sound as are used in the Apple Intermediate Codec tutorial. Please note again that when you convert your clips over to DV or MJPEG, that the files will be larger in size, and this is GOOD for editing. If you are downsizing a large HD clip to Standard Definition DV, then CHECK the a€?Better Downscalinga€? box.
In most cases, pick a€?Progressivea€? as a€?Scan Modea€? (at least this is what I always do) and pick your Aspect Ratio. If you are converting some other kinds of clips, odds are (that if you are converting clips from a film or recent TV show) that the aspect ratio is still 16:9, but you need to confirm this. Then return to MPEG Streamclipa€™s main window, and click on the a€?Make AVIa€? or a€?Make Moviea€? button (bottom right corner) to have MPEG Streamclip convert the clip over to DV MOV or AVI.
If you are converting some other type of clips, consult the aspect ratio tutorial for more help determining what aspect ratio to choose. Click on a€?Better Downscaling,a€? since you are converting HD clips down to a smaller size. If you are converting some kind of non-HD clip and you know that they are fullscreen (4:3) then pick the numbers 640x480. Click on the a€?Make Moviea€? or a€?Make AVIa€? button and wait for MPEG Streamclip to convert your clips over! So, leta€™s say that you have a lot of little clips and you want to convert them all over to some other format. Click on the a€?Add Filesa€? button, then navigate through your computera€™s files for the clips that you want to convert over. Find the folder where the clips are, and then select one from the top of the list, HOLD DOWN THE SHIFT KEY and then select the clip at the bottom of the list. Check on the a€?Join all the filesa€? if you want all your clips to be joined into one long clip. Then youa€™ll be asked to a€?Select a Destination Folder.a€? This is where you want all your converted clips to be placed after MPEG Streamclip has finished making them. Then youa€™ll be asked all the familiar questions that you should know by now if youa€™ve followed the other MPEG Streamclip tutorials: Compression, frame size, and so forth. If this is all you want to convert over, click on the a€?Goa€? button and wait for MPEG Streamclip to do its thing. When you click on the a€?Converta€? button, wait while MPEG Streamclip converts, converts, converts!
Tutorial keywords: MPEG Streamclip, MJPEG AVI, HD, converting video tutorial, fanvideos, fanvids, vidding tutorial, vids, vidders. Once you pick your compression, MPEG Streamclip will automatically select a frame size which corresponds (either DV-NTSC or DV-PAL). Canon digital SLR, lenses and accessories are loaned to the student for the duration of the course.
Students will be loaned either the Canon SL1 or the 70D camera based on their photography skill level and knowledge. Lens cleaning kit:A  Students using their own equipment should have a lens cleaning kits, which consists of lens cleaning solution, lens brush and blower. Students should check with their familya€™s homeownera€™s policy, or their own rentera€™s insurance to determine coverage and deductibles. Each applicant is carefully selected on the basis of his or her maturity, enthusiasm, motivation, intellectual curiosity, who is interested expanding their knowledge in photography. We expect students act in a sensitive and considerate manner at all times and respect the rights of others.
We deem unacceptable any verbal or physical conduct that demeans others because of their race, gender, ethnic background, religion, or sexual orientation.
Our policy prohibits the use of cellular phones (including TEXTING), or personal digital assistants by the student during in the-field workshop or classroom instruction. 4.a?¦Students are loaned a Canon DSLR camera outfit and necessary equipment needed for the program.
5.a?¦A Attendance is a€?mandatorya€? for the core classes regardless of the studenta€™s knowledge on the subject matter or skill level.
This edition of MacVoices is supported by Macstock Conference & Expo and the Midwest Mac BBQ, coming to Woodstock IL on July 16 and 17. AtA NABA in Las Vegas, we found Rich Harrington taking a rare break from his busy schedule of teaching and appearances, and persuaded him to give us an update on his many activities. A certified instructor for Adobe, Apple, and Avid, Richard Harrington is a practiced expert in motion graphic design and digital video.
Rich is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Instructor Dream Team, and a popular speaker on the digital video circuit. A This edition of MacVoices is supported by Macstock Conference & Expo and the Midwest Mac BBQ, coming to Woodstock IL on July 16 and 17.
A At NABin Las Vegas, Alex Grossman, the President and CEO of SymplyA explains why your storage needs are constantly increasing, and how their new storage solutions address those needs for both the individual creative as well as collaboration production environments.


At NAB in Las Vegas, Uli Futschik, the Chief Operating Officer of Freedom360, shows us their Broadcaster 360A that delivers 360-degree video from only three GoPro cameras.
Nick MattinglyA of Switcher StudioA had a very busy schedule at NAB and the associated events events. At ShowStoppers in Las Vegas, Jeffrey Martin, founder and CEO of Sphericam, introduces their baseball-sized camera that can deliver 360-degree video in 4K at 60 frames per second. At ShowStoppers in Las Vegas, Mark Horton, Strategic Product Manager of Ericsson talks about their new technology that will enhance video, including live video, with HDR (high dynamic range) processing that delivers a superior picture. At ShowStoppers in Las Vegas, Dale Hylton, the Director of Events & Dealer Support for Autel RoboticsA demonstrates their prototype handheld 3-axis gimbal for smart phones. Charles Edge has advancedA Take Control of OS X Server to the third edition, this time covering the revisions and changes in Server 5. MacVoices Magazine, our free magazine on Flipboard that helps you do more with your Apple tech. Mike Woodworth began 15 years ago as an editor and post production supervisor before launching divergent media, a post production tools company based in San Francisco CA.
A Josh CentersA is back with Take Control of Apple TV, Second Edition, the guide to your new 4th generation set-top device. SmileA has released TextExpander 6, the latest update to their text expansion utility, adding features and changing the pricing model. Maia Olson has worked with the software company, Smile, spreading the joys of quality productivity software for the last 7 years. For those of us without killer gaming rigs, video capture is completely new (as it was for myself). Elgato Gaming has been on the forefront of this video capture scene when it comes to external devices.
Novice users will jump right in with the basic settings and be able to make decent vids since the defaults will determine what your PC can handle. With settings galore, you can change the volume of the feed, the volume of your voice on the feed, the quality of the vid capture, the location of the recorded file on your PC, and much more quite easily. Oddly enough, I noticed there wasn’t an option to use the webcam on your laptop to plaster your face all over the recorded or streamed feed.
Don’t expect to get 1080i or 1080p with 60 frames per second vids with your old Core Duo laptop or even your i3 laptop for that matter. It’s just standard practice to give your feed the best chance to be smooth by using a hard line. The editing feature of the software seems to be the only shortcoming of my experience with the device. Once everything is said and done, this Elgato Video Capture device is EXCELLENT for entry level and even advanced users. A gamer since the days of Texas Instruments PCs with cartidges, I embody the 'casual' gamer moniker. Ia€™m NOT saying that my way is better or less complicated, but it might be less intimidating to some users. If not, you can convert the files to MJPEG AVI (again!) in MPEG Streamclip, or to JPEG 2000 in MPEG Streamclip.
If you find that you cana€™t get that to work, try opening the big MJPEG AVI files (that Avidemux made) in MPEG Streamclip, and converting to JPEG 2000 MOV files.
If you set up your Corel VideoStudio software as NTSC (you are given the choice between PAL and NTSC when you first install VideoStudio) then your export settings will be different (30p instead of 25p). Whichever way you choose, iMovie will take its time importing the clips and CONVERTING each one to a large MOV file with the Apple Intermediate Codec. To follow this tutorial, download the free video encoding app MPEG Streamclip (for both Mac and PC).
This tutorial may be useful for some Windows users, particularly those using Sony Vegas and Corel VideoStudio. Expect to use up approximately 1 GB of disk space for every 5 minutes of footage (more or less). If you need audio (and your clip has audioa€”some might not), then choose a€?Uncompresseda€? for Sound. Well, if you are using software that doesna€™t support HD (like Sony Vegas Movie Studio, non-Platinum version) or you have a slower computer that might not deal with HD that well, then this might become necessary. Smaller clips (like DivX, XviD, H.264, WMV, MPEG) are compressed and do not play well in your video editor, and can eventually cause crashing or other quality issues.
It works best if all the clips you want to batch convert are in the same folder (but they can be in various places if that works better for you).
Or, if you just want to convert select clips, hold down the Apple (Command) key (Mac) or the Control key (PC) to cherry-pick just the clips you want. If youa€™ve been following the above tutorials, you will know if you want to convert to MOV, AVI, or whatever.
In this case, Ia€™m going to convert to Quicktime (MOV files) but you can convert to AVI, MP4, iPod, just whatever you need. Select whatever options work best (consult the above instructions on this page if necessary). Otherwise, click on a€?Add Filesa€? and locate more clips you want to convert over, repeating the process until youa€™ve added as many files as you need to the list. You can leave your computer to convert overnight, or just be busy with other things as it finishes converting all your files. It shows the quality differences between a€?regulara€? resolution, a clip made from HD (but converted a€?downa€? to DV MOV or DV AVIa€”as instructed on this page) and a real HD clip. We reserve the right to cancel any program due to unforeseen circumstances or low enrollment.
Students may use their own equipment, however the equipment MUST meet or exceed the minimum lenses and accessories requirements listed below. Lenses marked with STM (Stepping Motor) lets the lenses focus smoothly and silently when capturing video.
You may wish to cover the camera, lenses and accessories by adding a rider to an existing policy. Phone need to remain a€?offa€? and stored in your backpack, pocket, camera bag, or other place not visible during class.
It it best to rescheduled appointments for another week or after the workshop is over for the day. Students are welcome to use their own camera gear if approved by the instructor.A  The program does NOT augment other camera manufacturers equipment. JB Lauzon talks about how their Ribcage kits can adapt your GoPro for professional lenses of all types. Rich talks about the value proposition of NAB and Post Production World, his company, his newest web site, ThinkTAPLearn, and why he is so driven to share visual storytelling skills. Starting his career out in the world of broadcast journalism, Rich has always had great interest in visual communications.
His book, Photoshop for Video, was the first of its kind to focus on Photoshopa€™s application in the world of video. Division CEO Steve McIrvinA shows off the newest version of their X-Star Premium drone that can be equipped with Lume Cube lights to create a powerful search-and-rescue unit that can fly info dark, inhospitable areas, illuminate those areas, and send back video. Tim provides some examples of VR headset monitoring, the 360-degree plugins, and how the software solves some of the problems 3D editors have been facing.
With features such as remote wireless control and rescue, customizable display, cue point recognition and easy script loading, ProPrompter Studio moves to the head of the pack.
With remote management via iOS, storage monitoring via Apple Watch and expandability so that your needs are always met, Symply might be just what you are looking for.
With a little retro-fitting and some special lenses, they deliver a more cost-effective way to get into the immersive video world. We caught him during a break to hear all about it, see his set-up, and find out whata€™s next for the iOS-based video production software. Featuring a Watch folder, the ability to stitch clips together and much more, Proxymill simplifies your post production. Not just 4K or UHD (ultra-high definition), HDR uses more of the information captured by modern cameras to provide a better, richer picture. EditReady is a fast, simple yet powerful transcoder for anyone who needs or wants more than just straight conversion of formats.
Josh looks at the best features, names some of his favorite apps, and discusses the issue of gameA controllers.
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Over that time she has worn many hats, including those of customer support, technical writing, marketing and PR.
Before the purchase of my Xbox One, I could only write or talk about my exploits or my love of certain retro games.
As I researched different peoples’ experiences with devices (Twitch users in particular), the common theme was whether or not the device could provide HD resolution streaming and recordings at a respectable framerate.


Depending on which gaming console device you are using, you can easily and quickly connect the Elgato device between the console and your HDTV.
The software won’t allow you to bump the capture resolution up higher than what your PC can do.
Once you determine what site (Twitch, Youtube, etc) you are streaming to, select it and follow the prompts to log your account in.
If you are going to talk on your session (whether streamed or recorded) be certain to click on the microphone button. Not sure how that translates in the Mac world but the same comparison equates since the Elgato device is Mac compatible. Here is probably the only area where the Elgato experience doesn’t shine its brightest. After messing around with the Xbox One’s Upload Studio features, I was eager to quickly do some recordings, piece together some good clips, and then record some vocals over the new edited video that I created. Most entry level users will be thrilled to even be able to capture their own play sessions on console with little regard for the resolution. RPGs, turn based strategy, hack n slashers, NBA sims, shooters, Space flight combat sims, and mech combat sims are my forte. But Ia€™d never discourage someone from going the AMV.org route, because I have no doubt that the quality is gorgeous. Or, follow one of the other exporting tutorials on the Foolish Passion video forums, but export at the HD frame size of 1280x720, with a data rate of 4000 or above.
Then move the slider bar to your out point, press the a€?Oa€? key to set where you want the clip to end.
This is normal and expected and for a more seamless, stable editing experience, you WANT to edit in files of this size. The differences between the a€?regulara€? clip (from XviD source) and HD should be obvious. You are expected to return the equipment in the same condition as your receive it.A  If damage, lost or stolen, the student will be responsible to cover the cost of replacement or servicing.
Use of cellular devices can be used before the start of the workshop and the completion of the workshop.A A  Exceptions are made for emergencies or a situation that needs immediate attention.
For example, If the student has aA  Nikon camera, you need to have all the NIkon camera gear as required by the program. The kits can be installed by the end user, or Back-Bone will sell you a GoPro with the modifications already installed and ready to use. His producing skills were also recognized by AV Video Multimedia Producer Magazine who named him as one of the Top Producers of 2004. He is also a contributing author for Applea€™s Aperture, iLife a€™08 and iWork a€™08, Final Cut Pro On the Spot, After Effects On the Spot, After Effects at Work, and Producing Video Podcasts. With an impressive range and the strength of the Lume Cubes, the X-Star Premium is one more reason drones are an important part of emergency response, among other tasks. Dale discusses why they are looking for consumer input on the features of the device, and how you might even be able to name it. Charles talks about some of those changes, why you might not want to run your own server, and why you definitely shouldna€™t run your own mail server. With LUT (Lookup Table) support and the ability to convert frame rate, resolution and encoder, EditReady is something anyone at any level of video production can use.
AirPlay remains a killer feature, especially if you love music, and Josh explains how it can be an inexpensive alternative to the more expensive multi-room systems. The new sharing feature across Smilea€™s new cloud service is quite a bit different that the old syncing across devices function.
She spends her summers volunteering at App Camp For Girls, a summer camp geared to inspire girls to join the tech industry by having female role models teach them to make iPhone apps. Mike and Dan give us some ideas about who we will hear from on the stage, what we can expect from the visitors, and what attendees will get out of attending the SuperMeet. Dan is also an experienced Canon EOS photographer and enjoys capturing magical moments while on the road and transforming images into art on the Mac.
Of course, then you have those times when you’re on your PC or previous gen gaming devices where you just wanted to show off moments or your skill.
As a game critic nowadays, it is becoming almost a standard to either do video reviews or at least include some custom video of your own personal gameplay in review articles. Since it comes compete with the cables needed, as long as you are relatively close to the TV, you should have little problems. Those features include Capturing, Editing, Live Streaming, Live Commentary, and that’s about it. The only thing that was a little odd was that even if you are NOT recording, there is a counter near the red button that is always running whether you are recording or not. It even gives you the option to log into multiple different accounts on the same service and saves the log-in info for you.
It has a little green light along with a few bars that shows that audio is being picked up on the recording to give you assurance that all of your philosophical trash talk is being etched into the digital stonework of your hard drive.  Again, the volume can be adjusted between the game sounds and the commentary. The editing that you are able to do with this software is easy to use but there is very little you’ll actually be able to craft. It would be great if you subscribed to our RSS feed or signed up for email updates to get more goodness.
For an explanation for why this is necessary (and why editing in the smaller-sized XviD AVI, DivX AVI, WMV, MPEG, MP4 or other compressed file types is a bad idea), read this tutorial.
Smaller, more compressed video files (like DivX AVI, XviD AVI, WMV) will give your software problems (either now or later on down the road).
The differences between the a€?reala€? HD clip and the a€?HD converted down to DV MOVa€? may not be quite as obvious, depending on how sharp your eye is and your monitor resolution. The differences between theA  a€?reala€? HD clip and the a€?HD converted down to DV MOVa€? may not be quite as obvious, depending on how sharp your eye is and your monitor resolution.
If you do, though, Charles discusses automatic software updates, how and why to back up servers, and more. ScopeBox delivers in software what used to be available only in hardware - scopes to help you make the most of your footage.
For those of us with legacy media libraries, Josh has a media conversion and management chapter, and he also shares some tricks that you didna€™t know Apple TV could do.
Greg explains why, and how this will be the basis for the future, not just the present, of TextExpander. To help make sure you are there, they also offer a special discount code to make the SuperMeet an even better value. With the host of Twitch and YouTube personalities out there, getting video and streaming content going as quickly as possible is mandatory these days.
Of course getting to those milestones is dependent upon both the external device chosen as well as the power of your PC.
The only interesting thing is that the PS3 has High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HBDC) which won’t allow you to use the HDMI to do video capture.
You may at times not remember if you are recording if you glance and see this counter going. There is even a check box that will automatically lower game sounds when you talk if your voice is to be the star of the show! Advanced users will probably enjoy using the accessory along with stronger video editors and third party streaming software that also support the device such as Xsplit. The conversation also touches on security, the goods and bads of corporate IT departments, and Charlesa€™ many other projects and books. With their new ScopeLink, you can feed video straight from your favorite NLE (including Final Cut X) straight to ScopeBox. Maia details why the subscription model will mean more updates delivered to users sooner, and both compare and contrast the pricing of the old, separate-purchases-for-different-platforms with the new all-inclusive pricing that even extends to a new Windows version.
The thrill of engraving your gaming skill into the digital landscape of Youtube or on Twitch.tv is so appealing that it will be interesting to see how much pro gaming will surge. The only solution for getting that content is through the use of an external video capture devices such as the Elgato HD Game Capture device. Novice users should also remember to only stream and record while using a hardline as well. Once you are ready, click the globe and when you see ON AIR on the streaming area, you are, well, on the air!
Mike talks about the integration of the two, why LUTs can be a challenge to find, and the suprising reason compression of consumer formats are often faster to transcode than pro formats.
Before you pass judgement on the changes, hear what Greg and Maia have to say about what the new platform will allow them to offer. With my trusty Intel i3, 6MB RAM Dell laptop in hand, I embarked on my first game capture adventure!



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