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Blog entry by Handi75 posted 01-03-2009 03:05 AM 830 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello,

This is just a Small introduction Video. Something I’ve been doing to try and better my Video Editing Skills with various Filters and all of the other stuff whatever there called lol.

Hope you like it, you can also subscribe to my Feed in iTunes, I’ve decided to Convert all of my Videos to Quicktime format “MOV” So i can cover iTunes as well as my Blog for Video Feed…

Thanks and enjoy the video!

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner, http://www.facebook.com/HandisWorkshop, http://www.facebook.com/HandisCreations, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations



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#1 posted 01-03-2009 05:46 AM

That makes for a pretty good presentation of your work.

I might suggest that you post it in the next larger format size at blip.tv.

I think that it would still fit the format of LJ. I mistakenly posted my too large the first time but got it right the second time. I know there was one format size down from my posting and that must be what you did.

On my 13” computer it makes it itty bitty and you have a lot of neat work to look at.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#2 posted 01-03-2009 04:53 PM

Todd,

Thanks for the Suggestions. There is 1 other Size left for the Quicktime for mat and that’s High Quality, but the File Size is Really High. That video if I converted to High Quality would have been about 100mb for about a 2 minute video.

That’s why I done it in Medium Quality so I could get the Inbetween and cover iTunes also, What I may do is Convert some to Windows Media Format and see if I get any Different Result. I’ve been Trying to find that Better Quality but with less space taken up.

It takes several hours to upoad a 300mb file, my Sled Revised that I edited and converted to Quicktime, it took me 4 hours and that video was 450mb, So uploading can become an issue, expecially with my laptop wanting to turn off at times.. Then I have to start all over on the upload…

i will check into different format, different sizes and scalling sizes…

Handi

P.S. There is a Full Screen button on there also should be able to Full Screen it, might have some Quality Loss, but will be able to catch it all!

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner, http://www.facebook.com/HandisWorkshop, http://www.facebook.com/HandisCreations, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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#3 posted 01-03-2009 06:29 PM

My 13+ minute video is formatted at 640×360 took about 30 minutes to convert in my MacBook. That file size is only 160.2 mb. It took about 30 minutes to post at Blip.

I have high speed internet over the phone line and am at the threshold of their network where I just qualify for high-speed internet. I think it is supposed to be 1.5 mbps.

Do the video FX create that large of a file?

I am just viewing it on the small image because the full screen view on most videos blows the pixels.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#4 posted 01-03-2009 07:41 PM

@Todd: I think most of it is the Format, what format do you use? Quicktime “MOV” Takes up alot of room, Where the 2 Minute video for the introduction in move is 90mb I beive it was in quicktime, if I convered to windows media, it would be about 20-30mb I belive…

The higher Quality + Music/Sound + Effect = Massive Size.

Expecially in Quick time… now Windows media, I’ve converted my Sled revisted at 15 minutes Video with the fastforward and all at 190mb in Windows media. And I think that was for Dialup Streaming… I will have to check into some stuff with Cyberlink PowerDirector, that is what I use…

The better quality would be mpg, just not converting or anything, but a 30min nonconverted no effects etc is 1.9gigs, for my Video recorder anyway…

I mainly use quicktime so I can have them available on iTunes for anyone watching podcast on iTunes or something. This opens me up to a broader range of interested people in Scroll Saw and woodworking

Handi

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner, http://www.facebook.com/HandisWorkshop, http://www.facebook.com/HandisCreations, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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#5 posted 01-03-2009 07:51 PM

I converted my movie this morning into mepg4 and .mov both to the same size and I came up with the exact same file specs for both.

This piques my curiosity as I am entering a whole new world with the video aspect.

I am using the iMovie program that comes standard with Apple computers.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#6 posted 01-03-2009 08:57 PM

@Todd: Ok that may be why… Apple/Mac are different from IBM.

Mac’s and Apples or the combination of both of them are a Machine that’s used in lots of Industry type for for Computer Aided Graphics and Video editing… So there is a Possibility that the Tools you are using are used of course for editing video and all, but are geared for better quality with less space involved.

My Standard Video from my camera, it has a hard drive in it, I link it, Downoad the videos, a Standard video on it for 30 minutes, is 1.9gigabytes.

I then add that to “Cyberlink PowerDirector” Edit out what I want, Fastfoward areas, apply effects and music if need to be, Alot of different options available with this software.

Then I choose Produce, this brings up a Window on what i want to conver to, If i choose Streaming as I commonly do, I have 3 options, Windows Media Video, RealPlayer and Quicktime, Windows media has LOTS of video conversion options for Cable, Broadband, highspeed, different kb/s Streaming etc, RealPlayer, Have no Idea don’t like Real Player

Then Quicktime, Has 3 Standard formats. Low Quality, Medium Quality and High Quality. I tried low Quality althou I like the Size of the files, It’s a Space and time saver, but the video is REALLY Small. And the quality stinks. I tried the Medium Quality and High Quality, I liked the High Quality alot better, but the size was Bigger. then them all together.

The higher quality of video and the size of the video, means a bigger video because it’s got to process more Video, meaning bigger size…

I will Do a Video Tutorial on this new program i downloaded and show you the Options Available with Cyberlink and show you what I mean by Differences. it will be sometime next week thou before I can get around to it, I’ve got 1 How-to Video I’ve got to get done for scrollsawvillage.com on Applying A Pattern, then i will Slip a Small one in there after to give you the Idea what i mean, and then show you the different sizes…

I will figure out something to use for a video conversion also…

Handi

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner, http://www.facebook.com/HandisWorkshop, http://www.facebook.com/HandisCreations, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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#7 posted 01-03-2009 09:56 PM

Thanks, this is helping me to understand video conversions, formats, etc as a whole.

The camera that I use is a Canon with flash drive. I am able to easily import the files to my iMovie program.

This is my first computer and the simplicity of the Apple programming is exactly why I bought it.

You should have been around for some of my early posts as I struggled to learn the computer and ways of the internet. There were plenty of posts that exhibit my frustration with figuring out how to get things hosted online.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#8 posted 01-04-2009 12:10 AM

@Todd: I could have probably helped you to a Degree… I’m not 100% up to par myself with some of this stuff, But I’ve been building computers, upgrading, teaching a little bit.

So i could’ve give you a few pointers. i’ve just rescently bought me a Sony Handycam that has a 60Gig hard Drive in it, it takes up to 14 Hours of High Quality “HQ” Video which is Basically DVD Quality, and it takes up to 41 hours of SP Video, which is the Standard for VCR’s, SP is High Quality for Tapes.

Anyway, you Dock it to the computer threw USB, Then you Transfer the Videos from the Hard drive of my Camera, Then you Add them into your Video Editing Software, You add all of your effects, Trims, Splicing, Deleteing of Scenes etc, Then you can Do 1 of 2 Things, You can Produce to Streaming Video for the Internet, Youtube etc, or you can Convert it to DVD with chapters and the likes.

When you use it for Streaming. you have 3 Video Format Options available to Choose from. As i specified earlier in my Response… You have

Windows Media Video
RealPlayer
Quicktime

Under Windows Media Video Conversion or Production. You have 39 other options to convert your Video to, From Windows Media Video 9 HD Standard and High Quality to Windows Media Video 9 HD for Zune Standard and High Quality All the way to Windows Media Video 8 for Color Pocket PC’s (225kbps) and (150kbps) and formatting for Cable, ISDN, Broadband and even Dial up, So quality has a Different Aspect and all with Medias Video, I may try my Hand at Converting one of my Smaller Videos in each format and give it a try, but i will probably continue to use medium Quality for Quicktime so I can use it on iTune.

RealPlayer, I’ve not tried any options or conversions with this format cause I don’t care much for it, so I’m not knowledgable with this one.

And we have Quicktime Video, This has 3 Qualities… Low, Medium and High Quality. Low Quality will give you a Really Small video Viewing. Quility Stinks, Really Pixelated… Medium Quality, A bigger window for viewing then the low Quality, a Little better Quality Video also not as Pixelated as the low Quality but does have some… Then you have high Quality, Which virtually has no Pixelation, Good Quality, but bigger fiile size…

one of the Main reason some of the File Sizes are so big is because of Compression issues… And this is why some of your Flash videos are so small, cause they compress the video, the server uncompressed is (Buffers) as you see that little Shadow bar as you are watching the video like blip.tv? The Video Buffers, cause it has to uncompress it’s self for stedy viewing and if it skips while you watching, it’s not buffering that quickly.

Then you get the Youtube effect… Which is whre it plays for a sec or two, then it stops, has to buffer a little more, then you can watch another sec or two, this is cause the videos are compressed, That’s how you orbain Smaller video Sizes, BUT, Smaller video sizes Don’t always mean better, That’s where the Windows media Video Multi Format comes in, cause they gear your Streaming Video to match the Bandwidth to your Viewers. Say you do a Report and you have 10 Viewers that are on Dialup, has problems watchintg cable or broadband videos, because of the Streaming compression etc.

So you Cut a video just for them and convert it into dialup (57kbps) this makes it easier and skip free, may obtain the same size, but gives them a better viewing experience cause it won’t skip or anything.

I figured since I converted to this Video format, I wanted to cut some time on uploading and editing etc, that I would just link my Video from Blip.tv as you have done, which is also what I have done, I may have to experiement also on which gives me a Good quality Video by converting and will have to Sacrifice the Uploading time by uploading Large Files in the evening time when it’s bed time.

Anyway, I think I Practically Wrote a Book here, I will compile a Small video and post it so you can check out the Available options and how i convert my Videos and mess around with them, and then produce them and let you see the Size Differents… I also added you to my Buddies..

This will be convient for me to stay in touch with you and your work, I’m impressed with it and I like your Videos also, I just watched a few of them… Well actually just the last one on the Card Scraper, Gonna check the others out thou soon!

Handi

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner, http://www.facebook.com/HandisWorkshop, http://www.facebook.com/HandisCreations, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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#9 posted 01-04-2009 06:47 AM

The other videos are just an LJ welcome video and one that says “hey, I am figuring out how to post video, so have patience with me.”

I have progressed quite a bit from the first simple video post and that is pretty plain to see.

I posted the two short videos over at Flickr but I don’t have control over them like at blip.tv or youtube. The limit is 90 seconds but that is enough for a lot of things and it is an easy post, just like a photo. I have a pro account at Flickr so I have the storage space for that.

I will look into the various levels of Quicktime because I have QuickTime Pro which allows me to do more than just play video. This is a bit of an open statement/question; QuickTime is fairly universal between Windows and Mac right?

I have not posted over at YouTube yet because I have to cut my video in half since it is over 10 minutes. It just takes so long to mess with setting up accounts and I have to get some things done around the house and shop.

Your information has really helped me out quite a bit. Thanks for writing the book;)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#10 posted 01-04-2009 07:54 PM

@Todd: I’m pretty sure it is, Quicktime orginally came out for Apple/Mac. Then Apple rewrote the code to my understanding to Support a Wider range of Viewers, IBM PC’s.

So you get the best of both worlds, It’s not limited to just 1 Computer, they are takin on the world with it, if they limited them selves, they would have fell in revanue because not alot of pepole own a mac, however lots do own a IBM, So more Revenue with a wider range of coverage…

That would be the same for say Microsoft Xbox and Sony Playstation. The companys like Atarii or Activision creates a Game for 1 Console and not the other, and it’s a GREAT Game, more are going to lean towards that console with the Great game then they are to the other one, So then they leave out 1/2 of their customers, so to cover themselves, bring in more revenue, they bring out a version for the other console, So now they are getting Double customers then they had before.

Hope this helps… :)

Your videos are fine, I do however think you need to slightly loosen up a little lol, i like the Information you provide in your videos from the ones I’ve seen anyway. You look more professional in the videos, if this is your intentions, then they are great, if you are just doing as a Hobby and don’t really care, then They are a little Dense, It’s like watching Norm, dont’ get me wrong, norm is Great, But norm needs a little Spunk.

Me, when I release my Videos… I’m not worring about them being Professional, I’m just going to wing it Hobo Style as I call it, What i say and what I do, my Viewers will get, I think it will be more of an eye catcher expecially if you add your mishaps, mistakes, etc so you and they can learn from them as the project takes shape or the demonstration or how-tos.

Handi

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner, http://www.facebook.com/HandisWorkshop, http://www.facebook.com/HandisCreations, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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#11 posted 01-04-2009 08:18 PM

Thanks for the feedback. I am sure that I will loosen up in the future.

The camera doesn’t scare me but I do not have a comfortable feel with all of the technology involved so I have a lot of things rolling through my head as I record.

-FOCUS!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#12 posted 01-04-2009 08:31 PM

@Todd: You are doing Really Well, Better then I’m doing in my Video, but i’m just one of them Down Home Type of Guys that embrace Technology, but also affraid of it in a Since.

I have alot to do and learn in my Videos as well. i’m just saying, if you like what you do and enjoy what you do, then it’s a hobby, not a job, so you should have fun and enjoy it, the same with making Demo Videos.

if this is your calling, and it makes you happy and it’s not work to you, Then you should protray that in your videos also if you know what i mean… Ya know sometimes a little crasy off the wall stuff like you talking to the wood, nothing dangerious thou, but just oddball stuff to grab the attention of your viewers…

That’s what I’m hoping to Achieve once I start broadcasting my Videos and all, of course my main focus at this point is my Scroll Saw just cause of the Winter months, and my Shop isn’t heated, and wheelchair and snow don’t work good together lol.

I did add your Webste to my Blog, it’s at the top of the list actually, You got some really Nice work… You may also consider if yo ugot a web cam is to do some Live Broadcast sometime where questions are involved in the Live chat and all, I do this on an Ocassion myself… It’s really nice and challanging at times to see some of the questions that arise…

Handi

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner, http://www.facebook.com/HandisWorkshop, http://www.facebook.com/HandisCreations, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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#13 posted 01-04-2009 09:51 PM

I looked at the possibility of a live feed but my current camera does not seem to hook up for that.

Dave Pruett helped me some and we could not figure it out. I can’t even use it as a webcam, not that I can tell as of yet. I may have to check into it some more.

The only thing that I can do is record and import the recording to my computer. None of my programs like iChat (Apple), Skype, or ooVoo recognize the external camera.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#14 posted 01-05-2009 05:40 PM

@Todd: What kind of Camera is it? Is it a Standard Digital Camera to take pictures with but can Hook it up to Transfer your Pictures to your Computer?

Most Digital cameras Only have 1 Function… That’s to take a Picture. Sometimes you will Find a Digital Camera that will Act as a Web Camera and Take pictures, and allows you to communicate with Video over the Internet, and those aren’t really that good cause most that I see was only 1.3 Megapixels, not good quality.

Anyway, if it’s a Standard Camera, that you just Hook up to Transfer Pictures, then It’s probably not going to work… Do a little Research on the internet and see what you can find if you are interested in Doing some Live Video. my Laptop has a Build in Web Camera, Granted it’s only 1.3 Megapixels also, but with the Right lighting, the Quality Bumps up alot.

But most of my Cast come from my Video Recorder. I have a Sony DCR-SR82 Video Recorder, Not that it matters, But check the link out provided, this will give you an idea of what I use for my All around Family Videos and my New Found Podcast Videos…

http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=11039141

Comes invery Handy…

Handi

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner, http://www.facebook.com/HandisWorkshop, http://www.facebook.com/HandisCreations, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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