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Blog entry by thewoodwhisperer posted 05-07-2007 12:48 AM 3827 reads 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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oscorner

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#1 posted 05-07-2007 04:19 AM

Marc, great tutorial! I appreciate you making a video explaining how this is done.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 05-08-2007 03:20 PM

great tutorial !!! Simple, easy to follow. Now if only I had a camcorder!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 05-08-2007 03:54 PM

Thanks for the tutorial Marc,
Now I have an excuse to finish cleaning up my shop. Maybe !!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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scottb

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#4 posted 05-15-2007 03:21 AM

The tutorial was a piece of cake… got my video up straight away, none of the fights, like with youtube… That said, care to add a little bit before the “when you have your video ready” part?

Specifically would like to know which file format you find best, quality wise for uploads, and how you keep your text so crisp. Granted you’re using final cut, and I’m playing around with iMovie, but it seems adequate enough.

Care to share a couple tips on the file specs? Thanks!

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thewoodwhisperer

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#5 posted 05-15-2007 04:53 AM

The unfortunate thing about video formats and codecs is the fact that the best ones are not necessarily the most popular. So if you use the “best”, many of your viewers will have problems. So its best to keep it simple and get as much quality as you can while trying to keep the file size low.
Now believe it or not, I tried Final Cut for a while and realized I was spending twice as long doing the same exact stuff I was doing in IMovie. So i have been using IMovie the whole time. So dont underestimate the power of that little program.

On most of my videos, I produce a large format and a small format. The large format just has a larger bitrate and a higher resolution.
The specs for the small file are as follows (and I will refer to IMovie’s menu specifically):
I select Export and choose Movie to MPEG-4. Then select Options.
Set the Video Format to MPEG-4 Improved.
Data Rate 800 kbits/sec
Image Size: 320×240
Select a frame rate that matches your original video. I use 29.97 or 30. If you want to really cut the file size down, select a number that is half of your original frame rate. But the video will look choppy.
Key frame Every 24 frames (I never really changed this setting).

And thats pretty much it. I dont do anything other than that to maintain the crispness of text and video. On shorter videos though, I will raise the bit rate so that the file size is about the same, but the video quality goes up.

hope that helps.

Marc

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scottb

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#6 posted 05-15-2007 05:17 AM

very good…. thank you much!

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#7 posted 05-15-2007 05:58 AM

Mark, “The Great One” you have helped us once again! Thanks.

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 06-14-2007 03:55 PM

just an update—blip.tv has changed their layout a wee bit and there is no longer a second box to choose from. Instead they have a drop-down box and you select the “MySpace” option

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#9 posted 11-19-2007 07:02 AM

Can somebody tell me how to post a video from youtube? I watched the video tutorial but can’t figure it out.

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#10 posted 02-26-2008 03:06 PM

Thanks marc

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#11 posted 02-28-2008 03:06 PM

i want to load my video which i have on disc can i do it myself or do i have to pay one of the links on this site.

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