thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)

  1. I can't believe I need another external hard drive already. Although it's not so much vidding source as vidding source plus music. Vidding source plus music plus backups.

    Do I want a 1TB drive or 1.5TB drive?

  2. I am at the part where I hate this vid so much and just want it to be done already. Done! I can't wait to hit the euphoria of completing a draft. That part is much better.

  3. I have managed to figure out what I did wrong with the video compression in my Nearly New vid, but what I did wrong with the audio still eludes me.

  4. Making subtitles is really easy! I haven't figured out how to pack them into an avi and have multiple tracks work, even though it looks like it should be obvious. May need to just do a separate subtitle file.

Remastering

Sep. 6th, 2009 11:40 am
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
How do you handle remastering videos originally made with other source once you have the DVDs? If you're using Premiere with AVS scripts, do you start at the script level, replacing the original source with DVD source, time-matched to the download cut, or do you keep the old timelines, create new ones, and manually recreate the cuts and effects for each clip?

Also, DVDs vs. Blu-Ray: Can you rip Blu-Ray with a typical computer setup? Will make a difference on the average computer monitor or TV screen? Brought to you by enquiring minds without HD monitors but with Netflix accounts.

Babble

Oct. 5th, 2008 10:18 am
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
So that thing where I said I was going to slack off and watch TV yesterday? I totally lied. I spent all morning making fiddly adjustments to the draft (note to self: Timing seems much less odd when you are not hyped-up on coffee and exhaustion at 2:00am), and then I exported, and then I went to B&N and skimmed Adobe's Premiere CS3: Classroom in a Book, which I am not sure tells me anything not already in the Help File, but it is much more soothing on paper and presented in linear order. And I discovered Bezier curves and changing parameters from Linear to Bezier and now suddenly my transitions look much better. Go on, laugh. I dimly recall reading about Bezier curves when I was first trying to figure out effects, but there were too many options and it was too much information and it made my head hurt, and I made an executive decision to leave all the effect transitions default/linear and worry about more options later. Now it is later. Really this is working out quite well for me.

What is not working out so well is using Xlogo to remove credits, but I will give it another go now that I've slept and there's sunshine and more coffee.

If my AfterEffects books arrive on time, I may even be able to do my, um, 7-15 effects this week and finish by next Monday (assuming I don't end up redoing huge chunks of vid again, which is necessarily a safe assumption; I need to wait enough time to get over the "OMGFINISHED!" feeling of completing a draft first). That sounds like a lot, but a lot of the effects are essentially the same effect in slightly different variations, and once I figure out how to do it the first time, repeating it should be easy. Also, these aren't Big Effect Effects -- viewers probably won't notice them as effects or as coming from outside the source -- but they will make things so much better.

Color management intimidates me.

I think I should watch SCC today, though. Since there is more tomorrow.

Babble

Oct. 5th, 2008 10:18 am
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
So that thing where I said I was going to slack off and watch TV yesterday? I totally lied. I spent all morning making fiddly adjustments to the draft (note to self: Timing seems much less odd when you are not hyped-up on coffee and exhaustion at 2:00am), and then I exported, and then I went to B&N and skimmed Adobe's Premiere CS3: Classroom in a Book, which I am not sure tells me anything not already in the Help File, but it is much more soothing on paper and presented in linear order. And I discovered Bezier curves and changing parameters from Linear to Bezier and now suddenly my transitions look much better. Go on, laugh. I dimly recall reading about Bezier curves when I was first trying to figure out effects, but there were too many options and it was too much information and it made my head hurt, and I made an executive decision to leave all the effect transitions default/linear and worry about more options later. Now it is later. Really this is working out quite well for me.

What is not working out so well is using Xlogo to remove credits, but I will give it another go now that I've slept and there's sunshine and more coffee.

If my AfterEffects books arrive on time, I may even be able to do my, um, 7-15 effects this week and finish by next Monday (assuming I don't end up redoing huge chunks of vid again, which is necessarily a safe assumption; I need to wait enough time to get over the "OMGFINISHED!" feeling of completing a draft first). That sounds like a lot, but a lot of the effects are essentially the same effect in slightly different variations, and once I figure out how to do it the first time, repeating it should be easy. Also, these aren't Big Effect Effects -- viewers probably won't notice them as effects or as coming from outside the source -- but they will make things so much better.

Color management intimidates me.

I think I should watch SCC today, though. Since there is more tomorrow.
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
Babble )

Oh, wait, I have an actual question. If you have an imported still image or a clip with no external motion and you want to fake a camera movement on it (in Premiere CS3, if it matters), do you just use a combination of zoom, magnify, blur, and motion on it, or is there an easier or better way*? And if you want to add some hand-held jiggliness or naturalness to the movement, is there any easier way to do it than manually adding jigs and jags to the motion?

* I know there's an effect called "Camera View," but it doesn't seem to be made for, say, making it look like your cameraman is moving the camera across a landscape top-left to lower-right.

Also, if you happen to know off-hand why Premiere sometimes spontaneously decides it won't show my imported GIFs and other times is perfectly okay with them, that would be very helpful to know, but I haven't poked around much in the Help File yet so don't answer if it requires any research or real effort on your part.
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
Babble )

Oh, wait, I have an actual question. If you have an imported still image or a clip with no external motion and you want to fake a camera movement on it (in Premiere CS3, if it matters), do you just use a combination of zoom, magnify, blur, and motion on it, or is there an easier or better way*? And if you want to add some hand-held jiggliness or naturalness to the movement, is there any easier way to do it than manually adding jigs and jags to the motion?

* I know there's an effect called "Camera View," but it doesn't seem to be made for, say, making it look like your cameraman is moving the camera across a landscape top-left to lower-right.

Also, if you happen to know off-hand why Premiere sometimes spontaneously decides it won't show my imported GIFs and other times is perfectly okay with them, that would be very helpful to know, but I haven't poked around much in the Help File yet so don't answer if it requires any research or real effort on your part.

VVC

Aug. 13th, 2008 10:10 am
thuviaptarth: ruby whirling, captioned "the demon chick" (ruby)
Everyone else seems to be departing for VVC earlier than I am. This makes me nervous. I will only be arriving late Thursday night. There will still be people there, right?

In other vidding news no one but me cares about, DebugMode FrameServer seems to be handling most if not all of my export problems, I can significantly reduce the number of crashes by reducing the number of AVS files by one, and I storyboarded most of the blank timeline when I was bored at work Monday, although previous experience indicates that a lot of that will fall apart when I look at real visuals and timing.

VVC

Aug. 13th, 2008 10:10 am
thuviaptarth: ruby whirling, captioned "the demon chick" (ruby)
Everyone else seems to be departing for VVC earlier than I am. This makes me nervous. I will only be arriving late Thursday night. There will still be people there, right?

In other vidding news no one but me cares about, DebugMode FrameServer seems to be handling most if not all of my export problems, I can significantly reduce the number of crashes by reducing the number of AVS files by one, and I storyboarded most of the blank timeline when I was bored at work Monday, although previous experience indicates that a lot of that will fall apart when I look at real visuals and timing.
thuviaptarth: ruby whirling, captioned "the demon chick" (ruby)
As usual, my grand plans to clean up my apartment over the weekend came down to lugging a load of laundry to the laundromat five minutes before the last wash. As semi-usual, the laundromat had decided to close early and so I had to schlep the laundry two more blocks in the other direction.

I do, however, have thirty more seconds of vid. \*/
thuviaptarth: ruby whirling, captioned "the demon chick" (ruby)
As usual, my grand plans to clean up my apartment over the weekend came down to lugging a load of laundry to the laundromat five minutes before the last wash. As semi-usual, the laundromat had decided to close early and so I had to schlep the laundry two more blocks in the other direction.

I do, however, have thirty more seconds of vid. \*/

Syndicate

RSS Atom

August 2017

S M T W T F S
  1 2345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags