Videography Apps – What I use during my post-shoot workflow

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    • #69174
      AvatarJohn
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      Hey,

      Just wanted to invite some additions to my ‘Videography apps’ blog post.

      This is something I really would love to have read when I started out as a videographer and I am very keen to make it as useful as possible.

      Anything that I am missing or forgetting?

       

      Have a read… http://iamjohnbarker.com/blog/videography-apps

    • #208365
      AvatarDaniel Bruns
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      Hey John,

       

      Great post! I have used every single one of those apps at one time or another in the course of my productions. 

       

      Here are some apps that I frequently find myself using: 

       

      1. Flip4Mac: (http://www.telestream.net/flip4mac/) If you need to create a .WMV for a client instead of a .MOV out of Final Cut Pro, QuickTime, or even Premiere Pro on a Mac, you're going to need this tool. It's the only way to control any of the quality settings when exporting to a .WMV on a Mac and is pretty cheap to boot! The free side of this tool will allow you to view .WMV on a Mac so it's a solid download if you buy it or not.

       

      2. Macgo Mac Blu-Ray Player: (http://www.macblurayplayer.com/) If you're like me and you need to burn Blu-Ray discs for clients, this tool is indispensable – especially since Apple has consistently resisted supporting Blu-Ray readers or burners on a Mac. As far as I know, it's the cheapest way to check a Blu-Ray disc on your Mac before you ship it off to a client!

       

      3. iTunes: (http://www.apple.com/itunes/) This is the go-to app for all of my .m4a or .wav to .mp3 or .aiff conversions. Every Mac (and almost every PC) comes with this software so it's virtually available on any computer you're using. The only downside is that you may not want the music you're converting for a client to permanently be in your iTunes library, but it's a small price to pay in order to have a convenient tool!

       

      Hope that helps keep the discussion going!

       

      Dan Bruns

    • #208371
      AvatarJohn
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      Great feedback Daniel! I've used the first and last one so I totally agree! Cheers

    • #208376
      Avatarhagan8
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      John.  You might add Audacity (great free sound editor – http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) and MediaInfo (get full stats and codec info of any media file by right clicking on it.  (http://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo).  Both invaluable.     Simon

    • #208382
      AvatarJohn
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      Great suggestions Simon! thanks

    • #208413

      Check out MPEG Streamclip from http://www.squared5.com.

       

      From there web site . . .

       

      MPEG Streamclip is a powerful free video converter, player, editor for Mac and Windows. It can play many movie files, not only MPEGs; it can convert MPEG files between muxed/demuxed formats for authoring; it can encode movies to many formats, including iPod; it can cut, trim and join movies. MPEG Streamclip can also download videos from YouTube and Google by entering the page URL.

      You can use MPEG Streamclip to open and play most movie formats including MPEG files or transport streams; edit them with Cut, Copy, Paste, and Trim; set In/Out points and convert them into muxed or demuxed files, or export them to QuickTime, AVI, DV and MPEG-4 files with more than professional quality, so you can easily import them in a DVD authoring tool, and use them with many other applications or devices.

      Supported input formats: MPEG, VOB, PS, M2P, MOD, VRO, DAT, MOV, DV, AVI, MP4, TS, M2T, MMV, REC, VID, AVR, M2V, M1V, MPV, AIFF, M1A, MP2, MPA, AC3, …

       

    • #208417
      AvatarJohn
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      Cheers Peter! I actually already had included them in the article but there is nothing wrong with stressing how good it is!

      Thanks

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