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Heh – well, once you get to know me you’ll see that I’m not all that detestable. πŸ˜‰

Yes, there are certainly people transcoding to make the magic happen. Next week I’ll be shooting a video demonstrating one editing program that doesn’t require transcoding at all. Transcoding is one of my pet peeves, as people don’t seem to realize that it does actually matter how many times you recompress an image. Those folks who didn’t grow up being careful about analog video’s generational quality loss seem pretty blithe about doing much the same thing in digital. And yes, I know all about lossless codecs, but those sap up another resource – time.

The program I’ll be using is NewTek’s SpeedEDIT2. Not well known, but a quite powerful tool to have in your toolbox right alongside Premiere et al.

The shootout was terrific. Made me feel really good about that film degree of mine. πŸ˜‰ Actually, I haven’t felt this excited about shooting for a long time. I’m really looking forward to getting a DSLR of my own. I’ve got a lot of projects that could use that extra sheen, plus I’d love to make a few extra bucks selling stock footage.

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