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  • in reply to: Help! #171939
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    Matt, I agree with On A Roll. And remember, if you can’t afford to give up your job right now, this isn’t the only opportunity in the world that would have come along. There’ll be others.

    in reply to: Title for Credit in Video #171935
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    This might be a useful link too:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_crew

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    in reply to: Title for Credit in Video #171934
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    Right! "A Smilin Eric Production" is good too as Tom suggests. Tom, I was wondering – "Produced by" refers to the one who funds the program, no?

    In your own demo, promo, or marketing reel, you can always do different titles that elaborate more as the need requires.

    Good suggestion too – this is helpful to me too! πŸ˜€

    in reply to: Title for Credit in Video #171932
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    DIRECTED BY
    SmilinEric

    …sounds about right to me…

    in reply to: Panasonic Battery Charger DE-852D #187667
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    πŸ™ …oops!….they sold me the wrong battery…

    in reply to: How much would each person involved in a video be paid? #171878
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    Thanks DaveArthur and Endeavor.

    Dave, I’m independently producing a documentary and paying for the expenses out of my salary from my usual job. I’ve done research for the video and two persons are writing the script and one other is narrating. Endeavor, the wikipedia article mentioned calculating by percentages and this was helpful.

    I see that it really does vary widely – all sorts of factors to take into consideration. Thanks again for your input.

    in reply to: Videomaker Summit East – Questions #171848
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    I just got back from New York (also visited B&H and they are closing to observe some holidays so check their website for the schedule.)

    Also I took the Olympic Airporter Shuttle which goes between Newark International Airport and JFK Airport direct, with no stops, it takes about an hour or a little more. It costs US$24.00 one way + a tip for the driver. Olympic has a website where you can book and pay for a spot on the shuttle or you can go to the Ground Transportation area and dial 22 on the phones there and talk with them.

    in reply to: New Version of Celtx’s Free Screenwriting Software Available #171740
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    Thank you for this info! πŸ˜€

    in reply to: Broadcasting Live Video to web with several Hurddles,advice? #171735
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    I recently used Windows Media Player to broadcast a company event to 85 PCs in 3 branches. All that was needed was for me to download Windows Media Encoder 9 Series (free) and install it on my machine.

    Once I connected the camcorder to the computer (did this via firewire) the program was offered in the list that pops up whenever you hook a camera up or insert a CD or DVD. Turn on the program, select "Live broadcast" and you can select from a list on how high, medium or low of a quality you’d like the picture to be and also select what kind of audio quality you’d like. I selected "broadcast video" and "voice quality" and together that was about 275kbps.

    All the staff had to do was to launch Windows Media Player on their own PCs, go to File | Open URL and I supplied them with the URL of my PC (the I.P. address) which ended with a colon and then the port number through which the media was being sent. I was extremely surprised at how simple it was.

    in reply to: Newbie question – capturing video to AVI – first post #171714
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    I’m still using Adobe Premiere Elements version 1.0 and it captures the video as AVI straight to the timeline. When I’m finished editing, there is a BURN DVD button which burns it onto a DVD with the option to make a DVD Menu or simply to burn the DVD so that it runs as Auto Play.

    in reply to: CAMCODER DETECTED – CAN’T ACTIVATE RECORDER #171672
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    I got this problem with Premiere Elements and these 2 steps solved the problem:

    Go to Start menu select Run then type regsvr32 qdv.dll
    Search for this file: C:WINDOWSsystem32MMSwitch.ax and change the ending to .old

    I did both these steps, perhaps only 1 step is needed but the problem is fixed.

    in reply to: How can I “shrink” or resize a clip and place over #187597
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    Here’s how you can achieve what you want in Premiere (your first post).

    Add another video and audio track to the timeline. Click "Add Media" and select the video that you want to overlay from whichever folder you have it in. Add that new video to the new track which you just created. Automatically that new track will be the one seen, it will override the other video in the monitor window.

    Click on the video clip on the timeline and in the monitor window you will see very small "handles" appear at the four corners of the video. Those are your resize handles, now shrink the video size and click anywhere inside the image and pull it anywhere on the screen you want. Now you have your overlaid video in a small screen on its own while the other video plays as normal size behind it.

    in reply to: anyone using a jib? #164313
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    Seems to me the norm today is:

    Shaky cam
    Clips shown for a very short duration
    Rapid movement from one clip to another
    Showing over the same clip again and again in rapid succession

    Most of the programs I view are outdoor adventure / nature programs so that’s where my observations are. I’ve also seen TV dramas filmed in "shaky cam" mode with the camera almost flying from one actor to the next depending on who’s speaking. My preference is for steady, tripod shots but since these seem to be the norm, there must be an audience for it.

    in reply to: Premiere Elements or Pinnacle Studio #164283
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    I can only comment on Elements since it’s the only one I know. It is great for someone who hasn’t the foggiest idea about editing, like I used to be. That’s the program I started with (still using it actually and am going to get Elements 3.0). Maybe 3.0 may have all the titles and other things you’d like. I’m using 1.0 and together with a background in graphics I know how to get an effect that I want.

    For assistance, do the tutorial that comes with the program. Do it several times and get familiar with the basics and as you progress you could always drop a line here in the forum for assistance (like I did) and you’ll get the answers and more. It also has advanced effects that you can tweak piece by piece for both video and audio. Practice makes perfect too, but Elements is extremely user-friendly (although I’m not saying that others are not, I’m just talking from my experience) and I don’t have much problems, if any, with it.

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    in reply to: Aerial & Nature Videography #170973
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    πŸ˜€ Hi once more. The flight is this weekend, we’ll be using the Panasonic AG-DVX100A to record the video. I checked with the company about having the door removed but it’s not their policy to fly with it off so we’ll have to be a little innovative about steadying the camera.

    So, just to reiterate then, for the nicest-looking video:

    No zooming
    UV filter to reduce the haze
    Steady camera

    If there’re any other helpful hints you’d like to drop, please let me know. Thanks again!

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