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nice stuff you got there, I will be interested in seeing more. And also, if you want a great place to upload your videos try http://www.livevideo.com the audio and picture quality are way better than youtube or google in my opinion, plus the video will be posted within minutes.
I just went to the PNY website, looks like the 5700 has been discontinued, but they do have the FX540VE though, comes with a HDV breakout box. Check it out http://www.pny.com/products/quadro/brochures/QuadroFX540Brochure.pdf
This one? No, it has a single 1/4″ ccd
Hey compusolver, I have a PNY NVidia 5700VE $129.99 @bestbuy, It has 1 analog and 1 DVI, but also came with a DVI to analog adapter so you could run 2 analog, or analog + DVI, also has s-video out, I can hook my tv up to it too. This card has 256mb memory, but the core speed is only 450mhz, seems to work good for video work and heavy 3D satisfactorilly.
For loads of info on Copyright law go to this link:
if someone were to hire you to do something unlawfull it would be your burden to prove you were hired, although you would still get the majority of the heat for actually carrying out the unlawfull act. I would think the same applies to copyright infringement.
How far can Copyright laws be extended? say for instance, could someone Copyright a Nickname? and seek damges if anyone else uses it?
doesn’t it suck when you pay for a product, just to find out that you don’t even own it after all?
So, if in the future, the human brain can be scanned to determine everything visual we have seen in our entire lives, will we be charged a usage fee for things we simply viewed that is the property of another?
If I take a picture of a car at a car show that I do not own, do I owe the owner a fee for digitizing an image of his car, after all, it would be his creative property.
If we are not allowed to copy DVD’s/CD’s, even technicaly for the use as a backup, then can I send in the broken DVD and a sales reciept to aquire a new copy free of charge? After all, I’m not allowed to actually own the material, so if the media wears out or breaks, I should only be liable for the cost of the media, not the intellectual copyrighted property that was contained on the DVD/CD, since I previously paid a fee to use the material, it should be a one time fee right? I should then have access to view / listen to the media for the rest of my life, and the producer should gaurantee that I will have access to it in some way without being charged twice.
Just curious, have you considered editing as a career? What keeps you from making the jump from hobby to job? Lack of opportunities, money, etc?
Yes, I’ve considered it, but I have another unrelated career, although I’m trying to find a way to integrate my hobby into it, (training videos, promotions, recruiting,etc.) I work for the state and without some formal training it will be tough to prove my worth, although a couple of the short 5 minute videos I’ve showed were recieved very well. Also, part of me wants to keep this a hobby only for my own enjoyment. I’m always happy with my creativity, but when you are working for someone else, you have to stick to the basic plan of what they want in a finished project hence stifling the creative part somewhat.
I am however working on the scripting for a short movie I want to produce, I currently have 96 pages of script and storyline. It’s about a countryboy who goes to the city for a night of fun. I don’t want to give up too much, but it’s been a load of fun for me writing this and visualizing how I want every scene. I just hope that someday all my ideas and this movie will make it to finished product (maybe I’ll sell a few, maybe).
might be a silly question but does your computer recognize the camera when you plug it in? Have you double checked the settings on the cam to be sure it’s in the right mode for capture?
This answer is purely my opinion, so only take it as that. I’m a casual amateur video, and editor who does this for personall enjoyment. The only video I’ve sold for profit is when one of my friends ropes me into doing something because they like what I’ve done to my own home videos. I’ll try to answer all your questions as complete as possible with my non-pro experience.
Does one need to be a computer programmer-type?
No, basic computer skills will suffice, but you will need to learn your specific editing (NLE) sotware. There are training books and videos for some of the more popular consumer NLE’s you’ll want to reference if you are not planning to go to college to learn about editing. Also, learn all the shortcut keys if you plan on doing long productions. This will help the workflow be much faster. You can get “pro” results from most higher end consumer NLE’s like Adobe’s Premier pro 1.5, Sony’s Vegas 6, Pinnacle Liquid editions, or Final Cut pro for Apple computers. On the higher end you have Avid Sytems software. (probably closest to Pro grade software).
What talents do you think are most important for a DV editor?
I think there are 2 most important talents. And I’ll assume you will be shooting your own footage also.
1. Shoot video with editing in mind. Think about what you want in the final production. after shooting what you want, shoot some extras while you are shooting, they may come in handy, or fit in unexpectedly.
2. Having an eye for what goes with the story you are trying to tell, and getting rid of all the unrelated footage, or footage that distracts from your message.
3. Patience. You will be spending a lot of time at the computer, and it is very tempting to try to hurry along because you want to see the finished product on your TV. Avoid having “test” DVD’s scattered all over the place, it gets costly really quick, and you can preview as you go within your NLE software. Also, invest in surround speakers 5.1 for your computer if you plan on making 5.1 sound DVD’s as you will need to check and adjust sounds frequently to get the desired effect.
4. Have fun. You are interested in video, probably because you are a very creative person. What better medium to express your creativity than video? I don’t think there is one. This is a very rewarding hobby, and can be very rewarding financially if you go that route.
Communication and Media – Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
Looks like college stuff here. They are talking about marketing. Some guys can wing it on pure creative talent, but most need to learn this stuff.
the other things you listed look like they want someone who has strong opinions on how things need to be ran or organized. Manager skills. They want to know if you can communicate your goals to others in a group and have it organized to be efficient to acheive your goals.
well thats about all I have, hope it was helpfull.December 11, 2005 at 11:21 AM in reply to: Pinnacle Studio 9x,10,x versus Adobe PE and Sony Vegas+DVD #191477
svhs Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:05 am Post subject:
Get serious! This review is so subjective I wouldn’t trust it even if I were a total noob. You can definitely see who’s side he’s taking.
Possibly he is taking sides, but I recently installed Vegas 6 software on my Windows PC, and had similiar results to what he describes. Trouble free install (no crashes), no glitches (if there are bugs I haven’t seen them yet). Easy to use. I haven’t tried the other products he’s tested, but it seems consistent with other testimonials I’ve read.
Maybe I’m a total noob, and Vegas sucks, and I suck for buying it, and Pinnacle is the best bla bla bla.December 11, 2005 at 1:50 AM in reply to: Pinnacle Studio 9x,10,x versus Adobe PE and Sony Vegas+DVD #191474
wow, now that was a long post! Very informative. Thanks.
Hey Videomaker Magazine, Maybe you guys could write some articles like this, instead of the usual sales-ad style lighting and sound articles.
on second thought, you guys may be too scared to lose an advertiser with your opinions, even if it is a relevent testamonial to your own testing. But since you guys have one of only a handfull of video related mags to choose from, I will continue to subscribe to your leaflet.
p.s.- I am willing to pay more for subscriptions, if you guys will include more in-depth tech articles, longer more descriptive editorials, and more product comparisons.
I recently installed Sony’s Vegas 6 on my Windows computer. Installation was straightforward, no crashes. Program looks wonderfull and seems easy to use although I’ve only had about 2 hours playing with some short clips since I got it. Playback is smooth. Scripting looks wonderfull. Still need to burn DVD so I can’t comment on that at this time. Help menu’s are extensive.
I give it a solid 10 at this time.
TFX Raven wrote:
My experience with iLink has been a proprietary small plug,
The only thing proprietary about ilink is the name itself. The connections are standard firewire cable connections and are readily available.