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Offline EEVblog

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Re: Uh oh, you're interlaced, Dave!
« Reply #50 on: August 14, 2011, 03:57:14 pm »
Dave, FYI, I watch all YouTube videos at 480p, even when a higher resolution is available. It's a little window on a computer screen, not some blockbuster movie! If I up the resolution to HD levels the download time takes too long and playback is annoying (I am in the US and I have a > 10 Mbps Internet connection).
 
So from my perspective, uploading HD to YouTube is not worthwhile.

And that's how I'm sure most people watch it. It's how I watch most Youtube videos.
The reason I shoot and upload in HD is because of future reasons I can't think of now (and there are some who do watch in full HD, so it benefits them)
Getting that base load of material up on youtube in HD means that whatever future viewing technology Youtube brings, the videos will have the resolution to take advantage of it. I think it worth the extra pain in editing, processing and upload time. Nobody pays a download penalty because Yotube does transcoded version at lower resolutions.
As one example where it's beneficial, my screen capture tutorials for instance are captured in 1280x720, and viewing at anything less makes the onscreen text quite hard to read.

Dave.
 

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Re: Uh oh, you're interlaced, Dave!
« Reply #51 on: August 15, 2011, 11:04:36 am »
For starters, I can't see a way to do the animated cartoon effect I was able to do in VideoStudio.
Granted, that's just a bundled wanky effect probably exclusive to Videostudio, but I liked it.
I'm left scrambling for ideas for an intro now...

I can't see a way to quickly and simply edit the duration of an image (element it's called in Vegas?). Sure, I can drag it on the timeline, but I don't want to do that, I want to just type the value in myself.

Dave.

Am also using Sony Vegas for video editing (use Cubase 6 for audio editing). Have you looked at the NewBlue effects? They have cartooning effects available (I think I got a bunch with my copy of Vegas as a promo) as well as some other nice things. Worth checking out their Video Essentials products.
Was it really supposed to do that?
 

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Re: Uh oh, you're interlaced, Dave!
« Reply #52 on: August 15, 2011, 11:21:10 am »
Am also using Sony Vegas for video editing (use Cubase 6 for audio editing). Have you looked at the NewBlue effects? They have cartooning effects available (I think I got a bunch with my copy of Vegas as a promo) as well as some other nice things. Worth checking out their Video Essentials products.

Yes, I tried the newBlue cartoon effect in Vegas. It couldn't match the one in vegas, so for the last few videos the intros have been done in VideoStudio and the rest of the edit done in Vegas.
But my Vegas trial has now expired and I've gone back to VideoStudio. There wasn't enough benefit in Vegas to make me jump to it.
But I did like it's faster (but quirkier to use) video editing and playback, and the direct MP4 output that actually worked (but it was slow).
But the bug that caused corrupted rendered video output was unacceptable, and no cartoon intro effect were enough reason not to switch.
So have gone back to VideoStudio for now.

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Re: Uh oh, you're interlaced, Dave!
« Reply #53 on: September 09, 2011, 02:34:57 am »
I usually watch YouTube in 720p wherever available, unless the net is slowing it down.
Can't stand playback interruptions :(
1080p only comes down smoothly when traffic is quiet around here; I'm connected via  Up To 8Mbps.
Local contention can wreck 1080p playback quite easily.
Some vids really don't need that much clarity but it 's useful for engineering or modelling descriptions where you really NEED to see what's going on.

I like the Vegas control/timeline layout.
I'm an old Cubase user and Vegas is similar enough to make it easy to get to grips with.
Plus, I mixed an album using Acid one time that Cubase threw a wobbly.
Acid and Vegas are related so I already know my way around a lot of it. ;)
I really like the graphic level controls.
Just draw those level changes in. :)

WMM itself surprised me at how effective it was especially considering it is a freebee/OS bundle.
Windows Live Movie Maker is WAY too dumbed down. No timeline.

Now I've just gone out and bought a Panasonic HX-DC1 to record vids with instead of my old Canon Powershot A470 I'm going to need an editor that will import mp4 without conversion.
I'm currently employing mp4Cam2 avi to be able to edit in Windows Movie Maker.

So it looks like one version of Vegas or another is going to be my selection.
Not necessarily out of feature/performance superiority but more out of familiarity.

Way back when (90's), when I was spec'ing this kind of software for the college I worked at, the choices were a Ulead package (I think that became the Corel VideoStudio), Adobe Premiere (the 1st version) and something by Pinnacle IIRC.
SCSI drives were the order of the day and HD sizes were measured in 100's of MB.
If the college had had more money we'd have been looking at Mac based kit but as it was we were making the best of it using PC's
Rendering times were horrendous overnight affairs.  :o

Nostalgia ain't what it used to be. ;)
 


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