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Offline Ing. Max Koschuh

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1000 subscribers. What's next?
« on: November 04, 2017, 08:22:38 PM »
Today I've got my 1000th subscriber:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLsp71mRNqoRSi6YC0jLmFA

Now I'm looking for YOUR honest, non-condescending feedback related to my channel.

Which segment should I continue?

What should I change?

I need MORE TIME for video editing - I'd love to release one video per day. Without loosing time for my job, family and friends. How could I possibly achieve that goal?

What's your idea?

I need someone who's thinking outside the box....

Or should I continue doing the videos that I really love? Teardowns of large and obscure things?

Summary (updated based on YOUR replies):
  • focus on content that you truly love
  • focus on quality releases furthermore
  • use a tripod ALL the time
  • if it's unavoidable to take the camera in hand: freeze, wait for autofocus
  • record the videos in such a way that you have less editing efforts
  • maybe use a camera with REC PAUSE function, or use a clicker
  • boost your english speaking skills - for more fluent talking and less editing
  • till then, audio dubbing will do the trick
  • use a high quality microphone for dubbing
  • forget the idea about daily videos
  • what else can I do?
« Last Edit: November 15, 2017, 07:38:22 PM by Ing. Max Koschuh »
 

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Re: 1000 subscribers. What's next?
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2017, 08:35:28 PM »
one video a day is too much to do with quality unless you do it full time? :-// I would much rather watch a quality video :-+ than many poor videos.  :scared: I really enjoyed BEB #44 and BEB #27.  ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) 8)
Going to look at some more of your content tonight (AU)
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Re: 1000 subscribers. What's next?
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2017, 10:43:13 PM »
Today I've got my 1000th subscriber:

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What should I change?

You need a tripod.

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I need MORE TIME for video editing - I'd love to release one video per day. Without loosing time for my job, family and friends. How could I possibly achieve that goal?

You can't, aim for say 2-3 videos per week and make them consistent quality.

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Or should I continue doing the videos that I really love?

They are the only videos you should be doing
 
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Re: 1000 subscribers. What's next?
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2017, 10:53:45 PM »
Fewer, higher quality videos are definitely the thing to aim for. Nobody does one a day, even full-timer YTers with broad appeal. Specialist channels even less so.
Few people are going to watch a video every day.
The only way to avoid significant edit time is the way Bigclive does it, essentially one take, with occasional record-pauses, but you need to have a setup that allows this, and be able to talk fluently without hesitation etc.
The vast majority of my editing time is chopping out  "erm"s, thinking time, camera changes etc.

What would be REALLY useful is an editor which can automatically generate edit points based on gaps in the soundtrack - does anyone know if this exists ?
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Re: 1000 subscribers. What's next?
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2017, 11:48:29 PM »
Many thanks for your replies.

Didn't expect that.

Summary: (moved up to the first post)
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Re: 1000 subscribers. What's next?
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2017, 02:08:01 AM »
Congrats, yes, the most time consuming thing is truly editing. An easy thing to keep a regular release flow of videos is to make  short ones, if possible shot in a single part, that can be released with little or no editing, between the other, more time consuming and long videos. But maybe you don't want to go that way, it's all to you.
Also, trying to industrialize the shooting process may allow to  increase efficiency.

Btw, we really wonder how you ended with such a giant pile of stuff in a pretty large (and icy cold) workshop.
 

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Re: 1000 subscribers. What's next?
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2017, 06:31:51 PM »
Thank you!

Reason for the pile of items is: I'm a reseller. Specialized in vintage parts, modules and equipment. I definitely have to do a FAQ video, or "who is Max" explanatory video to show the details.

Reason for the ice cold shop: Selling things is much more difficult than acquiring them on ebay. At the end, I purchase much more items than I am capable to sell. This is a type of growth that I don't really enjoy. With so many items on stock, and less volume of sales, I ended up with this affordable shed. I don't own it, and it is still expensive to rent.
 

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Re: 1000 subscribers. What's next?
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2017, 07:20:49 PM »
The only way to avoid significant edit time is the way Bigclive does it, essentially one take, with occasional record-pauses, but you need to have a setup that allows this, and be able to talk fluently without hesitation etc.
The vast majority of my editing time is chopping out  "erm"s, thinking time, camera changes etc.

Editing time isn't a huge component if you shoot in sequence and get audio and video right in-camera.
I can edit say a 20 minute final video with 25min of footage in maybe 30 minutes or so, almost "real time" (not including overlays etc)
Most of the time is setting stuff up, shooting, tinkering, changing macro lenses and camera angles etc etc.
I wouldn't recommend the "single take" style video like Big Clive and Chris Gammell do, unless you do the exact same style of video every time in the same location.

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What would be REALLY useful is an editor which can automatically generate edit points based on gaps in the soundtrack - does anyone know if this exists ?

David2 has tried to write a script to do this in Vegas, but it didn't really work. AFAIK no such system exists.
 

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Re: 1000 subscribers. What's next?
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2017, 11:40:38 AM »
What would be REALLY useful is an editor which can automatically generate edit points based on gaps in the soundtrack - does anyone know if this exists ?

One method I used years ago was to use a dog clicker.  I would hold it off camera and when I knew there was going to be an edit point, I would click it.  Then I could see the edit point in the editor (the audio track).  This sure helped me.  The clicker makes sharp spikes that are easy to spot.  You could do the same thing by clapping your hands but I liked using the clicker.

I wonder if Dave2 program would work if it looked for sharp audio spikes?




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Re: 1000 subscribers. What's next?
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2017, 12:42:39 PM »
Since most videos would not be disaffected by monaural sound, how about - in a stereo enabled setup - one audio channel for the mic and the other for edit marking?

You wouldn't need to worry about editing out the clicker noise, just don't include the clicker track in the final render.

Would allow free use of the clicker - even if you aren't sure if you want an edit point or not.

Oh - and the "clicker" I'm thinking about would be a simple push button, short pulse, tone generator that operates entirely in the electric realm - so no audible sound during recording to worry about.
 

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Re: 1000 subscribers. What's next?
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2017, 12:45:11 PM »
Hmmm... Seems this is starting to get a bit fiddly.
 

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Re: 1000 subscribers. What's next?
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2017, 03:51:33 AM »
Many thanks for your replies.

Didn't expect that.

Summary (will be updated):

  • use a tripod ALL the time
  • focus on quality releases
  • focus on content that you truly love
  • forget the idea about daily videos
  • record the videos in such a way that you have less editing efforts
  • boost your english speaking skills - for less editing and more fluent talking

Congratulations on the 1k subs.   :-+
Keep it up and it will grow. Was not that long I was at 1k now at 5.6k.

Video stability is very important. I have problems watching jerky videos.
The most important to me is audio.  Folks need to hear what is being said.  I am not saying this is the case in your videos as I have not seen them yet but will.

But I am no expert.......
 
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Re: 1000 subscribers. What's next?
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2017, 07:15:09 PM »
Thank you!

BEB #1 and some others are VERY shaky. I now understand the importance of stable videos.

Latest recordings aren't shaky anymore. They have yet to be released.

Tripod only, whenever possible (has to be 99% of the time).

Sometimes on a teardown I have to take the camera in hand to reach inaccessible parts. I understand that this needs to stop.

I have some older (but exciting) footage, filmed without a tripod. Maybe I should consider to release it on a second channel?
 

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Re: 1000 subscribers. What's next?
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2017, 07:27:46 PM »
I am taking the same advises mentioned here and waiting to get my shooting equipment (which has arrived finally!).

I would aim for 2 videos per month like Real engineering. It is good enough for my time and does satisfy youtube algorithm as far as I know.

I really like doing one video per week but the things I am about to do requires huge animation time (after effects and in the future cinema 4d). However, I have another content which relies on camera more such as Arduino tutorials.

I bought a good tall tripod with a flexible arm (to do overhead shots) as well as a nice used Panasonic camcorder (really nice for the price). Other stuff are external mic for camera, usb mic for recording on laptop, and some misc stuff.

What is your equipment and how often you release a video? I would like to know your method of producing a video.

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Re: 1000 subscribers. What's next?
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2017, 07:43:23 PM »
I am using a MICROSOFT cellphone for recording. I know that this is not the best solution. Depending on the financial situation, I might purchase a proper filming equipment next year.

I love your idea of the flexible arm. Is it installed on the tripod?
 

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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2017, 09:07:45 PM »
I am using a MICROSOFT cellphone for recording. I know that this is not the best solution. Depending on the financial situation, I might purchase a proper filming equipment next year.

I love your idea of the flexible arm. Is it installed on the tripod?

Yes, it can be installed on the tripod. It is a Manfrotto brand flexible arm, you can find it on Amazon. For me, I don't recommend doing this using a smartphone because Camcorders are hugely better and yet kinda affordable (used ones on ebay like mine).

By getting tall tripod + flexible arm + tripod head (for rotation) + good camcorder + external mic = best and cheapest setup.



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