Thursday, March 29, 2007

Shoot, Edit, Upload in a Day

This is the new workflow. Get used to it.

Ryun Hovind reports for on how he managed. Interesting.

My team's job at both festivals was to shoot panels, interviews, and red carpet events; edit the footage overnight; and deliver it in formats for on-air and online display. We shot four video formats, recorded with two direct-to-disk technologies, hosted video on five Web sites, and employed 12 Final Cut Pro systems. We scrambled like indie film producers-wrangling camera operators, PAs, onscreen talent, and editors in a matter of days. Our operation was built for a 12- to 24- hour turnaround. We were shorthanded, had high ambitions, and had to count on getting every piece of gear we used for free or in exchange for sponsorship support. This is our story.

DV - Features - Shoot, Cut, Upload: All in a Day's Work

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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Uploading your Movies to YouTube for Maximum Quality

Philip Hodgetts of Intelligent Assistance offers a useful tutorial at LAFCPUG on how to get the best quality on your video upload to YouTube.

YouTube is well known for being the busiest video sharing site, but unfortunately YouTube uses the much older Sorenson Sparke codec for their video encoding. This was the "improved" video format for Flash 7 but is based on the very old H.263 video conferencing codec. Even when new this was an old, inefficient codec.


The goal is to give YouTube a master that they can use for encoding.


Results will most likely vary on the other services. It's best to test first.

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