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    07-22-2021, 08:18 AM
    Thanks Grapes. In the end we opted for a purpose built camera - Brinno TLC2020 with weatherproof housing. It seems to do the job although I can't say Im impressed with the quality.
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    07-19-2021, 07:32 AM
    There probably is but you need something more specific than you have stated. In the example you have given there is only the beginning and about one 15 sec period in the middle where there is no motion. So you'd need somehing that can detect motion within a specific part of the image. But that most likely won't be enough as you'd want to see several frames before and several frames after that. Quite honestly, you'll probably spend as long setting up the paraneters as you would going through...
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    07-14-2021, 05:45 PM
    Thanks for teh info vkmast. that had a certain amount of inevitabilty about it when Magix bough Vegas from Sony as theer isn't really the room for two "budget" NLEs in their catalogue. i still find their array of music production software quite bewildering.
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    07-05-2021, 07:52 PM
    TimStannard replied to a thread PC Montage? in How do I do this?
    I wish her luck and don't foget, she's encouraged to post the results in the "user videos" section of this forum.
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    07-03-2021, 02:40 PM
    TimStannard replied to a thread PC Montage? in How do I do this?
    You won't find a plug in to do that - it's done manually and is quite a bit of work. 1. Copy the video to two tracks. 2. On the upper track play forward until you get to the point where you want the second image (which up to that point will eventually be the "still" version of teh model) to start moving. Let's call this the "merge frame" as this is the point where the two videos will become one. 3. Create a still image of that frame. 4. Delete everything on the upper track that is before...
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    07-02-2021, 06:13 AM
    Has anyone experience of putting together a timelapse of a building being constructed? What gear do I realistically need? Presumably a camera that is connected to the mains? Control via a PC rather than the camera itself? What about frequency of shot? Fixed exposure or auto? Obviously this will require rock steady stabilization, but what other requirements? Any other advice/recommendations (for equipment or otherwise)? This is for a one-off project.
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    07-01-2021, 08:53 PM
    If I understand correctly what the OP wants is a way of copying a timestamp that is embbedded in the original video (ie not the time from the start of the the clip, but date/time recorded onto the CCTV footage). I know of nothing that can do that.
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    06-07-2021, 03:42 PM
    but .... the information should be in the video! What do I see as a viewer? What do I get out of this? What is going to keep me watching? I can see no structure. There's an attempt to get little sequences edited together but there's no overall narrative. I could start or stop the film at any point and it would make no difference to my interpretation of the film. (For example the seed thingy device appears randomly on the trailer, not on the trailer, being loaded, being unloaded). As a...
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    06-07-2021, 03:23 PM
    Ah yes, just what I want. An auto jump cut maker.
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    06-07-2021, 03:21 PM
    Video quality would be fine. As with all small sensor/small lens cameras you won't be able to get any shallow depth of field, but assuming you're happy with everything being in focus, you will be fine. Best tips would be ensure there's adequate lighting, the shot is exposed properly, nothing in the background is not a distraction. I assume you know about composition. Personally I'd avoid hand held shakiness, but this might be the "dynamic" look you're after (if not, use a tripod or perch the...
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    05-28-2021, 07:56 PM
    Thanks for the feedback, Grapes. I had assumed better low light with the A7iii (due to the larger sensor) but some of the YT clips seem to disprove this. At least i think the 6400 would be adequate for my needs. I'm not a big fan of massively shallow DoF (for drama, I find if part of a character's face is in focus and part isn't it creates a bit of an unnatural feel - unless you'r specifically going for a BCI of a feature - an eye or mouth) and again I don't think I'd need the extremes full...
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    05-28-2021, 07:37 PM
    Agree with Grapes - - the best so far. Must be frustrating that it takes so long but i bet the result seems all the sweeter for it. Well done.
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    05-27-2021, 03:59 PM
    Interesting you shouidl mention that, Grapes. I was doing a bit of wishful thinking about if I was to delve into the whole DSLR/Mirrorless thing. My initial interest was the A7iii as it's had a lot of good press but reading a bit deeper the a6400 seems to have a few advantages (some of which might also be considered disadvantages - crop factor, cost of lenses). What led you to the a6400?
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    05-21-2021, 04:07 PM
    I can only answer for myself, but my suspicion is most here would answer the same - an emphatic "no". We don't "process" video. We are mostly people who create films/videos. Blurring number plates and faces, if needed, is basic stuff to us editors and we'd prefer to have far more control than any automated system might have. Whilst I admire the innovation that would be developed for such a project, I struggle to see a market for it. Videos are either 1. Created in order to be watched as...
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    05-21-2021, 03:56 PM
    TimStannard replied to a thread Very new beginner in Just for fun
    You'd be most welcome, Zam, it's just I heard you'd never join any club which would hae you as a member.
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    05-21-2021, 03:54 PM
    Yeah, I ought to apologise about being so down wid da kids and all this New Romantic stuff.
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    05-21-2021, 09:03 AM
    Another gorgeous looking film, Ray. Beautifiul shots, nicely paced narration with relaxed delivery, just the right sort of music. There's always a risk with drone shots that, no matter how good they are (and these are great) they become repetitive. I think you cut to other shots just before this happens. Being VERY picky (you said it wasn't perfect - and if it was there would be nowhere for you to go, would there) The single close up in this section was rather incongruous - I'd have like dto...
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    05-12-2021, 07:26 AM
    Great settings for the cartoon look - I know it can take time to get that right (and can change from shot to shot). Personally, I'd lose the Japanese connection (ie just the characters ) as it sends out a confusing message. I like the shots of the individuals during the slide solo - they contribute to the vibe of a band who enjoy playing together. Edits are good (I liked the cuts to the drummer as he hits and choke's the crash. What you've got is good, but it's all md-shot. I'd like a lot...
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    05-12-2021, 07:07 AM
    And what upload speed do you get when you run your speed test. What frame rate are you trying to stream? (I don't have a solution, I'm just staggered theres' even a possibility of streaming 4K live from what is, I asume, a domestic connection)
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    05-12-2021, 07:01 AM
    Sorry I can't help with any specific advice, but 10000 per hour will equate to about 10% ata frame rate of 25fps so something is definitely wrong!
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    05-12-2021, 06:54 AM
    TimStannard replied to a thread Very new beginner in Just for fun
    And try not to be daunted by how "complex" HitFilm is. It's not really - like MS Word and typing a letter, you probably only need to know about 5% in order to produce perfectly good result (assuming what you've shot is perfectly good :wink: ) Initially (unless you want to jump in with video effects) avoid anything to do with "composites" and you'll be up and running in no time. DaVinci Resolve is another free possibility, but requires a bit of oomph in your computer. (PS Also in my 60s - it...
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    05-12-2021, 06:43 AM
    A week has passed, and I'm delighted to present: THE ANSWERS How did you do? (Good to see you're still dropping in here, vkmast)
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    05-03-2021, 10:18 AM
    Made for a 10 to 3 competition where we had to make a 3 min film from supplied 10 mins of random clips. Please don't post answers here - I'll do so in a few days.
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    04-30-2021, 08:53 PM
    Grazvydas, whilst I understand your desire to reach as many people as possible, posting your new venture in three separate sections here will only serve to annoy. Therefore I have deleted one of your posts and merged my original response (and your respone to that) into this thread. Please refrain from posting about it in other threads as it hinders sensible discussion. Thank you
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    04-27-2021, 04:19 PM
    Looked interesting then "upload your video" 1. We have to trust you tro look after it securely 2. That's the bit which will slow the whole process down such that it's quicker to log the traditional way. Or have I missed something?
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    04-27-2021, 03:58 PM
    Great to see another video from you. Full of life and it really feels like you are talking to me, enthusing about all the best bits of your trip. The majority of the film is these personal vlogs and it is all the stronger for it. Good images and (generally) clear sound. I have a few minor gripes though (as you'd expect from me). I thought the intermediate bits, the links/montages etc, whilst edited very well were too busy and the music too thump-thump heavy for the subject matter. I might...
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    04-25-2021, 06:54 PM
    Sorry I've never had to source motion graphics or any stock footage. However if my experience sourcing appropriate music is anything to go by, expect to spend a LOT of time searching for what you want - at least until you become familiar with some sites. Good luck!
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    Hi Tim! You've been floating about whilst I've been asking questions and helping me to compose my first vid. The help you and Midnight Blue have offered has been appreciated and I've given you a shout out in the credit roll. I've posted it up on the users vids .
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    Hi, just wondered if I could ask you a question. What do you think it might come out like if I was to use wireless lappell mics when shooting scenes in a film, would it carry a similar effect as using a boom or is that a silly question. thanks. Mark
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    tim I get this error after reporting Spam on this site, I hope your a admin man.. sorry its so big I am deaf....

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    In Vegas MS Platinum 8, have you or anyone else experienced this most annoying quirk? On one of our Platinum 8 machines, when I click "Edit Generated Media", the interface opens then seems to vanish instantly at the bottom of the "dock", never to be found. I was demonstrating this for a class of 20 students this morning and could not edit any text beyond the default words "Sample Text". What is causing this interface to disappear? I suppose I could re-load the software, but was hoping not to have to do that.
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    i dont know if you can help me with this, but how can i edit a snake shot that jumps on the cam.
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by TimStannard on 01-30-2012 at 08:02 PM
Does it really matter what other people think of your work? I'd imagine all of us want our films to be liked, but it is highly unlikely that everyone watching will form the same, or even similar opinions. Even when a whole bunch of people express a very strong opinion, it's just as likely that there will be others expressing the opposite.

I was prompted to consider this after watching and then reading reviews of th BBC's adaptation of Sebastian Faulk's novel "Birdsong". Some

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