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Old Apr 20, 2010, 12:30 AM   #1
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Well, this is really my first foray into video (as you can likely tell). It really is a whole 'nother ballgame so to speak. But I learned alot of things.

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  • Learn to shoot video, lol
  • Never try to render an uncompressed AVI (talking 35 gigs!)
  • Don't render in .m2t, it turned out ok, but next time i would use mp4
  • Shoot alot more footage than you plan to use, as you will cut off alot of it.
  • Learn to edit video, I have no clue how to modify colors, crop, etc. yet.
But I learned some basics and had fun doing it.

without further adeu:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8UFY5Rtd8U
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Old Apr 20, 2010, 5:24 AM   #2
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Video is so much harder isn't it, but great fun to play around with as well. What was your first impression of Vegas? I tried to download the trial of it yesterday but it failed on me twice. Some nice scenes as expected so looking forward to the next try.
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Old Apr 20, 2010, 9:52 AM   #3
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Hey Mark,

It really is a totally different entity that is for sure.

As for Vegas impressions, its seems incredibly powerful. I have watched friends in videography use the vegas pro edition before, and this movie studio seems very similar, same setup, similar plugin methods.
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I'd say you did quite well for your first crack at it.

That was a beautiful sunset. I think you'll really enjoy the lake as the weather gets warmer.
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thanks billy.

its really something new and interesting to learn.

and yea, i am looking forward to hanging at the lake in the summer, and have a walleye fishing trip planned as well.
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The video is very crisp and clear, now the music was a bit over the top for my taste. But it does set the mood you were trying to get.
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The video is very crisp and clear, now the music was a bit over the top for my taste. But it does set the mood you were trying to get.
thanks shoturtle, if the weather would cooperate i want to get some more video. kind of figured the music would be a bit much for some, but i really like the instrumental portion.
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yeah, the instrumental portion was nice, when the singing came in, it seems a bit off that is all.
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Dustin, I'm not big into video, not wanting to lug around a camcorder, but looking at your video has made me realize we can have both in one camera. Your"first attempt" was very good, my favorite scene was the very last, with the couple on the point. It shows that you are going to have fun this summer.
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thank you robert.

much like yourself i have never had an interest in camcorders before. but having HD video with controllable depth of field in my camera is very nice. as i am waiting for the light to get right, or waiting for clouds to move into a position i like for a photograph, i find myself shooting clips of video. really makes for a fun outing.
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