Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Create your own TV channel

Broadcast Machine is software you install on your website to easily publish video files and create internet TV channels.

Broadcast Machine gives you the option of using torrent technology to reduce or eliminate bandwidth costs, even when you are posting high quality video to thousands of people. It is free, open source software, and is designed for easy installation. Take a look

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Tech Tip Tuesday: Camcorder shutter speed

Most of us dont think twice about the shutter speed that our video camera is using. True: it can be set to manual, but since the camera can automatically take care of it, why should we bother? The answer is that you gain control. And you get control over more than just exposure... read more

Sunday, August 28, 2005

The DV Show podcast for August 29, 2005

Brian LeClair, intellectual property attorney answers listener questions on video production and the law...Joe Follansbee author of the book "Get Streaming!Quick steps to getting your audio and video online" gives us some tips on streaming video over the internet.

The download vault has FREE software to enhance your productions and more StickyPods to give away...tune in!

Free software mentioned in the download vault:
Create your own ILM
The DV Show's Download Vault Interface

Show notes:
"Get Streaming! : Quick Steps to Delivering Audio and Video Online" by Joe Follansbee
Digital Media Training

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Move over Final Cut Pro - First Cut is here

Edit any professional quality movie in just hours.

Who thought the "hotspots" (create unlimited visual memory locations in your video) feature of this software would put it a step ahead of the average NLE on the market? The new software is Mac only and is available now for $150.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Tech Tip Tuesday: Setting a price for your videos

Some people say, "the high the price, the more perceived value", while others say, "with a low price, you will offer a better value and increase your sales". In reality, both of these statements are true. However, the determining factor is the market it self. In some markets a higher price can actually pull more sales than a lower priced video. On the other hand, you will find that in other markets a lower priced video will increase the number of sales, thus increasing profits.

Here are a few examples of what I am talking about. A few years ago my wife and I attended .... read more

Sunday, August 21, 2005

The DV Show Podcast for August 22, 2005

DVD authoring expert Doug Dixon answers listener questions...Joe Follansbee author of the book Get Streaming: Quick steps to getting your audio and video online gives us some tips on shooting video for the web.

The download vault has FREE software to enhance your productions... the StickyPod winner announced on this show...tune in.

Free software mentioned in the download vault:
PSP Video 9

Show notes:
Conversion rate card examples
Doug Dixon at Manifest Technologies
Get Streaming! : Quick Steps to Delivering Audio and Video Online by Joe Follansbee

Friday, August 19, 2005

Mini DV meets 35mm

Shooting on Mini DV but want that 35mm soft background look? Then what you need is the Mini35 from P+S Technik. This German company adds an extension/ converter to your Mini DV camera so you could use an actual 35mm lens. The mod is pricey and add the cost of 35mm lens, it is a big investment. The recently released JVC GY-HD100 is hitting the stands and into the hands of filmmakers. But P+S Technik and and Charles Papert have already got the Mini35 device working on it.

Check out this two-page article detailing the testing among other things, as it is filled with valuable technical info.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Tech Tip Tuesday: Duplicate the picture frame effect in HP ads

A while back on the Vegas forums, someone had asked the question of how to recreate the commercials we all see by Hewlett Packards digital photography products. You know the one, where the guy holds up a picture frame in front of his face and becomes a photograph he sets down on the desk. He does this multiple times, while the song "Picture Book" by Ray Davies and the Kinks plays in the background...

Go to the tutorial

Sunday, August 14, 2005

The DV Show Podcast for August 15, 2005

Listen to a non-linear editing software shootout on this special edition of The DV Show- we put an Avid user and Final Cut Pro user head to head to talk about the features and differences of each software.

John Lynn from represents Avid and Mike Lynch, from Denver Colorado's FCP user group is representing Final Cut Pro.

Avid vs Final Cut Pro articles:
Difference between Apple's Final Cut Pro and Avid's Media Composer
Final Cut Pro HD versus Avid Xpress Pro HD

Friday, August 12, 2005

Making video look like film

Making video look more like film - and making film look even better....We look at how Joel and Ethan Coen's movie, O Brother, Where Art Thou? was digitally enhanced, and how a video of Steven Spielberg's was made to look like film.

read more

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Put your videos on the web FREE!

A few years ago, photo sharing sites took off on the Web as digital still cameras became more popular. Today those sites are considered mainstream and now it's video sharing sites that are on the cutting edge. Sharing videos is not just a great way for family members to stay in touch, it also allows you to: enhance an online auction, create a video resume, send video greeting cards, add video to newsgroups, share a product demonstration. All of these sites using streaming video technology to speed delivery to the viewer.

Here are just a few of the new sites sprouting up in this arena where you can host your videos FREE on the web:

You Tube
Home Movie
Zippy Videos
Google Video
Creative Commons Publisher
Our Media
Video Share
Single Reel

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Tech Tip Tuesday: Sharing a FireWire drive between a Mac and a PC

You would use this approach if you planned to use your FireWire drive individually with a Mac or a PC, i.e. physically connected to one type of computer at a time. For example, you might have a Mac at home and a PC at work and want to move physically move large files between the two locations using a portable FireWire drive.

Since both Mac OS X and PCs can read and write to disks in MS DOS format, you can format the entire FireWire drive in MS DOS format.
However, there are some significant drawbacks to this approach:

Sunday, August 07, 2005

The DV Show Podcast for August 7, 2005

This week we dedicate a good portion of time to answer listener questions related to digital video! Doug Graham shows us how to get perfect VHS dubs from DV tape. Final Cut Pro certified instructor and expert Larry Jordan joins us.

More StickyPods to give away! And we go behind the scenes and on location of a production for a national TV ad...tune in!

Websites mentioned on the show
Larry Jordan's Website
NRG Lighting
The StickyPod
Mackie Audio Mixers
Sennheiser Audio Mixers

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Tactic Video Controller

Introducing the world's first complete Video Instrument. Tactic is the most comprehensive all-in-one solution for professional real-time video performance and composition.

Tactic's hybrid solution generates high quality real-time video performances by combining video triggering, scratching, source mixing, and live camera manipulation, to give you total control over hundreds of effects.

more details here

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Tech Tip Tuesday: Build your own Car Cam

Take a Logitech Quickcam Express webcam and mount it in front of your car for a very unique angle:


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