August 6th, 2004, 07:35 PM
i did kinda research my self, looked in books intenet and places like that for som articals about digiatl video for my own self ,thought you might find it intrseting so put it up got you
Digital Video Fundas
Tips for adding that something special to the videos you've created
Avoid dropped frames
If the system is slow, it may not write some frames to the disk and dropped frames will occur. The result is a null frame that takes up virtually no space and simply mimics the last frame. More dropped frames result in a jerkier video and are more apparent at low frame rates. Dropped frames usually come in bursts, thus the video will have large jerks instead of slight jitters. If you are compressing the video in real-time, dropped frames occur when the data rate is the highest-when the most action occurs, which is the worst time for a jerky video.
To avoid dropped frames, you can try decreasing the frame rate or the video resolution. Also, optimise the hard disk and close all open applications while capturing. If you still don't get a smooth video, turn off preview while capturing if possible. You can also try reducing any real-time effects the capture software may be applying to the video. If you have a good processor but a slow hard disk, increase the compression quality so that smaller chunks of data are written to the disk.
Many codecs compress video with keyframes. One frame (the keyframe) stores the entire image with the colour information of every pixel. For subsequent frames (delta frames), only the differences between those and the preceding frame are stored. To get to a frame, the decompressor will first get information about the keyframe, then all subsequent frames to build the final image. More keyframes mean larger files, but lesser seek time. Also, frames further away from the keyframe are more susceptible to low quality, since each time only an approximate difference is stored. Thus, you should keep the keyframe interval to as low as possible.
If your hardware allows it, plan beforehand whether you want to record sound along with the video itself or from an external source. An external source usually means much better quality, but can also prove to be sluggish and is a hassle.
Since one audio file is created for every video, you have to keep track of double the number of files in post-production. Also, synchronising audio and video involves more time and has to be done perfectly. However, if you capture video and audio simultaneously and the system is slow, it may be susceptible to dropping frames as it has to process the video and the audio at the same time.
Windows 98 or better
Windows 98 has a much more efficient disk subsystem than Windows 95, which allows better writing to the hard disk. This can significantly improve capture quality and editing speed. Windows 2000 is preferred over any other Windows version. Windows 95, 98 and Me will not allow AVI files over 2 GB. If you use Windows 2000 or XP, there is no such limitation, but do turn off some of the operating system's memory-hogging features if you use XP.
Use faster partitions
Files stored at the start of a disk are faster to access. Make sure that the video is captured to a partition which is at the start of the disk and which is not already too full.
Note that the position of the actual data matters, not the size or position of the partition. For a disk split in half, data at the end of the first partition (when the drive is nearly full) will be read at the same speed as data at the start of the second.
If you are applying multiple effects to the video, arrange them in the best possible order if the software allows you to do so. Doing so can cut the conversion process by half or even more. For example, if you apply a filter to smoothen out the video and another one to resize it, place the resize filter first-the smoothening filter will have to work on a smaller image and also, you would want the smoothening to work on the resized image for best quality.
If you intend to compress the video with DivX, the final movie size should be in multiples of 16 pixels. Sometimes it can be in multiples of 8 and, very rarely, 32. Thus, a 320x240 video will compress well with DivX, but 321x240 will not.
When capturing video, pick a frame size close to the final output. If you're going to make a 320x240 video, it doesn't make much sense to capture at 640x480, since it takes four times the space to do so. Ordinarily, do not set the frame rate higher than 30 fps.
AVI files with CD-quality audio (176 Kbps) are quite a waste of space, especially for home videos. For distribution, 8-bit audio at 44 KHz is good enough. Also, compress the audio with a codec. This will reduce the size of the audio to between half and a quarter of its original size with very little loss in quality. MP3 is the best codec to encode audio. However, on slow machines it can cause synchronisation problems in the video.
Nix Intros and Trailers
Use computer-generated graphics sparingly with video. Video compressors are adapted to natural images and do not perform optimally on saturated colours and sharp edges. Depending on the codec, title screens and overlay items can adversely affect video quality, especially at low bitrates.
If you must include them, make openings and trailers independent-don't use transitions to blend them with the video and have them start and end on keyframe boundaries. Align the position and size of overlay items to 8x8 or 16x16 pixel boundaries and make them opaque. Transparent regions on the logo will be translated as a complex tile by the codec and will take up a lot of space. If the logo is opaque, the codec will ignore it between keyframes, saving a lot of overheads.
August 6th, 2004, 07:46 PM
August 6th, 2004, 07:49 PM
you know.....and then he wonders how come he cant get any greenies! ugh...discusting.
August 6th, 2004, 07:58 PM
what i said i din know who wrote it , idin say i wrote it did i?? i got it off a piece of paper ,man this is not working out
August 6th, 2004, 08:15 PM
what piece of paper? What books? Its a freegin copy/paste...WTF! You did no Research....first page you saw on the internet copyed and pasted it. You said you put it together...that does not constitute copying and pasting something. Its not working out because you dont learn. Unless you change your ways its never going to work out.
pla·gia·rize Audio pronunciation of "Plagiarize" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (plj-rz)
v. pla·gia·rized, pla·gia·riz·ing, pla·gia·riz·es
1. To use and pass off (the ideas or writings of another) as one's own.
2. To appropriate for use as one's own passages or ideas from (another).
To put forth as original to oneself the ideas or words of another.
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Main Entry: pla·gia·rize
Inflected Forms: -rized; -riz·ing
Etymology: from plagiary plagiarist, from Latin plagiarius, literally, kidnapper, from plagium netting of game, kidnapping, from plaga net
transitive verb : to copy and pass off (the expression of ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's work) without crediting the source <the book contained plagiarized material —Smith v. Little, Brown & Co., 265 Federal Reporter Supp. 451 (1965)> intransitive verb : to present as new and original an idea or work derived from an existing source —pla·gia·rism /-"ri-z&m/ noun —pla·gia·rist /-rist/ noun
Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Law, © 1996 Merriam-Webster, Inc.
\Pla"gia*rize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plagiarized; p. pr. & vb. n. Plagiarizing.] To steal or purloin from the writings of another; to appropriate without due acknowledgement (the ideas or expressions of another).
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v : take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property [syn: plagiarise, lift]
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