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I'm a robot, but you've probably never heard of me.


Oct
10
comment How can I stream to a single channel, from multiple geographical locations?
I don't have any further suggestions.
Oct
8
comment How can I stream to a single channel, from multiple geographical locations?
You should add those qualifications to your initial question.
Sep
11
comment Should I just get a gaming PC for audio/video production?
Good question, but I can't help you with video.
Sep
11
comment Should I just get a gaming PC for audio/video production?
My biggest concern with buying a "gaming" machine is that a large part of the cost is the graphics card. You don't need a super powerful graphics card for making music.
Aug
5
comment How do DVDs avoid the blockyness that plagues dark scenes in most video files?
The effect happens everywhere, but the human vision system detects differences in black shading before it detects differences in colors. It is also possible that your display's Gamma curve is set such that it exaggerates small differences in black level.
Aug
4
comment How do DVDs avoid the blockyness that plagues dark scenes in most video files?
Strictly speaking, ripping is the process of pulling data off the disc. If the video ends up in another codec, you have been transcoding the video as well. Transcoding is the likely source of the blockiness.
Aug
4
comment How do DVDs avoid the blockyness that plagues dark scenes in most video files?
Overcompression isn't a binary thing. If you pull off the original file and never transcode it, the video quality won't change. You are either transcoding the video to a codec with similar quality settings (causing mild degradation) or turning up the compression.
Jun
21
comment What software do I need to convert a DVD to common formats? And what are the recommended formats?
S3 is a very easy way to host your videos, just turn on web server mode and you are pretty much done.
Jun
20
comment What software do I need to convert a DVD to common formats? And what are the recommended formats?
Do you really want to distribute videos to your customers? Would it be possible to upload the videos to youtube instead? That way, the videos can help your existing customers as well as people considering your product. And it costs you nothing.
Jun
5
comment Can Sony Vegas Pro be used or compared to the output produced by Final Cut Pro for professional use?
Yes, exactly that.
Jun
4
comment Can Sony Vegas Pro be used or compared to the output produced by Final Cut Pro for professional use?
Actually, my UX friends tell me that the latest version of MS Paint has powerful tools for UI mockups. On the "art" side, there are lots of artists who work with MS Paint at the pixel level. Can you do professional work with marginal tools? Definitely. Will you do your best work and earn the respect of your colleagues? Possibly not, depending on the nature of your work.
May
18
comment How to avoid problems when filming in a bath house
Sure - if your gear is cooler than the ambient temperature, water from the steam in the air will condense onto it. This is very obvious if you wear glasses in the winter. As soon as you step inside, your glasses will fog up until they warm up. The same is true of camera lenses. So give your gear some time to warm up and you should have an easier time with the lenses fogging up.
Feb
2
comment Practical algorithms for rate adaptation
This is a difficult problem to study in an academic setting because it depends heavily on the real world network routes that occur out in the wild. It is easy to study in industry, but those guys are a lot less likely to publish papers.
Jan
15
comment How do I mute my monitors while leaving headphones on?
The MOTU828 mk2 has separate levels for headphones and main out, I assume the mk3 does too.
Nov
12
comment Which cameras produce video that can be edited on a mac without transcoding?
Not a bad fallback, but I was hoping to learn more about determining which codecs a given camera supports. Camera vendors are a lot more interested in sharing the file wrapper than the actual codec.
Oct
27
comment Which software to batch join videos and add a chapter for each?
This is a near duplicate of Concatenating videos (mp4) in Mac