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Apr
16
reviewed No Action Needed recording multiple video feed with timecode/genlock in sync with motion capture system
Apr
16
reviewed No Action Needed How to see if a video file is progressive or interlaced?
Apr
16
reviewed No Action Needed Simple video animation for teaching purpose
Apr
16
answered AE - Composition video file/layer missing audio
Apr
15
comment how can video clips be merged in Corel Video Studio Pro x7?
So you mean play one after the other.
Apr
14
answered How do i do this shot?
Apr
14
reviewed Leave Open Why does video rendering begin at the top left corner of the screen?
Apr
14
reviewed Leave Open Get effect to overcome image size [After Effects]
Apr
14
reviewed Leave Open Remove text from advertising boards
Apr
14
comment what are the elements of a lavaliere mic system?
I don't know of digital recorders that come with lapel mics built in. You'd have to buy the recorder and mics separately. It's certainly one way of doing it, but bear in mind the caveats I mentioned. If you were to get four wireless mics, why not a four track recorder? Cheaper, and you don't have to press record four times each time you do a take.
Apr
14
comment How to get the highest possible quality out of a MP4 file
Where I live the TV stations multiplex several channels onto one signal, at different data rates and resolutions. So they'll be re-encoding for each stream. I'd guess the pictures go out through a hardware encoder, so everything would get decoded and then re-encoded anyway. My thinking is that it's better to give them a higher quality master to re-encode, rather than something that's already lost a lot already.
Apr
13
revised vary the color of repeated shape in After Effects
added 3 characters in body
Apr
13
comment How to get the highest possible quality out of a MP4 file
Well the big advantage Prores (and dnxHD and even v210) has over h.264 for mastering is that it's 10-bit 4:2:2, rather than 8-bit 4:2:0 (I realise you can do higher bit-rates and lower subsampling if you use the newer features of x264, but good luck getting a TV station to recognise the files). And that's another advantage: because there are no settings to change you don't have to worry about whether your ChromaQPOffset, WeightedBPrediction or VBVInitialBuffer (etc etc) settings are compatible. If you can afford the bandwidth and the processing time it saves a lot of headaches.
Apr
13
answered what are the elements of a lavaliere mic system?
Apr
13
comment How to get the highest possible quality out of a MP4 file
If he's sending it off for broadcast (and here I'm assuming DVB terrestrial broadcast, as in "on the telly") it will probably be transcoded before the end user watches it anyway. So it's not really an encode once → watch many situation. Better to find out what codecs / formats are accepted by the broadcaster and do the highest quality transcode that fits. For example, the TV stations here in Australia accept ProRes (HQ) encoded quicktime mov media which is great, because there's no guesswork about bitrates or h.264 settings, and it's a damn good codec.
Apr
13
reviewed Approve Equipment & Software for video bridge (video link) event
Apr
13
reviewed Approve Premier Pro producing a 4 hour video that's corrupted
Apr
13
reviewed Approve HDMI/DVI capture/recording hardware?
Apr
13
reviewed Approve Keeping metadata (time/date) when extracting frames from video
Apr
13
reviewed Approve Player support for video DVD stored on a CD-R?