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I've been a moderator here since February 2014. I've done audio/visual production work as a mix of hobbyist and professional levels for the past 17 years. While my career is a software architect, I studied Electronic Media, Arts and Communications in college as a dual major (with Computer Science). I have worked professionally as a producer (doing both the audio and video) for distance education classes while in college. In addition, I produced the 3D animated intro video for all the distance education classes. I also worked with the paid Audio and Lighting organizations in college.

I have run the DVD Production efforts for Wiicafe covering the Electronic Entertainment Expo from 2002 to 2006 and also ran a wedding videography business for several years. I have since moved on to a wedding photography business after my second camera man moved away. Finally, I also production work for several annual conferences and have worked with multiple music festivals over the years.

I got my start working with crappy gear for non-profits and worked my way up through better levels of gear and training as I moved in to a professional level of work and then further improved through my college studies. I have also been the sound and at times video guy for the various churches I've been in over the years.


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answered Does the screen resolution override the source resolution?
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comment How to set up Paid Live Streaming event?
Can you summarize the contents of the link a bit in your own words. While it may provide a great answer to the question, there is no guarantee that the link will remain active and if it ever goes dead, your answer will then be completely useless as it contains no information of it's own. Because of this, link only answers have a tendency to be removed.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Using a Flash to Light Video
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answered Using a Flash to Light Video
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answered Optimizing MPEG2 Encoder in Adobe Media Encoder
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comment Optimizing MPEG2 Encoder in Adobe Media Encoder
Thanks for the effort, but we don't mind a flood of questions as long as they are good questions. :) It makes it easier for others to find them in the future if they address distinct topics.
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comment Can H264 achieve “equivalence” with ProRes 422?
On the MPEG2 size, it sounds like you are using predictive frames. You could get even better file sizes if you used predictive frames on the h.264 video, but since you are using All-I, a substantial portion of the compression that h.264 is capable of is disabled. For archival formats in general, you want to avoid predictive frames though as they will negatively impact the ability to re-encode since predictive frames are not as high quality as non-predictive frames.
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revised Can H264 achieve “equivalence” with ProRes 422?
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revised Can H264 achieve “equivalence” with ProRes 422?
Please ask additional questions with additional questions. Also note that even as a new question, you are asking multiple questions in that edit.
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comment High Quality Video via the internet
We still don't know what kind of footage you are shooting, what it is coming from, what the intended audience is, what the desired quality level is (quality includes the amount of accuracy in addition to the resolution). Do artifacts or latency matter more? Etc, Etc.
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reviewed Leave Closed High Quality Video via the internet
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to detect and extract words from audio/video stream online in a webpage itself?
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answered Final Cut- How to start audio fade from higher than 0db?
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reviewed No Action Needed Final Cut- How to start audio fade from higher than 0db?
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reviewed Reviewed I want to know how to use iMovie
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comment I want to know how to use iMovie
This is currently too broad. There are resources available (including this website) for learning iMovie, but without a better understanding of what kind of resource you are looking for we really can't be much help. Do you want a book? A series of Tutorial videos? Tutorial explinations? A general primer on video editing and filming techniques? There are simply too many possible recommendations for resources to answer this question. Additionally, questions like this have already been asked.
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comment High Quality Video via the internet
This is super broad and really opinion based. "High quality" is a relative term and you don't even tie down a particular resolution. Additionally, the amount of bandwidth needed also depends on frame rate, the nature of the scene being shot and the quality of the encoder being used. It is asking about multiple fields that could be covered in multiple books.
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comment Youtube 720p video has more MB than 1080p
How long is the video? 21MB is very small, even for a 720P Video, let alone 10MB for a 1080p. It sounds like maybe there are some quality issues going on with the source.
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comment Is using a softbox as a back light a good idea when shooting indoors?
@brentonstrine - I mean that it is physically a thin fixture. You could use a spotlight with a barn door and bounce it off a reflector. That would also work well as long as you have something dark to absorb any excess light. The key is getting a light source as far back as you can to get the angle right.