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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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comment Keying Out Smoke Against a Black Background
+1 for being a simpler way than using an independent mask.
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comment Keying Out Smoke Against a Black Background
I'd disagree on this not being a proper way to do it. Screen blending is simpler and is also proper, but this gives greater control over the masking and way that it blends without impacting what you are actually blending. This is a more advanced technique, but perfectly valid. Without tweaking the mask, the result would actually be very close to screen as it is blending the smoke/particle layer on to the base via luminosity, which is the same result as a screen blend.
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comment Intersecting animated masks
This was the best way I could think of too.
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comment Intersecting animated masks
@ProfessorFartSparkle - it sounds like he wants a different video entirely to play in area 4, so each number has its own video driving it.
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comment Graphic music visualizer without after effects?
Also worth pointing out that Jashaka may possibly be a good answer for video.stackexchange.com/questions/7047/….
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comment Graphic music visualizer without after effects?
While these may both answer the question, it isn't currently clear if/how those tools can be used to produce a music visualizer. It's probably ok as is, but if you can add any more detail on what effects can produce visual output from audio input, it would greatly improve the utility of this answer.
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answered Graphic music visualizer without after effects?
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comment Graphic music visualizer without after effects?
Related... video.stackexchange.com/questions/9644/…
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answered Vertical Black Bars, Aspect Ratio Problem. NEED A FIX
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comment Vertical Black Bars, Aspect Ratio Problem. NEED A FIX
Minor issue, I believe the Standard 4:3 actually is refering to the pixel aspect used in 4:3 DV which is either .91 or 1.09 depending on NTSC or Pal, not 1.33 which is the ratio used for HD anamorphic widescreen. 1.21 is what should be used, which is NTSC DV widescreen. Source
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answered What is the max video fps Nikon D5100?
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reviewed Leave Closed DirectShow frame grab from multiple hardware encoded H.264 streams over USB/PCI Express
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comment DirectShow frame grab from multiple hardware encoded H.264 streams over USB/PCI Express
It's a lot better, but still not sure it is clear enough to be a good fit. If you try approaching it more from the goal of what video you need to produce, it might fit, though it still sounds a bit like it may be more security or hardware related which might still make it fit better on IT Security or SuperUser. If the main goal is security type stuff, you probably want a security system type of setup rather than a video production oriented one though.
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reviewed No Action Needed Vertical Black Bars, Aspect Ratio Problem. NEED A FIX
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reviewed No Action Needed Graphic music visualizer without after effects?
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reviewed No Action Needed What is the max video fps Nikon D5100?
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comment DirectShow frame grab from multiple hardware encoded H.264 streams over USB/PCI Express
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about programing and drivers. It is also too broad. I asked about migration to SuperUser or StackOverflow and both rejected it as asking too many questions at once.
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comment Selectively blur many but not all of the faces in a video
I don't have a solution for you that is free, but this will most likely be a time-consuming and difficult thing to do. Computer vision simply isn't that advanced and while motion tracking software can track a face once it appears and is marked, it isn't going to be able to identify when else that same face shows up. Even so, it's still a computationally intense process that will take a lot of time and patience and processing power to get right and that is even when using higher end commercial software.
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revised Reduce quality percentage wise
added 2 characters in body
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comment What is the technique behind mkv. video format?
@JunaydKhalid - no problem, video file formats are confusing since they are so many nested bits. It's easy enough once you understand it all, but really confusing until you do. You are certainly not the first to be confused by this, nor will you be the last.