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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 Program to convert videos by interpolating 30fps video to 60 fps similar to Splash Pro video player
Ah, in that case, you may want to consider frame doubling. It's kind of a toss up on how noticeable it will be vs the artifacts, but frame doubling wouldn't produce motion artifacts and would still allow for incorporation of 30fps footage in a 60fps sequence.
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comment Program to convert videos by interpolating 30fps video to 60 fps similar to Splash Pro video player
Out of curiosity, what is the objective of trying to up the frame rate? All it really gains you is interpolation artifacts that will reduce the overall quality of your video. It may help the smoothness a little on high frame rate LCD screens that don't have their own interpolation, but it will come at the cost of artifacts on screens that aren't LCDs or that apply their own interpolation to a higher frame rate than 60fps.
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comment Who should buy a Weighted Gimbal Stabilizer
Actually, there are some even cheaper than that. I've seen kits as cheap as $850 for a 30 pound weight limit on the low end that achieve fine results as long as you don't need to use it all the time.
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comment Does version control have a part in the video production workflow?
An NLE is a non-linear editor (technical name for most video editing software.) Non-destructive means that changes don't result in destruction of assets. It is forming a list of changes to make, which is basically the same thing that version control makes. When you make changes to code, that is destructive because your new alterations destroy your old. With an NLE, your assets all remain unaltered and you are just modifying a list of sections to use and filters to apply.
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answered Who should buy a Weighted Gimbal Stabilizer
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comment Who should buy a Weighted Gimbal Stabilizer
Related, but probably not a dupe... video.stackexchange.com/questions/4370/…
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comment What equipment should I get for starting out making professional quality films?
Is there a reason you think a kit lens is worth it? The image quality from them is considered to not be worth it by most.
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answered Is GoPro “Cam_Raw” a true RAW image format?
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comment Is GoPro “Cam_Raw” a true RAW image format?
@Nir - RAW doesn't even mean that the compression is lossless, but rather that it hasn't been converted to image data yet. There are lossy RAW formats out there. RAW data just means that it describes the actual values captured by the sensor prior to applying any processing. The individual photosites are actually monochrome and get color from a pattern of colored filters over them.
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comment Telex and Mumble
Can you add some more detail about how you are trying to use it and how you have wired it in? There isn't really enough detail to answer it at the moment.
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answered How to force Adobe Media Encoder to use 100% CPU and memory?
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comment How to force Adobe Media Encoder to use 100% CPU and memory?
There is absolutely no reason it should need all memory available. Encoding video is a linear process of opening any input frames, applying processing and then saving the output frame. There is no reason this should take much memory at all because it works as a stream. Some memory is used for pattern matching, but even that is fairly limited.
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answered Cinema 4D Objects Turn Black
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comment Camtasia Studio Audio And Video Are Not Syncronized
Can you please add more detail about the problem and then we can re-open. It isn't clear what you are asking currently. Where does the audio start from? How is it out of sync? Is it consistently out of sync?
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answered How do I record video for more than 30 minutes at a time with a Canon A1400 PowerShot?
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comment Using smartphone sensors to stabilise DSLR video in post
@BrettFromLA - not quite exact in every case, but in enough to make the value proposition dubious, yes. As for the blur, yes, that blur is from two things, camera movement during a frame exposure and trying to warp to correct for the perspective of the camera in the wrong place. Physical stabilization addresses both of those, which is why it is pretty much always preferable to stabilization in post unless space constraints prevent it from being an option. Mesh clouds (3d models) like MS Research is doing help reduce warp with more accurate guesses, but are still not perfect.