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Mar
23
awarded  premiere
Mar
22
comment Are these beginner's paid-for programs comparable?
@ispiro - unfortunately, pretty much any of the entry level software has limitations and you will hit them eventually. There isn't really any good way to tell which limitations you will hit first though. They should all let you do basic work without any obvious gotchas if they are at all decent, so I wouldn't worry too much about the long time down the road gotchas. The solution then will just be to upgrade to a more serious option after you have more experience under your belt.
Mar
22
answered Are these beginner's paid-for programs comparable?
Feb
23
comment How would I wirelessly broadcast a Coax signal?
Ok, I'll just have to stop shuddering at the thought of QVGA cameras being used in this day and age. The best bet may well be to simply replace the cameras entirely as QVGA is very, very outdated.
Feb
22
revised How to burn timestamp onto video?
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Feb
22
comment How to burn timestamp onto video?
@Kash - updated my answer to include a screen shot with where the effect is, what the settings are and how it looks.
Feb
22
revised How to burn timestamp onto video?
added 233 characters in body
Feb
22
answered Equipment for documenting an adventure journey
Feb
22
answered How to burn timestamp onto video?
Feb
22
comment How would I wirelessly broadcast a Coax signal?
Is this for security or video production needs? The requirements are vastly different depending and the former is not on topic here.
Feb
21
comment Why does digital cinema focus on prime lenses?
Oops. Forgot to say the primary reason for the dv is that it makes it confusing to the op. If you clean that up I'd remove my dv and probably up vote for the rest of the post even if I disagree about starting with zoom on an extreme budget since that wasnt a key point of the question.
Feb
21
comment Why does digital cinema focus on prime lenses?
If that is all you are trying to say, I do agree but your phrasing seems confusing to someone who is obviously very confused already about the value of zoom lenses. Perhaps just clarify the point a bit that dollar for dollar and pound for pound primes are a much better value unless you can't even afford that basic level. I still would argue that having a zoom isnt the best place to start, as learning to use depth of field is probably more significant than zooming, but it would be more opinion difference then rather than confusing the op on something they are already confused about.
Feb
21
comment Why does digital cinema focus on prime lenses?
The nifty 50 is under $100. The 35mm is $125. Both are substantially better options for getting started. You could round it out with an 85mm which runs a bit more at around $400, but you are looking at around $650 to have 3 prime lenses vs substantially more for anything even remotely approaching the level of quality in a zoom. I suppose if you only care about framing and don't give a crap about quality, then you could go with a dirt cheap zoom, but at that point you are better off selling the DSLR and getting a camcorder for half the price.
Feb
20
comment Why does digital cinema focus on prime lenses?
Downvoted because a zoom lens is not a good place to start on a budget. Primes work better on a budget.
Feb
20
answered Why does digital cinema focus on prime lenses?
Feb
16
answered What is the best universal video format / extension so that it can be viewed on iPad and PCs
Feb
16
comment How to compress video size without losing quality or resolution?
This doesn't really answer the question. Simply providing a link to a tool with no explanation as to how to use it or how it accomplishes the goal does not really provide much help.
Feb
16
comment How to compress video size without losing quality or resolution?
As Henk mentioned, without more detail about the initial file format, it is not possible for us to even tell if what you are trying to do is possible.
Feb
16
comment How to create 3D video from two separate stereo images?
While this does answer the question, could you expand it a bit with more information about how this is accomplished in Vegas?
Feb
13
awarded  Constable