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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 mistake importing footage
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comment How can I switch streaming of videos in the same player?
I think this may squeak in before reaching the line, but this sounds much more like a programing question than a video production question. You may have better luck on an actual programming oriented QA site.
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comment Converting video with different resolutions slightly affects in file size, why?
True, quality VBR rather than data rate VBR will result in different file sizes since it will adjust the actual bitrate used for you. I was only addressing bitrate VBR though, and especially for 2-pass it will be pretty close to the target, at least if the encoder is any good.
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comment Which is the good Video Capture card for my desktop
While questions about an HD capture card might be on topic, this particular question doesn't fit well for multiple reasons. It is a very broad product recommendation question which is going to change over time, it is not production related in the specifics and while HD capture cards can be used in production usage, this particular one would likely need DVR functionality and the ability to store HDCP streams securely which is not a production concern.
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comment which camera is best for conducting the interview constantly as one-man show?
It is worth noting that you did not include a tripod in this setup. It's a pretty solid effort at a gear recommendation so far, but a tripod is really critical. The main weakness with this setup so far will be audio. A single microphone or recorder is going to get a lot of room noise and not be all that great in terms of audio quality unless you are shooting in a really good environment.
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Is the camera itself completely stationary?
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comment What is wrong with my “new” camera? My playback looks bad
@VidarVestnes - ah, that would also do it. Yeah, you need a PAL compatible playback deck and unfortunately the GL2 won't change modes. You might be able to get around it by using a firewire connection and trying to playback to the computer and decode it as PAL, but I'm not sure if that will work or not.
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comment free tool to do basic color correction?
I can relate to that. Most people can't even understand what it is I do for a job in broad terms, let alone the actual specifics, so I've gotten more used to understanding the significance of prior experience on what we see as "easy". Easy and Familiar can seem very similar until you see someone else's reaction.
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comment free tool to do basic color correction?
@dsollen - out of curiosity, what did you end up using. You are free (and even encouraged) to post your own answer as to what actually solved your problem and mark that as the answer. If Blender was too hard for you to figure out how to use, chances are decent it will be too hard for others to figure out as well. What you ended up using is probably the best answer to the question as it is the answer that actually helped you.
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comment free tool to do basic color correction?
@YoMismo - I think you underestimate how challenging a nodal compositing system actually is to a newcomer to the field. For those of us who have worked with advanced 3d compositors before, it becomes a pretty natural process as we are used to thinking of things in those kinds of terms, but it is not always a particularly intuitive concept for newcomers. This is also why I've sometimes been hesitant, in some cases, to upvote Blender as a cure all for every problem. Yes, it is possible to accomplish the goal, but it is not nearly as user friendly as most other options for a newcomer.
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answered Video Camera with Detachable Viewfinder and Remote Control
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