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Enthusiastic amateur - worked as a presales engineer for a Silicon Graphics company back in the day, so did a fair bit of animation with Alias Wavefront, then Maya.

Still do video editing on various platforms, as well as sound editing.

Sonar and Cubase are my preferred audio platforms.


Nov
17
comment Kung Fury VHS effect
That's brilliant! Nicely researched.
Nov
14
comment How to encode 60p MP4 video to play on TVs?
have you tried checking which codecs your TV can play (the manual should tell you) and convert to them. Or convert to video and just feed that to your TV over HDMI.
Oct
13
comment Play-backing a video file with an optional time sequence
I'd have to agree Professor - it is much easier, and less fraught with potential embarrassment to cut the video in advance. Then all you need on the day is to be able to hit play
Sep
13
comment How to Record a Dark scene without any Noise?
@Jason - I have incorporated your comment. Thanks
Aug
27
comment Is using a softbox as a back light a good idea when shooting indoors?
Worth having a look at photo.stackexchange.com/q/19185/3011 and the other questions there tagged lighting photo.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/lighting
Aug
22
comment Whats the most affordable way to setup a large screen outdoors for live video
Renting will depend on your locale etc. Either google for local companies, or ask an organiser of a festival that uses them in your region.
Jul
23
comment How to achieve “Acid Burn” saturation?
As Professor Sparkles said. The entire comment chain was unnecessary. Being insulting, or name calling is not appropriate here.
Jul
21
comment What software is required to make a simple animation clip like this?
Thanks YoMismo - I have inserted your comments into your post (the EDIT function lets you do that too)
Jun
4
comment Recommendation for a flying camera device
Sorry - we do have a software recommendation site, but not a hardware one. A quick Google shows a couple of user review sites.
Jun
4
comment Recommendation for a flying camera device
There are existing sites covering recommendations for mobile camera platforms such as quad rotors. Recommendations aren't really that suitable on SE.
May
21
comment Do actors have rights over the footage?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about video production, but is about copyright law.
May
13
comment My converted videos look bad… what am I doing wrong?
In looking at the Sony example, though, the challenge is that we don't know what the original was like.
May
13
comment My converted videos look bad… what am I doing wrong?
I think you already explained the problem - you are trying to drop bitrate. This will always reduce quality, so you need to decide what your priority is. Keeping quality or shrinking file size.
Apr
6
comment How to achieve the short particle bursts in this gif?
You could post that as an answer, along with what you needed to configure - you are allowed to accept your own answer.
Mar
30
comment GoPro 3 Black gets stuck in “>” Play mode when diving
Yep - a quick google search shows various comments about this on forums - the solution seems to be to get a better casing. Eyeofmine.com gets a good recommendation on scubadiverinfo.com/3_cameras_gopro_hero2.html
Mar
18
comment Optimal pace of speech
One of the challenges I have (and many others, especially the Scots) is speaking too fast - a combination of naturally fast pace and sometimes nervousness - so I take conscious pauses for breath, to look at at least 3 faces in the audience, and to think where my hands/feet are. I'm by no means a natural speaker, but am getting there through practice and following simple guidelines like these.
Feb
17
comment Youtube convert my video on bad quality
Is the question just, "Why does my video lose quality when I upload to YouTube?" If so, it's because YouTube isn't in the business of providing high quality video - it provides vast amounts of streaming video, so you should expect a lot of compression, and probably transcoding.
Jan
27
comment How do I make something sound “cloudy” as though my ears are plugged using Ableton Live?
For migration to SD please Tim
Jan
27
comment how to do an amplitude modulation in Ableton Live
For migration to SD please Tim
Jan
27
comment Why is compression rarely included as a builtin effect?
For migration to SD please Tim