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Creating a video presentations

Discussion in 'Technical Support' started by Jayson Tomasheski, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Jayson Tomasheski

    Jayson Tomasheski New Member

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    HI to all,

    Does anyone have some good tips on creating a video presentation for a client?? It is for a concert, and I would ideally like to add audio. I am connected to my Avolites Titan Mobile.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Floriaan

    Floriaan Well-Known Member

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    My tips:
    - You can take clues from how a concertvideo is usually structured. So start with an establishing shot before you start zooming in or go to details.
    - Add the music later, but make a certain start by adding a flash of light when you start the music during your live busking, sinuous can sync it again later while editing.
    - Try to move the camera very, very little from left to right to show a little bit of depth.
     
  3. Dany

    Dany Administrator
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    Very good "artisic" points, @Floriaan! :)

    And now for some technical tips...

    - since video recording is a rather demanding task, disable as may background processes as possible before you start, in order to free up resources (processor time/cycles, memory) and to lessen the chances of some potentially useless background process to all of a sudden request processor time that for whatever reason requires a higher priority than your recording

    - record to a drive other than your system drive and/or a drive that is not in use while recording (for less chances of dropped frames as a result of the drive needing to do something that your OS deems is of higher priority)

    - if needed (i.e. to ensure adequate performance / framerate) shrink your Shaded View to as small as you can get away with: if you don't HAVE to record at 720p or whatever... don't; note, however, that this doesn't help in all cases; I should also mention that in a near-future version of wysiwyg it will be possible to set the Shaded View to a specific resolution for recording purposes (for the time being, it is not possible to record the Shaded View at a resolution other than that at which it appears on screen, so allowing the user to set the size will mitigate this issue until it can be overcome)


    Hth.
     
  4. Jayson Tomasheski

    Jayson Tomasheski New Member

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    Thank you guys so much! Now I am running into another issue. When I try to playback my recorded presentation it does not playback. However, when I upload it to Dropbox it plays just fine.
    I have downloaded it to my mac and I get an error message that just state "The operation could not be completed" I am trying to import this into Imovie so I can add music. Any thoughts???
    Thank you so much for your consideration.
     
  5. Dany

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    Hi Jayson,

    Videos captured from wysiwyg's Shaded View are encoded with the MPEG2 CODEC. Have you attempted to play it with VLC? (I guarantee that will work.)

    You most likely can't see the video because you do not have the required CODEC installed on the system where you are attempting to play it. (For basic information on CODECs, please see the following post: http://forums.cast-soft.com/index.php?threads/playing-video-files-in-wysiwyg.370/. This post deals with playing video files in wysiwyg itself, but the same principles apply. In case it doesn't make sense for your issue, I recommend learning about it via Google searches.) I don't use DropBox, but I assume that, much like online video services such as YouTube or Vimeo, the video is converted by DropBox once uploaded so it can be streamed efficiently -- this is pretty standard for such services.

    You have two choices here:

    (A) Install this CODEC, either by itself or by installing a CODEC pack -- see the post I mentioned above for information about this.

    (B) Transcode your video (also mentioned in the post, at the end).


    Hth,

    D.
     
  6. Jayson Tomasheski

    Jayson Tomasheski New Member

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    Thank you so much for the time and info!! I have been working with VLC as of late and you are right, it works right away. I may have to go the codec route because I would like to use I movie to edit the music to my cue stack before I present it to a client. Unless you know a way to add music through wyg?????
     
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    No worries Jayson. :)

    There is no such feature in wysiwyg, so yes, you will have to transcode if you want to add music in iMovie.
     
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    What do you know about using VLC to import the mp4 into I-movie?
     
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    Nothing, I'm sorry. Afaik, VLC is not a transcoder, if that is what you are referring to... iow, if you wish to use VLC to transcode your video, I do not believe that's something that software can do.
     
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    Thank you Dany!
    I actually got it. I transcoded to avi and that allowed me to import it into iMovie. Thank you so much for all of your great advise!
     
  12. Floriaan

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    Good transcoding software for Mac is Handbrake.
     

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