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hello from Craige

By Craige Moore | "Craige Moore" <craige@...> | garbonzothebean
July 5, 2004 | Post #262 | Topic #262

Hi, I'm Craige, a friend of Mica's. I joined this group on her recommendation. I love what she is doing with video on her blog and I wanted to get in on the action. I thought I'd be able to jump right in, but apparently not so! I took a few minutes worth of footage on my digital camera (it has limited video capabilites, it seems to take only 39 seconds of footage at a time) and loaded it onto my PC. Then came trying to figure out how to connect the dots and get it on the web. Well, first things first -- how to edit it. I checked out a program that came with my computer called Movie Maker. No go. Wouldn't recognize a .mov file. Then I downloaded a freeware program -- same problem. Finally I opened Adobe ImageReady and lo and behold it recognized my little movie. I still don't know how I'm going to connect the pieces, but I guess I'll worry about editing the pieces down first. Then I'll need to figure out how to get them onto my blog! I had no idea this was going to be so much work! But it's fun, something new. And I had never used that video function on my camera, so that's worthwhile. -Craige http://craigemorsels.com [View]



Re: [videoblogging] hello from Craige

By Craige Moore | "Craige Moore" <craige@...> | garbonzothebean
July 6, 2004 | Post #269 | Topic #262

Andreas Haugstrup said: > On Mon, 5 Jul 2004 23:52:06 -0500, Jay Dedman <jay@...> wrote: > >> so who has a PC and can help Craige do his first videoblog? > > Hi Craige and welcome! > I'm glad you like the concept of videoblogging as much as the rest of us. > :o) > > The first step is to get Movie Maker to recognize the files. For that you > need to convert the MOV files to something else - preferably AVI. > > If you want to spend cash Quicktime Pro should be able to both handle this > and should have editing capabilities. I DON'T OWN the program though so I > have NO IDEA what it looks like and what it can do. That's my disclaimer > in capital letters. Quicktime Pro costs $30 from > <http://www.apple.com/quicktime/&gt; I looked at Quicktime Pro and considered buying it for about half a second. I am also determined to get up and running without paying anything. > > I am thinking about buying Quicktime Pro myself because it looks like it > has better compression capabilities than what I'm using now. > > Aaaanyway, I googled a bit and found this: > <http://www.winmpg.com/mov-converter.html&gt; > > It should be able to convert MOV files into AVI files that you can then > import into Movie Maker. The free trial version will only convert the > first five minutes of... [View]



Craige's progress

By garbonzothebean | "garbonzothebean" <craige@...> | garbonzothebean
July 7, 2004 | Post #276 | Topic #262

My progress (I hope posting here about my slow-going attempts to get up and running is the right thing to do): I downloaded the mov-converter from winMPG. It came with very little support or guidance and there were numerous things I had to choose from that I am not familiar with, such as codec. I tried many different combinations and kept coming up with errors. I then downloaded a similar program from River Past called Video Cleaner: http://www.riverpast.com/en/prod/videocleaner/index.php It has plenty of support and a good tutorial on exactly how to use the program, with screen shots. However, the program kept saying that my .mov files were not in a recognizable movie format. Argh!!! I am thoroughly frustrated that my Olympus' video function is so difficult to use on my PC. I think my next step will be to try to find evidence of others with the same camera discussing the video function. -Craige --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "Andreas Haugstrup" > The first step is to get Movie Maker to recognize the files. For > that you need to convert the MOV files to something else - > preferably AVI. > > Aaaanyway, I googled a bit and found this: > <http://www.winmpg.com/mov-converter.html&gt; > > It should be able to convert MOV files into AVI files that you can > then import into Movie Maker. The free trial version will only > convert the first five minutes of a video file, but... [View]



Re: Craige's progress

By garbonzothebean | "garbonzothebean" <craige@...> | garbonzothebean
July 7, 2004 | Post #278 | Topic #262

I have almost the same camera -- the c3020. When searching online for others' attempts to manipulate the .mov files (nothing found) I did come across info on one of the newer Camedia models that seems to come with the QT editing software. Maybe mine does, too, but I didn't see it on the disk. I'll have to look again, because that seems to be my only hope. --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "contactmica" <contactmica@y...> wrote: > im frustrated just reading about it. > i have an olympus c3030 that i have used to make QT movies for > web but i work on a mac. must have been simple or i wouldnt > have been able to figure it out. did the olympus 'camedia' > program have any support for the mov. files? I'll ask around too. > > --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "garbonzothebean" > <craige@c...> wrote: > > My progress (I hope posting here about my slow-going > attempts to get > > up and running is the right thing to do): > > > > I downloaded the mov-converter from winMPG. It came with > very little > > support or guidance and there were numerous things I had to > choose > > from that I am not familiar with, such as codec. I tried many > > different combinations and kept coming up with errors. > > > > I then downloaded a similar program from River Past... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Re: free editing software for PC

By Craige Moore | "Craige Moore" <craige@...> | garbonzothebean
July 11, 2004 | Post #284 | Topic #262

Note: this Avid program only works on Windows XP (I have ME, waaaah!). Jay Dedman said: > >> > someone i work with said you can download free Avid editing software. >> > probably very simple but maybe like Imovie for Macs. >> > http://www.avid.com/freedv/ >> > let us know if it works. >> >> It doesn't seem to be available right now - the download link goes to >> a "not found" page, and searching the site doesn't turn up anything >> useful. > > Try downloading the free Avid again. > i just downlaoded their version for Mac. > http://www.avid.com/freedv/ > it made me fill out annoying personal info(i make it up) before i can > download. > then it gave me a serial number to install it. > now it works. > > avid is the industry standard for PC editing. > you may have to learn a little bit if youve never edited video on a > computer. > it looks like it has an export function to create small movies for the web. > > plus its free. > > > -- > Jay Dedman > Manhattan Neighborhood Network > 537 West 59th > NY NY 10019 > 212 757 2670 ext.312 > http://www.mnn.org > > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > > > [View]