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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 Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
July 6, 2004 | Post #263 | Topic #262

glad Mica (http://publicaddress.typepad.com/hello/) sent you over. I have a Mac, but im bet half the people on this list have PC's. someone will explain their process. Andreas(www.solitude.dk) said he was going to write up a HOW-TO-VIDEOBLOG for PC's. it's good for us to see how the process of vdieoblogging is difficult for new people. it is easy once you get it down with the different applications you got to use. some of us are working on getting the act of videoblogging streamlined so anyone could do it. basically you got to: 1. record the video 2. edit(if you want to) 3. compress/optimize the video to web size(under 5MB) 4, then upload and post to your blog so who has a PC and can help Craige do his first videoblog? Quoting Craige Moore <craige@...>: > 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... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] hello from Craige

By Andreas Haugstrup | "Andreas Haugstrup" <videoblog@...> | andreashaugstrup
July 6, 2004 | Post #265 | Topic #262

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 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 a video file, but that isn't a limitation in your case. So try out the free trial and see if it works. Once you work a bit with Movie Maker you'll start cursing it's limitations (only one video track and one audio track). I haven't yet found a free or cheap, lightweight editing program... [View]



free editing software for PC

By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
July 6, 2004 | Post #268 | Topic #262

> Once you work a bit with Movie Maker you'll start cursing it's limitations > (only one video track and one audio track). I haven't yet found a free or > cheap, lightweight editing program for PC. Quicktime Pro might be the > answer, but like I said: I haven't tried it yet. I'd like to magically > find something Open Source. :o) 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. -- Jay Dedman Manhattan Neighborhood Network 537 West 59th NY NY 10019 212 757 2670 ext.312 http://www.mnn.org [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]



Re: free editing software for PC

By Deirdre Straughan, class of 81 | "Deirdre Straughan, class of 81" <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
July 7, 2004 | Post #273 | Topic #262

> 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 n= ow - the download link goes to a "not found" page, and searching the site d= oesn't turn up anything useful. best regards, Deirdr=E9 Straughan http:/= /www.straughan.com [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 contactmica | "contactmica" <contactmica@...> | contactmica
July 7, 2004 | Post #277 | Topic #262

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 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 [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 Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
July 11, 2004 | Post #282 | Topic #262

> > 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 [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]



Re: [videoblogging] hello from Craige

By Adrian Miles | "Adrian Miles" <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
July 12, 2004 | Post #288 | Topic #262

>>> craige@... 07/07/04 1:52 AM >>> Andreas Haugstrup said: > to solve mov to avi get quicktime pro. will do it fine. qt pro is not a movie editign program in the traditional sense. see http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/desktopvogging/desktopvogging.html for an intro to how you would 'edit' in it. good for crude stuff, but for editing qua editing that is not the point of qt pro. it is authoring environment, not editign environment. cheers adrian miles [View]



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

By Adrian Miles | "Adrian Miles" <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
July 12, 2004 | Post #289 | Topic #262

>>> jay@... 07/12/04 1:58 AM >>> > > 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. not sure about free pc version but the mac version did/does appalling job of exporting to qt, don't remember since long time since used it but exported into uncompressed qt then used something sensible to compress for online delivery. cheers adrian miles [View]