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By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
August 26, 2004 | Post #948 | Topic #948

Let's say I want to make a bigger screen for my videos. how do i do it without making the file size too big? you know, is there anyway we can double the image size that most of us have right now? from 320x480 to ???? how big can we make the screen? my last video was 10MB which is probably too big for most people. but is this true? what's the limit going to be? -- Jay Dedman Manhattan Neighborhood Network 537 West 59th NY NY 10019 212 757 2670 ext.312 http://www.mnn.org [View]



Re: [videoblogging] question

By Christopher Weagel | Christopher Weagel <humandog@...> | ronnalddd
August 26, 2004 | Post #954 | Topic #948

--Apple-Mail-1--726819312 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset=WINDOWS-1252; format=flowed There are ways to double the display size of a QT video. Say you start out= with a 320x240, you can have that show as double 640x480, but you can tel= l it's been scaled up. I remember being able to do this in a version of Cl= eaner. Don't know if you can in compressor, but potentially under the geom= etry tab. chris On Aug 26, 2004, at 2:08 PM, Jay Dedman wrote: > Let's= say I want to make a bigger screen for my videos. > how do i do it withou= t making the file size too big? > > you know, is there anyway we can doubl= e the image size that most of > us have > right now? > from 320x480 to ?= ??? > how big can we make the screen? > > my last video was 10MB which is= probably too big for most people. > but is this true? > what's the limit= going to be? > > -- > Jay Dedman > Manhattan Neighborhood Network > 53= 7 West 59th > NY NY 10019 > 212 757 2670 ext.312 > http://www.mnn.org > > > > Y= ahoo! Groups Sponsor > > ADVERTISEMENT > <81804_0804_c_300250a.gif> > <l.gi= f> > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > =95 To visit your group on the web, go to:= > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/videoblogging/ > =A0 > =95 To unsubscri= be... [View]



Re: question

By petertheman | "petertheman" <peter@...> | petertheman
August 27, 2004 | Post #960 | Topic #948

> There are ways to double the display size of a QT video. You can simply adjust the HTML surrounding the QT video, it has a scale property. Peter [View]



Re: [videoblogging] question

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
August 28, 2004 | Post #1000 | Topic #948

On 27/08/2004, at 4:08 AM, Jay Dedman wrote: > Let's say I want to make a bigger screen for my videos. > how do i do it without making the file size too big? chicken and egg sort of question Jay :-) 1. you can make the video present at twice its current size. this is pretty common when using something like Cleaner. you capture/compress at, say, 320x240 but then indicate that the video is to be displayed at 640x480. If you do the compressing right then it can look fine when blown up, but you need to pay attention to black and white levels and stuff. (Because rather than trying to preserve details in shadows just make it black, otherwise it tends to make compression artefacts very visible. Also frees up space for detail in the more important parts of your images.) 2. qt player pro does all this too. not sure why the free player doesn't (though keep in mind thre are lots of applications that can play qt. you don't need to use qt player if you don't want to. just get a free player that supports full screen and multiscale playback.) 3. trivial to script if you script quicktime. as is full screen presentation. now most of this can present the videos larger with no change in file size. but of course you can go bigger with change in file size. keep in mind that doubling... [View]



Re: question

By The Dane | "The Dane" <thedaneof5683@...> | thedaneof5683
August 29, 2004 | Post #1001 | Topic #948

Regarding the size/bandwidth question, I think we're currently trapped in this strange middleland where a good chunk of people are on broadband but, simultaneously, another (sizable) chunk are still in dial-up no man's land. My family lives in Romania and they're stuck at a 56k. They value not tying up the phone and so being on the net for more than fifteen minnuts at a time is out of the question (or at least rare). They are willing to occassionally download my videos (which range from 1 to 3 MB), but while I was visiting, I wanted to show them the exploding whale movie (at 10 MB) and they laughed at me. And if my family - who is in the medium realm of tech-savvy - still uses dial- up and mostly sees the net as a place to collect email and get sports scores and shop Amazon, then there's likely a fair amount of the internet-using world out there that feels the same. Here's where the middleland dichotomy comes in though. The town where my parents and brother live is in the midst of change. My parents apartment is now in the section of town that is at least offering cable connections. My brother, across town, still has no choice. While many of the more (I hesitate to say it) first world nations are making broadband almost normative, other regions that are very net-active still have to suffer through... [View]



question

By Lucas Gonze | Lucas Gonze <lgonze@...> | lucas_gonze
September 16, 2004 | Post #1202 | Topic #948

Is it legal to add attributes to an (X)HTML tag? For example, could I do this: <a href="foo.mov" mynamespace:inresponseto="bar.mov">foo</a> [View]



Re: [videoblogging] question

By Andreas Haugstrup | "Andreas Haugstrup" <videoblog@...> | andreashaugstrup
September 16, 2004 | Post #1203 | Topic #948

On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 10:51:30 -0400 (EDT), Lucas Gonze <lgonze@...> wrote: > Is it legal to add attributes to an (X)HTML tag? For example, could I do > this: > > <a href="foo.mov" mynamespace:inresponseto="bar.mov">foo</a> I couldn't find anything on attributes, but I there is a section in the spec on using elements from other namespaces: <http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#well-formed&gt; - Andreas -- Personal: <http://www.solitude.dk&gt; File Thingie - PHP File Manager <http://www.solitude.dk/filethingie/&gt; [View]



Re: [videoblogging] question

By Lucas Gonze | Lucas Gonze <lgonze@...> | lucas_gonze
September 16, 2004 | Post #1204 | Topic #948

So, leaving aside details, consider this message a manual trackback to say that I have *finally* posted a response to your pingback proposal; it is: <a href="http://gonze.com/weblog/index.cgi/9-16-4.ongoing&quot; response:to="http://www.solitude.dk/archives/2004_09.php#t20040907-12:02">foo</a&gt; On Thu, 16 Sep 2004, Andreas Haugstrup wrote: > On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 10:51:30 -0400 (EDT), Lucas Gonze <lgonze@...> > wrote: > >> Is it legal to add attributes to an (X)HTML tag? For example, could I do >> this: >> >> <a href="foo.mov" mynamespace:inresponseto="bar.mov">foo</a> > > I couldn't find anything on attributes, but I there is a section in the > spec on using elements from other namespaces: > > <http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#well-formed&gt; > > - Andreas > > -- > Personal: <http://www.solitude.dk&gt; > File Thingie - PHP File Manager <http://www.solitude.dk/filethingie/&gt; > > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > > [View]



Re: [videoblogging] question

By Andreas Haugstrup | "Andreas Haugstrup" <videoblog@...> | andreashaugstrup
September 16, 2004 | Post #1206 | Topic #948

On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 11:20:56 -0400 (EDT), Lucas Gonze <lgonze@...> wrote: > So, leaving aside details, consider this message a manual trackback to > say > that I have *finally* posted a response to your pingback proposal; it is: > > <a href="http://gonze.com/weblog/index.cgi/9-16-4.ongoing&quot; > response:to="http://www.solitude.dk/archives/2004_09.php#t20040907-12:02">foo</a&gt; Man, and I just enabled pingbacks on my website yesterday. You could've just sent a pingback to notify me. ;o) I'll type up a reply later. I think we're talking past each other. - Andreas -- Personal: <http://www.solitude.dk&gt; File Thingie - PHP File Manager <http://www.solitude.dk/filethingie/&gt; [View]



Re: [videoblogging] question

By Lucas Gonze | Lucas Gonze <lgonze@...> | lucas_gonze
September 16, 2004 | Post #1207 | Topic #948

On Thu, 16 Sep 2004, Andreas Haugstrup wrote: > Man, and I just enabled pingbacks on my website yesterday. You could've > just sent a pingback to notify me. ;o) I was all over the irony. :) > > I'll type up a reply later. I think we're talking past each other. I hope we're not! I spent a stupidly long time absorbing your writing and generating a non-stupid response. In the end I don't think I articulated my main point, which was something about the pressing need to gain the benefits of hypertext for these non-hypertext objects we're working with here. ...When it came to audio, my answer was playlists... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] question

By Andreas Haugstrup | "Andreas Haugstrup" <videoblog@...> | andreashaugstrup
September 16, 2004 | Post #1209 | Topic #948

On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 11:54:26 -0400 (EDT), Lucas Gonze <lgonze@...> wrote: >> I'll type up a reply later. I think we're talking past each other. > > I hope we're not! I spent a stupidly long time absorbing your writing > and > generating a non-stupid response. Okay, not completely past each other, but with a different focus at least. :o) > In the end I don't think I articulated > my main point, which was something about the pressing need to gain the > benefits of hypertext for these non-hypertext objects we're working with > here. Yes, that's at the core of it. The problem isn't that movies aren't hypertext, the problem is to make movies hypermedia. But this is also where we're talking past each other. There are two different 'problems'. One is that audio/movies created right now aren't hypermedia. You can't put links in your mp3 files. You *can* put links into your quicktime movies, but people aren't *doing* it. So at least quicktime movies (and SMIL presentations) are hypermedia, but noone except Adrian Miles and his cronies are taking advantage of it. The way I read your entry that's the problem you're trying to solve with the HTML extension... ? The trouble is that it's an overly complex solution. You would need to wrap an HTML document around all your video content. This is bad compared to the alternative (having links embedded directly in the... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] question

By Lucas Gonze | Lucas Gonze <lgonze@...> | lucas_gonze
September 16, 2004 | Post #1211 | Topic #948

On Thu, 16 Sep 2004, Andreas Haugstrup wrote: > > In the end I don't think I articulated > > my main point, which was something about the pressing need to gain the > > benefits of hypertext for these non-hypertext objects we're working with > > here. > > Yes, that's at the core of it. The problem isn't that movies aren't > hypertext, the problem is to make movies hypermedia. But this is also > where we're talking past each other. There are two different 'problems'. I think that I don't know the difference between hypertext and hypermedia. Can you enlighten me? > > One is that audio/movies created right now aren't hypermedia. You can't > put links in your mp3 files. You *can* put links into your quicktime > movies, but people aren't *doing* it. So at least quicktime movies (and > SMIL presentations) are hypermedia, but noone except Adrian Miles and his > cronies are taking advantage of it. > > The way I read your entry that's the problem you're trying to solve with > the HTML extension... ? Yes. > > The trouble is that it's an overly complex solution. You would need to > wrap an HTML document around all your video content. This is bad compared > to the alternative (having links embedded directly in the video file). The general algorithm I'm using is say that you want to publish a document... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] question

By Andreas Haugstrup | "Andreas Haugstrup" <videoblog@...> | andreashaugstrup
September 16, 2004 | Post #1213 | Topic #948

I'm going to cut away my own words in this reply. I hope people can still follow the thread. On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 13:29:40 -0400 (EDT), Lucas Gonze <lgonze@...> wrote: > On Thu, 16 Sep 2004, Andreas Haugstrup wrote: > I think that I don't know the difference between hypertext and > hypermedia. > Can you enlighten me? Adrian probably has some nice definitions at hand, but I'll have to do with Wikipedia. Hypertext is just a subset of hypermedia. See: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypertext&gt; <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypermedia&gt; Hypermedia in the sense of video and audio would mean that the audio/video would have the "hyper" qualities of hypertext (ie. linking). > The general algorithm I'm using is say that you want to publish a > document > containing an assertion that FOO is a response to BAR. I picked HTML as > the most trivial way to do that. Relying on HTML when we are talking audio and video content is something I don't like to do. If nothing else the because you run into the permalink trouble. You would have one URL for the HTML and one for the video. And how do you find the correct video in the HTML file? It's best just to get rid of the wrapper all together (ie. assign the permalink directly to the video file). > Well, here I think there's no answer that really grabs me. Requiring > Quicktime parsers all over the place just... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] question

By Ryan Shaw | Ryan Shaw <ryanshaw@...> | ryan_b_shaw
September 16, 2004 | Post #1215 | Topic #948

Lucas Gonze wrote: > The general algorithm I'm using is say that you want to publish a > document containing an assertion that FOO is a response to BAR. I > picked HTML as the most trivial way to do that. Lucas, your idea reminds me of the ScholOnto project, which attempts to do something very similar to what you propose: namely, turn implicit relationships among linked documents into machine-readable assertions: "The ScholOnto Project is a 3 year effort (2001-2004) to build and deploy a prototype infrastructure for making scholarly claims about the significance of research documents. 'Claims' are made by making connections between ideas. Any claim is of course open to counterarguments. The connections are grounded in a discourse/argumentation ontology, which makes possible innovative services for navigating, visualizing and analysing the network as it grows." http://kmi.open.ac.uk/projects/scholonto/ ScholOnto is focused on scholarly claims, but the general idea can be applied to video, by replacing the discourse/argumentation ontology with something else. I am particularly interested in replacing it with an ontology of cinematographic relationships, so one could say, make an assertion like <a href="wide_angle_overhead.mov" establishes="closeup.mov"></a> I would probably use RDF rather than HTML, but whatever--the main point is to come up with something that allows coherent paths through the network to be constructed semi-automatically. Anyway, my master's project will be investigating this sort of hypervideo structure-building--probably not immediately practical for videoblogging like the ideas you guys are throwing around, but maybe... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] question

By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
September 16, 2004 | Post #1216 | Topic #948

you guys need to bang this out I need 10 CC's of Video comments, stat. Marc Canter just posted a comment about how i dont post video enough... but recording myself sitting in front of my computer talking doenst seem right to me... but with video comments...it'd become a conversation and would make sense. any tests we can do? Quoting Lucas Gonze <lgonze@...>: > > > On Thu, 16 Sep 2004, Andreas Haugstrup wrote: > > Man, and I just enabled pingbacks on my website yesterday. You could've > > just sent a pingback to notify me. ;o) > > I was all over the irony. :) > > > > > I'll type up a reply later. I think we're talking past each other. > > I hope we're not! I spent a stupidly long time absorbing your writing and > generating a non-stupid response. In the end I don't think I articulated > my main point, which was something about the pressing need to gain the > benefits of hypertext for these non-hypertext objects we're working with > here. > > ...When it came to audio, my answer was playlists... > > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > > -- Jay Dedman Manhattan Neighborhood Network 537 West 59th NY NY 10019 212 757 2670 ext.312 http://www.mnn.org [View]



Re: [videoblogging] question

By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
September 16, 2004 | Post #1217 | Topic #948

> The video has an URL, but by getting the URL you can't see which sites the > video are making references to. In order to get those you would need to > find the HTML document with the response:to links, and to find that you > need to be able to have a link inside the video file anyway. No, the links > should be inside the video/audio file - this isn't a job for HTML > documents or pingbacks (since pingbacks handle incoming links only, not > outgoing links). i obviously have no clue here... but how about enclosures... im researching how to make my posts show enclosures for the future when RSS aggregators need to read the video only in the RSS feed so it knows what to download overnight... can this be used somehow with video comments? Quoting Andreas Haugstrup <videoblog@...>: > I'm going to cut away my own words in this reply. I hope people can still > follow the thread. > > On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 13:29:40 -0400 (EDT), Lucas Gonze <lgonze@...> > wrote: > > > On Thu, 16 Sep 2004, Andreas Haugstrup wrote: > > I think that I don't know the difference between hypertext and > > hypermedia. > > Can you enlighten me? > > Adrian probably has some nice definitions at hand, but I'll have to do > with Wikipedia. Hypertext is just a subset of hypermedia. See:... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] question

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
September 22, 2004 | Post #1261 | Topic #948

On 17/09/2004, at 3:07 AM, Andreas Haugstrup wrote: > Yes, that's at the core of it. The problem isn't that movies aren't > hypertext, the problem is to make movies hypermedia. But this is also > where we're talking past each other. There are two different > 'problems'. > > One is that audio/movies created right now aren't hypermedia. You can't > put links in your mp3 files. You *can* put links into your quicktime > movies, but people aren't *doing* it. So at least quicktime movies (and > SMIL presentations) are hypermedia, but noone except Adrian Miles and > his > cronies are taking advantage of it. > Except that most of my stuff is just playing around with stuff, not a lot of the movies I make have urls embedded. Though I am beginning to make some work that does this. What you're doing is fantastic, and is so important I can't say LOUDLY enough how important it is. [snip] > > You mention that pingbacks take too much work for the user, but I > disagree. It is (or will be) transparent for the user. Only in my > simple > tests users are required to manually send pingbacks to the people they > are > linking to. In reality this will be automatic. Take Wordpress for > example: > When you post a new entry Wordpress finds all your outgoing links and > sends pingbacks for... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] question

By Andreas Haugstrup | "Andreas Haugstrup" <videoblog@...> | andreashaugstrup
October 2, 2004 | Post #1338 | Topic #948

> off top of my head. QT has a text track type. This is just plain old > text. Could be an xml file, for example. Wouldn't it be cool if your > vog application extracted links automagically into a text track, > wrapped it up as XML, and then then made this available. That's a thing I would like very much. With HTML documents it's very easy to find links - just look for <a> elements that have an href-attribute. With QT it's as far as I know not possible to automatically extract links from the movie. As far as displaying links inside a QT movie I'm using SMIL right now. > What you and Lucas are discussing are way past my technical > competencies, but the sort of movies that David Wolf has been making > are potentially interesting. They read XML and display content > accordingly. So you could have a QT movie that reads a RSS feed (or any > other XML file) and that could display the other QT movies (or jpegs or > mpeg 4's, not windows media though) that are trackbacks, or pings. HTML > pages could just be text links since they'd be turned into text tracks > inside this QT movie. That's sortof what I'm doing with a SMIL playlist right now. Movies and audio are played directly in QT, and to the right of the movie there are links to... [View]