| Originally posted by spiff325is@May 13 2004, 01:28 AM |
and get the new Windows Media Player first.
BTW, To remove all of those nasty horizonal lines, you need to de-interlace. If your camera has a frame mode instead of interlaced mode, Use it instead. That way, you wont have to do any timely post-processing on the computer to make the video look good, that and it will be easier for the camera to compress before it hits the tape (1 field vs. 2 fields[interlaced]) resulting in a higher quality video stream. Interlacing was only introduced to video streams because the phosperous on old TV's wouldn't stay illuminated long enough, so the TV's would scan out every other line instead of all at once, so the people who defined the standard for RF modulation went along with this and interlaced the video stream. Wow thats a big run-on sentence.
Only good DV cameras can record in frame mode. There is no reason to use interlaced mode with a digital video camera unless your dumping the tape directly to an RF signal where it will be sliced up again anyways.
Aspect ratio is all messed up because you apparently used MPEG1 encoding, which dosn't support many custom aspect ratios (due to the way it encodes [read: macroblocking]) (also: havn't looked at file yet, still downloading)
Edit: Saw the video. So that's the infamous canyan. Sweet. I have some criticism, because I want another video and I want it to be better
Hold the camera still. Seems trivial and easy to do, but it's hard as fuck, I've been there. Easy way to do it is to add mass to the camera, this reduces the FAST shakes, but makes it a pain to hold the camera up in the air for long periods of time, which can be good because then you'd naturally seek for a solid brace to hold the camera against. Try not to move the camera much at all, pick a decent view point, and hold it still or move it slowly. Notice in movies that a steady cam during chase sequences makes for a more pleasureable & more professional experience than a balls to the wall shaky camera?
Oh yah, if you stick the cam out the window, turn down the volume if you can during post-editing for us
I loved the part where you just accelerated past that guy, ahaha "Whooops!" Kickass man, Can't wait for more.