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Archive for February, 2011

DTS encoder

Are there affordable DTS encoder and can DTS be used for 2-channels?

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How to fix camera shake?

I have an important DV video clip where the camera should have been dead
still on a tripod, but it happened to shake slightly when I pushed the
exposure lock button (yeah, should have done before pushing Rec). The
image is shaking at max. five pixels, so it should be possible to fix
it. I think I’d need a filter where I can set frame X of the video as a
reference, and then it would compare and move shaky frames to exactly
same position as the reference frame.

I tried Deshaker for VirtualDub, but it didn’t work the right way – it
just smoothed the shake instead of removing it (or I just can’t use it).
I also tried DigiStudio Video Stabilizer for VirtualDub, but it crashes
immediately when trying to save or just moving the slider. I found a tip
to move slider before loading the filter – no, it still crashes. Neither
of those doesn’t have any option for a reference frame.

Is there any other and better programs or filters to solve my problem?
Recording the whole thing again would be almost impossible thing to do.

Ville Saarelainen
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Yea it’s true. I don’t know if anyone has tried this
yet, but I was not sure if it was real. So anyway, I
did actually do the deal and I just received my free
ipod in the mail today. I assumed this was a fake, and
just a scam to get me to sign up for stuff, but its
actually real. This Isn’t much of a rant, but I
recommend anyone interested to give it a try.

Oh and heres some links proving it’s legit. U do not
have to take my word for it. Its also been on CNN but
I cant seem to find the link.

–Wired Magazine News–,2125,64614,00.html


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Does anybody use digital video cameras to record movies?

I Have An Aiptek D.V 5900 and I’m Making A movie is this a good camera?

PlS Reply

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I need subjects for my movies

I need a subject for my next movie for my website

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too many source formats! please help!

I am putting together a video project and have quite a mix of formats
as source material. I have a) hdv footage shot on a JVC JY-HD10U in
it’s HD mode, b) regular dv footage and  c) 24p footage shot on a
Panasonic DVX100 (bulk of my material is in 24p).

I’m editing in Premiere Pro 1.5.1 and need to know how best to organize
this project. Can I bring hdv and dv into a 24p project? Should I
convert it all to one format and then begin?


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When I try and view Directv on my WINTV-GO the picture there is static
on the screen except for a clear part running hoizontal to the left of
the screen. I have checked all the connections and cannot figure out
why this is happening. When we had Cable I never had this problem.

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Improve (VHS) DVD quality

I have a DVD which contains a 22 year old movie. I was able to put this
movie on a DVD. The orignal source was a VHS tape. The quality of the DVD is
very much as the tape. My question is, is it possible to improve the quality
of this movie, what tools should I use ??


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VHS Sync

Hello, I’ve been looking around for this answer but just can’t seem to
quite find it. I am simply trying to copy a 2 hour project directly
from my timeline in Avid to VHS. It just won’t stay in sync. Maybe one
out of 5 VHS tapes will work. I’ve told the Mac to "never" go in power
save mode but no luck

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Auto date/time-stamp subtitles for DV clips?

I just started messing around with capturing from my DV camera via
firewire into WMM 2.1.  I like how each clip shown in the
timeline/storyboard has the corresponding date and time stamp (the
beginning) of when it was shot.  

Is there a way to have this date/time stamp automatically print to the
lower corner in small text for about 5 sec at the beginning of each
clip… so that it’ll be there when I eventually burn it to DVD?

I don’t want to manually insert a small title at the beginning of each
clip. Does any other app have an auto feature like this?   (WMM2.1
doesn’t seem to)  How about Adobe Premiere?  Anything by Pinnacle or

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