DVD recorders can still be had, online. I have bought several from
Wallace Mart. Standard def only. You have to go to Japan if you want a
hi-def BD recorder.
On 11/15/2013 5:31 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
> All of this still requires post-production, which is what no one has
> time to do. I'm so surprised there's no software to just record it all
> live as it happens, audio feed and video feed, right out of the house
> system, right on the house computer (or the recordist's laptop). Maybe
> one of the Zoom or other recorders can take a DVI feed instead of using
> the built-in camera? I supposed you could do this to a good
> old-fashioned DVD recorder (using composite video instead of DVI), but
> no one has those anymore.
> -- Tom Fine
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>> Back to the one of the early comments about software to create these
>> kinds of presentations. I have used iMove. But one of the challenges I
>> ran into when I tried to rotate photos fast to coincide with the music
>> track was that iMovie could not switch the photos fast enough.
>> This week I just watched a film by an internet acquaintance @Stammy on
>> here is the film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fR4MjImSU0
>> I was asking him about it and he said: "it's not video, all photo
>> stills. I just happen to take lots of similar photos to make sure i
>> get a good shot. it was made using adobe after effects. imovie doesn't
>> let you go faster than 0.1s per image still in a sequence"
>> - Hugh
>> On Nov 14, 2013, at 12:30 PM, Carl Pultz wrote:
>>> Haven't had time to watch the whole thing, but I don't miss the
>>> slides so
>>> far. The info is interesting. It's like having Uncle Dave give a talk
>>> at my
>>> local library, which would be a delight.
>>> Lou's right. To pass on some advice, anytime you're dealing with
>>> you have to be aware of extraneous things that can become
>>> distracting. Being
>>> dark outside, the window is a nice background, but having the screen
>>> messes it up. OTOH, the reflection might be worse. If the screen can
>>> be to
>>> the side and the room lights dimmed, it could be nice. Also, the camera
>>> needs to be chest-level, not lower, and if possible placed farther
>>> back with
>>> the lens zoomed in to create the frame. That would minimize
>>> distortion and
>>> create a more flattering image. If sound is just from the camera, you
>>> get too far back, so compromise.
>>> I don't claim video editing as a professional skill, but I did the
>>> developmental-editing of several classroom manuals for instructional
>>> on Premiere Pro. It was a blast. More than capable and intuitive in
>>> By the mid-2000s it ran fine on ordinary PCs at lower than max
>>> I've also used Camtasia, which is similar but very much a 'lite'
>>> Could be all they'd need for what we're talking about, as could
>>> The vids below are purely of music, but show what minimal resources
>>> can make
>>> possible. My friend conductor David Chin has made some pretty decent
>>> of his concerts by using three stationary, un-operated camcorders,
>>> with the bundled Microsoft movie thing. I give him 48k sound files.
>>> no sync, but he lays the video over the sound and nudges the video stems
>>> into adequate sync as he creates the visual cuts, with the camera
>>> audio as a
>>> guide. The zoom effect is a feature of the software. Basic, but not too
>>> shabby for a seat-of-the-pants amateur. Comparing the later vids to the
>>> earlier, you can see how much of a difference better lighting makes.
>>> one Fresnel is all it took.