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
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Hugh Paterson III" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, November 15, 2013 1:03 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] "Slide-tape show" Software (was Public Library of Cincinnati Institutes
Stream of Presentations)
> 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 twitter.
> 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 pictures,
>> 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 there
>> 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 can't
>> 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 courses
>> on Premiere Pro. It was a blast. More than capable and intuitive in concept.
>> By the mid-2000s it ran fine on ordinary PCs at lower than max resolution.
>> I've also used Camtasia, which is similar but very much a 'lite' product.
>> Could be all they'd need for what we're talking about, as could Photostory.
>> 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 videos
>> of his concerts by using three stationary, un-operated camcorders, edited
>> with the bundled Microsoft movie thing. I give him 48k sound files. There's
>> 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. Just
>> one Fresnel is all it took.