babble home
rabble.ca - news for the rest of us
today's active topics


Post New Topic  Post A Reply
FAQ | Forum Home
  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» babble   » right brain babble   » culture   » video mixes

Email this thread to someone!    
Author Topic: video mixes
Jesse Hirsh
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 1

posted 15 April 2001 05:37 PM      Profile for Jesse Hirsh   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
i've been looking into upgrading my computer so i can hook it into my vcr and start editing video. i'd love to be able to mix and edit clips and weird nippets from tvland and recompile it into some hallucinogenic non-linear experience. anyone have any examples or thoughts on this?
From: Dovercourt Park, Toronto | Registered: Apr 2001  |  IP: Logged
Gayle
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 37

posted 17 April 2001 09:52 AM      Profile for Gayle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What editing software will you be using? I've used Adobe Premiere, and I've been privy to others using Avid (oh so expensive).

Editing is fun, although I was having a bad day the first time I was introduced to Premiere and associated it with being cranky - therefore I don't really like it. But it's not the software's fault.


From: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia | Registered: Apr 2001  |  IP: Logged
Jesse Hirsh
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 1

posted 17 April 2001 10:53 AM      Profile for Jesse Hirsh   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
yeah, i'd be stuck with premiere. i've used it before, and have found it both easy to use and a pain. i don't generally like windows, and run GNU Linux as my operating system, but can't find any good gnu video editors. my dream however, is to stage some major late night break-in and drive away with a truck load full of avid machines for me and my comrades
From: Dovercourt Park, Toronto | Registered: Apr 2001  |  IP: Logged
Gayle
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 37

posted 17 April 2001 11:53 AM      Profile for Gayle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
hee lemme know if that works out for you.... ;o)
From: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia | Registered: Apr 2001  |  IP: Logged
Victor Von Mediaboy
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 554

posted 09 May 2001 06:17 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Your cheapest option is a used Power Macintosh 6500/creative studio edition. It came with AvidCinema built in. They are pretty rare, but you should be able to get one for about $500.

If you can find a cheap used mac with analog video input, you can get Stratus' VideoShop for free nowadays. It's ALMOST as good as Adobe Premiere.

Also, the full version of Apple Quicktime has rudimentary video editing capabilities.


I don't know much about Windows or Linux, but I know there are cheaper options than Premiere. Look around for them. Ebay is a good place for this kind of thing, I find.

[ May 09, 2001: Message edited by: mediaboy ]


From: A thread has merit only if I post to it. So sayeth VVMB! | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
Pimji
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 228

posted 20 May 2001 09:06 AM      Profile for Pimji   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This is my latest hobby. Make sure you have a fast processor, at least a 600 Mhz Pentium 3. ATI Technologies http://www.ati.com/na/pages/na_index.html has a new video card that has video in and out and it is smoking fast. They even have a USB video capture box. I haven’t read any reviews. Matrox also has a new Video capture card and video card combination. http://www.matrox.com . You can also cruise Usenet at ott.forsale.computing for used computer parts. The people posing there are mostly in the Ottawa region
There is no need to buy software. Use Tsunami Mpeg Encoder. http://www.tmpgenc.com/ . It is the best for video rendering and it is freeware. There is also anther program called Virtual Dub http://www.virtualdub.org/index . It to is freeware. It also has video capture software capability.
Also get a cd burner. A Plextor, HP or Yamaha. Nero CD burning software, It is by far the best, version 5.5 http://www.ahead.de has video rendering capability. Later on this summer they will introduce an Mpeg2 plug in utility. Mpg2 has higher res. Nero also has menu creation software for DVD like menus and CD cover software as well.
Also go to http://www.vcdhelper.com to see which DVD players are capable of playing home made cds. The best is the Pioneer DV333. I use the Pioneer DVC503. 5-disk carousel. It plays anything I throw into it. CDR, CDRW, VCD, SVCD, XVCD Mpeg1, Mpeg2.
I have made some pretty cool CDs from interviews captured from the TV. CBC Newsworld has all the good shows for interviews. TV Ontario also has good programs too. Email me if you want more info

From: South of Ottawa | Registered: Apr 2001  |  IP: Logged
John_D
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 5620

posted 10 December 2004 10:57 PM      Profile for John_D     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Is this the oldest thread on babble? Because, if it is... that's pretty trippy, eh? Nostalgia, anyone?

Oh, and yes, I can put in 10 hours of thesis writing a day, then I go completely bonkers and waste my time. Thank you.


From: Workin' 9 to 2 in the 902. | Registered: May 2004  |  IP: Logged
audra trower williams
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 2

posted 10 December 2004 11:10 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yay thesis!
From: And I'm a look you in the eye for every bar of the chorus | Registered: Apr 2001  |  IP: Logged
rosie b
recent-rabble-rouser
Babbler # 7710

posted 15 December 2004 03:44 AM      Profile for rosie b     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Jesse Hirsh:
i've been looking into upgrading my computer so i can hook it into my vcr and start editing video. i'd love to be able to mix and edit clips and weird nippets from tvland and recompile it into some hallucinogenic non-linear experience. anyone have any examples or thoughts on this?

I would suggest looking into the world of video art. Video artists have been doing just that since the 1960's, vtape is a good place to start. They stock the work of thousands of canadian and international artists, filmmakers and documentarians. www.vtape.org

I use final cut 4, it can be downloaded for free, though not officially (limewire) it is an incredibly intuitive programme, and not as buggy as premier. But I am a Mac user...


From: small apartment | Registered: Dec 2004  |  IP: Logged

All times are Pacific Time  

Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic    Move Topic    Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
Hop To:

Contact Us | rabble.ca | Policy Statement

Copyright 2001-2008 rabble.ca