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Our Vegas Entry [Sep. 21st, 2008|12:12 pm]
Roy Janik


Man, I stayed up all night trying to get the video quality improved (you're watching the high quality version), but our internet access blows, so I never was able to successfully upload another version. This one's decent, though. Anyhow, you have until 2PM CST to vote, so please do!

http://southwest.spigit.com
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[User Picture]From: ms_goose_says
2008-09-21 05:21 pm (UTC)
I VOTED!!!!
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[User Picture]From: kelleyc
2008-09-21 06:17 pm (UTC)
I've started a movement. I have friends, talking to friends, talking to friends. Everyone loves you. I praise you for not focusing on the whole product placement thing.
Best of luck!
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[User Picture]From: rachaeldoss
2008-09-21 07:02 pm (UTC)
It's past 2:00...they're still accepting votes. Did you mean today?
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[User Picture]From: jerseytude
2008-09-22 10:46 am (UTC)
So, did you use Camera B or did Southwest provide you with one?
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2008-09-22 08:03 pm (UTC)
Camera B all the way! I used the shotgun mic for the first half of filming, too, but then I got paranoid that it wasn't working properly and took it off. Still, the sound was decent throughout.

Once I gain a little confidence I'll take the camera off of 'P' mode and start doing stuff manually more.

Also, I bought an extra battery and a carrying case. So if you do take it back or I decide not to buy it, you'll have some compensation for the time you loaned it to me.
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[User Picture]From: jerseytude
2008-09-22 08:46 pm (UTC)
Sweet - okay - there's something you should know.

When you record on the HV20 - or any other 16:9 camera - you're going to get video that's 16:9. When those get uploaded to YouTube, YouTube does something funky to them that cuts down on the framerate and makes it look choppy.

Basically, you can get a smoother flowing video if you render black-bars on the top and bottom of the video, -or- crop the sides to a 4:3 ratio. Something I noticed and a problem I had with YouTube myself.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2008-09-22 09:16 pm (UTC)
I noticed the quality wasn't quite what I wanted, but I think it's acceptable in the high quality version. I did render a 4:3 version, but the internet connection at the hotel sucked too bad to upload it in time.
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[User Picture]From: jerseytude
2008-09-22 09:17 pm (UTC)
No doubt; for the contest it was fine. (Vegas's internet SUCKS!) But in the future, when presumably Southwest will give you more time.
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[User Picture]From: jerseytude
2008-09-22 08:48 pm (UTC)
Also, the shotgun records only to the left channel. You basically have to switch it from the left-channel to mono - should be something you can quickly do in Final Cut Express.

If you want, I can sit down with you and Kaci sometime and show you the tricks.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2008-09-22 09:18 pm (UTC)
I noticed the shotgun only records in mono, but I thought iMovie was automatically copying it to the right channel as well. at least when editing I didn't notice in my headphones. Now that you point it out, I see that you're right. The final video has some silent right channel. Damn. Ah well! It was enough to win.
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[User Picture]From: jerseytude
2008-09-22 09:26 pm (UTC)
You can also get like a $2 adapter at Radio shack which copies a mono signal to both channels, if it's a pain to deal with in post.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2008-09-22 09:27 pm (UTC)
I think it's ridiculously easy to deal with in post. I just didn't do it.
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