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03-14-09, 09:53 PM   #1
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First movie...

Still a work in progress as I refine the process (need to get a better finisher -- hate the blur it's creating, working on that)

Anyway... check it out... http://www.nuiaddon.com/movies/movie01.html
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03-15-09, 01:25 AM   #2
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I urge you to record it at a higher resolution (way higher) and eventually post 2 versions on the site : Low-Res/Hi-Res . At it's current state, the low resolution and bad encoding defeats the whole purpose of explanation.

I did a bit of recording and video editing in my life and so far , I'm most pleased with Quicktime encoder (.mov) .
 
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Yeah... I'm a little stumped as to what's happening and it's getting the better of me. I recorded the clip with Frap at 1280x800 and it's crystal clear. Then I brought the clip into Pinnacle Studio 12 to do the titling and transitions and it's crystal clear in Studio 12. But no matter how I generate the final file the graphics fall appart... I've tried MOV, MP4, AVI, WMF and every setting under the sun and not matter what, I'm getting this blurry mess.

I could always run the clips with no titling or transitions, but that's ugly in its own way and defeats several of the purposes I had in mind.

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I urge you to record it at a higher resolution (way higher) and eventually post 2 versions on the site : Low-Res/Hi-Res . At it's current state, the low resolution and bad encoding defeats the whole purpose of explanation.

I did a bit of recording and video editing in my life and so far , I'm most pleased with Quicktime encoder (.mov) .
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03-15-09, 07:12 AM   #4
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Here's a second pass at the same movie... the graininess is gone, but it's still really blurry and I don't understand why. The source is crystal clear.

Anyway... http://www.nuiaddon.com/movies/movie02.html

If anyone wants to posit any theories on why the quality is falling apart so badly, I'm all ears.
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03-15-09, 08:04 AM   #5
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I'm starting to wonder if this has something to do with how Fraps is producing the originals. I've tried several different video editors now and every one of them the video falls apart as soon as I import it into the editor or try to generate an output.

The video is clear and sharp in the Fraps output AVI file, but I cannot modify it in any way and resave it without the whole thing coming apart. :-/
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03-15-09, 09:24 AM   #6
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I always save my videos uncompressed after editing them and compress them afterward with Ojosoft Video Converter. As you said, i also noticed that no video editing application can compress videos but still keep them crystal clear.

Maybe i can have your IM to discuss this further ?
 
 

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