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Hey friends,

I just figured that it seems like a good idea to open a discussion on the various technical aspects of the video making.

Let's help each other make the most of our media!

Cheers,

Kika

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making fun of digital X film never ending discussion:

LOL! This was very cute!

I teach both still b/w chemical-based film photo as well as video which is entirely digitally based. It was the only way I could bridge the gap - to use digital with an electronic screen as the final output (video), while the silver print stays as a palpable object to rest more permanently in one's hand or in a frame on a wall. I'm not really philosophical about this - it just happened this way. Maybe I will form some more definite opinions if others respond, favoring one over the other, or arguing that they just are two different things that shouldn't be lumped together?
Hi Kika and everybody else
I have a question concerning PAL vs NTSC; how to convert from PAL to NTSC in the best way?
In NTSC its 29.97 frames per sec, and in PAL its 25, so I get 4 "extra" frames to deal with.
In slow motion sets it happens to be "staccato", for example. Any good sollution for this kind of problem?
All best/Stina
Hi Stina,
It's like you said, the problem in this conversion is that you have to create extra frames, no other way to do this.
The problem will be more critical in slow motion shots and also pan/traveling shots.
Each software will deal with this in a different way, and I believe that the best one do this on a Mac is the Compressor. I would avoid using Quicktime or the quicktime conversion export from Final Cut.
Compressor it's a bit complicated to use in the beginning, but take your time studying it and you'll get it. For system conversions, it's better to use custom settings that you create.
Hope this helps...
Kika
another tip: I have learned a lot with the online courses of www.lynda.com . check it out. you have to pay a monthly or yearly fee, but it's totally worth it. you can watch some of the videos for free, as samples. but I have bought the year package and I can't begin to tell you how happy I am.
Josh has also got the lynda courses and he's happy with them.
xoxoKika
Thanks Kika for quick answer, I'll try to figure out how to solve this…with good help from Niclas…he's a little in to Compressor
Stina
And I'll check out lynda.com too
xoxo Stina
Hej Anders
I've checked this very fast right now and search more tomorrow… but do you know if it's working in Final Cut also, the pull down thing?
Stina & Niclas
Stina i had a similar problem and found exporting in FCP to yield poor results. If you have compressor it does a great job. I was working in the reverse (NTSC to PAL), and was able to create custom settings thanks to this page:
http://www.macworld.com/article/49306/2006/02/marchcreate.html

like kika said it's a little confusing at first but just such a useful program. -zach
Thanks - I did the shooting today, and will do my best to solve the coversation…and hope the result will be good…!
Stina
I have a relatively meaningless, yet somehow bothersome little technical problem. I have a 30 second video, in which during the final 8 seconds the screen goes black. Or, at least that's the way it was composed, and that's the way it looks on my quicktime.mov. But, when I upload to artreview, instead of a black screen for the final 8 seconds, the final frame remains- frozen for 8 seconds. What might be causing this?
Thanks for your time and consideration.
Marty McCutcheon said:
I have a relatively meaningless, yet somehow bothersome little technical problem. I have a 30 second video, in which during the final 8 seconds the screen goes black. Or, at least that's the way it was composed, and that's the way it looks on my quicktime.mov. But, when I upload to artreview, instead of a black screen for the final 8 seconds, the final frame remains- frozen for 8 seconds. What might be causing this?
Thanks for your time and consideration.

Marty,
Does your soundtrack extend into the black area, even though it may be silent? I don't know if this is why it stops, but maybe that could be a reason.
Jan

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