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Old June 28th, 2008, 12:08 AM   #16
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This one was a whale of a lot of fun, my cast enjoyed doing it as much as I did. I hope the rest of you are having that kind of experience because that will make one helluva great bunch of films to watch.
That's great, Bruce!

The guys I have lined up to shoot tomorrow night all sat at a table with me at a wedding reception this evening so we had an opportunity to talk over our plan. It didn't happen, but we had the opportunity... ;)
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Old June 28th, 2008, 11:08 AM   #17
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I hope your shoot tonight goes well.

I'm DONE! Uploaded and checked out. YouTubes "watch in high quality" option is great! Does have an occasional "stutter" like Vimeo but it's pretty sharp and clear.
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Old June 29th, 2008, 02:35 AM   #18
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hate youtube...can someone advise me what the best compression dimensions are for a widescreen file on youtube? they offer up 640 x 480, huh? what century are they operating in?? can i do a 720 x 480 or 720 x 576 and get it letterboxed? does anyone know how best to optimize the dimensions, to fit the rectangular peg into the square hole?

dylan, you need to switch to vimeo!
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Old June 29th, 2008, 04:00 AM   #19
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dylan, you need to switch to vimeo!
Hey, I first suggested that a while ago :) lol
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Old June 29th, 2008, 11:12 AM   #20
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hate youtube...can someone advise me what the best compression dimensions are for a widescreen file on youtube?
Meryem, I rendered out to an HD 1280x720p at 60fps straight out of my NLE (same as I do for Vimeo) and uploaded that to YouTube. It turned out to be a 167MB file and I had to use their new "multiple (or large file) upload channel to do it. That file size took over 2 hours to transfer but it looks quite good.

That multiple/large file upload channel requires you allow the Youtube site to download and install a small program on your side and I don't know if that works on a Mac or not.

Previous to going HiDef, I used to upload a higher quality render of the .mov file required for the UWOL challenge. Where I might have to render at about 45% quality to stay under 60MB for UWOL, I used all the same other settings and upped the quality until I approached the 100MB limit YouTube used to impose.

That looks pretty good on YouTube and either method letterboxed just fine.

Hope this helps somewhat.
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Old June 29th, 2008, 02:03 PM   #21
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The clock is ticking!

Just a friendly reminder that the deadline is midnight, PDT (Vancouver, BC) tonight! Upload to Meryem and Mugurelís favorite site YouTube and send the link to thedvchallenge@gmail.com

Man, Iím cutting as fast as I can but donít know if I can get this piece oí work done in time...
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Old June 29th, 2008, 02:34 PM   #22
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I just got my idea for mine NOW, very happy with it and I'm doing it NOW, it's 3AM here NOW on Monday, yeah I know, I get to live in the future, gonna set up lights and make a mess ...NOW! Yehey.

Lorinda, just a reminder that the clock is ticking! Don't stress yourself thinking how fast the time pass and how you won't be able to finish and all that, nah, don't worry the clock is ticking! :)
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Old June 29th, 2008, 03:10 PM   #23
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LOL! Thanks a bunch, Mugurel...and good luck with the shoot!

To those who are fairly close but feeling hopeless: I seem to recall on the DV Challenge site (or somewhere) Dylan saying something concerning the deadline like, "as long as it's there when I wake up on Monday morning..."

So, if you feel like pushing your luck (as I am) finish that thing as fast as you can but don't let the actual deadline keep you from submitting. I want to watch some movies!!! :)
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Old June 29th, 2008, 03:26 PM   #24
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Eating some lunch and then will start the editing :) Should be good fun.
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Old June 29th, 2008, 04:24 PM   #25
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aaaaaaaaaaaand it's rendering...

*computer crashes*

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand it's not.
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Old June 29th, 2008, 04:51 PM   #26
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DONE shooting :) Transferring the files, so good to be tapeless.
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Old June 29th, 2008, 05:07 PM   #27
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About vimeo...

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Hey, I first suggested that a while ago :) lol
I have been trying to upload mine to vimeo all weekend.

At first vimeo would show me no thumbnails...

Now it will but the upload dies at about 3%.

I've run into this sort of thing with vimeo before. It's a great site to watch stuff on but can get dicey trying to upload to it.
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Old June 29th, 2008, 05:09 PM   #28
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Murgurel, what tapeless solution are you using? I have left tape capturing behind once I got my hands on an nNovia Unit :)
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Old June 29th, 2008, 05:13 PM   #29
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Murgurel, what tapeless solution are you using? I have left tape capturing behind once I got my hands on an nNovia Unit :)
Jhosh, I am using the Canon HF10 :)
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Old June 29th, 2008, 06:08 PM   #30
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Haha, Nice, sorry about incorrectly spelling your name.
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