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Old September 20th, 2005, 11:11 AM   #16
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Maybe DVC 1+2 could be on the same disc and then DVC 3 and the additional ones could be on different discs.
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Old September 20th, 2005, 04:51 PM   #17
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I wrote Dylan about this but I am thinking we should include all the entrants and not just the winners. I am sure everyone would like to see their video on the DVDs so, open call. I will be sending e-mails to all past and present entrants to send me their finished videos.

As we will be pushing the limits of home DVD burning, and as dual layer DVDs aren't quite the norm yet and some players won't work, I think I am going to ask everyone to send me an actual video on tape or already done on DVD that I can pull into my system as video. That way I can manage the bit rate overall to make everything fit. We are pushing 2 hours as it is. I still may have to go to double DVDs.

Better to have them all encoded the same so get copies ready on tape or DVD if you have them. Otherwise, the highest bit rate STANDARD CODEC AVI or QuickTime files you can do on DVD or CD as files. If you use non standard Codecs (sorry, that includes h246 for now) I won't be able to transcode them.

I really want everyone on the disc so e-mail me for suggestions if you get stumped.

I'll be e-mailing everyone so don't send me anything yet, especially not via e-mail. My server will explode.

Thanks folks, more soon.

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Old September 20th, 2005, 05:03 PM   #18
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Sounds good Sean

I just sent you an e-mail. But I forgot what it was I was talking about. So I sent another e-mail which questioned the first and did my best to explain what the point was.

While sending both the first and second e-mail, I noticed I forgot to attach the PDF's and the high res movie files that were supposed to go in the first e-mail so I sent two more e-mails to you WITH the attachments.

E-mail me when you can.

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Old September 20th, 2005, 08:11 PM   #19
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Can't we all send you mpeg2 files with a standard bitrate so there is no conversion needed? Should be able to fit any short onto a cd-r encoded as mpeg2
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Old September 20th, 2005, 08:12 PM   #20
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Cool, got them all except, well, all of them. That's OK though cause I rendered out both my shorts in h246 codec which came out to about 345 Mb and sent them along to you but I used this program that splits it into pieces so it won't clog your e-mail...There's about 643 seperate files on the way so warm up your WinZip. I'm only sending 27 each day to keep bandwidth at a usable level.

Thanks for thinking of me....

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Old November 10th, 2005, 11:21 AM   #21
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Send me your videos.

OK folks, as we are talking about doing DVC4 now, before we get the juices all flowing again, I thought I would ask everyone that took part in the past DV Challenges to send me a copy on tape (VHS or MiniDV) or DVD of their entered works. If you send a DVD, just send a finished DVD as if it were going to play on your DVD player. In other words, don't send me some odd formated video as a file on a DVD or CD unless you absolutly have to.

If you send your entries as video, I will be able to capture them and create a single DVD for each of the DVD Challenges. When you send them to me, send a short note with your contact info, any notes you can think of on production and let me know where you ranked in the contest outcome. Please also send along a SIGNED statement saying the entire contents, audio and video are yours and are not copyrighted in any way, including the script, by anyone else and that I have your permission to create these DVDs for the group. This should keep me out of hot water if your cousin thinks they should have gotten paid for their apperance in your video, etc.

I have a nice DVChallenge DVD template made up and ready to roll now so start sending your videos.

Please send COPIES ONLY of your videos. I don't want the awsome responsibility of handeling your only copy of a prize winning contest entry.

Please begin sending copies to:

Sean McHenry
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I do have to say that if you can't get a copy of your video to me as video on tape or DVD, it may not make it to the DVD. You can't expect to blow up a 320x240 Windows Media file or QuickTime file to full rez video that will look good at all so please make every effort to send actual video.

I look forward to doing these videos. I will also contribute to the cause by providing a single DVD copy of the finished version to everone that sends me videos. Additional copies can be made from them on your own or I can make more if we cover the cost of additional DVDs.

Thanks folks,

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Old November 10th, 2005, 11:57 AM   #22
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Looking back on this thread, if you have rendered MPEG2 files, I can work with those. Send those or the aforementioned video formats. If you use MPEG2 files on DVDs or CDROMs, I'll pull them into Encore and author them as a new DVD.

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Old November 14th, 2005, 09:42 PM   #23
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Sean, what about PAL and NTSC ?
Will you do PAL and NTSC DVD for each challenges (a lot of work...) ? Or only a NTSC DVD and we have to convert our PAL video to NTSC ?


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Old November 14th, 2005, 10:34 PM   #24
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Thank you Sean for setting yourself up to do this monumental task. I'm a bit swamped through this week, but will find the time soon to get the video to you. Thanks a bunch.
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Old November 14th, 2005, 11:47 PM   #25
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I should be able to do both PAL and NTSC yes. Let me know what version you would require and I'll try to make sure I remember to make enough of both.

These won't be super fancy but they will be something to show the kids and friends one day down the road.

Everyone will have their own button so you can go directly to each video. If you have a short paragraph you want to describe the video, send that too. I'll put it on the menu for your specific video.

It may take me a while to get these out after everyone sends theirs in but I will post a deadline to get the videos to me soon. I wouldn't want to hold up the final version waiting on anyone so send them in as soon as you can folks.

I'll be watching the mail.

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Old November 15th, 2005, 10:46 PM   #26
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Could I have until after this weekend to make special features for my movies? I'd really like to make commentaries at the very least, with maybe interviews and other fun stuff. It won't take me long to make them, I'd need just as long to free up the time just to get all the stuff ready to go onto MiniDV anyway. Let me know what you think. P.S. I wish I saw this thread before now!!
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Old November 15th, 2005, 11:16 PM   #27
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Take the time. Only issue would be that I will have to check to make sure all the entries would still fit on one DVD. We'll give it a try.

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Old November 27th, 2005, 12:24 AM   #28
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Please also send along a SIGNED statement saying the entire contents, audio and video are yours and are not copyrighted in any way, including the script, by anyone else and that I have your permission to create these DVDs for the group. This should keep me out of hot water if your cousin thinks they should have gotten paid for their apperance in your video, etc.
Somebody would be kind enough to put a sample of the mentioned statement ?
English is not my native tongue and I don't want to write non sense.


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