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Old March 18th, 2007, 10:20 PM   #46
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Okay, I guess the 4th time is the charm. The upload finally just worked for me. But I did try the same username and password 3 times already earlier today, so you might want to see if only one file can be uploaded at a time. Since it takes a while to upload, people might be bottled up at some point toward the new deadline. Just a thought to check out how it works, since I had so much trouble uploading. I hope someone will let me know if it didn't work. I took a small version of the file- it doesn't look great, but meets the contest rules.

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Old March 18th, 2007, 10:49 PM   #47
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http 404 not found

I went back and tried again. I can not even get to the page. This last time I got a message that http 404 can not be found. anyway, it doesn't matter which computer I am on!!
Any help out there??

this is the address www.uwolchallenge/upload.php
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Old March 18th, 2007, 11:03 PM   #48
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Dale,
did you get an email from Meryem about FTP'ing right to the site?
If not let me know and I'll get you the info.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 12:06 AM   #49
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I finally decided on a method for encoding from a PC. First let me say that the Sorenson Squeeze demo looked great. But it is watermarked. So, I exported a DV AVI from Premiere Pro, converted it to Quicktime at the same 720X480 frame size, then converted that to 320X240.

I don't know why two conversions worked better than one, but so be it. That's what my eyes told me.

I'm off to ftp the file now...
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Old March 19th, 2007, 12:45 AM   #50
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PPro2.0 720x480p 16:9 avi
to
VirtualDub 1.61 64bit Lanczos3 resize filter 428x240 avi
to
QuickTime Pro

49.5MB!!!


(only took me 12 tries)
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Old March 19th, 2007, 09:07 AM   #51
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well, by hook and by crook, as the expression goes....all of the folks having problems, seem to have gotten their videos uploaded so far....

thanks for hanging in! and congratulations to those of you who are finishing or have finished. we're at least 17 videos richer so far, in spite of the issues. that's amazing. you all are amazing!
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Old March 19th, 2007, 10:02 AM   #52
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done

Good Morning,

I believe I got mine on the ftp page. Once I got to the page I just cut and pasted it to the page.

As for compression I had some trouble to start with and was unhappy with the results.
I compressed it in sorenson 3, went to options and changed to wide screen and volia all seemed well in the universe.

I just hope I put it in the right place. Is there any way to0 find that out?
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Old March 19th, 2007, 04:33 PM   #53
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Dale,
Check the list of films in this thread: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=88949

As I move them to the proper directory, I add them to the list.
Just an FYI, there's a partial file sitting in the FTP folder so if your film isn;t listed in the above thread let Meryem know and we'll hunt around for it or you may need to re-upload it.

Don't lose the faith in the challenge because of the tech problems we've had.
They'll be hammered out by next challlenge I'm sure or Meryem, will probably delay the next challenge until they are :)

Even though there's still been bumps, I love this challenge and I hope we all continute to contribute, grow and learn from it.
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Old March 20th, 2007, 10:26 PM   #54
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Don't lose the faith in the challenge because of the tech problems we've had.
They'll be hammered out by next challlenge I'm sure or Meryem, will probably delay the next challenge until they are :)

Even though there's still been bumps, I love this challenge and I hope we all continute to contribute, grow and learn from it.
That's part of the challenge, tee hee, pun intended!
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Old March 21st, 2007, 11:44 AM   #55
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Ungh.

I've been unable to get my file to compress much. Using Premiere Pro - sorensen 3 compression, lowered the bitrate and audio.

Still around 100mb

I've tried following all the tips in this thread, except the ones that require new software (which i can't buy right now).

Can anyone help me? Getting mighty frustrated. I've even removed all motion from the credits and cut 2 seconds off the opening title to try and save space.

If anyone can help in real time, check IRC undernet server, #videography room. I'll be there.
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Old March 21st, 2007, 01:14 PM   #56
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Double check the final screen size and try reducing the quality. With PP I and sorenson I can easily get down in size ....play with the quality.

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Old March 21st, 2007, 01:43 PM   #57
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Ungh.

I've been unable to get my file to compress much. Using Premiere Pro - sorensen 3 compression, lowered the bitrate and audio.

Still around 100mb

I've tried following all the tips in this thread, except the ones that require new software (which i can't buy right now).

Can anyone help me? Getting mighty frustrated. I've even removed all motion from the credits and cut 2 seconds off the opening title to try and save space.

If anyone can help in real time, check IRC undernet server, #videography room. I'll be there.


I broke my sound down to like 64kbps in order to keep the visual quality.
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Old March 21st, 2007, 02:45 PM   #58
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Done

Figured it out.

In Premiere Pro 2, under File > Export

Adobe media Encoder

This menu item let's you pick different types - such as Quicktime web and Mpeg1

I used Mpeg1 and got 29mb that looked better then the 87mb QT Sorensen 3

Well, hopefully others who are using PPro2 might find this info helpful.

Another thing - i couldn't get IE to work for ftp, it kept reseting my connection at 9mb. but WS_FTP worked great to upload.

Last edited by Lisa Shofner; March 21st, 2007 at 03:06 PM. Reason: added ftp info
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