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Old December 6th, 2007, 04:29 AM   #1
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Bridal Prep H.264 test

http://psynema.com/index.php?option=...ask=view&id=52

Let me know what you think - thinking of switching from Flash to Quicktime H.264 as I really want to do more higher res/bigger dimension video on the net, but would just like to test it out first to see how well it loads for everyone.

So here's an excerpt of a Bridal Prep - the clip that follows, I already posted, so you can ignore that LOL.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 05:23 AM   #2
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Gary,

It loaded and played great for me. Wonderful video...and audio. It played flawlessly. I really like the way you included bits of dialogue from guests, family members, the bride and groom,etc. How did you capture such clear audio from them? I'm guessing the groom was wearing a mic, but what about the others? Was that audio all from the camera mics?! Impressive. Was this a two or three-camera shoot? Amazing coverage.

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Old December 6th, 2007, 05:36 AM   #3
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I echo Bill's comments - natural sound gives you a real sense of 'being there'.

It loaded and ran very smoothly for me - and the richness of colour gave the whole event a vibrant feel..really enjoyed it.

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Old December 6th, 2007, 06:16 AM   #4
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Thanks.

Groom and Rabbi were mic'ed, but not until the ceremony, so it's pretty much on-camera mics, although the A1 had a shotgun. 2 Camera shoot.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 12:29 PM   #5
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Wow - nice work Gary. Clip loaded fine for me too. Did you shoot this in 24f? Footage is magnificent. Just curious - do you think quicktime will present any limitations for viewing - i.e. how pervasive is QT among the masses? Will they need the latest version to play the H.264 files?

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Old December 6th, 2007, 02:21 PM   #6
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Good one Gary - I'm impressed by a lot of things, but especially by the tracking shots - even, apparently, from the following car. Some Steadycam device I presume, but you're fast on the draw, cutting out the zooms to make it look like a two cam shhot.

I just wish YouTube looked like this. Can I post my stuff on this site?

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Old December 6th, 2007, 02:49 PM   #7
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Did you use an SD camera to film the groom? The shots from the groom side show much less resolution..
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Old December 6th, 2007, 03:39 PM   #8
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Loaded very smooth. I like the size. What were your output settings? BTW great colors.

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Old December 6th, 2007, 08:30 PM   #9
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Hi Gary.

No problem here with the h.264. Played without a hitch over wireless.

Are you telling me you just 'happened' to be getting a shot of the security monitors when they were coming out of the elevators? The video screams careful preparation and skillful work. Really nice.

Beautiful establishing shots and transitions. Nice editing. Great colour work. Hardly anything to complain about, so I won't bother.
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Old December 7th, 2007, 02:27 AM   #10
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Gary, very nice! Great quality, although I agree shots with the bride look little better, maybe due to more lighting.
Stedicam, tracking shots, selective focus, transitions, all look great.
Also the music, in a minor scale counters busy content nicely.

Two questions, did you you have a shooting plan/ shotlist, or it just happened on the spot?
Which music was it?
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Old December 7th, 2007, 02:54 AM   #11
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No shotlist, it's video...think shot lists are more of a photo thing. Just shoot 'em as I see 'em.

Forgot the music, just got it off iTunes...think it's Yoko Kanno or some Japanese artist.

Was an XHa1/ DVX mix (don't ask LOL) but all HD from now on.
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Old December 7th, 2007, 10:37 AM   #12
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nice work gary!

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Old December 7th, 2007, 01:19 PM   #13
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Did not play.
What do I need?
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Old December 10th, 2007, 03:20 PM   #14
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Fabulous Gary. That's just one more example why I put you on my top 25 list. Really well done...


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http://psynema.com/index.php?option=...ask=view&id=52

Let me know what you think - thinking of switching from Flash to Quicktime H.264 as I really want to do more higher res/bigger dimension video on the net, but would just like to test it out first to see how well it loads for everyone.

So here's an excerpt of a Bridal Prep - the clip that follows, I already posted, so you can ignore that LOL.
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Old December 10th, 2007, 08:11 PM   #15
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Fabulous Gary. That's just one more example why I put you on my top 25 list. Really well done...
Thanks - someone told me about that on VU LOL.

I hope to have the whole wedding up once I manage to look up advanced HTML coding for QUicktime.

WOuld really like to create separate video files that would play one after the other for the WHOLE WEDDING, with buttons on the bottom to advance to the chapter of your choice, but I'm told you can't do that with QTNext. Flash can do that, but really can't put out the quality/easy playback/loading of Quicktime...ie Sophie's choice LOL.

If anyone knows some QT / HTML tricks, let me know, didn't think it would be so hard to look up but it is. Closest think I can think of is to program a FLash swf file with buttons that would load a QT file in a specific target area, but don't know how and am told it's quite a pain to make that.
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