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Old 12 October 2006, 08:25   #11
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I used to use Windows Movie Maker, but ran out of options on that pretty quickly since it is basic. Now, I use Pinnacle Studio 10, which is far far better than Studio 9. I've bought a couple of extra packs for it, including the 5.1 surround addon, which is great for DVD's and the like.

What I tend to do is rip the 4 or 5 tapes in one afternoon and then spend a few hrs getting the best bits from them. This was a little slow to start off with, but I'm running 4hdd's in a raid5 array now, plus another 4 drives, 2 in raid0 and 2 in raid1 which has significantly reduced the encoding time, and also improved the general performance while editing.

The actual video clips are stored on the r5 array, with temporary files being on the r0 array - the final iso file, plus wmv's etc... end up on the r1 array.
Despite having 1.8Tb available, I am at 80% capacity now due to this home video malarky since I bought the bullet cam earlier this year

Next year, I'll replace the 300gig drives with 500's or more if they're available then... - I've had to call MS twice already this year cos my product activation thing kept getting mucked up!! Computers are a bottomless pit, same as the boat, I upgraded the hdd's earlier this year to 4, then to 8 at which point the PSU went up in a bit of smoke. Replaced that, and the pc wouldn't come on - turned out the old psu had taken mboard with it

Anyhow, tapes - was talking with Ben about this the other evening. Although I don't put the DV cam in any particular packaging, it lives in my dry bag right by the transom, and it's usually packed amongst a couple of spare fleece jackets, jumpers, waterproofs etc... which I guess all help. I had planned to run the cable to the front console, but after hearing about the DV tape jumping, that's now been scrubbed, and I'll continue as is.

Yarmouth vid was good - that a-frame moves a lot less than mine

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Alex - What editing software are you using? Your definately right about trying to coincide the quiet bits of music with the lull moments in the video but its often hard to do!

Your videos are really good, when you've got the camcorder recording how do you stop the slamming of the boat effect the tape. I quickly put this together from the video off Bens bullet cam on the Yarmouth Cruise. Didn't take much time over the music choice! It was nearly the Birdy song but it wasn't long enough!

www.gburgess.co.uk/Yarmouth1.wmv
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Old 12 October 2006, 08:27   #12
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Coldplay - "clocks" is always a good one for the scenic stuff.
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Old 12 October 2006, 11:17   #13
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Alex what have you changed re sound codecs - I couldn't play some of your larger files before but now they are working fine - nothing has changed my end.

By the way have you seen the new flash memory cameras coming out - all solid state - bye bye tapes - at last!!!
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Old 12 October 2006, 11:46   #14
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I had to reinstall after motherboard death, so although I have installed exactly the same software and codecs, maybe pinnacle is using something that your pc is happy with now I guess

How much length can you get on the flash memory stuff? - is it as good quality as DV?

Think I used "Clocks" on my first ever rib video about 3 and a half years ago - will dig it out later and upload it

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Better than DV quality and they are doing cards up to 16gb in size!!!! Bloody expensive but a 2gb one wouldn't be too bad. Still a bit new at the moment but it's the way they will go.
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Just purchased two, 2 gb. flash memory drives from Amazon.com for $79.95.inc. shipping. Brand was PNY. They are great.
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Here ya go - http://videos.ribseadrive.co.uk/garytest1.wmv

Video created in April 2003 (my first attempt of video on a rib) - taken from garygee's (where is he now?! ) ribcraft and my boat - edited very poorly

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Any decent rib video has a good backing track, but i am stuck for ideas.

Can you help me by posting you favourite tracks and i will try and compile a definitive top 10.
(this should cause a few arguments!!)

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are the ribs travelling fast, is it scienic. this will help us descide the best track for you, and how long is the video.
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blink 182 anyone? or am I jus to damn young for you lot?! hahaha...

heavily compressed my sister was holding onto a 2 year old and the camera at the same time, hence its sh*te...

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Alex - thats a lot of video footage to take up that amount of space!! What quality do u take it off the tape, the best it will let you or do you take if off at a lesser quality in readiness for web posting?

Anybody use Bero to create DVDs from video clips and photos? I'm having real issues getting it to write the compiled dvd to a DVD disk. It will compile the file and save to hard drive but not to DVD. I can create a data DVD and put normal files on the disk so i know its not the drive. Any ideas?
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