Posts Tagged ‘Vimeo

16
Jan
09

how to – shoot hd video with 5dmarkii

Ever find a kindred spirit through the power of Vimeo contact random awesomeness?

Thanks to Tristan Tom for posting a comment here.  Through Tristan’s blog I found a link to the above video produced by Tyler Ginter.

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Tyler’s got a kick ass blog himself and is starting to get some good attention from the folks over at FreshDV.  Bonusly, my Dad got stationed at Fort Meade way back in the day, which lead to him meeting my Mom at some officer’s ball, which lead to me, which lead to this blog, which resulted in the moment you find yourself in right now.  Sort of.  Well, how ’bout that.

Anywho, Tyler’s stuff is definitely worth checking out.  And you can see the hd version of his tutorial right here.

proactively • peter

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15
Jan
09

hd time lapse innovation

A friend of mine linked to this video in her Facebook status.  Wow.

It’s so awesome to see different ways time lapse photography is being integrated into HD video.  How cool is the internet, giving us access to great sites like Vimeo and YouTube that host this stuff.  For free.  In HD.

And I didn’t post this HD time lapse last time so, in the spirit of saving the best of the best for a follow up blog post, check this out.

Simply stunningly amazing.  Thank you Till Credner.

proactively • looking at the trigger that once pulled delivers a 5dmarkii to my apartment • peter

07
Jan
09

vimeo – time lapse in hd

The convergence of high resolution DSLR still photography with 1080p HD video is upon us.

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And I haven’t found a better example of of this convergence bearing fruit than the Time Lapse in HD Channel on Vimeo.  Combining High Dynamic Range photography with 1920×1080 resloution HD video at 60 frames per second provides a fresh, crystallized perspective of not just what in the world we are looking at, but how we are looking at it.

We are combining 35mm depth of field with (10 minutes a day over 13 days = 1min26sec)

and 3200 iso with a diffuse display of Zodiacal light in Namibia’s night sky

or morphing time into something that was just there a second ago

or figuring what the hell, let’s do 360 degrees already

and finally a broadcast network is catching on and putting the new on their air

So what does this mean?  I suggest the future isn’t now, the future was yesterday.  Now is when the rest of us are scrambling to figure out what we will upload tonight so tomorrow everyone else can see this world from a fresh, crystallized perspective.  Again.

Hey you, strobists out there, got any input to this HD time lapse business?

proactively • funny how one yoga class can influence your blog prose • peter

15
Dec
08

vimeo contacts – random awesomeness

It’s funny what videos you stumble onto when someone adds you as a contact on Vimeo.


Found this after Nick Wilcox-Brown added me as his contact. Maybe he found me from one of my recent FCProse tutorials…

…and so I checked out Nick’s recent likes and found David Hubert’s London video. Great to see another amazing clip shot exclusively with a Digital SLR still camera. I think Chad Richard’s tutorial is going to keep coming in handy, especially the bit on how to create an image sequence using Quicktime.
I especially like how David created pans and zooms in post (After Effects being his weapon of choice). Looks very realistic, very smooth, and the DSLR obviously provides the resolution to pull this off. Good luck zooming and panning without compromising resolution using DVX-100 under-cranks.
proactively • it’s a wonderful life in post • peter

01
Dec
08

blog bomb – youtube in HD

OK, apparently YouTube read my latest blog post.  Thanks guys!

But, my brother Jon gets the credit for this one.  Here’s a cut and paste from the Salvia family email chain that rattled cages earlier today.  Jon writes:

FYI, I received a comment on the RNR YouTube page for one of the Donavon Frankenreiter videos. The commenter wrote that the video looked great in HD 720p. I tried watching the same video in High Quality and, well, it didn’t look like HD. After doing some Googling I came across this article from November 20th…http://www.downloadsquad.com/2008/11/20/youtube-experimenting-with-720p-hd-video/

Here’s the Donavon video that received the comment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM176Qgzcv0

So test this out. First start watching the vid in Normal Quality. Next start watching the vid in High Quality. To watch the video in HD, the commenter provided this code <&fmt=22> to add to the end of the URL.

YouTube is very quietly testing 720p HD. This is huge.

Dammit Jon, why did you get to be the first one to hear about this!  I’m the older brother, WTF?!  Oh, and Jon also wants me to be sure to let you know that stereo audio is enabled, too.

Anywho, we’re all winners.  Just upload your 1280×720 3-5mbps h.264 128kbps AAC audio quicktime to Vimeo, YouTube, and Motionbox for the most efficient distribution of your HD content.  Then once YouTube processes your video, just add &fmt=22 to the end of the url and enjoy!

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vimeo

motionbox

Wait, what’s Motionbox, you ask?  Could be the next blog bomb here at proactively.  For now, put on your steel tipped shoes then check out the link here cause you’ll be tippy-toeing the cutting edge yet again.

In the meantime, here’s a few Salvia Bros. productions in glorious YouTube HD for your viewing pleasure:

black-keys-strange-times

The Black Keys - Strange Times

whartscape-2008-the-mae-shi

Whartscape 2008 - The Mae Shi

nellie-mckay-mother-of-pearl

Nellie McKay - Mother of Pearl

proactively • blog bombing • peter

***UPDATE***

For those of you who’ve made it this far, here’s a bonus round: embed youtube HD movies.  Jon’s got the scoop again:

Add &ap=%2526fmt%3D22 to the “value” of the object’s movie parameter and the embed “src” paramater. Looks HD to me but loads very, very slowly. Also, the YouTube embed is still the same 4:3 ratio size. Letterbox bars are included. However, once in full screen it becomes apparent, I think. Try it out for
yourselves.

And not to put his journalistic integrity integrity into question, Jon cited his source to boot.

So lets see some HD YouTube embeds of 5dmarkii footage, Canon HV20 & HV30 footage, Nikon D90 footage, RED One footage!  If you got something hot, post it in the comments!

27
Nov
08

youtube – widescreen!

Happy Turkey Day from Youtube, 16×9 widescreen is now the default viewing experience.  Here’s an embed of the In Studio show my brother Jon produces for 103 WRNR in Annapolis, MD.

Embeds are still letterboxed but if you check out this video on YouTube’s site you will see it displayed in its native 16×9 widescreen glory. Note, I am embedding the high quality version by adding “&fmt=18” to the tail of the video’s YouTube url.

The footage is captured on Canon HV20, HV30, and HF10 cameras as available (thanks again Mike the Mailman!).  Shot with a 23.98 frame rate and edited as a multiclip sequence in Final Cut Pro, the key to taking advantage of YouTube’s new widescreen presentation is choosing the appropriate Compressor export setting:

compressor-iphone-640x480

Name: H.264 for iPod video and iPhone 640×480
Description: H.264 video @ 1500 kbps, progressive, multi-pass. Audio is 44.1 kHz, stereo
File Extension: m4v
Estimated file size: 644.17 MB/hour of source
Device: iPod/iPhone VGA
Frame sync rate: 5 seconds
Video Encoder
Format: QT
Width and Height: Automatic
Pixel aspect ratio: Square
Crop: None
Padding: None
Frame rate: (100% of source)
Frame Controls: Automatically selected: Off
Codec Type: H.264
Multi-pass: On, frame reorder: Off
Pixel depth: 24
Spatial quality: 50
Min. Spatial quality: 50
Key frame interval: 120
Temporal quality: 50
Min. temporal quality: 50
Average data rate: 1.5 (Mbps)
Maximum data rate: 4 (Mbps)
Audio Encoder
Format: MPEG4
Sample Rate: 44.100kHz
Channels: 2
Bits Per Sample: 16
AAC encoder quality: high
Data rate: 128 Kbps

Or if you wanted to be super efficient, you could use this setting…

compressor-apple-tv

…and upload the same compression to YouTube and Vimeo.

So WTG YouTube, now can we get 720p already?

proactively • all HD all the time • peter

18
Oct
08

FCProse Episode 4 – cut color compress 5dmarkii footage

Here’s the all-in-one video tutorial showing you how to cut, color, and compress 1080p video captured with Canon’s upcoming 5D Mark II Digital SLR with three Final Cut Studio 2 applications: Final Cut Pro, Color, and Compressor. I recommend clicking thru for the hd version to better see the application interfaces.

In this episode I walk through the steps to edit your footage in Final Cut Pro, perform a broadcast safe grade in Color, and then make a web compression for upload to YouTube and Vimeo using Compressor.

I work directly with the source H.264 video Vincent Laforet made available for download (no H.264 -> Apple ProRes 422 transcode this time around). I also discuss some system specs and rant about High Dynamic Range video. A quick tag surf lead me to this post that has an example of HDR video captured by something called the HDRC® MDC04 CL camera system.

What’s High Dynamic Range (HDR), you ask? Check out yet another Chad Richard HDR timelapse (click thru for the full HD effect):

Mr. Richard has done a lot of heavy lifting to convert a series of HDR stills into 1080p video (and then compress for Vimeo, of course). Check out his tutorial for this process here.

We’re at the forefront of a paradigm shift where digital photography and high definition video are converging. Check out Romy Ocon‘s 5dmkii bird photography, err, video:

Right now is an exciting, exciting time.

proactively • sitting in a front row seat • peter




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