Video Newbie questions

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Chris Mansfield
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Posted Mon Oct 8, 2012 6:17AM

Hello world,


just dipping my toe into the world of Video with my D800..  I can see I have a fair bit to learn before I start hassling the reviewers with my efforts..   I have read the video tutorial and passed the test... But I also read in this forum that the tutorial has some errors ??


First newbie question......  The video format that is required for the evaluation videos does not seem to match any of the options in the D800,  So do I need to edit them in some way ??  Dont get too techie with your answers, I really am brand new to video..


Second Newbie question....  I made a short video of local traffic just to experiment .. using the highest settings on the camera ... when I played it back in windows video player it looked pretty good to me ... then I played it in Windows movie maker and  it looked rubbish... would i be right in thinking that I need better editing software ??


Be gentle with me I am sure I will have more questions to follow


Chris M
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Posted Mon Oct 8, 2012 9:49AM

Hi ! Welcome to Video forum.

Well we all go through the same learning curve as we take to basic videography. Unfortunately there are no video primers here, and you have to sift your way through the maze of information available in various forum threads here. Please do have a look at some of those.


The video format that is required for initial submission is not the native format of D800. To be able to produce the right format, please visit the web site squared5.com and download a free software called STREAMCLIP.


1. Open you native camera clip file in STREAMCLIP programme.


2. File > Export to MPEG-4 > Compression H.264 > Quality 95% > Sound (no sound) > Frame size (other) 640 x 360 > Make MP4 file (button at bottom right).


3. With the original camera file still opened in STREAMCLIP > File > Export frame > Frame size 16:9 > Quality MAXIMUM (slider) > OK. Let all other unstated values remain at default value. This will create a frame THUMBNAIL.


4. Upload three vide clips with their respective thumbnails.


This much to submit your application clips ... rest we can talk later.


Best of luck.
Chris Mansfield
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Posted Mon Oct 8, 2012 2:08PM

Dont have to do all three at once do you ....  It may take a little while to get 3 good examples


 
benjikat
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Posted Mon Oct 8, 2012 3:33PM
Posted By Chris Mansfield:

Dont have to do all three at once do you ....  It may take a little while to get 3 good examples


 

AFAIK They don't get looked at until you've uploaded 3.
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