AVCHD vs. XAVC, codecs and wrappers (not candy wrappers!), intra frame, log GOP....
I started researching video cameras a.k.a. camcorders about 3.5 hours ago. There is A LOT to learn!!
I have learned so very much. And i realize now that i have way more to learn before i can even consider buying a camera! Every camera has its pros and cons depending on what you are using it for and that you want at the end.
Some of the features that are important to me:
So now, i just need to find ONE camcorder that does all that. So far i have fully researched a few Sony and a couple Canons and they DO NOT fit the bill, for one reason or another. Tomorrow, i will continue my learning and search.
Now, i must go rest my brain!
Ok, so as it was so aptly put to me a few minutes ago, it is time to let go of "pseudo technology"!!!
I spent 2 hours recording a Restorative yoga video today with some of my "usual" technology issues.
i think, the universe is telling me to keep moving forward, keep upping my game, keep learning the next level. So i am also going to start researching other ways of recording videos i.e. camera versus laptop versus phone etc. And unlike this bear, i will not hide in a hole in a tree! I will move forward! I will learn! YES!!
Wish me luck, send me good vibes!
Today i did a lot of editing to an audio version of Savasana i recorded a while back. My goals were:
It took 1.50 hours, but i did it. Editing is slow. I have a lot of empathy for those in the music and movie biz now. I get how much work it really is! An hour and a half to trim 4 minutes out of an audio clip! here are some of the why's:
All in all it was a great learning experience. I believe that the next step is to learn an audio editing program on my computer. So i will add that to my research list.
I went to the Lewis Centre today to re-record the video that didn't quite work out last week. I planned and even made myself cue cards so i'd remember all the important bits. I had a couple false starts (i am getting used to those now). It felt like it was going smoothly. Well, when i finished and went to press stop, the screen was black, which means, at some point, the camera stopped recording. GAH! So with help from D, we figured out roughly where it stopped and i re-started from that point. I am not 100% sure i got it right. I hope so. Hopefully when the video gets to L, the editor, she can figure out my mishap and "sew" the 2 videos together. HA HA HA!
I am not upset, nor was i at the time of discovery. I am getting used to the random glitches that occur with equipment. Dare i say, i am coming to peace with technology. Well, for today anyways. ;)
I am getting comfortable and skilled at editing videos now on YouTube. I am also getting skilled at pausing while recording when i've made a mistake and starting over. Yay! and Phew!
The good thing about getting better, is that i am braving some trickier edits - like the video (How To Improvise A Bolster) i just posted (see "expand" page).
I realized that i talked extensively (in the video) about Halfmoon Yoga Products and i put myself into new territory. This product chat could be seen as product endorsement which would put my video into different category AND add extra bits to my video. YouTube's explanation on what qualifies as "product endorsement" is ambiguous. Since i am not likely to get a response to my inquiry into clarification in a timely fashion, i decided to edit out that bit of my video - thereby removing any possibility of confusion. I don't need to get myself in trouble, nor do i want my video to get removed. Plus, from what i was reading, there are legal guidelines outside of just YouTube that need to be followed re product endorsement and i am not yet ready to read that extensively on the subject - especially since i am not actually profiting from the "endorsement"!
Well I have to trust there is a reason only one of the four videos I recorded yesterday worked out. Restorative practice? nope. Belly Breath practice? goner. How to make your own yoga blocks? sorry, it didn’t make it either. Sigh. I watched them all to see if anything was salvageable but no.
HOWEVER; “How to improvise a bolster” survived and turned out well. So to the editing table I go. It should be up on my web site and my YouTube Channel tomorrow, that is, unless it somehow meets the same fate as the other fallen videos. HA HA HA!
I can only laugh, sigh, surrender to “what is” and start over.
Boy, am I gonna be resilient after all this!
I had a few hours this morning with an empty house so I decided to record a video. Long story short, the universe was testing me today… “How many things can we mess with until she losses her cool? Until she says I give up?” Well the answer is I don’t know.
Many, many things went wrong
So the lesson in all this?
I AM COMMITTED to making these videos!
I AM COMMITTED to sharing!
I am still feeling a little raw so I won’t look at the videos today. I need some space. But if something was salvageable from my 3.50 hours of work, I will post it!
Thank you everyone for sending me those kind words and good healing vibes! Whatever is going on with my right arm (tendinitis?) is getting better. I am still only mousing with my left hand and keeping typing to a minimum as my arm starts to ache after a couple minutes. So it'll be another short update today.
The house is mine for a couple hours so i am heading to my "studio" to set up and attempt to record the video that flopped last week.
If you are reading this on May 5th around mid day, send me some good recording vibes please.
If my arm is feeling up to it, i will update later. Otherwise, see you tomorrow!
well, it took 1.50 to record plus 1.25 hours to edit and upload a 13 minute video. HA HA HA! And that is not counting the first go at this that flopped (see Day 25).
Savasana is now ready for your viewing (and practicing pleasure).
May your body and mind be relieved of stress. Enjoy the practice.
Tendinitis still alive and well in my right arm so this will be short...
Script in hand, i decided to record an audio practice (way less set up). So how to hold the script up at eye level (so i can read without having to tip my head down to read at a table - not good for my neck). Introducing..... The Script Holder 2000! Ha ha. I blue goo-ed a long ruler to my tripod and then blue goo-ed my script to the ruler. Success!!
NOTE: no, my walls and carpet are not hot pink, i just needed to add some fun colour to a drab image.
So this means, i have an audio practice to edit now. My intention is to upload it to Insight Timer. And this statement should help give me a nudge to complete my account set up and take this next plunge.
Hi All! I am not quite back to 100% re tendinitis. So i will keep my posts short.
I had the house to myself, so i set to work with recording my new video. Long, long, story short it was a flop. Nothing was going right for me that day. So i spent 2 hours with nothing to (literally) show at the end. I was off my game and the universe was testing my patience. The universe won that round as i was cranky for a couple hours after. Now, i look back and think, "meh, whatever. It is what it is. I was doing the best i could with the tools and skills and time i had available at that time. I will just do it again." I am grateful that the pain of that day didn't turn me off this endeavour forever!
Sheron's Techie Journey
I am not "new" to techie learning, by any stretch. In fact i used to teach people how to use their computers. But, that was several years ago. Since then, i have avoided learning new things on the computer. I seem to have gotten myself into a "stick in the mud" mind space in regards to all things techie. Well, that is all about to change!
So i have decided to take a leap and offer classes and meditations on-line.
This is a HUGE LEAP, as i need to learn, what feels like a million new things. If you would like to follow my progress &/or learn from my process, check this "blog" page often
The products of my labours will be posted on the "expand" page.
Keep checking back!
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