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I use MPEG Streamclip from Squared 5. It's free, and it transcodes just about everything out there.


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Technically you could do this either way, but you know your own style while I don't so you should have the final say. Since you are creating the audio yourself it will probably be easier to finish the video editing and arranging first and completely so that you can write your song around the flow of the video. Since you are going with an ambient feel, it is ...


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In general, the creator of a video can choose any combination of video-quality and audio-quality. In practice, persons who know what they are doing, and also the automatic engines of YouTube (facebook should be similar) that create different quality versions of the same video, have profiles, where the quality of video and audio is linked. So yes, higher ...


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Mp3 is audio only. The file extension can be virtually anything; if it's recognized as an extension known by Windows the associated program will be used to open it. The program will usually then read the file header to determine what file it really is, regardless of the extension. If the format can be read by the application it usually opens it just fine. ...


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A bit of a kludge but may solve your problem. Use a 2nd wireless mic that goes directly to your Canon HF10 camcorder as described here: http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/canon-vixa-hf-10/using-wireless-microphone-system/ Looks to be about $250.


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Depending on what sorts of editing you want to do, you might be better off doing your audio editing within your video editor itself. I have used Premiere and Final Cut Pro, and both have fairly serviceable audio editing and effect processing support. For more detailed audio editing, Logic Studio has excellent support for editing audio with a reference video, ...


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I find what coaxmw says to be true when I don't have a lot of music, so with primarily voice over. Regardless of Lufs and other standards for loudness, you should be mixing/leveling with your ears not meters. Have you calibrated your speakers and tuned your room acoustics? If have a monitor setting for commercials and another one for 'softer' material. Do a ...


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Depends... If it's a track played by humans then unless they played to a click then it's unlikely the BPM is consistent because people will fluctuate tempo. Obviously the best will fluctuate only microscopically but fluctuate all the same. However it's electronic then the BPM is (likely) to be consistent. Therefore what happens isn't that it suddenly goes ...


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Crediting never gives permission to use anything. If the creator does not say anything in the description, or does not provide a creative commons (CC) or similar license, you need to reach the creator, tell about your usage and obtain a written permission. If you can't get this permission, you cannot use that work. If you use the videos for a portfolio, ...


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Look into the Avid webinars. They have a good number that are focused on post-production work. The ones w/ Scott Weber are particularly good, they just released a new one called Creating the Indie Film Soundtrack. It comes w/ a downloadable session, and it's all free (just requires registration).


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I will second Ryan in his assertion that post-processing is saved for later. Anything you can fix with an edit is better served with that edit than with noise reduction. It doesn't matter how good the algorithms and processors are, noise-reduction will affect the parts you want to keep as well. Experience helps you figure out when you're reaching that point ...


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Hey Take a look at the Rode PinMic It's designed to be put through a button hole and it's really small and discreet, you could hide it using some light coloured material to match the actors costume. I use the Rode Lavs all the time and love them, they are also reasonably priced, you should be able to plug them directly into the H1 but you need to also get ...


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Capture a chunk in Wireshark and then chose "decode as" and keep picking different A/V formats and see if any of them work. If none of that helps, upload a 100 kbyte wireshark pcap file and link to it here and I'll take a look.


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I just use Quiktime Pro and force the outpot to Motion / Photo JPEG since it plays nice with ProTools, but retains higher quality than DVNTSC. Works simple enough for me when I'v got everything under the sun between H.264 and ProRes. For me, retaining exact 1:1 fidelity isn't that important to me - te slight inherent 'lossy' quality of PJPG is't that ...


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Unfortunately, even if you script a trigger for both apps at the same time they will not reliably be synced, so you are better off planning to sync in post production. This can be very easy if you use a clapperboard or similar- this gives a sharp sound which is ready to line up in any editor ( some will do it automatically ) and takes very little time.


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There aren't really an "correct" levels for the web. I will usually make the web version of commercial hit around -16 to -18 lufs throughout the spot with peaks around -2dbfs. It seems like most other ad mixers are in that area as well That is just ballpark though, it really depends on your program material.


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I would go with the clapper method, I have been using it for some time and never had an issue with it. As mentioned it will drift over time but this depends on clip length. Movies and the such typically contain short clips so the drift wont be a huge issue. If you are shooting something like an interview that may just be one long running shot you may notice ...


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You need to check the license for the clip. If they are not Creative Commons licensed then it's probably a good idea to get in touch with the creator for permission. If you've not started on anything though it is going to be easier to just pick CC licensed work from the start (of which there is plenty). You can also search by license on Vimeo in the ...


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The TV needs an actual video source to be detected. Simply terminating the input doesn't count. You need a video signal that has all the synchronization signals (which are detected) but the picture area is simply black. In video production this is called a "black generator". This is typically an expensive piece of broadcast gear. But, because analog ...


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You can try Video4YouTube, it is free extension for Sony Vegas Pro that "automatically determines the best render settings depending on the current project template"... For audio, it uses AAC codec with 128-224 bitrate 48kHz video quality doesn't matter (you can choose the lowest quality)


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I suppose it depends on how much money you're willing to drop. Also, are looking to record the computer screen video while simultaneously recording the audio? or could you have an existing video track to then track audio to? The last couple versions of ProTools support video in the multi-track audio process. Also Sony's VegasPro line does audio and video ...


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Ogg is certainly alive and well, Speex and FLAC are in heavy use the world over, Dirac (which apparently was used to broadcast HD video from the Beijing Olympics) has split into two forms, with the BBC keeping Dirac as a research implementation, and a higher quality version, Shrodinger, in development) Ogg Vorbis is supported on many products: (list from ...


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