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SolveigMM End-User Products => SolveigMM HyperCam => Topic started by: gamedayFILMZ on July 27, 2009, 05:11:59 AM

Title: How to make a watchable YouTube/MotionBox video tutorial
Post by: gamedayFILMZ on July 27, 2009, 05:11:59 AM
I just installed the Hypercam 3 beta and it seems to work fine except that when I upload to MotionBox (or YouTube) the result is unreadable.  Is there some guidelines for making videos so that they are viewable? Here  http://www.motionbox.com/videos/7a9ad9b31918eccbf5 (http://www.motionbox.com/videos/7a9ad9b31918eccbf5) is the result. How do I improve it? (The local avi is perfectly readable.)
Title: Re: How to make a watchable YouTube/MotionBox video tutorial
Post by: Dmitry Vergeles on July 27, 2009, 09:23:28 AM
Hi gamedayFILMZ,

Thank you for using our software. As you probably know AVI file format is not intended to be viewed  online or via internet streaming. For that purpose Youtube should convert yout input AVI to FLV file. As I can see in your link you try to playback online AVI file instead of FLV that is incorrectly
Title: Re: How to make a watchable YouTube/MotionBox video tutorial
Post by: gamedayFILMZ on July 27, 2009, 09:34:22 AM
Thanks for your prompt reply.  No I'm not trying to playback AVI file but the FLV that YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YGWgAWducM) or MotionBox (http://www.motionbox.com/videos/7a9ad9b31918eccbf5) provide after conversion.   Still my question is what is the best way to use HyperCam to make tutorial videos so they are best looking?  Thanks for your help and great tool.
Title: Re: How to make a watchable YouTube/MotionBox video tutorial
Post by: Dmitry Vergeles on July 27, 2009, 11:44:12 AM
Hi gamedayFILMZ,

I can properly playback the youtube link you provided, may be you should update your flash player plugin?

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Still my question is what is the best way to use HyperCam to make tutorial videos so they are best looking?

As youtobe fullfills conversion to a native format, achiving the best video/audio quality can be done using captuting uncompressed video/audo stream, or (as it requires too HDD space) use Video 1 codec for video compression.
Title: Re: How to make a watchable YouTube/MotionBox video tutorial
Post by: gamedayFILMZ on July 27, 2009, 05:37:16 PM
Sorry I am being so confusing.  I did not mean that I could not view the YouTube video.  I can.  My concern is the quality of the video.  I will try "Video 1 codec"  I guess I was looking for guidance along the lines of "for best results set the window to be captured at X pixels by Y pixels at a frame rate of Z". Or whatever guidance you can give me.   For instance how is something like this (http://basecamphq.com/demos/dashboard (http://basecamphq.com/demos/dashboard)) captured to have such great readable results?
Title: Re: How to make a watchable YouTube/MotionBox video tutorial
Post by: Dmitry Vergeles on July 27, 2009, 07:05:30 PM
Ok I caught the question. Yes firstly just use uncompressed or video 1 codec. Then if you are making fullscreen resolution convert it as HD and view in flash in HD and full screen mode. I tried your ling in HD and fullscreen and the inscriptions seems to be quite readable.
Title: Re: How to make a watchable YouTube/MotionBox video tutorial
Post by: gamedayFILMZ on July 27, 2009, 08:04:21 PM
Thanks.  Perfect!  Also I noticed that I could use HyperCam 3 beta on my XP laptop but on my 64 bit vista machine I can't seem to get audio to capture.  (It may be my machine but I'm curious if it is a known issue.)
Title: Re: How to make a watchable YouTube/MotionBox video tutorial
Post by: Dmitry Vergeles on July 27, 2009, 09:13:33 PM
Hi gamedayFILMZ,

Despite we get the audio problem reports from time to time we still did not replicate it on our side.
Title: Re: How to make a watchable YouTube/MotionBox video tutorial
Post by: gamedayFILMZ on July 27, 2009, 09:27:59 PM
I will try to help you out.  I'll try to find some other recording software and see if that works.  If so then I'll let you know.
Title: Re: How to make a watchable YouTube/MotionBox video tutorial
Post by: Dmitry Vergeles on July 28, 2009, 07:39:09 AM
Could you please describe in more detail your probem?

Does HC3 shows audio device and source in Otions dialog?
If this is the case, what sources are available?
Title: Re: How to make a watchable YouTube/MotionBox video tutorial
Post by: gamedayFILMZ on July 28, 2009, 08:03:21 AM
Hi Dmitry,

I'm actually using it on another machine now.  When I get a chance I'll retry on the vista 64 bit.  However an interesting thing is happening on my XP laptop. When I hit F2 to pause it claims it is pausing but only the audio is muted and it continues to record. (until F3) is clicked.
Title: Re: How to make a watchable YouTube/MotionBox video tutorial
Post by: Dmitry Vergeles on July 28, 2009, 08:17:49 AM
what is an audio source and video/audio codecs?
Title: Re: How to make a watchable YouTube/MotionBox video tutorial
Post by: gamedayFILMZ on July 28, 2009, 08:27:26 AM
Internal Mic/SigmaTel Audio/Uncompressed audio (PCM)
Microsoft Video 1

20 fps
keyframes 100

-steve-

ps.  Anyway to turn off the 'unregistered logo' while I'm testing?

Title: Re: How to make a watchable YouTube/MotionBox video tutorial
Post by: Dmitry Vergeles on July 28, 2009, 09:49:44 AM
Really some problems with pause/resume mode presents.
Currectly we don't have the resent logofree version. But in some days we will upload the new version and update the logo free one, so just remind me about that.
Title: Re: How to make a watchable YouTube/MotionBox video tutorial
Post by: gamedayFILMZ on July 28, 2009, 10:00:23 AM
Thanks.
Title: Re: How to make a watchable YouTube/MotionBox video tutorial
Post by: gamedayFILMZ on July 28, 2009, 10:31:28 AM
So because I had minutes of unwanted video on one clip (then I hit F3 to stop it and to start another clip to continue)  I used AVI trimmer to trim out the bad video but how then do I combine the other videos that I made in to one video? Thanks.
Title: Re: How to make a watchable YouTube/MotionBox video tutorial
Post by: Dmitry Vergeles on July 28, 2009, 11:55:08 AM
HC3 is shipped with HyperCam Media Editor that is able ro merge your files. Just call it via "edit" button in recent records section and follow the actions described at the topic below:
How to merge AVI files  (http://www.solveigmm.com/HowTo/how-to-join-AVI-files-with-video-splitter)
Title: Re: How to make a watchable YouTube/MotionBox video tutorial
Post by: gamedayFILMZ on July 28, 2009, 03:50:45 PM
Hmmm.  Thanks.  But somehow the different clips ended up with slightly different widths and Height so they couldn't be joined.  The only thing I can think of which could have happened was that at one point I did a pan (shift F3?)  is that possible that the video frame could have changed size when I did that?
Title: Re: How to make a watchable YouTube/MotionBox video tutorial
Post by: gamedayFILMZ on July 28, 2009, 04:29:52 PM
Weird.  I joined the two files that were compatible and the audio is now out of sync by several seconds!!!  Strange.
Title: Re: How to make a watchable YouTube/MotionBox video tutorial
Post by: gamedayFILMZ on July 29, 2009, 07:29:43 AM
Really some problems with pause/resume mode presents.

I keep hitting this problem.  Now it stops the audio recording but not the video recording.  So I tried trimming the excess off which seemed to work.  Then I tried recording the next segment and tried joining them.  They joined but the audio is off by several seconds.  Is there a list of outstanding bugs?  I would say that this is 'alpha' quality not 'beta'  But I really like the idea.
Title: Re: How to make a watchable YouTube/MotionBox video tutorial
Post by: Dmitry Vergeles on July 29, 2009, 07:38:49 AM
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Is there a list of outstanding bugs? 

No, we are not awere of any our of sync problems caused by joining. Could you upload us original AVI files you try to merge getting the issue?
Title: Re: How to make a watchable YouTube/MotionBox video tutorial
Post by: gamedayFILMZ on July 29, 2009, 07:49:55 AM
Yes.  It may take a while to get you the files (They are about a gig.) but if you have a 'dropbox' I can get them to you.  If you don't then get one here. https://www.getdropbox.com/referrals/NTEzNDExMTk and I can
Title: Re: How to make a watchable YouTube/MotionBox video tutorial
Post by: Dmitry Vergeles on July 29, 2009, 07:56:22 AM
PLease upload that to FTP. deails were sent to your PM