View Full Version : Ain't I brilliant or what?!? ;-)

CP/M User
February 9th, 2006, 09:36 AM
I just threw out all my movie making ideas out the window & started a fresh, by simply playing the edited on my computer & using the Camera to make a movie of it. I tried it last night, but the picture came out blurred. Tried it again this morning & got a better picture.

The sound is there, but it sounds a bit closed in - found the best sound was with the speakers to the side of the camera. My computer has an LCD (it probably wouldn't have worked on a CRT). With the movie picture perfectly aligned (might of missed a tiny portion of the screen) & the movie made (with all the digital edited tricks stored & stuff) - transfer it to video!

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February 9th, 2006, 09:39 AM
Wow, and It worked?!? The picture cameout preatty good?

That IS brilliant!


Terry Yager
February 9th, 2006, 09:41 AM
So you've taken a picture of a picture of a picture, with acceptable results? Kewl!


CP/M User
February 9th, 2006, 12:38 PM
Yeah, originally I shot the film in 320x240 (to get more time out of it) -
modified it somehow to TV quality picture in Windows Movie Maker - along
with a lot of editing. It probably would have been better if I left it as
320x200 - but I was interested to see what would happen. In some cases
it imporved the picture - when I filmed the movie I had to hack a lot of it -
cause you couldn't clearly see anything - even now it's still a bit unclear
in places. The best part is at the end - where I thought it came out very
well & overall I think it's a good demonstration trial into using a movie
mode (with sound) on a Digital Camera.

The other day I just got myself an 1Gb xD-Picture Card which allows
640x480 res in 14 minutes & 29m20s in 320x240 of recording time. I
used this card to record the movie all over again in 640x480 (approx 5
minutes) with Title & Credits included & a reasoniby edited film - in some
areas you can't see where I've cut bits out & put other bits in.

The picture was fine - if I'd got the proper programs for burning DVDs it
would have been slightly clearer. By filming the LCD screen some fine
vertically streaks go through the picture - this is from the monitor & I
don't think you can do much about it - well unless I had a supreme quality
LCD perhaps, would cost an arm & an leg & getting a Burning program
would have to be the cheaper alternative - to get that picture. Absolutely
no flicker which is the best thing though - a CRT might have done, not
sure I think it's all about how the Hz varies between Camera & Monitor
(or TV).

I'll probably lend the video to some friends & see if they can see what's
happening - but yeah, I think there's a good chance they won't see how I
did it. Well the sound might - I got it better than what it was eariler, by
placing the speakers beside the camera & not having it too loud. If you're
watching the picture at a distance (like you should be) - the vertical
streaks don't show as much.

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