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Videos for the office TV?

My office has had a giant TV sitting unused for ages. Today, we got a Chromecast to plug into it to get some use out of it. What would be some things we could play that would be nice background video? [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Dec 12, 2013 - 16 answers

The most watched digital content is... what?

Is Gangnam Style the most watched "piece of digital content" in human history? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Nov 24, 2012 - 15 answers

Examples of timelines in movies and other pop culture?

I'm looking for examples of visual timelines in movies, video games, or fiction. Scenes where a span of time is represented metaphorically, preferably as a physical object, diagram, or action. A good example is this scene from Me and You and Everyone We Know in which two characters use a street as a visual metaphor for their potential relationship. [more inside]
posted by oulipian on Nov 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Can you help me create a list of example of "Immersion Cinema"?

Can you help me create a list of example of "Immersion Cinema"? [more inside]
posted by codybaldwin on Oct 19, 2012 - 11 answers

Safe (Legal?) Way to Have Service/Person Rip DVDs Into Movie Files?

Is there a person or company that one could safely hire (i.e., safeguards against theft) to rip DVDs they own into digital video files? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Oct 3, 2012 - 8 answers

How to find out when and where newish movies will be boradcast before DVD/BD release

Is there a reliable way to find out when and where a movie that's too old to be in first run theaters but too new to be airing on cable and/or streaming will be available to watch? Example inside. [more inside]
posted by Lentrohamsanin on Apr 2, 2012 - 12 answers

Algorithmic Movies

Can you tell me about some algorithmically developed/edited movies? Or movies that are different every time they're shown? [more inside]
posted by hapticactionnetwork on Feb 24, 2012 - 4 answers

well these subtitles don't do a damn thing!

I kindly seek free online video content in Spanish with Spanish subtitles. [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jan 18, 2012 - 7 answers

Is downloading videos and music a likely source of large amounts of outgoing network traffic from my computer?

Is downloading videos and music a likely source of large amounts of outgoing network traffic from my computer? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on Oct 18, 2011 - 12 answers

Please help me return to Tokyo without leaving my armchair!

I lived in Tokyo for a while. I miss it. Please help me find films / TV / music videos shot in Tokyo so that I can indulge my nostalgia. [more inside]
posted by ManyLeggedCreature on Oct 8, 2011 - 14 answers

Help me find music for my videos

I need to find music clips to go with some home videos. This one of Amsterdam is 2:45. This one of Bacharach Germany is 4:02 and this one of Frankfurt is 3:11. The clips are for my own purposes only. I share them with friends and family as reminders of the vacation time we had together. The music should be easy enough for most people to enjoy/tolerate, not too mainstream and should be perky(ish). Here is an example of a video I made on Whitehorse, Yukon where I live. I'm looking for the same sort of vibe for the other videos. [more inside]
posted by YukonQuirm on Sep 17, 2011 - 4 answers

Like Reel Director, but for a Windows Laptop?

I need suggestions for a video editor for work. Issues are: many formats, and I don't think the boss will go for buying me an iPad, which would be my first choice. [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Aug 19, 2011 - 4 answers

Check Netflix queue against other services (e.g. Amazon Instant Video)

Can I somehow check my Netflix queue against other services to see which of them have things available for streaming? [more inside]
posted by artlung on Jul 30, 2011 - 2 answers

Wind cover for iPhone?

I have been taking video with my iPhone 4 recently, but it's been windy so I get a lot of wind noise. What's the best way to go about reducing the wind noise, and/or how can I make a microphone cover/windscreen for the iPhone 4?
posted by Korou on Jan 23, 2011 - 3 answers

What are the best ballet movies available on DVD?

What are the best ballet movies available on DVD? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Oct 8, 2010 - 18 answers

What's this kind of video called?

Videos like the new Cee Lo video, where the text appears on the screen as the words are spoken - what's that style called? [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Aug 27, 2010 - 19 answers

Discriminating video from film

Why do movies recorded digitally look different from those on film? [more inside]
posted by stinker on Jun 24, 2010 - 15 answers

Best video rental stores?

I make independent films and distribute them myself. I've started sending my movies to independent video rental stores around the country. I've sent my movies to I Luv Video in Austin, Scarecrow Video in Seattle, Video Underground and Hollywood Express in Boston, Acme Video in Providence, and others. What are the best independent video rental stores in your city? Don't say Netflix.
posted by davidriley on Nov 24, 2009 - 68 answers

Adding ADDITIONAL audio to an avi file

How do I add an additional audio track to a .avi movie file in OSX? I downloaded a full length movie, it had stereo channel audio, but one of the audio tracks was still missing, possibly the center channel that was lost from a surround sound mix when it was bounced to standard 2 channel audio. I now have the missing audio file and need to add it to the other two. [more inside]
posted by Charlie Lesoine on Oct 25, 2009 - 5 answers

Seeking film projector for viewing recently discovered movie reels?

Is there anywhere within (or near) the city of Chicago to rent a 16mm film projector? [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on Jun 29, 2009 - 7 answers

Recorded HD-TV shows to laptop?

Are there (legal) ways to copy recorded TV shows from my HD-TV box to my laptop for personal use? Note: This is a technical question, not a legal one - I just don't know where to start. [more inside]
posted by vizsla on Jun 9, 2009 - 5 answers

Back up some old videos?

Best way to get analog 8mm videotapes to digital format? [more inside]
posted by toastchee on May 29, 2009 - 6 answers

What are the best programs that can convert almost ALL kinds of video files and vice-versa?

What are the best programs (paid/shareware/freeware/open source) that can convert almost ALL kinds of video files and vice-versa? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Jan 21, 2009 - 10 answers

DVD player that isn't hostile to end-users?

Can you recommend an upconverting DVD player with component output that ignores region coding and allows me to perform any action at any time? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Sep 24, 2008 - 10 answers

Looking for movies with tuff (punk) girls...

I'm working on a video project (and I also love the genre) and looking for movies with "bad' or "tough" girls; gangs or solo, the more punk the better. Extra points for fight scenes! I'm thinking along the line of 70s and 80s exploitation films. I'd also like to check out any general punk or teens-in-crisis movies that aren't Repo Man, Suburbia, River's Edge, Over The Edge or Permanent Record. Thanks for your help!
posted by apetpsychic on Sep 3, 2008 - 31 answers

Watching media together in a virtual living room, is it possible?

Are there any sites online that let people watch movies or listen to music in sync with each other? [more inside]
posted by Syntoad on Aug 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Subtitles in letterbox area

Why are movie subtitles almost never put into the black letterbox areas, outside the picture? [more inside]
posted by snarfois on Jun 17, 2008 - 21 answers

Movies from video game footage?

Help me find this NPR story about making movies from video game footage. [more inside]
posted by snowjoe on Apr 16, 2008 - 7 answers

Legally adding video clips to a review site?

I'm working on a site (it's a personal project) where I basically review movies that I like. Lately, I've been thinking about adding video clips from the movies/series to give visitors a better understanding of what the movies/series are about. How do I do this legally? [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis on Apr 16, 2008 - 13 answers

Professional transfer of 16mm movies to digital?

I inherited some 70-year-old, 16mm home movies (not 8 or Super 8) and am looking for a reliable expert to transfer them to digital video. Many vendors say that they can do this. Can you comment on any from personal experience? (I have seen this thread and the links therein.) Are there any issues I should particularly look out for? Thanks.
posted by Dave 9 on Sep 4, 2007 - 15 answers

Homemade DVD server- Whats the best/easiest/cheapest way?

Homemade DVD server- Whats the best/easiest/cheapest way? [more inside]
posted by weiler63 on Jul 12, 2007 - 17 answers

long zoom anyone?

Searching for famous scenes from movies where the camera pans out across a vast distance in a single shot... [more inside]
posted by Gankmore on May 16, 2007 - 31 answers

Attack of the Benny Hill music!

Why are old film clips always played at super-speed, in spite of the ease with which this could be fixed? [more inside]
posted by dmd on May 9, 2007 - 15 answers

Movies on the PS2

What exactly do I need to do to play AVIs and the like on my Playstation 2? I have a CD-RW drive and don't want to spend any money.
posted by squidlarkin on May 13, 2006 - 9 answers

Depth of Field and Focus. How do they work?

Selective Depth-of-Field in Six Feet Under, and a question about lens flares. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Oct 4, 2005 - 12 answers

Video Game from "Hackers"

Please help me find a game similar to the one from "Hackers (1995)" [more inside]
posted by defcom1 on Apr 11, 2005 - 4 answers

3CCD vs. 1CCD?

I'm considering the purchase of one of Panasonic's 3CCD camcorders - is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Apr 5, 2005 - 13 answers

Renting Art Films in VHS

Torontonians: Where can you rent art films on VHS these days? Generally Bay St. Video covers all my rental needs, but they only rent DVDs now, which is great for movies that are available on DVD, but less great for those that aren't. (+) [more inside]
posted by SoftRain on Dec 7, 2004 - 13 answers

What's the best OS X tool to watch the movie with subtitles?

You have an .ogm file of a non-subtitled movie and a .srt subtitle file -- what's the best OS X tool to watch the movie with subtitles? For educational purposes only, etc, (more inside) [more inside]
posted by matteo on Oct 7, 2004 - 5 answers

Obscure Movie Recommendations

I'm a film junkie and am running out of things to watch. What's an obscure feature-length movie that's available on dvd or video that you can recommend to someone who's seen more movies than had warm meals?
posted by dobbs on Dec 17, 2003 - 91 answers

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