I'm looking for a camera that will film close-up and work with a monitor. [more inside]
I'd like to have quick access to all of my photos and videos on my Mac and on my iPhone. The issue is that my photo/video collection is now getting larger than my Mac's internal HD. What are some options for me? [more inside]
What's the current available technology for relatively-low-cost high-tech wildlife watching? [more inside]
I'm looking for a tool that will quickly, cheaply and easily re-render a playlist of videos of arbitrary formats and aspect ratios into a single 1080p mp4 file of reasonable quality. No editing, no graphics, just one MP4 file out of many different ones. I know this is ultimately what Final Cut and Premiere do, but I'm hoping for something lighter, cheaper, and faster than putting everything together in a timeline. Is something out there? [more inside]
I have the opportunity to pick up a new side gig shooting 360º immersive videos for real estate agents. What is a good pricing structure that would make the service appealing to agents, yet make the time spent shooting and editing, worth my while? [more inside]
Going to be doing some freelance photo/video work for an event and it looks like I will need a new laptop. [more inside]
I am looking for short (<5 min) video's / clips I can use in training and coaching. The video's will be combined with more 'boring' theoretical slides about topics like: change management, leadership, strategy deployment, process improvement, customer excellence, hospitality. My youtube collection is in desperate need of an update. Explanation and examples of what I am looking for are in the 'more inside' part of this question. [more inside]
I have slightly less than two weeks to edit a video project. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I'm going to start editing on a MacBook with Final Cut Pro (in Location A) and then have to finish on an iMac with iMovie (in Location B). My Final Cut Pro clips should import to iMovie without any loss of quality, right? I assume yes, but I just need to double check so I'm not pulling my hair out in a week.
I'm looking for websites that have an autoplaying, looping background video of a landscape on the front page, color or black and white both OK. I'm trying to work out the options with a website like this with a client and we are in search of additional examples. Thanks!
After asking this question, I am now wrangling helpful strangers into lip-syncing to a song, and I need somewhere to host our video that won't slap an ad on top of it, or worse, block it for copyright violations. Details inside. [more inside]
I find that video game soundtracks are particularly good background music for programming, but I rarely have time to play new games and discover new music. In the past, I have enjoyed the Superbrothers soundtrack, the soundtrack to Hotline Miami, FTL, certain tracks from Kentucky Route Zero, and the last Deus Ex Machina. Can you recommend post-2014 video game soundtracks that help you to achieve a state of flow?
Years ago (possibly before YouTube?) a friend sent me a link to a video of a girl singing a wonderfully horrible, super-catchy song with a title/chorus that was something like “hearts, stars and diamonds”; if not that exactly, then something close. Does this song still exist somewhere online? [more inside]
It turns out that playing FPS and racing games while walking on a treadmill can lead to vertigo, nausea, and gracelessly falling on the floor. Can you suggest games which might minimize these issues? [more inside]
An amazing human being I've known since high school has a milestone birthday in a month. I'm considering secretly asking a bunch of her friends to record super-short videos, and then compiling those into a birthday greeting. Seems pretty straightforward. So what's the huge looming problem that I'm not considering? [more inside]
I'm recording a webcam stream, and intend to do this 24/7 for a year. How can I make week/month/year-long timelapses out of it? [more inside]
I want to create a panoramic interactive HTML5 video to use online. How do I pull it off? [more inside]
I have about 25 clips recorded with my iPhone that are about 20 seconds each and I want to edit them into one long video, what (free) app can I use to do that?
This is one of those questions that's probably simple once you know how but almost impossible to Google. I have posted a video to a tumblr, yet it shows up on my tumblr site as an unadorned black rectangle with a white 'play' triangle - hardly very tempting or interesting. Is there a way of adding a preview image, either a still manually cropped from the video or automatically generated?
My girlfriend and I celebrate our anniversary on NYE, and last year we spent the night playing Hatoful Boyfriend. It was ridiculous and fun, and we want to play something that will be as much fun this year. [more inside]
Awhile ago I saw a very strange art video in which a woman is putting on lipstick, then proceeds to cover her entire face, then her entire body, in pink lipstick. [more inside]
Is there a service that pulls pictures and videos from a bunch of old phones, laptops & Macbooks? [more inside]
Recently (in the past month, I think), when I watch videos in a browser window sometimes they will develop a pattern of thin horizontal artifacts, as seen here. The artifacts are not static, but change color and position as the video plays, and will generally take up more and more of the screen the longer I let it go. I can't figure out what's causing it or how to fix it, nor can I find a workaround. [more inside]
For a number of reasons, YouTube is overtaking streaming and other TV as the main way I consume moving images at the moment. My son watches a lot of Lets Play videos, and I enjoy them. But what else is there on YouTube.... for me? [more inside]
Last night on a whim, I revisited This Is My Milwaukee, which in turn led to That Mitchell and Webb Look's Quiz Broadcast sketches, and now... I need more. [more inside]
Are there any video cameras (action cam, body cam, goggle cam, etc) that can be set to always capture video (storing the last X minutes to a temporary buffer), but only record/save the best moments when you tell it to? [more inside]
On Friday, Dec. 4, The Gits are reuniting for a show. I go way back with their drummer, and he has pointed out to me that they really do not have anything set up by way of media, like perhaps a live stream. Who here has suggestions on how to fix this, and fast? This is really kind of a special event, if you know who the Gits were, you would perforce agree
I've really enjoyed watching some of JPL's von Karman lecture series on YouTube. I'd really like to have more good quality stuff to watch online about solar system exploration - "good quality" meaning probably lectures and even rather technical ones, but not the slick, graphics-heavy, ominous voiceover discovery-channel sort of stuff (and definitely not the endless PROOF OF ALIEN LIFE ON TITAN stuff that makes searching for the good stuff so difficult). Any recommendations?
Recommend your best aquarium youtube vids. [more inside]
Looking for a music video from the '80s. Pop/dance music, features a guy and a girl on a swing facing each other with the camera mounted on the swing as it moves back and forth. Interesting spinning effects as I recall. Had heavy play probably on BET (possibly MTV or VH1) for a short period, my guess is mid 80's.
Hi there. I just subscribed to a site called pilatesanytime.com, which offers numerous pilates videos for subscribers to watch. However, I’d like to be able to download the videos to my hard drive to watch when I don’t have an internet connection. I’m using a Mac with Firefox, Chrome and Safari. I’m an “intermediate”-level tech person, but the usual Firefox "get video" Fox extensions do NOT work on this site, nor is the underlying video file visible using such methods as “View Page Source” or Firebug. [more inside]
This video was done, as it says at the end, by using stock footage from dissolve.com. However, throughout the video, there is a white typeface (looks like handwriting) used, and there are also white lines that follow the motion of the video. I'm wondering how this sort of illustration and movement is created over the stock footage.
I do small-scale metalsmithing - sterling silver jewellery, specifically. I work VERY small (a delicate ring is about as big as I go). I'd like to make close-up films of my work and process. [more inside]
University Press filter: publication underway of anthology containing essays about several dozen moving image selections (rights obtained). Hard media no problem, press does that. Website no problem, intend to build it with consistent relationships to essays and AV media online. Help! Tell me about great enhanced eBooks with video! [more inside]
I'm in need of an upgrade on my video tools, but I don't even know if I should be looking at a camcorder or a cheap DSLR. Details below the fold. [more inside]
I saw Crimson Peak over the weekend, and, separately, I've had the Sleeping Beauty waltz in my head all morning. I'm in a waltzy mood, and want to watch youtube clips of beautiful, cinematic, sweep-you-off-your-feet waltzes from the movies. What are your favorites?
My Halloween costume is just a regular old undead sort of demon: black eyes, horns, and a very white face. My intent is to have a scary pale, almost paper-white visage, but I want it to look less thick/flat and more 'natural' than standard clown grease paint. I have no makeup application experience whatsoever. Can you help me figure it out? [more inside]
My 6th grader has become very enamored by these guys and would like to dip his toes into the youtube gamer world. He has an xbox one (without kinect). What's the cheapest, easiest way for him to simultaneously record his gameplay and his running commentary (picture within a picture - not just audio) as he plays?
I'm looking for Let's Players/Streamers on YouTube who aren't assholes to women. Are there any good recommendations for who I might want to follow? So many times now I've started watching someone's video and then out of nowhere there's a weird misogynistic comment, or someone will seem decent and then I learn they're actually a vocal GG supporter. At this point I want to stop gambling with my time. [more inside]
I want to plug my Zoom H4N audio recorder into the external mic jack on my Sanyo Xacti HD-1000 camera but I don't know what connecting cable to buy [more inside]
By no means do I need a word-for-word translation or anything, but what is generally going on in this video? That is, what is the gist of what the introducer is saying, and when Pit Hartling comes on stage, what is he explaining about the Rubik's Cube before he does the flourish at the end? What, indeed, is this event? Thanks for your help, German speakers!
We're running some automated-video-analysis studies of two people having a conversation over a video conferencing link. For that, we need to record the video from both perspectives on the server. [more inside]
I purchased a TV show from Amazon Video and paid extra for "HD" but the quality is awful. It looks like a web video circa 2009. Is there anything I can do to improve the quality? [more inside]
I am an instructor at a school, and one of the classes I teach is Life Skills for the high schoolers. We discuss everything from boundaries in relationships to financial literacy to how to change a tire. On Friday, I will be having my first absence, and I wanted to provide a video that is reasonably engaging and not patronizing but also appropriate for tenth graders. [more inside]
6 year old deleted an important video from an ipad that had not been backed up. The video is not on icloud and the ipad doesn't have a "recently deleted" album. Free software options couldn't find it. I would pay a lot of money to get this video back. Is there software that's considered better than the rest?
I have video files in various formats and want to put them on my iPod touch. I have upwards of 40 hours on airplanes looming in my near future and those hours will go much faster if I can watch delightful TV shows and engaging movie content. [more inside]
I like to watch learning videos but, I find it hard to commit. Need help! [more inside]
Is there an iOS app that lets you build pauses into a video's playback at specific points? Here's my dream scenario: a video begins playing on the iPad until it hits the first pause point, like at 0:07. The video stays paused there until the user next taps the screen, at which point it plays until the next pause point, and waits there. Is there anything out there like that?
I thought this would be a simple thing to ask about and search, and a common need with an obvious solution. But I can't seem to get the lingo right. I'll be giving a presentation with a laptop and a projector for slides, but also want to add live action video of me doing stuff on the table or podium, within about a 13x19" area…using what? An iTouch/iPad in a holder/tripod? A doc camera? A GoPro? Is this what a webcam is/does? All wired, btw, no wifi or internet available. Help? TIA!
There's this vine I saw a few weeks ago. By way of summary: [more inside]
I've recently really enjoyed Jordan Peterson's psychology lectures on youtube and I'd like to find more like them. Other video lectures I've enjoyed have been Shelly Kagan's Death, and Michael Sandel's Justice. Please tell me of others so I can watch them. [more inside]