I would like to know what options are available to me to enhance (or indeed the opposite) video streams - What I'd specifically like to do is download specific youtube footage (personal use) and render it with a jumpy black and white Pathe film-like quality. What would be the best approach to achieve this? - And please take into account that I have no Apple products to hand and very limited experience in manipulating the moving picture.
Help me name this creepy, possibly educational video made in Australia in the late 90's - involves an empty talking house and runaway kids. [more inside]
What is the name of that 1980s home video introducing you to computers hosted by that famous TV personality husband and wife whose names I can't remember? The one whose background color changes depending on what section you're in? [more inside]
A soon-to-be nine year old has asked for Call of Duty for his birthday. What else could I get him? [more inside]
Is Gangnam Style the most watched "piece of digital content" in human history? [more inside]
How do I avoid my web browser having to reload a video again if I view it again after having navigated away from it earlier or when I go full screen? [more inside]
Need advice on recording presentations for web video. [more inside]
Mrs. COD gifted me yesterday with a shiny new Nexus 7 for my birthday. Where can I find free or cheap video programming to entertain myself on 1 my one hour each way daily commute? [more inside]
Best music videos made on a low/non-existent budget? [more inside]
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]
I really like video games that have a good storyline behind them. What are some titles that have a good narrative and/or backstory? Examples of games I've like in the past are inside. [more inside]
So... I have this dark and fuzzy cheapo camera video of 15 minutes of myself doing yoga. And I'd like to chop it up into one of those funky arty music videos. If you were me, and you'd never ever done anything like that before, where would you start? [more inside]
I used to subscribe to this newsletter, but got overwhelmed by the volume of interestingness and unsub'd. I would like to find it again. It is not Viewsource.TV. [more inside]
What's some good, preferably obscure, music for an urban foot chase video? [more inside]
Are there any good any online lectures on Ulysses? [more inside]
I'm looking for some really good how-to guides on making videos, especially on documentary style and story-oriented pieces. [more inside]
Where can I host videos for my Shakespeare play comparison website that won't a) cost me tons due to hosting and b) be YouTube knee-jerky on copyright violation? [more inside]
Best Camcorder for under $300? [more inside]
Can you help me create a list of example of "Immersion Cinema"? [more inside]
How can I save the LA Times' time-lapse video of space shuttle Endeavour's journey across LA for posterity (on my own computer)? It's really beautiful, but I'm afraid they'll take it off the LA Times website at some point. I'd like to save it for personal viewing later. I don't know much about these sorts of things (flask, etc.). I have an older Mac and no video capture card. Is this even possible? (Nevermind whether it's legal). Thanks all! Answer in the hypothetical if you prefer. ;-) Awesome shuttle video
CHALLENGE TIME! You are lent some expensive, professional grade video equipment for 18 hours and told that you may use it as you see fit in the time you have. Assuming little to no preparation beforehand, what do you do and/or film with it? Ideally you'd like the owner (or anyone else who sees your work) to be mildly impressed, knowing that you have no actual solo film making experience whatsoever. [more inside]
I have really been enjoying watching the channels I subscribe to on YouTube. I want more great YouTube channels to check out! Please suggest your favorites. (A list of the ones I already watch after the jump.) [more inside]
After viewing the excellent "A Man for All Seasons" IMDb and the BBC's Kierkegaard - Sea of Faith YouTube I'm in want of viewing other portraryls of noted authors & philosphers. What are your recommendations? [more inside]
We're using iPads for users to post videos directly to our Wordpress site through the official Wordpress app. The videos are being recorded on the iPads, and posted through the app's media upload feature. When we do this through the HTML4 options (which uses embed) there are no controls to start the video playing. When we do this through HTML5 the videos are rotated 90 degrees. Any ideas what's causing this video weirdness and how to fix it? [more inside]
How can I keep these .mkv to .mp3 conversions from getting screwed up? [more inside]
Go Pro? How to record a video of a week in life... [more inside]
Where can I download video of OK Go's "Needing/Getting" video from This American Life's "The Invisible Made Visible" show?
Back in May I went to the This American Life live-recorded show "The Invisible Made Visible". I'm trying to find a place to download video of the segment with OK Go's "Needing/Getting" - the one with the DDR-style animation for the audience to play along with smartphone handbells. Does the video exist online? [more inside]
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]
Video conference with several people at once [more inside]
Looking to stream some public talks/events. [more inside]
I'm finding myself quite happily drawn to the Gangnam Style video. Can you point me towards the best dance/pop/crazy dance videos NOT from the U.S.?
Using a laptop running Ubuntu Linux 12.04, I want to record three things at once: 1) video of my desktop, 2) video from a USB webcam, 3) audio from a USB microphone. Ideally I would like some setup which simultaneously starts all three recordings, and keeps them in sync, so that it will not be too painfully difficult to mix them later -- my eventual aim is to make a kind of "picture-in-picture" screencast. Is this feasible, and if it is, what's the best approach? (Free is nice, but if I can make this process smoother by paying less than a thousand dollars, I will happily pay.)
How likely is it that someone who has just amputated the end of their pinky finger will go into "shock?" [more inside]
[Adobe Premiere filter] I have a screencast of a Powerpoint presentation and a webcam video of myself explaining the subject. Using Premiere Pro, I have combined both so that the webcam feed appears as a picture-in-picture in a corner while the presentation runs. However, despite everything looking fine on preview, when I attempt to export the file, the Powerpoint part plays about 10X faster than it should. Help? [more inside]
Can you please offer insight into my projector system? I have questions with regards to projectors, screens, and installation. [more inside]
How to choose a digital (video) camera? Not against photo and video capability as long as the video rocks. [more inside]
Please help me find examples of athletes who did something completely counterintuitive in terms of the sport (so seemingly wrong) and won because of it. I'm especially looking for those moments that have been captured on video. [more inside]
Is there software that will turn a subtitled video into a series of snapshots of the video interspersed between the subtitle text? [more inside]
Please help me figure out the best way to stream my online content. [more inside]
Looking for a semi-automatic way to create a slideshow that includes both pictures and videos, using a PC. [more inside]
Looking for an Internet video: Humanoid robot soldier patrolling a real, Third World city. It combined live action footage -- which looked like Somalia, Iraq, Yemen, etc -- with a digitally inserted, Terminator-like robot soldier patrolling the streets on foot. The robot appeared to be a motion-captured actor, from its level of fidelity. The project appeared to have a somewhat political slant about the eventual use of robots in combat.
I am having a bit of a challenge getting through to our developers about the correct size for a Flash video player for our sites. [more inside]
I'm teaching an online course on internet culture and of the first sections is on music videos and youth culture specificaly. To counter-point the peppy more mainstream examples like Rebecca Black, I'd like to show a specific music video of a teen hipster girl singing in a lazy cadence about her love for a boy - but I can't remember her name or the song. She sang with the song's lines running together. She had some vocal fry in there. There was a macbook on the bed. There was only one other girl in the video and they were sitting around the bed mostly. The laid back vibe and simpler subject matter of the video captured something I'd love to show. Anyone know who she was? Thanks!
Can I Convert Video Footage to Animation? We are making a video documentary about college students and their attitudes towards dating and sex. Much of the documentary involves one interviewer interviewing different people on the same set. As you might guess, many of the potential subjects are reluctant to speak candidly onscreen, BUT, most of them will consent to their voices being used…I am wondering if there is some not-crazily-expensive way to take a video interview and, using some kind of software, animate it, turning the interviewer and subject into animated avatars. The animation does not have to be super super high quality—a fairly simple avatar for each of the people onscreen will do…We have a lot of technical and post-production people on the crew, so someone involved probably has access to almost any software program available…Any help—especially specific programs or plug-ins—would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Please help me find the perfect roller coaster video. It is a first person view of a roller coaster ride with a speed value on the video. [more inside]
I have, for work, a web page that is a thumbnail view of 12 (eventually 20) low frame-rate video streams. Think security cameras. I need to record this. [more inside]
What are good tools for making app documentation videos, which focus on the specific region of interest? [more inside]
I have an older Gateway PC acting as my media center/file server. I have it hooked up to a 42" 720p Samsung Plasma TV via VGA from the on-board connection on the PC. As such, the resolution is not very good: 1024x768 and the picture doesn't really fit on the screen. Can you recommend a cheap video card (under $50) that will let me connect via HDMI and show things at a decent resolution without stretching or cropping the picture? No gaming, just playing video files.
You are probably familiar with TED, a fantastic collection of talks on a wide range of topics available online. What other, similar collections are there? [more inside]
I need to embed a video in a swf banner ad. I have no idea how to do this. Can someone walk me through it? [more inside]