I have a Betacam-SP UWV 1800-p player/recorder. I cannot think of any use for it. Would it suit a college AV department ? Or a museum ? I'd like to see it find a good home, but I will settle for getting rid of it. Can any Mefiers recommend a next step ?
I want to make a music video straight to VHS. How can I maximize the glitches and poor quality associated with the medium? [more inside]
What is THE BEST, most creative, most moving story & character-based PC game you've ever played? [more inside]
How does this advertising wizardry in the Beijing subway work? [more inside]
I have a MacBook spitting out video via the Thunderbolt/Mini-Display Adapter port. We usually use another adapter to turn that from Mini-Display -> HDMI so we can run it to a TV. We'd now like to split the signal to three TVs, all showing the same video signal. Doable? [more inside]
I need to find a resource (or resources) where I can download old black and white clips. [more inside]
We are making a short video for a fundraising campaign for our online service. We want to include some existing videos about our website made by the TV, as well as some pictures. I'm looking for ideas about how to beautifully arrange and connect them. What are some great creative video clips where creators assembled a variety of resources in elegant ways?
I am helping coach my son's summer all-star team and I need situational baseball videos, both good and bad examples, ideally available online and free. [more inside]
Remember back in the OS 9 (and earlier), how you could have start up sets? I know in these heady days of Lion, we don't need to manage extensions and fonts, except... I sorta do. [more inside]
Please help me ID this early-80s music video! [more inside]
Newbie video person here, having loads of trouble. I have some video files in .mts that I would like to edit in Windows Movie Maker (or, if I must, in iMovie) and then publish on YouTube or Vimeo. I need to convert them first, since they won't import correctly into either program. What free program do I use to do that, and what should I convert them into to make the editing and then uploading as pain-free as possible? [more inside]
Looking for programs that will reliably change .mkv files to files watchable on a PS3 or iPad. [more inside]
I just found some video footage of 5-year-old me on Youtube. It was definitely not posted by my parents. It also features nekkid hippies (I am dressed). Who owns that footage? [more inside]
Is it possible to make a browser window and the background of web pages transparent but to leave the text and images opaque? This would be applied to all web pages viewed in the browser, not just for specific pages I am creating. I've looked at several plug-ins and applications that offer transparent browser windows, but nothing so far gives options for selecting colors to leave opaque. I essentially want something to act as a luma or chroma key for browser windows. I'm using OS X. [more inside]
You generate a lot of video/audio/etc. You're a professional, but not a network or tv station, so you don't have millions of dollars to spend on media archiving and backup. What are your digital media backup and storage strategies? [more inside]
Currently live coverage of my city's council meeting is only available on the local access channel of a cable provider, to which I am not subscribed. This got me curious about the whats and hows and costs of livestreaming video coverage of city council and committee meetings. [more inside]
I have some questions on what a first-generation Apple TV can or can't do. [more inside]
What is the best tool or software to use for editing wmv files on a mac? I need to pull several short clips from wmv files to make a clip reel. What is the best tool to use? Thanks!
How do I make our surveillance cameras available to the public over the web? [more inside]
How do I re-create the broken camera/video camera effect on this video? [more inside]
My 8 year old Dell 8600c laptop while still working, no longer has a screen and so is retired to desk work only tethered to an external monitor. Now I need a laptop that I can move around again that'll play nice with Adobe CS5, run some decent games, and will cost no more than $1000. [more inside]
I plan to spend 2 weeks in the west coast to one day move there. I am hoping to travel to various cities and explore video game related places. I want to network and talk to people from all video game walks of life, from indie developers to touring game studios. What places should I visit? What studios does tours? I was planning to tour around late June, but should I center it around PAX Prime?
Advice on the one-time web-streaming of a presentation with projected slides. [more inside]
The red and blue channels of *some* videos I watch with the Firefox Flash plugin on sites like youtube are swapped. Halp? [more inside]
Can you recommend a good pilates video? [more inside]
There is a song that is haunting me. In the video of the song, the lead singer had a long scruffy beard and there were zombies. Help? [more inside]
I am looking for a tutorial for video blogging. Old questions are old and I'm sure there is new software out there by now. Advice/experience? [more inside]
I have these tv series episodes that I want to use to create video clips to upload to Youtube. How should I structure this workflow? Which application should I use to organize the original videos? [more inside]
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]
Where can I find a tripod for my smart phone (Samsung Galaxy S2)? [more inside]
I'm looking for a cool video that came out a couple years ago featuring hundreds (if not thousands) of still photos of Portland Oregon house fronts, played very quickly in succession.
Please recommend me more high quality woodworking video content! [more inside]
I'm looking for a better way to create a DVD with subtitles, without losing quality from the original DVD. [more inside]
Someone I know who is a volunteer would like a copy of the REACT/Red Cross produced video "Where Seconds Count". He had been told he could view it online, but repeated online searches have failed to find it, and neither the Red Cross nor individual REACT organizations seem to be selling physical copies via their websites. I've been trying to help him find it, but have had no luck. Anybody? [more inside]
Looking for a gift for my sister and her husband. Their Flip video camera recently died and they want a new portable video camera. Any recommendations? [more inside]
Trying to find a video - fake commercial for a service that'll let you talk to loved ones after they die by letting an app mine their social networking data. Features a bloke receiving creepy messages from his dead wife / girlfriend.
VLC scripting help! I'd like to take the incoming video from a camera and split it into two feeds, where the first leg is broadcast over the LAN and the second leg is chroma keyed, then broadcast over the internet. I can't seem to figure out how to capture leg2, though. [more inside]
I would like to connect two external TVs to my PC, each playing its own independent video with audio. The source video files would be located on the PC's hard drive. Would I need two video cards or a single card with dual video outputs? Also would I need two audio cards? Is there a video software that can run in multiple instances that will allow me to select the video and audio outputs for each video to separate the outputs? Can anyone suggest a solution to accomplish this?
Pretend I've been in a coma since 2002. What are the absolute best, classic PC games I've missed? [more inside]
How can I put long-ish videos online without them being public yet accessible by computer illiterate people?
What are the options for making publicly available educational movie files, so they can be accessed by computer illiterate people, yet without making them publicly available/indexed by Google? I tried YouTube but hit its "video is too long" limitation (the movies are 35 minutes and I really don't want to chop them up into 10 min chunks). The movies are created by a charity and I have full permission of the copyright holder. The movies are not available online anywhere else. (Read on for more info.) [more inside]
Help me find awesome videos for high school students that show interesting new algorithms research. [more inside]
Very specific video cable question (computer to LCD TV) [more inside]
My Google-Fu has failed me. Help me remember the name of an iPhone restaurant app that produced a clever single take demo video in front of a large pool. [more inside]
Help me design the best video setup for recording myself drawing/painting. [more inside]
SuperMarioBrosFilter! Which version of Super Mario Bros. (I believe on Super Nintendo, could be wrong, though) had the feature where you could also play a quick two-player game of Mario Bros.? [more inside]
I'm giving a talk next month at a professional meeting. While researching/preparing online, I've come across some Flash videos that I'd like to use in my presentation. Anybody know how I might go about recording them? Thanks
Know of any webcam chat sites for gay teens that are NOT chatroulette / cam4 style? [more inside]
Can you tell me about some algorithmically developed/edited movies? Or movies that are different every time they're shown? [more inside]
I need a DSLR camera that takes high quality pictures and video for $800 or less. I'll be using it for interviewing, artsy pictures, party pictures, "stand RIGHT THERE and smile, dammit!" pictures, short films, and everything else an amateur might get up to with a shiny new camera. [more inside]