Free Movie Clips

Free movie clips are those clips that are available free of cost over the Internet. These clips can be downloaded from the website, which offers them without any charge. Free movie clips are generally released to popularize upcoming movies by providing the audience a sneak preview of the main attractions in the feature film, be it its special effect or its music. Releasing a movie clip over the Internet has become a useful marketing strategy for studios.

Free movie clips are released both in video and audio format. The main platforms targeted for free video clips include computers and laptops, which can be used to directly download these clips from the Internet and which already have pre-installed programs to view them. The other viewing platforms that can be used to view movie clips include cellular phones and portable video players, most of which do not have the capacity to download these clips directly.

In case of free audio clips, the main platforms that can be used to play these are cell phones and other music devices such as MP3 players and iPods. A simple method of downloading free audio and video movie clips to devices that cannot download them directly is to first download the clip on your computer and then transfer it to the device, using a data cable or any other transfer method such as blue-tooth or infra red transfer.

Before downloading free movie clips, it is advisable to confirm whether the website offering them is legitimate. This is important, since downloading movies or movie clips from an illegal or unauthorized website is a crime under the federal law.

As a part of their marketing efforts, most studios create a unique website for each movie that they release. Short clips of the movie are usually available for download on these websites.

Get Started With Video Work From Recording Till The Online Final Product Use

How to record and upload movies on video broadcasting and
video streaming websites

If you are not familiar with video working or have not a certain expertise in this field let’s see together what and how you can do to record movie clips and videos from any source.
Sources of external video movies: These move are those which you play on your video camera, VCR recorder, satellite receiver, or TV channels. Our objective is here to learn how to get those movie clips digitised and upload on your computer ready to upload later on video broadcasting websites and share them with your friends and family.

First of all you need to have a video signal digitiser which takes the signal of your video device where the movies are running. For this most of the programs have a capture option to capture the signal from the USB or the 1394 firewire input of your computer. If you are using a digital video camera all of them provide a DV exit which you send to the USB input of your PC. You can also use the VCR output and connect it to the 1394 firewire input of your PC. This is a necessary condition if you are going to use your digital camera as a transfer media when you need to digitise analog camera’s signal using the conversion capabilities of a digital camera (PC — Digital camera — Analog camera; digitise the analog signal via the digital camera and send it to the computer). After capture of the movie clip you can work it out with the video software and save it on your hard disk in various video formats (AVI, MPG, WMV depends on the video manipulation program you are using).

Now, if you are going to copy movie clips from the TV or VCR recorder or a satellite receiver this is another story. In this case you need an intermediate device to digitise the signal and send it to the computer. There are various such devices to purchase in the market such as DAZZLE 170 from Pinnacle. In any case the USB input to your PC is used.

To capture the signal you need a software program such as Pinacle 8, or Video 9 from ULEAD or any other from 100s in the market. But you can use also AVS Capture Wizard which in his basic functionality is freeware and you can download it here.

Getting the movie clip into your hard disk

I am, actually, using DAZZLE 170 (is not an expensive digitiser) and the AVS capture wizard (downloading AVS you get more free modules such as AVS Video Converter and AVS Video ReMaker) and i am very happy of the quality of the videos I obtained. Selecting Dazzlee 170 as video and audio source (you may also select your microphone if you need to speak in a text during capturing or the sound blaster playing a music lead but i do not advice to do so. Better to use later a more sophisticated method as we will see) you will have the playing movie on the preview monitor of the AVS capture wizard. You can then start/stop recording what you see coming from the source (VCR recorde, TV channel or satellite). The video file at the end will be automatically stored in a predefined by you folder on your hard disk in MPG format. You may also convert if you wish to another format as explained at the next paragraph.

Now we are ready to work out these captured movies. If you have used as capturing program the software you are using for video manipulation then you are ready. Your movie is automatically placed in the movies library and you can start working with it.

If not you have to start your favorite program you are using for video manipulation and import the movies you captured previously with the ditiser (in my case AVS capture wizard).

Once you have all your clips together, have made the relative video montage, have put background music then you can save as movie in a format such as MPG or AVI or WMV(Microsoft movie maker) at your hard disk.

Convert your movies

In a lot of cases you may need to convert your video files to other formats depending on the use (burn on CD/DVD, make a smaller file to upload, play it on your website which uses a player script for a certain format, etc..). There are 100s of video converters but some of them are free to download such as : RIVA FLV Encoder or Media coder 0.5.1. Riva Flv Encoder will convert your file to FLV Macromedia file format which becomes then small in size and easy to upload at any broadcasting service. You can play it also on your computer using the SLV player or FLV Player or Total Video Player (you can free download from internet) which plays lot of video file formats. Media Coder will convert your video to any, by you defined, format such as AVI, MPG, etc.. If you have a very big file (example over 300 MB) Media Coder can convert it to a file of about 30 MB in FLV or AVI formats and still very good quality.
That’s it.

Conclusion, you can record any movie clip from TV or video camera or satellite program and upload it on your website (to let watch by your visitors) or you can upload to a broadcasting service as in http://www.gooclip.net after having converting it to smaller sizes because from one hand, broadcasting services can upload maximum up to 100 MB movies and on the other hand it will occupy less space on your computer.

How to play the captured and worked out movies on your website

Depending on the format you have obtained as final video product, you have to use the appropriate player script in oder to play a video file format on your website. For AVI, MPG, WMV, FLV, SWF, ASX etc.. there are the different scripts to do the job. To learn how read my article at http://www.gooclip.net/gooclip/html/tools.html

I hope this article has helped some of you to start a very entertaining hobby. If you want to test the results post your movie on my website http://www.gooclip.net or http://www.youtubemovies.net a users share movies broadcasting service.

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The Future Of 3D Animations – How It Is Used In Videos, Movies And Media

You may wonder of the unique aspects computer generated graphics bring through modern technology. With the innovations of information technology becoming more commonplace, the success of 3D animation continues. From those realistic figures to overwhelming landscapes such as computer generated cities, you can imagine the power that 3D Animation brings you.

This form of technology works from three important focuses: 3D modeling, layout and animation, and rendering. As these three steps work together, the product truly provides a unique design to the eye, making it art in motion through high-end technology.

3D animation roots from the modeling where the skeletal framework step occurs. You may notice your favorite video game character or perhaps movie character having proportions and designs that really give them that natural flow. This is the importance of modeling in 3D animation: it provides the sense of anatomical precision or even practical correctness as you engage in the graphics of this stage. Without proper 3D modeling, your 3D animation will lack functionality!

Once the model is ready and functional, the next important aspect to obtain that beautiful output is the natural layout and animation step. Regarded as an important asset to your 3D animation, you need to evaluate the spatial factor and the integration of your models in a given environment. Understanding the dynamics of Physics with the interaction forces will help you visualize and even realize the model in an environment once you layout them. When you combine these together, your layout and animation will really bring out the interaction between your models.

Of course, 3D animation cannot be completed unless you proper rendering is administered. This involves quality image generation. This naturally entails your 3D model provided the necessary elements such as lighting and other fine tuning to finalize your 3D model. With the different components in motion, rendering gives your model the quality it deserves to appeal to your desired audience. Rendering is regarded to be an important “make-or-break” step because the design will decide if your animation is appreciated or not.

As 3D animation becomes more prominent in the video game and movie industry, you will enjoy the details that bring out the quality and style you desire. As a forerunner in its industry, 3D animation creatively brings out a positive outlook in graphical appreciation and application. With these in mind, 3D animation continues to obtain its unique success. The future has become present as technology continues to progress.