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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iPhone Video Format Supported Description – Is it Same as Video iPod?

Can not wait to get your hands on iPhone? Before the device is shipped to your house, Let’s learn more about it, and also prepare (download, create, convert) some movies, video clips and music which can be played on it.

Tip: Where to purchase my iPhone?

1. iPhone is the best iPod for watching movies and enjoying music?

2. Is it popular that download and transfer video and songs to iPhone?

3. Which file formats supported by iPhone? Is it same as the 5-gen iPod (MP4, H.264, MP3, AAC)?

4. How about YouTube videos?

5. What can I do if the file can not playback with iTunes and iPhone?

6. More details about H.264.

Tips: Where can you buy an iPhone?

Just go to Apple stores ( http://www.apple.com/retail/ ) or AT&T retail stores near you, the best place to learn everything about iPhone and get the most out of your iPhone. Certainly, you can also shop online from apple.com. But here’s something you might not know: your local Cingular store, which was the brand for AT&T’s cell phone service until recently, probably won’t have iPhones, when it is on the market on June 29th. That’s because only the 1,800 stores that are actually owned by AT&T will have them, and not the 6,200 or so other outlets. Later, it will be sold on the Internet and through other outlets.

1. Is it the great experience to watch videos, movies, TV shows and listen to music?

Yes. iPhone is the big widescreen iPod whose screen resolution is 320×480 which is bigger than the video iPod’s 320×240. After charging the battery, you can play high-quality movie up to 7 hours and enjoy music up to 16 hours. That is to say, you are able to watch four movies without charging again.

2. How many people will put video and music to iPhone?

A lot of guys are purchasing movies, TV shows, podcasts, audio books and music from iTunes online store, convert DVD and video files on their Windows PC and Mac computer, then sync to their iPod so that they can enjoy the content wherever they are and whenever they like. Let’s take several examples to verify this.

1) Do a Google search with the keyword ‘iPod video’, there are 232,000,000 pieces of results.

2) There are many Apple guys have been searching the information about ‘iPod video’, ‘iPod movie’, ‘iPod video converter’, etc. The following numbers come from Yahoo overture:

video ipod 3,615.1 /day

converter ipod video 515.4 /day

free ipod video 201.9 /day

converter free ipod video 187.5 /day

ipod video accessory 187.4 /day

download free ipod video 162.0 /day

apple ipod video 154.4 /day

30gb ipod video 124.8 /day

Since iPhone is the best iPod for playing videos, why not watch movies on it?

3. iPhone video MP4, H.264 and audio formats MP3, AAC

Many mobile phones supports 3GP, 3G2 formats, but iPhone does NOT. There is no doubt that iPhone will support H.264, MPEG-4 in .mp4, .mov, .m4v formats, and MP3, protected AAC, AAC, Audible, Apple lossless in .aac, .mp3, .m4a files. Just as the 5gen video iPod, iPhone need to sync the media via iTunes software.

4. YouTube live on iPhone

YouTube videos are not compatible with iPhone before. But now, YouTube has been re-encoding the videos with advance H.264 codec supported by iPhone. There will be 10,000 videos available for the phone. All YouTube movies, video clips can be played on iPhone by the autumn. What’s more, with the bulit-in WiFi wireless, you can sync YouTube video to iPhone from PC.

5. Encode your movies, Convert iPhone video format file for personal use

If you have lots of family Mini DV videos, DVD collections, VHS tapes, or funny videos downloaded online which can not play on the cell phone, just transfer them to your computer, download DVD to iPhone Converter ( http://www.dvdtoiphone.net/ ) or iPhone Video Movie Converter for free, and convert to the iPhone movie/music formats with ease. To put DVD video on iPhone, you need to install iTunes and sign up an account.

6. What is iPhone H.264?

H.264 is a MPEG-4 compression standard for video, which can deliver top video quality at about half the file size of MPEG-2. H.264 technology is also known as MPEG-4 Part 10 or AVC (Advanced Video Coding).

Video Hire and Blu Ray Rental Tips

When you hire video online how much do you pay for a video? How about Blu Ray rental? How much does that cost you? You might think the cost excessive and why you should do it, but just stop and think for a moment. What is the cost of purchasing a DVD or Blu Ray rental disc these days?

It will generally be a lot more than a subscription paid monthly to an online video rental site, and with that you will be able to hire a number of videos at a time, with no pressure on you returning them by a set date. Unlike video rental stores, you don’t have a return date after which you pay fines. You can keep the videos for as long as you like.

Additionally, you must consider Blu Ray rental: how many of your local video hire stores offer a good choice of Blue Ray rental movies to hire? Probably not a lot, but if you hire Blu Ray rental discs online or hire video DVDs, then not only do you have a massive range of movies from which to choose, but you can carry out a simple search for your favorite director, actor/actress or genre.

How long does it take you to search through the videos offered in a regular video rental store when you just want one video for tonight? You could easily spend more time searching than actually watching the video! Not so with an online video store where they offer DVD rental, Blu Ray rental or even VHS if you still use that old technology.

Generally an online site is the better option if you want to hire video discs and find Blu Ray rental movies, mostly because:

a) They have a search engine you can use to find your choice of movies. That way you get to choose from all the movies that meet your search requirements in respect of genre or type of movie, actor or actress and even specific directors.

b) You have a fabulous selection from which to choose, because an online store is not restricted by the space available to store Blue Ray rental movies, and when you hire video movies, or even music videos, you are practically guaranteed to find what you want: from children’s videos to those more suitable for adults.

c) There are no time limits on your blue ray rental or DVD discs. You keep them as long as you want, and once you return them you can have them replaced immediately with a fresh choice.

d) You generally have nothing to pay for their delivery or return – it is included in your monthly rental price. You pay exactly the same each month, whether you keep the same videos for a month or more, or change them several times. A hire video contract lets you view an unlimited number of DVDs or Blu Ray rental discs for your monthly subscription, although that would naturally be limited by the post.

e) If you lose a hire video in the post they will not hold you responsible unless it occurs too frequently. Because this doesn’t happen very often, you will generally not have to pay for any delays due to the post.

So, if you hire video DVDs or Blu Ray rental discs, and then doing so online offers many advantages, particularly for the movie buff that tends to watch a lot of videos. You will pay a fortune to purchase them so why not just hire them and save a lot of money every month.