Thursday, June 27, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

SONY Vegas Tutorial

SONY Vegas Tutorial.  This guy is pretty good.  This video is really just for beginners.

Media Players

VLC Media Player is Video LAN Client (vlc).

Windows Media Player (wmp.).

 NewPotPlayer | KMPlayer | VLC Media Player |NewSMPlayer |NewJetAudio Basic |NewSPlayer |NewUMPlayer | Kantaris Media Player | GOM Player | Media Player Classic Home Cinema | Splash Lite | Toolwiz Player


  • AAF – mostly intended to hold edit decisions and rendering information, but can also contain compressed media essence
  • 3GP – the most common video format for cell phones
  • GIF – Animated GIF (simple animation; until recently often avoided because of patent problems)
  • ASF – container (enables any form of compression to be used; MPEG-4 is common; video in ASF-containers is also called Windows Media Video (WMV))
  • AVCHD – Advanced Video Codec High Definition
  • AVI – container (a shell, which enables any form of compression to be used)
  • CAMaMSN webcam log file
  • DAT – video standard data file (automatically created when we attempted to burn as video file on the CD)
  • DSH
  • FLV – Flash video (encoded to run in a flash animation)
  • M1V MPEG-1 – Video
  • M2V MPEG-2 – Video
  • FLA – Macromedia Flash (for producing)
  • FLR – (text file which contains scripts extracted from SWF by a free ActionScript decompiler named FLARE)
  • SOL – Adobe Flash shared object ("Flash cookie")
  • M4V – (file format for videos for iPods and PlayStation Portables developed by Apple)
  • Matroska (*.mkv) – Matroska is a container format, which enables any video format such as MPEG-4 ASP or AVC to be used along with other content such as subtitles and detailed meta information
  • WRAP – MediaForge (*.wrap)
  • MNG – mainly simple animation containing PNG and JPEG objects, often somewhat more complex than animated GIF
  • QuickTime (.mov) – container which enables any form of compression to be used; Sorenson codec is the most common; QTCH is the filetype for cached video and audio streams
  • MPEG (.mpeg, .mpg, .mpe)
  • MXF – Material Exchange Format (standardized wrapper format for audio/visual material developed by SMPTE)
  • ROQ – used by Quake 3
  • NSV – Nullsoft Streaming Video (media container designed for streaming video content over the Internet)
  • Ogg – container, multimedia
  • RM – RealMedia
  • SVI – Samsung video format for portable players
  • SMI – SAMI Caption file (HTML like subtitle for movie files)
  • SWF – Macromedia Flash (for viewing)
  • WMV – Windows Media Video (See ASF)

The 5 formats reviewed in the above video are JPEG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, and EPS.

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Embedding YouTube Video On Craigstlist

Here is an excellent tip from Bill Myers.  I definitely recommend that you join his site.

Even though Craigslist doesn't support embedded videos within their listings, there is an easy way to include a video. I show how in this short article.

Recent studies have shown that including a video with an ad posting on eBay increases the number of bids by almost 100%. For that reason, it makes sense to include videos in your Craigslist ads as well.

Unfortunately, at this time, Craigslist doesn't support embedded videos. But there is an easy way around that.


Step 1:  Create your video and upload to YouTube

Step 2:  Using a screen capture program, create a screen capture of the video at YouTube. It should look something like:
Step 3:  After you create the screen capture, upload it to somewhere on the web. Either your own site, or on image sharing sites.

    Optional: Create a sales page on your web site. Embed the YouTube video on that page

    When you create your Craigslist ad, include the following html:

    <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">
    <img border="0" src="http://www.YourImageLink.jpg" width="480" height="295"</a>

    In the above code, change as follows:

    YourYouTubeLink - should be the URL of either your video on YouTube or the URL of the optional sales page you created in step 3 above.

    YourImageLink - should be the url of the screen capture image from step 2.

The net result of doing the above will be what appears to be a video player within your Craigslist Ad. When it is clicked on, the player will take the visitor to either YouTube or to the sales page you create that has the video on it.

Sunday, June 23, 2013


Use handbrake to optimize the video for the web.  Handbrake allows you to reduce the size of the video file for storage.  Very helpful, for video takes up a lot of memory.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Skype Apps

Here is a short list of applications one can use to  make the Skype experience a little more interesting.

SuperTinTin is an excellent app for doing this. There's a free version that's fully functional but only records up to 5 minutes. If you want to record longer, you have to buy it for $29.95.

Evaer for $20 is another good option. There's a trial version.

Pamela for Skype is also popular - price is $33.

Look at VodBurner if you want post-production features such as trimming, cutting, audio leveling, transitions, adding background music, adding external images or videos, ability to create "show" templates for a consistent podcast "look", etc. It's $99 for the full version but free to try for 14 days. After the 14 days, you can only use it free for calls to other VodBurner users, and I believe some of the advanced features are disabled.