Goofball0427 @ May 23 2008, 05:18 PM wrote:I just have one question. Does it matter what kind of camera you use? All I have it a cheap digital camera. The video quality is pretty good, though.
This is an excellent question. I don't know how many editing enthusiasts we have on the forum, so what I can accept might very well change if someone else comes on board with another program, but at the moment right now I use Pinnacle's Studio.
If one is using tape I can pretty much accept anything: VHS, Beta, etc.
If someone wants to just send an actual video file, Studio can handle either .AVI or .MPG files (as in MPG-2 format).
I can convert YouTube files to MPG, but I don't know at the moment what something like that would look like when blown up to a normal picture size. Probably quite smeary and murky.
As far as digital cameras go, I don't know just yet. When I use my digital camera (as in my photo camera, not my digital video camera) to take video, it outputs it as a Quicktime file, so I don't know if that's standard for smaller cameras. I can, however, sniff around to see if I can find some sort of conversion software, but again, I can't guarantee that it will look like anything too hot or would be useable.
Twinkies Are Yucky @ May 25 2008, 03:45 PM wrote:When should we start making the videos?
Hey, if you have an idea or if you had people in mind to speak on-camera, feel free to start as soon as possible. Just PM me beforehand.
And yes, Nancy, please feel free to talk to your friend and see what they can come up with.