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AMV Progress 2008
« on: January 28, 2008, 08:40:33 am »
How goes the editing folks?

I'm still inching my way to getting that damn Advent Children thing done... ¬_¬

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2008, 06:12:33 am »
Well this weekend I got two of the Category placards done  (they will each have a 10 - 20 sec mini AMV in them this year instead of just a still pic) 19 to go ... (I need 3 for each category...)

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2008, 10:43:09 am »
Four months left before the deadline.

What say you, editors? How goes your projects?

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2008, 12:56:33 pm »
Err... Besides staring and poking at the slowness of it? I'm about 1/8 of the way done and I've been working on it for three months. >< I am so horribly lame.

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2008, 11:59:39 am »
I made my first amv last night using windows movie maker. Can any of you give me some pointers to make better amvs?

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2008, 08:38:27 am »
I made my first amv last night using windows movie maker. Can any of you give me some pointers to make better amvs?
Are you hoping to improve a particular area? Clip choice? Timing? Effects?

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2008, 08:39:13 am »
In fact how about posting your AMV? That is, unless you're planning on submitting it to the con :)

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2008, 11:48:12 am »
well, i guess im wondering if windows movie maker is good to use or if i should be using some other software. I will post it.


Here i just posted it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-cw7IGrm9Q
« Last Edit: April 07, 2008, 03:24:54 pm by Higuma »

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2008, 08:50:26 am »
It's a decent action video. Timing could use some work but you at least had the right tones for most of the song, meaning there was action going on when the music picked up and had less action during slower parts.

Why do you need a different program?

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2008, 09:43:43 am »
I was just wondering, what program do you use? I understand what you mean about the timing, I was working with some subbed anime so it really limited what I could use. I am working on another one where the timing will be better and it will take a week to finish not just one night, and no subs.
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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2008, 03:27:28 pm »
I prefer Adobe Premiere. Been using it since late 2001. I've always used v6.0 but recently upgraded to v6.5. Yeah, using subs gives you so much more freedom when editing, because you don't have to worry about what parts of the footage you pretty much have to avoid. :P

You could always crop the subs out if you wanted to, then move the shot down a little to center it.

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2008, 03:01:04 pm »
I prefer Adobe Premiere. Been using it since late 2001. I've always used v6.0 but recently upgraded to v6.5. Yeah, using subs gives you so much more freedom when editing, because you don't have to worry about what parts of the footage you pretty much have to avoid. :P

You could always crop the subs out if you wanted to, then move the shot down a little to center it.

V6.5 , is that Ulead studio, or a different program?

I'm also looking for a good program to get to do AMV's with. Granted they will only be made on my desktop cause it can be the only one to support it, but yeah.

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2008, 09:33:33 pm »
I made a Chobits AMV awhile ago. There's a couple tweaks I need to make but it's basically done. I'd like to submit it.

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2008, 10:13:45 am »
p...pr...progr.....ress...? what is this word of which you speak?
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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2008, 09:11:58 am »
V6.5 , is that Ulead studio, or a different program?
Adobe Premiere 6.5

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2008, 12:53:32 pm »
Well... I have a song. And I have Advent Children. I need to go DL subtitle-less versions of the FMVs from Crisis Core now, but other than that I should be good. I'll whip one of those suckers out in no time flat! This year I'm definitely participating!

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2008, 08:57:20 pm »
I'll whip one of those suckers out in no time flat! This year I'm definitely participating!
Hooray! Keep up that genki spirit!
Make 'em GREAT!

Looking forward to your works...

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2008, 10:14:41 pm »
Well... I have a song. And I have Advent Children. I need to go DL subtitle-less versions of the FMVs from Crisis Core now, but other than that I should be good. I'll whip one of those suckers out in no time flat! This year I'm definitely participating!

Yay, Crisis Core! If you need the fmv's still, you can get them here[/url. There are still subtitles, but I thought I'd give you a heads up anyway.


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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2008, 08:47:58 am »
That's okay, I've got them. They're in Japanese, though, but that's just fine! I've cobbled together the structure, too! I just need to fine-tune it, put the opening and closing credits on (those are allowed, right?) and find a CD to put it on so I can save it and send it off in the mail.

Ano... Quick question. The rules says no subtitles, right? That's what it is with Sakuracon's... But, there's about .25 of a second in my video that I absolutely need and I need the bottom half of that has a three-character subtitle. But the subtitle goes along with that part of the song, and isn't all that distracting. Do I still have to get rid of it, because I kind of need the space that the subtitle is over. I can probably find a way to get around it, but it'll take time that I just don't have.

EDIT: Reviewing just what part of the clip the subtitle is over... I can't do anything about it. I really need that piece, too!

EDIT EDIT: I went over the rules again, and it fits the exception rule! I hope. I really, really hope.
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Re: AMV Progress 2008 - Subtitle Removal and other FUN
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2008, 05:14:10 pm »
Quote from:  LtCommanderRichie:
a.  I just need to ... put the opening and closing credits on (those are allowed, right?)
b. The rules says no subtitles, right? / there's about .25 of a second in my video that... has a three-character subtitle.
    But the subtitle goes along with that part of the song, and isn't all that distracting. /
    I went over the rules again, and it fits the exception rule! I hope. I really, really hope.
c. That's what it is with Sakuracon's...
Although I cannot speak for the judges, and cannot predict what they will do, I can offer some AMV suggestions that you might try, if you like:

 a. Opening and closing credits, bumpers "Studio [Whatever] Productions," etc, are all allowed. Unless you're going for the 'what the heck was THAT?!?' comedy/offbeat effect, let's NOT do a 90sec OP and a 45sec ED around a 20sec AMV. Unless you're being WEIRD on PURPOSE, fot the 'random amusement' category - in that case, GO FOR IT, do ANYTHING (ok, anything PG-13...)  8-D

b. Is 0.25 sec long enough to read and understand the message of those 3 letters, and how the message fits in with the song or visual situation? Another suggestion to help the sub you leave in look more 'selected on purpose' - If the song repeats, and the message of the text dovetails about as well at other times as it does during your unavoidable moment, then APPLY the text (use subtitling tool) at those points in the song too. Then whole will have more of a feeling that you 'meant it this way.' Depending on what software you are using, you also might try to extract the characters onto a new layer (or create a new layer with the same characters sitting right on top of the unavoidable ones.) Then apply a cool intro effect, and an outro effect after the 0.25 second flash. This does two things: makes it look like 'you meant this,' and also the intro effect helps ddrrrrag the eyeballs of ssslllloower rrrreeeeeaaderrs to the right place in advance, so they'll have more chance to rrreeeeadd it, and 'get' what the text is about and how and why it fits in.

c. Sakuracon folk are a fun gang and their AMV people are cool and all, but there is no direct connection or any sort of concerted attempts at standardizing their contest and ours.

Anyways, GOOD LUCK to you and all, and I should be around at the Mini-con if you want me do demonstrate ways of working with or working around subtitles...

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2008, 05:46:40 pm »
It's really more of a whole second, now that I go back over it, and the characters aren't in English. They're PSP subtitles in Japanese Kanji, and with the filter I applied to the frame they're somewhat hard to read. I suppose I can replace the clip with a completely different one, what since I'm only working with Windows Vista Movie Maker. I can't do fancy-shmantsy stuff with that.

And the Sakuracon thing was just a precaution, what since I got booted from that one because I had like, a single frame that had a subtitle.

Hmmm, Mini-con, eh? Certainly hope the Decepticons don't try to cart y'all away... I might try to convince my dad to let me go to that.

PS: it isn't cheating if the song was written specifically (by another person that isn't me) for a particular scene in Crisis Core and therefore I'm putting video to words that actually make sense, is it? Did that make sense to anyone here?

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2008, 06:21:08 pm »
When is the deadline for getting these AMV's in?

I really want to do one, but, I've barely started.......<.<.....>.>...... That and I just got Adobe Premier CS3 from a friend, so I get to fiddle around with that for a bit. (Thank Kami I've used it before..)

Anyone know where I can get RAW eps. rather easily, too?

Also, what formats are allowed, resolution, quality level, etc...? (I'm assuming that .wav isn't allowed....)
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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2008, 08:55:22 am »
When is the deadline for getting these AMV's in?

I really want to do one, but, I've barely started.......<.<.....>.>...... That and I just got Adobe Premier CS3 from a friend, so I get to fiddle around with that for a bit. (Thank Kami I've used it before..)

Anyone know where I can get RAW eps. rather easily, too?

Also, what formats are allowed, resolution, quality level, etc...? (I'm assuming that .wav isn't allowed....)
-Bakura/Heero
The deadline for the contest is 5:30 PM on July 25th and must be received by mail. Meaning it must be in their hands on that date, not on the way. :P

If you can't rip DVDs or capture footage and have to resort to using downloaded footage instead, the best way to download a mass amount of material is using torrents. Just keep in mind that downloaded videos have the most tendency to produce errors for your program, corrupt your project file, etc. Not trying to bring you down or anything, just giving you a heads up. :)

The most preferred formats are MPEG1(.mpg) and AVI. MPEG1 is a simple format and should allow any video to play on practically any computer. AVI, on the other hand, is a format that can be encoded from a variety of ways, such as Divx, Xvid and Microsoft MPEG-4 version 2. Those three are the most preferred for the contest. There's also a newer format called h264 that's also allowed, but if there are any encounter problems with it, such as it not playing correctly or not playing at all, you'll be notified and will have two weeks to re-encode it into a different format. This applies to any video that doesn't play correctly.

It should definitely be noted that any WMV, ASF, SWF, MOV formats or SVCD discks will be rejected outright. The two weeks given to re-encode a video into a preferred format applies to any entries encoded with these formats as well.

As for video resolution, it should be no smaller than 512 x 360, and at at least 23 frames per second, though most anime runs at about 29.97 so you shouldn't have any problems with that.

Any other details can be found on the AMV Contest's page:
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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2008, 09:07:34 am »
Thanks for the link, I'll keep that saved on my computer.

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2008, 09:25:48 pm »
Hey, should we label our entries in any particular way? I mean, like, a name and title on the CD? Because I'm all ready to stick mine on a disk and send it off in the mail.

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2008, 11:10:34 am »
Hey, should we label our entries in any particular way? I mean, like, a name and title on the CD? Because I'm all ready to stick mine on a disk and send it off in the mail.
I would assume your name would be the most important thing. Maybe the name of the video as well?  ??? That's definitely a question for Guy (Prinz Eugen).

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« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2008, 11:54:27 am »
Hey, should we label our entries in any particular way? I mean, like, a name and title on the CD? Because I'm all ready to stick mine on a disk and send it off in the mail.

If it is the same as last year, then you need to include your name, the name(s) of your amv('s), the category/ies you are entering them into, and possibly phone number or email address. I think that is what I remember from the year before.


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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2008, 01:49:01 pm »
Alright, I have my disk all labeled and everything loaded onto it... I'm sending it off in the mail before I forget!

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2008, 02:11:00 pm »
Alright, I have my disk all labeled and everything loaded onto it... I'm sending it off in the mail before I forget!

Good luck! I hope to see your stuff at Kumoricon! ^_^


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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #29 on: May 13, 2008, 08:08:34 am »
Alright, I have my disk all labeled and everything loaded onto it... I'm sending it off in the mail before I forget!
God speed, Commander.

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« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2008, 12:55:22 pm »
It's in the mail as of yesterday... I just hope that it doesn't break on the way there or is unreadable when you guys get it.

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Re: AMV Progress 2008 - Corrections & Additions
« Reply #31 on: May 13, 2008, 06:51:43 pm »
P-R-M, Thank you for addressing the bunch of questions that arose recently in this thread. Let me add a few clarifications here and there.
Quote from: Pie Row Maniac
The deadline for the contest is 5:30 PM on July 25th and must be received by mail. Meaning it must be in their hands on that date, not on the way. :P
We also accept e-mail messages to:

guy1656
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^ (...attempting to fool spambots...)
..and if they have a download URL or a link to a d/l page at a site like www.animemusicvideos.org then we can d/l them instead of actually burning and mailing a disk. HOWEVER, the deadline is still the same day 25-Jul-06, and I will d/l until 8:30pm. The 5:30pm deadline on the same day is about the time I will be dropping by the rented mailbox for the con. If it's not in the box then it's TOO LATE.

The 8:30pm deadline is just IN CASE I get crushed with e-mails in the last few days. Last year wasn't too bad; the last of the e-mail d/l requests came in about Tuesday, or 72 hrs before the drop-dead hour. Most of the CDs came in in the last week of before the deadline day.

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... if there are any encounter problems with it, such as it not playing correctly or not playing at all, you'll be notified and will have two weeks to re-encode it into a different format. This applies to any video that doesn't play correctly.
Close, again. Bottom line is that there has to be at least SOMETHING that the judges can watch on the day they convene. It's nearly impossible to round them ALL up again between the panel day and the con itself. Although it never happened yet [...!] I would tend to try to play the AMV on some other system - anything I could scrounge up - so the judges get a CHANCE at including it in the contest. THEN, I'd contact the creator and we'd try to get SOME format that will play on the Shuttle box I've used to date.

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It should definitely be noted that any WMV, ASF, SWF, MOV formats or SVCD disks will be rejected outright.
YES.
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The two weeks given to re-encode a video into a preferred format applies to any entries encoded with these formats as well.
NOT NECESSARILY:
(1) Certain formats, especially streaming or privacy non-compliant formats such as SWF or YouTube links, may not be evaluated at all. However, the entrant will be contacted that some other format is required. There must not be any way that commercial 3rd parties can monitor when a file is being viewed, from where, or by whom. That's a minimum baseline for privacy. This is why d/l sites which require registration, logins, passwords, or cookies are *NOT* suitable for contest entries.

(2) Depending on my shooting schedule, SVCD disks or Windows Movie Maker-made WMVs may be converted into targets at any time. 8-D
Overused series can be rather tempting...
DRAMA-1 amv's set to overused series can be especially irresistable...

JUST KIDDING - I actually try my darnedest to make sure EVERY entry gets its best possible chance to play for the judges.

Lastly, About file names:
*SOME* conventions require onerous exactitude with AMV file names.

Guess What:
I *don't.*

As long as you tell me the AMV title, your name, your city and town (used for push-pins on the planet type of statistic, and it's kept private) and you provide me some way to contact you in the event of a question or for shipping details for PRIZES (yay!): postal address, an e-mail address, or a forum nick on www.animemusicvideos.org, then you are GOOD to GO.

If you have any other questions please be sure to e-mail me for fastest response.
Posting here is okay, but my work blocks my access (I can view only, but not post,) and since I don't spend *every* evening on forum boards,** that means that, compared to e-mails, it can take me a couple of days or more to respond to forum activity.

By the way, there are also no limits or restrictions on:
- how long ago you made your AMV
- other conventions or contests where your AMV may have played

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE ! ! ! !

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Re: AMV Progress 2008 - Corrections & Additions
« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2008, 07:50:02 pm »
(2) Depending on my shooting schedule, SVCD disks or Windows Movie Maker-made WMVs may be converted into targets at any time. 8-D
Overused series can be especially tempting...
DRAMA-1 amv's set to overused series can be especially irresistable...

OWO; I'm so glad I learned how to save to .avi, right now... Don't want the guy in charge shooting skeet with my entry! I may be in trouble for the rest of it, though...

As long as you tell me the AMV title, your name, your city and town (used for push-pins on the planet type of statistic, and it's kept private) and you provide me some way to contact you in the event of a question or for shipping details for PRIZES (yay!): postal address, an e-mail address, or a forum nick on www.animemusicvideos.org, then you are GOLDEN.


I would suggest saving the packaging mine will come in, because I didn't put all that on the disk. In fact, the only address on the holder I put the thing in is the one I was supposed to send it to, because I couldn't remember it... But yeah. I wrote my name, the names of the game and movie I got my clips from, I think I wrote the name of the AMV (If not, it's in the intro), the category it's supposed to go into, and my e-mail address.

T_T I don't know how to work animemusicvideos.org anyway... That place totally mystifies me.

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Re: AMV Progress 2008 - Corrections & Additions
« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2008, 09:20:25 pm »
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I wrote my name, the names of the game and movie I got my clips from, I think I wrote the name of the AMV (If not, it's in the intro), the category it's supposed to go into, and my e-mail address.
Sounds like you've gotten together everything you/we need. I will send you a private 'CONFIRM' e-mail and playback notes ('plays okay,' etc) then copy the file into the contest directory & category folder.

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T_T I don't know how to work animemusicvideos.org anyway... That place totally mystifies me.
Catch up with me sometime during a con or a meeting where we have internet connectivity, and I'll see what I can demo for you. It's pretty much the biggest AMV site out there - not the only one, but probably the biggest.

And of course: THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENTRY.
(You *will* make *more* before the deadline, right ;-D  arm-twist, arm-twist... )

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2008, 08:25:52 am »
*Hisssssss* No arm-twisting, buster! But I'll see what I can do. No promises, though. You'll probably end up with a comedy entry of Tifa fighting Loz to Ivy's 'Temptation of Sonata'.

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« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2008, 05:54:58 pm »
Duuuude! I wanna make amv's for the contest SOOOO bad!
My dad said I can't download anymore anime on our comp. because I keep crashing it (^.^ tee hee)
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« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2008, 07:42:47 pm »
Well then go for it with what you have, sekitan! Whatever you make, it should be great. Do you have anything uploaded to YouTube or something that I can watch? I wanna see what you've done!

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2008, 07:29:07 am »
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*Hisssssss* No arm-twisting, buster!
OK, let's try "Gentle, Stalinist persuasion ... ? (JUST BEING *SILLY**!!)

Sekitan, et al: KEEP MAKING AMVS - this is gonna be a GREAT contest!

Another hint: We always get a TON of Drama-1. On top of that, last year's judges decided that if a Comedy AMV wasn't FUNNY enough, it might be a DRAMA, plus if an Action AMV wasn't ACTIVE enough, well maybe it might play out as a DRAMA. So they ended up with about 18 Drama-1 entries PLUS about 12 others - slimming down the odds that any one Drama entry would have. But that also meant that they got to pick the 4 or 6 strongest STORY-TELLING entries. This weeded out the "[My favorite character] plus [my favorite music] but no plot" entries, or "Let's just fill the screen with gaunt, chest-and-forearm-hair-challenged males on motorcycles" entries.

So far Drama entries are leading the pack again. Therefore, you might stand a better chance with one of the less overcrowded categories, like Old School, Movie Trailers, or Japanese Music.

No promises, though, because this year's panel will do things THEIR way...

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2008, 11:48:55 am »
*Hisssssss* No arm-twisting, buster! But I'll see what I can do. No promises, though. You'll probably end up with a comedy entry of Tifa fighting Loz to Ivy's 'Temptation of Sonata'.
That fight always makes me think of the theme to God Hand

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« Reply #39 on: May 16, 2008, 10:59:39 pm »
I've got my footage, I've got my program, I think I've got my song...
Old school entry here I come!

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #40 on: May 17, 2008, 01:08:39 pm »
It's up in the air if I actually decide to enter this or not, but I have begun making an AMV for FFVII:DoC, to a song by Hizaki Grace Project. So yeah, I'm working on that. And contest-wise I may enter this AMV I made for Blood, the Last Vampire. But, as I said, up in the air.


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« Reply #41 on: May 17, 2008, 04:40:03 pm »
I was working on one but have not touched it in weeks, because I am stuck and can't figure out what to do next, I am only 1:05 in to the amv. How can I break this amv block? (like writers block but with amvs)

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« Reply #42 on: May 17, 2008, 05:45:24 pm »
Just start putting in clips until you find one that you like! If all else fails, fade-outs are a must.

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« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2008, 08:44:05 am »
I was working on one but have not touched it in weeks, because I am stuck and can't figure out what to do next, I am only 1:05 in to the amv. How can I break this amv block? (like writers block but with amvs)
Don't listen to the song for a while (a few days at least), then play it again with your eyes closed while thinking of the anime you're using. :)

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« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2008, 11:48:00 am »
I was working on one but have not touched it in weeks, because I am stuck and can't figure out what to do next, I am only 1:05 in to the amv. How can I break this amv block? (like writers block but with amvs)
Don't listen to the song for a while (a few days at least), then play it again with your eyes closed while thinking of the anime you're using. :)

That's actually a great idea! Thanks, Pie Row. I'll keep that in mind next time I'm stuck.

As for my progress, I am about halfway through my amv, and it is going well. My only problem is that I can't seem to get rid of the lag when I try to play through (and check progress/synchronization). I'm using Windows Movie Maker, does anyone know of reasons for lag (large clip size, etc.), or a better (preferably free) program?


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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #45 on: May 19, 2008, 11:53:48 am »
I finally had to give up on WMM because it does the same thing to me. The program is completely faulty and they've never fixed it. I went for Video Factory 2.0.

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« Reply #46 on: May 20, 2008, 06:43:11 pm »
Wotcher gotta do is just save, then close the program, let it sit for a while and then open it up again and try again. My Crisis Core AMV would always stick on this one clip whenever I tried to make it go in slo-mo, so I put it in slo-mo, saved, ex-d out of the program and then forgot about it for a while and came back to it several hours later or so and it went through just fine. It'll probably work sooner than that, though.

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« Reply #47 on: May 20, 2008, 06:53:35 pm »
Wotcher gotta do is just save, then close the program, let it sit for a while and then open it up again and try again. My Crisis Core AMV would always stick on this one clip whenever I tried to make it go in slo-mo, so I put it in slo-mo, saved, ex-d out of the program and then forgot about it for a while and came back to it several hours later or so and it went through just fine. It'll probably work sooner than that, though.

Hmm, thanks for the advice. I have noticed it seems to work mildly better when I close it, but it is still quite the hassle.

Anyway, I finished my Dirge of Cerberus AMV this morning! I just have to go back in and fix a slight synching problem, and I will post it here for y'all to check out (if you feel so inclined).


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« Reply #48 on: May 20, 2008, 10:05:05 pm »
I was working on one but have not touched it in weeks, because I am stuck and can't figure out what to do next, I am only 1:05 in to the amv. How can I break this amv block? (like writers block but with amvs)
Don't listen to the song for a while (a few days at least), then play it again with your eyes closed while thinking of the anime you're using. :)
Thanks for the suggestion, I think i am going to start on another amv and come back to that one in a week or so

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« Reply #49 on: May 21, 2008, 03:46:38 am »
i just got the video factory program and shall commence amv making soon ^.^ starting with dirge of cerberus. i swear i'm not copying eve-boyfriend.... lol


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« Reply #50 on: May 21, 2008, 07:23:13 am »
Here's my newest AMV: The Curse of Chaos. I don't plan to enter it into the AMV contest, so I don't see a problem with posting it for you all to check out. ^_^ Thoughts are welcome, and I just have to add that a lot of quality was lost in the uploading process. So, yeah, it is better than it may look, heh


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« Reply #51 on: May 21, 2008, 11:05:31 am »
Anyone have some advice for pulling audio off a DVD? I wanted to make a trailer AMV but I only managed to rip the video off the disc. I would really love to get the audio because I think my idea will work really well. Any and all ideas/comments are welcome and appreciated.

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« Reply #52 on: May 21, 2008, 02:47:26 pm »
Anyone have some advice for pulling audio off a DVD? I wanted to make a trailer AMV but I only managed to rip the video off the disc. I would really love to get the audio because I think my idea will work really well. Any and all ideas/comments are welcome and appreciated.
Are you using DGIndex?

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« Reply #53 on: May 21, 2008, 03:36:32 pm »
Yeah, I am. Some time ago I came across something called AMVapp, which contains DVD Decryptor, DGIndex, Virtual Dub, and other programs. I used it for my first four AMVs but I only needed the video, as I just used an mp3 for audio. I'd like to rip the audio off my DVD to use for an AMV trailer. The audio program BeSweet GUI didn't work. It says it needs to be reinstalled and I don't know if I have the disc. Is there another program out there that works for collecting audio off a DVD?

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« Reply #54 on: May 21, 2008, 06:32:16 pm »
Here's my newest AMV: The Curse of Chaos. I don't plan to enter it into the AMV contest, so I don't see a problem with posting it for you all to check out. ^_^ Thoughts are welcome, and I just have to add that a lot of quality was lost in the uploading process. So, yeah, it is better than it may look, heh


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« Reply #55 on: May 22, 2008, 10:25:26 am »
Yeah, I am. Some time ago I came across something called AMVapp, which contains DVD Decryptor, DGIndex, Virtual Dub, and other programs. I used it for my first four AMVs but I only needed the video, as I just used an mp3 for audio. I'd like to rip the audio off my DVD to use for an AMV trailer. The audio program BeSweet GUI didn't work. It says it needs to be reinstalled and I don't know if I have the disc. Is there another program out there that works for collecting audio off a DVD?
Cool. I ask about DGIndex because that's what I use to get audio from a DVD. Here's what I do:
- Open DGIndex and load the VOB file that has the trailer in it
- Go to Audio --> Output Method --> Decode to WAV
- Under Audio --> Track Number, make sure it's set to Track 1.
- Under Audio --> "48 -> 44.1KHz", set it to High
- Go to File --> Save Project.
- You should now have a .wav file where you saved it to. It'll have a messy-looking filename, like "something AC3 T01 3_2ch 448Kbps 44.1KHz.wav".

Hope that works. :P

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« Reply #56 on: May 22, 2008, 11:09:24 am »
Thanks a lot. That worked like a charm. I didn't even know DGIndex could do audio. I guess my novice colors are showing. But now I'm off to start my AMV trailer for the contest. Hope it makes the cut. Thanks again. I'll see you at the con! Hope I make the cut. I'm planning a Drama 2 (Dance), a comedy, and my trailer. And now off to work.

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« Reply #57 on: May 22, 2008, 12:45:07 pm »
Here's my newest AMV: The Curse of Chaos. I don't plan to enter it into the AMV contest, so I don't see a problem with posting it for you all to check out. ^_^ Thoughts are welcome, and I just have to add that a lot of quality was lost in the uploading process. So, yeah, it is better than it may look, heh

Very, very nice. You're lucky. ^^ I cannot do AMVs to foreign language music at all. I completely fail in that department. XD;

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« Reply #58 on: May 22, 2008, 01:48:42 pm »
Thanks a lot. That worked like a charm. I didn't even know DGIndex could do audio. I guess my novice colors are showing. But now I'm off to start my AMV trailer for the contest. Hope it makes the cut. Thanks again. I'll see you at the con! Hope I make the cut. I'm planning a Drama 2 (Dance), a comedy, and my trailer. And now off to work.
No problem. Good luck on the trailer. :D

A small note, I always find the audio ripped from DVDs to be pretty quiet, having done a few trailers myself. It'd be worth it to raise the .wav file's volume at some point. Just a suggestion. :)

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« Reply #59 on: May 22, 2008, 02:12:59 pm »
I did notice it sounded quiet. I'll have to work on that. Thanks for the help, again. I'm just going through my anime DVDs right now trying to find clips to use.
On a different topic, I have a song I want to use for a Dance/Upbeat AMV but I think I might have to edit the song a tad. I don't know how far the censors go but the song uses the word G**d**n. I'll probably have to edit it, right? It doesn't bother me either way.

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« Reply #60 on: May 22, 2008, 08:46:39 pm »
Ok, so I have Adobe Premier CS3 to use..

And after I imported my video files into the program and tried doing a playback at normal speed after putting it into the source monitor and timeline.......it became like, 15 times slower than what it's supposed to be. I tried adjusting the frame speed count, but that doesn't work either. The audio works just fine, playing back at normal speed.

Does anyone know how to adjust the video so it plays back normally, and not close to frame by frame? That's the only thing that's preventing me to continue working on the trailer that I was going to do....

For those of you who were curious as to what trailer.....

I was going to do like the first two and a half minutes of Nightwish's "The Poet and the Pendulum" (That's off their newest album, Dark Passion Play) To the Advent Children movie.

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« Reply #61 on: May 23, 2008, 09:40:22 am »
Did you Preview it first? Or did you just put it in the timeline then played it?

To Preview, hit Enter and it'll go over the footage in the timeline, making it easier to watch.

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« Reply #62 on: May 23, 2008, 11:59:22 pm »
i finished my dirge of cerberus amv yesterday and want to post it somewhere, but i have yet to convert it and get it posted... stupid computer being infected with some nasty thing and not letting me use internet... *is on a laptop that i just found the power cord for* i hate technology.. yet i love it.. yet i hate it.. lol


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« Reply #63 on: May 24, 2008, 07:53:41 am »
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My only problem is that I can't seem to get rid of the lag when I try to play through (and check progress/synchronization) ... does anyone know of reasons for lag (large clip size, etc.), or a better (preferably free) program?
The most common cause that I have seen for lag (and I have had this happen to me to until I figured it out) is when FRAME rates differ slightly. When they differ greatly, such as:

- You're building a project in 30 fr per sec
- You're using, say older footage at 24fps

then most programs compensate correctly. Obviously if your project framerate is THE SAME as your extracted clips there's no problem at all. The lag problems tend to crop up when you're working in 30fps and your clips are in that nasty 29.97fps. (or 24fps vs 23.96fps) Or the difference in duration between a mean solar day (24hr) and a siderial day (23 hours, 56 minutes, 4.1 seconds.) One of those stupid things like that.

Many programs fail to keep in time when the difference is negligible over the range of each clip (given that it's usually only a few seconds each clip) - BUT - the errors are CUMULATIVE, so that by the time you're 50sec or so into your AMV you may be close to ONE HALF SECOND OFF from your audio. I *hate* when that happens!

Your solution: Check your frame rates (and re-export them if necessary) and make sure they are the same frame rate as your project timeline. As for free tools, VirtualDub is getting a little long in the tooth, but it's free, and you may have BETTER luck with a newer program called AEGISUB (also free) which I heard about from one of my anime-techy friends who does fansub subtitling (timing controls there are crucial, not only for subtitles but for all the karaoke effects used in OP/EDs)

Next: Premiere crash control:
1. SAVE YOUR PROJECT OFTEN, especially before you Preview it or render/export it.
2. If your Premiere-crash causes the program to just disappear (strangely, silentlly then WINK! Its GONE!) what you need to do is WATCH IT RUNNING. Look at your frame count, then try to pinpoint what frame number causes the crash. Open Premiere again and temporarily cut that one section out. Temporarily export everything (uncompressed avi) leading up to your problem-child slice. You can also do this by sliding the work area to just before that Zone of Death.
3. Then, export another uncompressed AVI ending at the end (or as far as you've worked up to) your project, but starting a few clips AFTER the problem area.
4. Keep adjusting the end of the first AVI later and later until you get the crash. Only keep the last GOOD, sucessfully completed output file. Start your second clip earlier and earlier until you hit the crashspot, and again, only keep the last GOOD one.
5. Save your project to a new name, and blow away ALL clips except the problem areas. Drop in your one MONGO start clip and your MONGO end clip onto your sound file, (in their appropriate time positions, of course) and work to recreate the footage in the gap. You may need to re-rip that one problem scene if its corrupted.
6. Often, it's just ONE frame which is corrupted. If that's the case, do a static, one-frame export as BMP of the frame BEFORE the problem point, and another of the next frame AFTER the problem. Cut the bad frame out of the timeline. Open Photoshop or GIMP or whatever, and superimpose one frame at 50% opacity over  the other, merge/flatten layers and save as a new BMP file. Go back to Premiere, import this new BMP file and drop it in place where the bad frame was.  You should now be able to process right on over the "bump in the road..."

Hope this helps...
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« Reply #64 on: May 24, 2008, 10:51:01 am »
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I was going to do like the first two and a half minutes of Nightwish's "The Poet and the Pendulum" ... To the Advent Children movie.

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Note: the following comments, and what people do or do not do, have *NO* bearing on the AMV Contest, or the judges' selection process, etc - I'm just chatting here!

GO FOR IT!!!

*I* was gonna use the SAME SLICE of music - actually a narrower slice:
- pick up the orchestral rock crunching  from about 1:33 mark, then
- SAVE TIME by blending directly into around 3:06, cutting out one verse

- "My hopes there and then, those meadows of heaven"
  Nice Anglo/Nordic imagery there, very LOTR

- "Adventure filled days, more with every smiling face"

- then try a blend/cut to the chorus:
      "Get away, run away, fly away
        Lead me astray, to dreamers' hideaway
        I cannot cry ’cause the shoulder cries more
  <-Clare's shoulder wound here
        I cannot die, I, the whore for this cold world
        Forgive me, I have but two faces
<- Claire's face in partially awakened, "Hillary" mode
        One for the world,   <- Claire's "blend in with the mundanes," brown-eyed face
       One for God, save me" <- There was a church battle ep where I could probably
                                                           find rose windows, or an altar scene.
- Fade at 4:14.

Yeah, first time I heard that song it screamed CLAYMORE!!! to me...
IF I can get it done I'd send the snippet in to a multieditor project or two and see if it works...

BTW, to answer someone else's question, you *can* say "whore" and "G_d D_mn" on the radio so that won't interfere with PG-13 or 'radio clean' requirements. It's just not a *nice* word, but who sez we have to be *nice all the time* ...

ANYWAYS, HERES A COOL TRICK YOU CAN DO with that new Nightwish double CD:

The second CD is all instrumental versions of each song of the first CD. So, you can SURGICALLY SNIP OUT any objectionable words by:
- Place the lyrics in an audio timeline, AND place the non-lyrics version right on top of it (or directly underneath.)
- Play BOTH tracks simultaneously to make sure they are in synch - if not you willwill getget anan ECHOechoECHOecho
- Once both audio tracks are synched up, CUT the sung version whereever you want to punch-out a word you don't like.

Result: the music will back you up and it's almost unnoticable to just about anyone who's not really listening intensely to the lyrics. Nightwish has been used very well in a number of AMVs, from Gundam, Code Geass, Mai Hime / Mai Otome, and Shamanic Princess.

- G

 


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« Reply #65 on: May 24, 2008, 02:35:13 pm »
I... could cry.
I haven't gotten a chance to actually start my Kiki video because I've been busy getting ready for my cousin's wedding among other things, but the copy I got was a ripped copy from the library that I put on my computer.

Guess who's computer needs to be reformatted?
Guess who doesn't have any burnable DVDs to put the movie back on to? T_T

So now I have to do all this, go BACK to the library, rerip it after I have all my programs reinstalled, and try to remember what the heck I was doing in the first place.

Progress? What's that? >_>

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« Reply #66 on: May 24, 2008, 03:18:35 pm »
Right now, my only extent is making Genesis Rhapsodos lip-sync to Gackt songs because I'm terribly bored. If I could get my hands on the actual music video for Temptation of Sonata, though, I could swap out all the places that were re-choreographed for the live version of that fight with the Advent Children version... *Trails off into little random mutterings*

I have one AMV in, but I want to do a trailer and maybe a J-rock one. But I still only have Crisis Core FMVs and Advent Children. T_T If only Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann was dubbed! I could have some fun with that!

Oh, wait... Wonderful idea just occurred to me. I'm gonna go download all of the Trinity Blood episodes now.

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« Reply #67 on: May 26, 2008, 01:30:05 am »
Yikes...loads of amvs and loads of different types!

*pokes Akira*

So...I got it in my head to make an Akira vid...(for the Old School catagory)...and of course my roomie suggested it be easier to download then rip the other roomie's copy of it. And it was faster...it took maybe 45 mins. to download...or less. However it was OGM, thus needed converted. So, two file converters, and about 5 hours later I finally have Akira in a a format I can use. And thank the electronics gods for that!

I've got a little over 11 secs of a 3 min, 2 sec AMV finished. And I'm not to the point of pulling out my hair yet. Though, for future reference, does anyone have an GOOD OGM converter, that won't require me to then run the WMV file through yet another converter?

*pokes Akira again*

Hmm...now I just have to decide how much blood I can use in this AMV.
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« Reply #68 on: May 26, 2008, 08:09:14 pm »
Mellon, dear, poking Akira is only going to make it angry.

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« Reply #69 on: May 26, 2008, 11:28:40 pm »
You're under the impression that it isn't already.

Akira is, by default, irate. :P

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« Reply #70 on: May 27, 2008, 03:53:53 pm »
Hm. Good point. Ohwell. I get Mellon's anime collection when she's gone. :3

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« Reply #71 on: May 27, 2008, 08:00:58 pm »
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Akira is, by default, irate. :P
Mwahahah: Use the Gummi-bears theme and the scene of the EVIL TEDDYBEAR menacing the kid in his hospital bed...!

BTW, just to check in with you guys, 'Akira' is from 1988 so it COUNTS for 'Old School.'

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« Reply #72 on: May 29, 2008, 08:21:07 pm »
Did you Preview it first? Or did you just put it in the timeline then played it?

To Preview, hit Enter and it'll go over the footage in the timeline, making it easier to watch.

I believe I did that....I'll try again.

If that doesn't work, does anyone else have any other suggestions..? *ish annoyed cause it's the only thing from keeping me to continue working on them*.....
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« Reply #73 on: May 29, 2008, 08:36:09 pm »
There should really be an 'alternate anime opening' category. You know, take a song, edit it yourself down to 1:30 and then make it into a theme song? Eh, maybe next year. Right now, I have a date with Lemon Demon and Trinity Blood. Does anyone think that the Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny is a bit overdone?

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« Reply #74 on: May 29, 2008, 09:56:21 pm »
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There should really be an 'alternate anime opening' category. You know, take a song, edit it yourself down to 1:30 and then make it into a theme song?
If you make a convincing-looking, serious, "This should have been the REAL opening to [series 'x']" type of AMV, then it will go into the Serious Trailer category, and you are *VERY* welcome and encouraged to take a stab at that. The Serious Trailer category also includes 'replica' trailers for movies or TV shows that don't really exist, but you are telling us a serious, what-if story by creating your own audio, titles, 'stars,' 'seiyuu,' 'character design,' etc.

One of my own home-made examples (an admittedly low rez, novice work, sorry...) is here:
http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=15719

Nobody is making an anime of David Weber's 'Honor' paperback book series, but DAY-em somebody SHOULD. (imho.)

Another neat way to create a 'replica trailer' is to nab intense music, then use the English dub dialogues off an anime (go for dramatic lines with little or no background music or sound effects) and mix your own audio. DJ Izumi did it this way:

http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=41818

Since *no one* listens to the English dub (right? :D ) the use of selected English dialogue throws people off of the actual show and instead gets people wondering 'what movie was this taken from,' 'whoa, this would be good,' etc. There's only one place where the dub has music, and so it clashes with the theme music.  But there's a nice, visually distracting explosion going on, so it's not QUITE as obvious.

One other neat thing to notice with 'real' movie trailers is that they borrow music from other popular movies. In the above case, the Sum of All Fears trailer is powered by theme music also used in the submarine thriller Crimson Tide. Similarly, I am wondering whether Jigoku Shoujo and Trinity Blood share some music, too.

Some movie trailers are running as long as 2min30sec, so your 'replica OP' could be longer than 1min30sec - just keep it INTERESTING and CONVINCING.

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Does anyone think that the Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny is a bit overdone?
THIS crossover trailer project
http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=46035
uses two VERY well-worn chartacters...

Lastly, If your work is a parody-amusement style, it will run in 'Random Amusement.'

Looking forward to seeing it...
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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #75 on: May 31, 2008, 02:55:59 am »
so im currently working on i think 3 different amvs, but its going to be hard to choose which ones to enter into the contest since i love all of my previous ones to XD ill i can say for one of my new amvs is princess tutu!
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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #76 on: June 01, 2008, 04:29:50 pm »
just finished my hellsing amv ^.^ turned out pretty good, in my opinion. now, if i can somehow find a converter and it works well, then perhaps i shall enter it in the contest. not sure what category though.. it's kinda funny, but not necessarily comedy... hrm...


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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #77 on: June 02, 2008, 08:25:38 am »
just finished my hellsing amv ^.^ turned out pretty good, in my opinion. now, if i can somehow find a converter and it works well, then perhaps i shall enter it in the contest. not sure what category though.. it's kinda funny, but not necessarily comedy... hrm...
Let us know if you need help converting. It's a messy step.


I'd ask what song you used, but then that might give away the surprise. ;)

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Re: Nightwish Fun.
« Reply #78 on: June 02, 2008, 12:13:12 pm »
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I was going to do like the first two and a half minutes of Nightwish's "The Poet and the Pendulum" ... To the Advent Children movie.

Quote from: YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD AMV Contest Coordinator
Note: the following comments, and what people do or do not do, have *NO* bearing on the AMV Contest, or the judges' selection process, etc - I'm just chatting here!

GO FOR IT!!!

*I* was gonna use the SAME SLICE of music - actually a narrower slice:
- pick up the orchestral rock crunching  from about 1:33 mark, then
- SAVE TIME by blending directly into around 3:06, cutting out one verse

- "My hopes there and then, those meadows of heaven"
  Nice Anglo/Nordic imagery there, very LOTR

- "Adventure filled days, more with every smiling face"

- then try a blend/cut to the chorus:
      "Get away, run away, fly away
        Lead me astray, to dreamers' hideaway
        I cannot cry ’cause the shoulder cries more
  <-Clare's shoulder wound here
        I cannot die, I, the whore for this cold world
        Forgive me, I have but two faces
<- Claire's face in partially awakened, "Hillary" mode
        One for the world,   <- Claire's "blend in with the mundanes," brown-eyed face
       One for God, save me" <- There was a church battle ep where I could probably
                                                           find rose windows, or an altar scene.
- Fade at 4:14.

Yeah, first time I heard that song it screamed CLAYMORE!!! to me...
IF I can get it done I'd send the snippet in to a multieditor project or two and see if it works...

BTW, to answer someone else's question, you *can* say "whore" and "G_d D_mn" on the radio so that won't interfere with PG-13 or 'radio clean' requirements. It's just not a *nice* word, but who sez we have to be *nice all the time* ...

ANYWAYS, HERES A COOL TRICK YOU CAN DO with that new Nightwish double CD:

The second CD is all instrumental versions of each song of the first CD. So, you can SURGICALLY SNIP OUT any objectionable words by:
- Place the lyrics in an audio timeline, AND place the non-lyrics version right on top of it (or directly underneath.)
- Play BOTH tracks simultaneously to make sure they are in synch - if not you willwill getget anan ECHOechoECHOecho
- Once both audio tracks are synched up, CUT the sung version whereever you want to punch-out a word you don't like.

Result: the music will back you up and it's almost unnoticable to just about anyone who's not really listening intensely to the lyrics. Nightwish has been used very well in a number of AMVs, from Gundam, Code Geass, Mai Hime / Mai Otome, and Shamanic Princess.

- G

 Oh Dude, that'd be so awesome. I've seen clips of Claymore, and I can totally see what you mean.

There are a couple of clips from different series' that would fit "The Islander" (Go Marco..), but the one song that I think would be a great drama AMV to is "Bye Bye Beautiful".

Yesh, I know it's an emo song, (whacks Tuomas upside the head),

Thinkin' about a Gundam Wing amv. What do you think, "Amaranth" To GW? I think the lyrics kinda fit...
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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #79 on: June 02, 2008, 06:07:02 pm »
just finished my hellsing amv ^.^ turned out pretty good, in my opinion. now, if i can somehow find a converter and it works well, then perhaps i shall enter it in the contest. not sure what category though.. it's kinda funny, but not necessarily comedy... hrm...
Let us know if you need help converting. It's a messy step.


I'd ask what song you used, but then that might give away the surprise. ;)

i think i got the converting down ok for this one, it maybe could be better... eve-boyfriend has been playing around with conversions for me for this one and some of the final fantasy amv's i've made. but do you have a suggestion for what converter to use and what codec/frame rate/size/etc i should use? it'd be suuuuuper helpful ^.^


as for the song, let's just say the band queen is involved >.>


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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #80 on: June 02, 2008, 08:14:14 pm »
Argh, Premier CS3 is being so annoying..

Ok, so I've played it back in the toggle monitor, program monitor, and the source monitor, and the imported clip is still slower than what it's supposed to be, it's lagging, in other words.

Does anyone know Premier CS3? It's lagged with every single video file that I've imported. The audio files are fine.

That's the only thing preventing me from continuing with the progress on it...*sigh*
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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #81 on: June 03, 2008, 12:14:43 pm »
i think i got the converting down ok for this one, it maybe could be better... eve-boyfriend has been playing around with conversions for me for this one and some of the final fantasy amv's i've made. but do you have a suggestion for what converter to use and what codec/frame rate/size/etc i should use? it'd be suuuuuper helpful ^.^


as for the song, let's just say the band queen is involved >.>
Now I'm really looking forward to your vid. ;)


Frame rate depends on what you're editing in. I'm betting that it's 29.97, as that's what animation is usually set to (at least here in the USA), but there are cases where it's 24 or something along 23. Unless you've already converted your footage to a different rate, keep it the same as what you're editing at.

What I plan on doing for my video(s) is making an Xvid encode and an MPEG1 encode. Afterwards I compare the two and go with whatever one looks best. Because I'm sending this in on a disc, I don't need to concern myself with filesize, something the two codecs aren't too great at. If I end up sending it via FTP however, then filesize would be a concern.

When it comes to encoding AMVs, I'm old-fashioned. The AMV community holds h264 as their current codec of choice (as far as I know), while I tend to stick to more classic ones. I haven't had the time or energy to research it or find out how to encode into newer formats, much less how to adjust them for AMVs.

While h264 and other current codecs allow for features like multiple strings of audio (for creator commentary or alternate sound settings like mono and stereo, etc.) and has great filesize compression while retaining video quality, those features are going to be useless at an AMV contest. It's great for distribution, especially online distribution because of the compression/quality ratio, but in this case, all the video needs to do is be able to play on Guy's computer and look nice. I only say this because, like I said, I haven't gotten around to learning how to monkey with current codecs yet. :P

This is another reason I stick with MPEG1, in that it's able to play on practically any computer and doesn't require any plug-ins, installs, etc. It makes things easier on all of us, even the staff. ;)

So yeah, to reiterate, I recommend MPEG1, Xvid or even MPEG2 if you have the patience. It's basically MPEG1 with a better compression/quality ratio but in my limited experience with it, can be a mess to tinker with.

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #82 on: June 03, 2008, 07:18:47 pm »
^sweet, i'll try those things ^.^ thanks for the help!

and whenever you get to see my amv, i hope you'll enjoy it ^.^


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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #83 on: June 07, 2008, 12:04:07 pm »
Question~!

Ok, so does anyone know a converter program that will let you convert from .wav to .avi format? I use AutoGK normally to do my converting, but I don't know if that program will let you do it.

Anyone know? It'd be useful for my AMV's....since I'm having craptastic issues with Premier. (going to use Windows movie maker...hence the convertion factor)
-Bakura/Heero

Edit: Also, does anyone know a way to convert .mp4 to .mp3 format? Windows Movie maker won't read the songs that I want to use....(they're in .mp4).....
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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #84 on: June 07, 2008, 12:44:07 pm »
You'd need something that breaks the encryption on iTunes songs to convert from .mp4 to .mp3, since that's the format that iTunes puts everything in.

Augh! Maaan, I'm having issues with things to for an AMV! I've got all this Trinity Blood on my computer, and now I don't know what to do with it because I don't wanna do the 'Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny' or 'When Robots Attack'. I wanna do something 'Old School', but would something from the old original Sailor Moon soundtrack count?

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Re: 'Old School'
« Reply #85 on: June 08, 2008, 07:56:09 am »
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I wanna do something 'Old School', but would something from the old original Sailor Moon soundtrack count?
Just a clarification here:

The 'Old School' category uses anime from before 1990, and sound from any era.
Trinity Blood (I loved that show!!!) is from 2005 so it's not 'Old School.'

Now as for video, the same rule as ALL GUNDAM = 1979 applies.
But wait - I checked Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailor_moon
and Anime INFO:
http://www.animenfo.com/search.php?query=sailor+moon&queryin=anime_titles&action=Go&option=keywords

and they both say the earliest animation of Sailor Moon is 1992 - which (drat) would mean it's NOT 'Old School.'

Comments?
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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #86 on: June 08, 2008, 09:33:04 am »
Dang. Oh well! Back to the drawing board... Or the soundboard. Or whatever.

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #87 on: June 08, 2008, 10:39:29 am »
i have finals to work on today so make chris work on his amvs, kinda wish i had a little whip thingy to keep him on track
*smack* make amv fast! *smack*  edit faster*smack* better dubbing!!! *smack* more action!!
then he'd get more done :) or i would just have fun either way win win
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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #88 on: June 08, 2008, 12:25:49 pm »
Has 'Seasons of War' from the World of Warcraft soundtrack been used yet? Because it's perfect for a TB trailer, but I don't want to overuse it.

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #89 on: June 11, 2008, 07:21:17 am »
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Has 'Seasons of War' from the World of Warcraft soundtrack been used yet? Because it's perfect for a TB trailer, but I don't want to overuse it.
Typically, I don't discuss what music or anime is used in the entries already received because that might tip the hand to people still working on stuff right now. In other words, if I said now that I had four Gintama AMVs, that shouldn't stop you or anyone one else from using Gintama cuz YOU are gonna be the BEST!

However, here's some information available publicly from AMV dot org:

There are 4431 vids using Full Metal Alchemist,
4693 using Evangelion, and
17,345 using Final Fantasy.

There are 1155 AMVs using Lord of the Rings music.

There are only 59 using WoW music.
So, I'd say -no-  WoW isn't overused,  ... yet...
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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #90 on: June 11, 2008, 08:29:54 am »
All in good time.


Now that finals are over, I have the next few weeks to get crackin on the final touches. Muahahah... :D

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« Reply #91 on: June 11, 2008, 11:03:45 am »
All in good time.
Now that finals are over, I have the next few weeks to get crackin on the final touches. Muahahah... :D
i hear you, finals were done yesterday for me and i couldn't sleep last night but i had a good idea for an amv (to me any way, chris seemed less then imprressed but i will show him!)
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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #92 on: June 11, 2008, 11:29:14 am »
Alright, because this trailer is looking pretty epic and I really don't wanna change music now.

Trinity Blood FTW! This will seriously be amazing.

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #93 on: June 11, 2008, 12:09:09 pm »
If I can't get this current video done, I'm hoping I can at least get a trailer out the door. Those have always been guilty pleasures of mine. ;)

I just need to figure out which one to do... o_o

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #94 on: June 12, 2008, 08:57:06 pm »
Thinking about doing may be a more obscure anime AMV trailer....

But does anyone know where I can download movie trailers? Like the Dark Knight Trailer that they show in theaters?

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #95 on: June 13, 2008, 08:51:36 am »
http://www.apple.com/trailers

That's probably your best bet for high quality trailers. You COULD record the audio from a YouTube link but the quality would be pretty sub-par.

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #96 on: June 24, 2008, 02:46:06 pm »
I would like to do the AMV contest...but I don't think I have a very good editing program.

Is windows moive maker alright? ???
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« Reply #97 on: June 25, 2008, 11:15:19 pm »
You can use whatever you want but is has to output an .avi, .mpg, or .mp4 file which is compressed to about 25MB/min. Some people have had barely-clear-enough results by outputing from WMM to an uncompressed AVI and compressing using some other tool like the free VirtualDub. Other folks using WMM have managed to create .avi's but for whatever reason they're like 880MB for 4 minutes. They play allright in XP but crush other machines. Way too huge.

Watch for another thread on a possible AMV Clinic in the Portland area. I'd love to get a bunch of editors together so we all can trade tips, tricks & demos on what works and what does NOT work.
Look in "Plan Your Own Adventure."

Be sure to output LARGER than you will end up. So if possible, for example, output from WMM to like 900 x 600, THEN use VirtualDub's Warp Sharp filter while you resize to, say 720x480 or resize & crop to 640x480. (Just an example.) You then have a larger than-snowballs chance in Purgatory that the results will be decently clear. Unfortunately you will be up against entries made using tools like Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Sony Vegas, and even some 3D stuff.

But for all this DO NOT DESPAIR: Because your strongest asset is YOUR STORY. The creativity in your mind will overcome a few audio glitches or black bar problems above & below your field - *IF* you are ENTERTAINING the audience!

I am waiting for the day that someone does an effects AMV in his or her own copy of MAYA and rips the hinges off the doors to the AMV room. LOTR's armies of orcs vs a zillion Naruto copy-no-jutsus. Titanic vs the Nihon Kaigun battlefleet of Zipang? Pickett's Charge up the deadly, open field of Gettysburg, but with Gendo Ikari as Gen. Lee, Asuka as Hood trying to take Devils Den on the eastern flank, Shinji as Pickett (which would be why they lost!) ordering a regiment of Ayanami Reis up the hill. The Northern Army are Angels and Kaworu is Chamberlain. The Stainless Steel Banner, with not with stars but white NERV leaves on blue bars, flutters in the breeze as roundball and Minié bullets whistle by...

So: Make a GREAT AMV - tell us a FUNNY story, perhaps. Or, BLAST us with unusual effects & transitions. Arouse our curiosity by using new shows or obsure, underrated shows no one has seen much of before, but somehow you picked clips that transmit the emotions and settings you need. Make us believe that a new movie that cannot possibly exist - is coming to theatres NEAR YOU. Advertise a SILLY made-up product plugged by an anime character & friends. The field is wide open.

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #98 on: June 26, 2008, 05:08:49 pm »
OK!... X_x I'm way over my head. At least I still have a month to work on it.


all I have to do is actually learn how to use my editor.

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #99 on: June 26, 2008, 05:28:04 pm »
I have like, twenty ideas I can do....@.@.......

*continues the hunt for a good movie program*
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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #100 on: June 26, 2008, 05:34:34 pm »
Windows Movie Maker is great for beginners. It's pretty straight-forward, but is a linear editor, meaning you can only edit a video from beginning to end, without being able to insert footage at a later point on the timeline. It's pretty hindering, especially if you have an idea of what you want for a part of the song that's past where you're currently at.

Like I said it's great for starting out, but at some point your creativity is going to get frustrated and you'll want to move onto a more open editor like Premiere, Vegas or even Blender, which is mostly a 3D modeling program but can still be used to edit videos. Best of all, like Movie Maker, it's free. ;)

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #101 on: June 26, 2008, 09:10:04 pm »
I should work on my trailer some more... And this time I'll see if I can keep my file less than 880mb for an .avi, a heh heh... *Sweatdrop*

EDIT: Is the AMV contest gonna be a ticketed event? If so... Do people that submitted things to it get in without one?

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #102 on: June 30, 2008, 06:43:13 am »
Although I personally never wanted tickets, now that Kumoricon has larger crowds convention staff usually makes it a ticketed event.
What I am going to try is that the TICKET is THE BALLOT (for contest voting.) They will get handed out in advance of the contest. But this would mean that everyone needs a ticket unless you already have the con-equivalent of a back-stage pass. (I think they do that with Badge #1, etc.)

I will also print a small set of tickets in a VERY DIFFERENT color, which will be handed to AMV creators & their guests, con GOHs etc, possibly staff as well. The TH-pecial color ticket holders get priority/advance seating.

Lastly (and I am just THINKING about this) What do YOU GUYS think of counting the creator's ballots as 2x votes?
Or something else? Or not? Just an idea, and I'm interested in your thoughts...

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #103 on: June 30, 2008, 12:24:43 pm »
Lastly (and I am just THINKING about this) What do YOU GUYS think of counting the creator's ballots as 2x votes?
Or something else? Or not? Just an idea, and I'm interested in your thoughts...
Leave it one person per vote. Just because someone makes AMVs doesn't mean their perspective is any more valuable than another person's. There are those who are more artistic than others, yes, but that shouldn't have any sway in a logical, numerical voting process. Politicians have just as much (or at least should) influence as a vote as the guy who has no interest in politics whatsoever.

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #104 on: July 05, 2008, 03:02:48 pm »
Ah... My trailer is 2:40 instead of 2:30, and sounds kinda funny when I cut it off ten seconds early... Is it still okay?

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #105 on: July 05, 2008, 03:15:35 pm »
Ah... My trailer is 2:40 instead of 2:30, and sounds kinda funny when I cut it off ten seconds early... Is it still okay?
Well, the judges make the final, FINAL call on questions like these, but often they grant leeway here and there. I don't think that that alone would be a show-stopper.

We'll see...

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #106 on: July 12, 2008, 08:23:49 pm »
Hopefully they'll let it go because I saw the numbers posted on entries received for trailers and I think they should run it "as is" since the field isn't very crowded.

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #107 on: July 13, 2008, 02:23:05 pm »
Yar, the more trailers we have the better....at least to fill up the category.

Too much Drama entrees...XD
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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #108 on: July 14, 2008, 08:17:34 am »
Just finished my action video after years (literally) of putting it off. Just started on a trailer last night, which will actually be a re-make of an older video.

Almost there... :D

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #109 on: July 14, 2008, 11:43:41 am »
Yar, the more trailers we have the better....at least to fill up the category.

Too much Drama entrees...XD
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There is always a lot of drama... which is why I entered just a random amusement one. XD
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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #110 on: July 14, 2008, 04:53:35 pm »
Hey, is there anyone on the forum that knows Adobe Premiere well? I'm not looking for every detail on the subject, but I've hit some snags and would appreciate help. Or is there another program that would suit me better? Please reply here or email me. Thanks.

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #111 on: July 15, 2008, 10:16:00 am »
Hey, is there anyone on the forum that knows Adobe Premiere well? I'm not looking for every detail on the subject, but I've hit some snags and would appreciate help. Or is there another program that would suit me better? Please reply here or email me. Thanks.
What's the problem exactly?

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #112 on: July 15, 2008, 08:27:18 pm »
Well, I know it sounds dumb, but I can't figure out how to publish or finalize my video in Premiere. In Movie Maker (I know, different program means different rules) I just went File, Publish Video, and chose the quality and all that. I'm new to Premiere but I've loved the program in editing my AMV. It's great there. I'll never go back. I just need to learn the touches to it. So I wanted to publish my vid for a test run on my friends. Does Premiere finalize video projects or do I export it to another program? Thanks for any help.
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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #113 on: July 15, 2008, 11:03:44 pm »
File --> Export Timeline --> Movie...
or just Ctrl+M

A bunch of settings will be presented to you that you'll probably have to alter, depending on the settings of your footage. For example if your footage is in 24 frames per second, you'll want to keep it that way when you export. Or not, if you're experimenting and trying out new things. ;)

I'll say this though: Premiere doesn't have the best compression and resizing capabilities. What I do is export from Premiere uncompressed, at my highest resolution (typically 720x480, depending). Then from there, use other applications to resize and compress to get the best quality while keeping a decent filesize.

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #114 on: July 16, 2008, 04:39:27 pm »
Hey, thanks a lot. Any recommendations on applications to use? I'm trying hard to finish my vid but the deadline seems to be coming faster every day. Thanks so much.

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #115 on: July 16, 2008, 05:05:31 pm »
After exporting, I make an Avisynth file that enables me to write in any code I need for improving video quality, resizing, etc. I throw that Avisynth file into VirtualDubMod or TMPGEnc, alter the settings to however I need them to be at, then create my final file.

Download Avisynth here

To create an Avisynth file:
- Right click on any empty space and hit New --> Text Document...
- Name the file something, with the extension .avs
- For clarity, I name the AVS file the same name as the D2V file. So if I have "footage.d2v" I would name it "footage.avs" This is just a personal preference I recommend to others; it's not required ;)

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #116 on: July 16, 2008, 07:24:25 pm »
Sweet. I can't begin to thank you enough. AMVs are so fun, but such a pain at times. But I can't stop the urge. I want to become the best. Someday I'll rank alongside Nostromo and others. Until then, I'll just tip my cap to their brilliance. Okay, moment of humility over. Back to editing!

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #117 on: July 19, 2008, 09:30:02 pm »
REMEMBER: the AMVs MUST be in the AMV coordinator's HANDS by the evening of 7/25!!! (Yeah, that means you can't stick it in the mail on Friday and expect it to be in the contest - if he doesn't have it in hand on his computer by Friday evening...it's a candidate for '09 at best...)

That's fast approaching, so get your AMVs in NOW. ;D

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #118 on: July 20, 2008, 12:14:22 am »
just sent my email with the info for my AMVs  ;D

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #119 on: July 20, 2008, 04:07:07 pm »
Oh well, my trailer was going downhill anyway and I can't burn a disk to save my life. Many hoops were jumped through to figure out just how to work my last AMV, I think I'll try again next year.

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #120 on: July 23, 2008, 11:08:15 pm »
Er... Sorry about the double-post, but I finished my trailer and I'm really proud of it. I was wondering, then, can I still submit it if I somehow manage to get it uploaded to animemusicvideos or megaupload? Once again it's somehow managed to be 600+ megabytes, but I can't encode, compress or anything otherwise to save my life. That's the only way that my computer will save to AVI. I'm really really really sorry if it's too much trouble, I just won't submit it if you don't want me to.

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Re: AMV Progress 2008
« Reply #121 on: July 24, 2008, 12:35:35 am »
Quote from: LtCommanderRichie
...  it's somehow managed to be 600+ megabytes, but I can't encode, compress or anything otherwise to save my life.

1: Get a free copy of Virtual Dub 1.6.6 (or similar) from www.doom9.org

2: Read through the instructions in the 'AMV Compression' thread someone else started in Convention Community -> General Discussion. Let me know if that works.

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Re: AMV Contest OP Progress 2008
« Reply #122 on: August 24, 2008, 12:18:39 am »
JUST ABOUT FINISHED!~

I have two versions, and I can't decide which one I like better.
(Four clips in over a certain time interval, which order should I use ?!?)

For kicks, here's a list of the anime I used

Bamboo Blade
Black Lagoon *
Code Geass LeLouch of the Rebellion
Dallos
Death Note
D.Gray Man
Galaxy Angels RU-NE
Himawari no Sketch
Jigoku Shoujou
Kamen no Maid Guy *
Kanokon *
Millenium Actress
Neon genesis Evangelion
Nitaboh
Prism Ark
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
Xenosaga (game footage)
Zegapain

* These are short clips and/or they appear in unusual or distorted views where it's really hard to recognize the footage.

Also some references to:
Azumanga Daioh,
Bleach,
Sailor Moon,
Dr Who (ancient) and
MST3K

Anyways tomorrow I take 10-sec clips from all the entries, and make little 'review' mini-AMVs (EIGHT of THOSE to do) and also make up the BALLOTS for printing.

*Great weekend!*

See you all NEXT WEEEEEK!
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