March 22, 2006
Raging Hair Power
Meet Pinky. A superhero with an unusual super-power.
You can see it larger on Google Video.
Some tips on codecs and playing with the GS150 and iMovie after the link...
Taping the video was only half the fun. Anthony spent all day trying out all the video effects in iMovie with me. (Yes, the crazy raging hair video effects were made by a seven-year-old and his dad. Can you tell?)
Some tips and observations, from a newbie user:
Encoded at a pretty high-quality MPEG-4 stream, my video was a humungous 60mb. The problem with posting a video that size is that it would probably cream the bandwidth limits from my ISP. I know I could have compressed it more aggressively to make it smaller. But I can't run 3ivx on my Mac mini, and besides, when scrunching down the compression in videos, the quality difference is noticable.
Google Video to the rescue! It only took a few minutes to upload the video last night. You then have to wait a while for it to be "approved" - the Google Video team apparently needs some time to make sure it's not porn or piracy. But the wait was not long for me. This morning our little home movie was already live.
When you go to the video page, it has a "Put on site" link that generates embedded HTML to use. You can edit the size of the <embed> tag to whatever you need - I shrunk it down to 320 x 267 (for a 320x240 image - it looks like the bottom controls are about 27 pixels high).
Yay, video! Not too hard.Posted by David at March 22, 2006 05:39 AM
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