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WilliamVaughan
03-10-2013, 08:27 PM
What size do you prefer on training videos. I'm trying to decide between 1280x720 and 1280x1024. I prefer the larger of the two as it buys more screen real-estate... Would love to hear what the community here likes.

Andrewstopheles
03-10-2013, 08:40 PM
I hope you are making some free Lightwave training ;)
Bandwidth and hard drive space are in abundance nowadays, might as well go big.

COBRASoft
03-10-2013, 09:29 PM
I would say go Full HD :)!

On a serious note, 1280x1024 gives that extra real-estate like you said, although it isn't a standard format for displays nowadays. Nevertheless I would still go for that reoslution.

See here for more info for display resolutions :): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_resolution

Davewriter
03-10-2013, 09:29 PM
I would go with bigger is better here.
Not with yours William - but I so dislike trying to slog through a tut that really seems interesting... right up to the "I'm suddenly mumbling here" which is "helped" as a blurry button that I can't read is being pressed. For some reason no matter how many times I repeat view, the mumbling doesn't seem any clearer... nor do my reading glasses seem to help in reading the fuzzy blob.
Just old me...

But I look forward to new tuts!
Okay... I'll sit here patiently and wait...
Are they ready yet?

geo_n
03-10-2013, 10:30 PM
1280x720. Anything higher the text in lightwave is not so readable. Downloaded this tutorial from youtube and its still ok.
http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?134158-Free-Video-Baking-Normal-Maps-in-LightWave-with-DP_Kit

m.d.
03-10-2013, 11:51 PM
I would keep it ipad friendly if possible

Silkrooster
03-11-2013, 12:16 AM
I find some HD (1080p) especially on youtube don't transfer as well, it catches up to the cache to easily. Would would be best is start with HD and work down, I am not sure if youtube does it automatically or you have to do it your self, but I would think working downwards would be much easier than having to recapture working upwards.

FYI here cable is roughly 1 to 2 MB/sec. I would assume its the same in NYC, but assuming usually gets me in trouble, so...

alexs3d
03-11-2013, 01:51 AM
it depends how to you deliver the tuts, for youtube, download ....
for download full hd i think is too big filesize, general i think 1280x1024 is a good choice, for youtube and download.

Lewis
03-11-2013, 02:12 AM
I record mine in 1920*1200 and then i can resize them in few versions (1680*1050 and 1280*800) for release :). It's easier to work on larger screen and you have option to see best compression/size ratio and decide which one to release :D.

geo_n
03-11-2013, 02:20 AM
Lino's new mechanical arm tutorial has too small text size because it was recorded in highres maybe 1920 then downsized to 1280.
Unreadable text in ipad.

Lewis
03-11-2013, 02:36 AM
Lino's new mechanical arm tutorial has too small text size because it was recorded in highres maybe 1920 then downsized to 1280.
Unreadable text in ipad.

It's perfectly fine readable on PC even on large screen monitor so it might be some retina thing/problem.

geo_n
03-11-2013, 03:51 AM
ipad is 10inches thats the issue :D

Eagle66
03-11-2013, 10:56 AM
The Record Screen should have 1280x720 or 1280x1024 is good, also 1440x900 is the maximum.

Higher Resolution you can't read the text anymore and don't work on 7' or 10inches Tablet-PC or ipad.

The most Online Classes Records at 1440x900.

@William: Please don't ZOOM IN like at the old Videos, often the whole screen context is important.

OnlineRender
03-11-2013, 11:38 AM
@William: Please don't ZOOM IN like at the old Videos, often the whole screen context is important.


William you zoom in and out as much as you want ... please come back to the tutorial scene :P

antsj
03-11-2013, 02:40 PM
I think 1280x1024 is pretty good choice for my self. Similar to Lewis statement, I run the monitors I am using in 1900x1200 settings on monitors in office.

Thanks for asking imput and I will be looking for what you come up with Wiliiam.

aj

50one
03-11-2013, 02:56 PM
640px X 480px ! So I can copy them all onto my 128Mb USB stick

zapper1998
03-11-2013, 03:18 PM
big is better

Afalk
03-13-2013, 04:51 AM
definitely teh 1280x1024 by choice, the extra screen space & the readability when its encoded works really well. Also, another avenue for some good data - check in with kelly Meyers (Kat) over at liberty3D.. I've used a ton of his video training materials and they look greeat -- Craig (Rebel hill) also has spot on video sizing and encodign too! (he's usually around here as wella s available via liberty3d).

geo_n
03-13-2013, 05:23 AM
You guys do realize that higher res means smaller fonts in lightwave in general? Even with -f"[email protected]" switch its too small at 1920res for people who don't have 20/20 vision. :D
Larry made excellent easy to read videos with kurv before.

cresshead
03-13-2013, 08:07 AM
1280x800 is good enough.

also use a mouse pointer hi-lighter, like the one in camtasia this use very useful in following the trainer around the screen more so than a tiny mouse arrow.
we already know you make great videos, just continue to TELL us what your doing at all times as other trainer tend to go off and we're left wondering what he/she is upto.

allabulle
03-13-2013, 11:08 AM
Besides resolution in total pixels I do care about the aspect ratio of the video. I prefer 16:9 or 16:10. Watching the video full screen on a modern screen monitor, laptop or tablet leaves vertical black stripes on the sides that eats up the supposed extra real estate won adding vertical pixels to the grid (making it closer to a 4:3 aspect ratio).

Do I make any sense?

SPICE
03-13-2013, 11:19 AM
I prefer 1280x1024

but that is not importend ;)
importend is.... plz Mr. Vaughan keep on make more Tutorials with your cool voice/cool art to explain
((sorry at Newtek.... and Lino Grandi.... but I canīt listen to that....))

djlithium
03-13-2013, 10:35 PM
1920x1080 is the normal standard for almost all our videos at www.Liberty3d.com I can however understand it when people are trying to view that material on a screen that is not that native resolution but if its at least a 16x9 screen it works out pretty well when downsized so long as the recording itself is quality and the player doesn't suck at scaling up or down.

tyrot
03-14-2013, 06:01 AM
WOW the news of the day- PROTON is back.. As long as Proton makes - i can watch it 320*240...
THE BEST TUTOR is BACK! ...I am big fan 24 hours Lightwave tutorials. EACH of them saved my skin many many times. I am so happy that new tutorials are coming!

alexs3d
03-14-2013, 06:08 AM
jup, it is really cool to hear something from proton, the latest book from him "digital modeling" is awesome, hope to see some new tutorials from him, i also loved his style of making tutorials :)


WOW the news of the day- PROTON is back.. As long as Proton makes - i can watch it 320*240...
THE BEST TUTOR is BACK! ...I am big fan 24 hours Lightwave tutorials. EACH of them saved my skin many many times. I am so happy that new tutorials are coming!


I prefer 1280x1024

but that is not importend ;)
importend is.... plz Mr. Vaughan keep on make more Tutorials with your cool voice/cool art to explain
((sorry at Newtek.... and Lino Grandi.... but I canīt listen to that....))

geo_n
03-17-2013, 02:50 PM
Just took a peak at the modo eye tutorial by William a while ago. At 1920res sorry its illegible even if I maximize it on my screen. High res 1080p might be good for the creator but bad for the viewer.
720p as some people at lux suggested is the most legible and you can follow along the tutorials. I know this tut is free so still thanks for doing it.

WilliamVaughan
03-17-2013, 05:13 PM
Just took a peak at the modo eye tutorial by William a while ago. At 1920res sorry its illegible even if I maximize it on my screen. High res 1080p might be good for the creator but bad for the viewer.
720p as some people at lux suggested is the most legible and you can follow along the tutorials. I know this tut is free so still thanks for doing it.


Anytime there is anything that needs to be read on screen I've zoomed in. Even when I watch the half sized (1280x720) version I can clearly ready everything that needs to be read. what portion of the tutorial did you have trouble reading when you needed to read? I find that zooming into the areas as needed gives the best of both options... You get to see the whole interface and only the important areas.

COBRASoft
03-17-2013, 05:33 PM
Zooming is nice to point the user where something is changing. Some tutorials I've seen in the past (not yours) zoom too deep and this doesn't help either. Normally, a 200% zoom is more than enough.

WilliamVaughan
03-17-2013, 06:06 PM
Zooming is nice to point the user where something is changing. Some tutorials I've seen in the past (not yours) zoom too deep and this doesn't help either. Normally, a 200% zoom is more than enough.

I tried to be careful with how I zoomed. I made sure I showed enough of the interface so the viewer would know where they were in relation to the whole interface. I also use arrows, squares and boxes to help show where I was inputting info or moving stuff. So far the feedback has been great. Though I don't see this tutorial as being perfect, I prefer it to the old ones that I did. Camtasia has come along way since then.

In the end I'm happy with the results and cant wait to produce more... I have a helpful one planned for tonight if I can get time.... stay tuned.

-William

WilliamVaughan
03-17-2013, 10:42 PM
[Video Tutorial] Fixing Symmetry

Working with symmetry is a big time saver and a supper efficient way to burn through model creation. Sometimes you may find yourself with broken symmetry on your model and this is usually an easy fix. But what if your model isn’t at the origin or doesn’t run through the X,Y or Z axis cleanly?

I created a nine minute video tutorial that walks you through a quick solution to getting your mesh back in the symmetry business and you can access it from my site here:

http://www.pushingpoints.com/?p=1866

Eagle66
03-18-2013, 04:53 PM
[Video Tutorial]

I created a nine minute video tutorial that walks you through a quick solution to getting your mesh back in the symmetry business and you can access it from my site here:

http://www.pushingpoints.com/?p=1866

Yes, thats okay. I watched the ompressed 1280Ũ720 - all fine. But NO Music Background - thats a disturbing factor.

goakes
03-18-2013, 09:53 PM
Hi William, Great tut. Both resolution worked good for me. I must agree with Eagle66 the music grabbed my attention to many times.