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  1. Thread: Words of Praise

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    Words of Praise

    SpeedEdit 1.2 is such an improvement, I wanted to take a minute and thank NewTek. After returning from a 2-week photo shoot last month, I found the final release of SpeedEdit 1.2 ready and waiting.
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    How uninformative...

    How uninformative...
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    Where's Interpolated Slow Motion?

    Real-time or not, interpolated slow-motion was a feature that never showed up in v1.0, despite being included on the feature list (in press releases).

    That's one feature which would be quite handy...
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    I agree with all this, plus Cineform's codec...

    I agree with all this, plus Cineform's codec causes an error in Vista (which is not fully supported yet). Also Cineform is not totally lossless, and their intermediate quality setting causes an...
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    You could easily mix a 1920x1200 and a 1600x1200...

    You could easily mix a 1920x1200 and a 1600x1200 monitor. More annoying are mismatched vertical resolutions, but still doable.
  6. Thread: Canon HV20

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    I've been editing a bunch of HV-20 footage....

    I've been editing a bunch of HV-20 footage. Captured it all in SpeedEdit. Sometimes the video from that little gem can be amazing; in terms of contrast, color, and sharpness. Compares quite favorably...
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    I'm using twin 24", which are 1920x1200 native......

    I'm using twin 24", which are 1920x1200 native... the logic being that I can use one of them to preview full resolution HD, yet the price stays affordable for having such a huge desktop. I hate the...
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    Yes it works, 8-bit anyhow.

    Yes it works, 8-bit anyhow.
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    Never discussed that (using RAID). I plan on...

    Never discussed that (using RAID). I plan on using external RAID for editing. C drive on the 8030 is configured as RAID. I added two 10,000 RPM drive for scratch discs. Right now I'm working off...
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    Gateway FX8030, from Circuit City... both systems.

    Gateway FX8030, from Circuit City... both systems.
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    My wife and I are deep into the third significant...

    My wife and I are deep into the third significant project done with SpeedEdit. At this point, my two seats have been installed on four systems. Originally it was a pair of Pentium 4 workstations,...
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    Application stability is a big issue, but I found...

    Application stability is a big issue, but I found SpeedEdit to be reasonably stable. For being a version 1, actually it's very stable. I've turned out a couple of projects now, and crashes were rare,...
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    A Scanner Darkly was produced with the assistance...

    A Scanner Darkly was produced with the assistance of a rotoscoping tool called RotoShop --- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotoshop or http://www.flatblackfilms.com/Rotoshop.html --- that can only be...
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    Yes I know. I figure a fix is coming soon. I've...

    Yes I know. I figure a fix is coming soon. I've been doing the final conversion from 59.94p to 29.97i elsewhere, after rendering a 59.94p file from SpeedEdit. This capability is very important to...
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    Look up VirtualDub MPEG. This VirtualDub mod can...

    Look up VirtualDub MPEG. This VirtualDub mod can open a VOB file, letting you save it as an AVI. Works, and it's open-source.
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    I've hung out on much larger forums (mostly...

    I've hung out on much larger forums (mostly photography) and I know what you mean. Eventually you can figure out what's fact, fantasy, and opinion. I have to agree that a good forum should have all...
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    Not sure what fictional info adds to any debate....

    Not sure what fictional info adds to any debate. Anyone involved in debate should welcome facts, period.
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    I set my project to DV Widescreen (720x480 16x9,...

    I set my project to DV Widescreen (720x480 16x9, but I make it progressive with a framerate of 59.94) - Unless I am mistaken this allows me to work with the 1080i fields as if they were progressive...
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    I'm just exporting video to a SpeedHQ codec AVI,...

    I'm just exporting video to a SpeedHQ codec AVI, running it through DeShaker, and saving back to AVI. DeShaker produces the best stabilization I've seen, even with extremely challenging footage.
  20. Seems like a difficult demand to me. If NewTek's...

    Seems like a difficult demand to me. If NewTek's best recommendation, based on features and performance, ran counter to their business interests you would still insist they answer? Or would you...
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    You got my vote.

    You got my vote.
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    My experience with USB and Seagate external...

    My experience with USB and Seagate external drives has been good. No appreciable difference in performance vs. firewire. Actually it's the firewire link that seems to drop-off every now and then;...
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    You should try installing on another system, you...

    You should try installing on another system, you have 15 days to see if it works; the only real limit is you can't export MPEG.

    I might suggest that your bad experience with the WMV file has to do...
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    Hi Bob, You make many good points. As a still...

    Hi Bob,

    You make many good points. As a still photographer I know exactly what you are talking about; in fact even 12-bit RAW source files start to visibly band with too much color processing....
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    ...and of course I'll be using SpeedEdit all the...

    ...and of course I'll be using SpeedEdit all the while
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