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The first rough edit is finally online. There is no sound, but the soundtrack should be added soon now that I have the software I needed.

as of 2009-05-08 12:36, youtube shows that it is still "processing" and I have no idea how long that takes.

Please view and feedback as to whether you think the video quality is going to be good enough.


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I voted no because the link you provided indicated the video was unavailable.
 

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ptco911 said:
I voted no because the link you provided indicated the video was unavailable.
as of 2009-05-08 12:36, youtube shows that it is still "processing" and I have no idea how long that takes.
 

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alrighty then...

As of 14:10 you tube showed the video was still processing.

As of 14:19 it showed that it could not convert it.

I just uploaded it again in a different format and am waiting to see what happens, as of 14:55 it still shows that it is processing...

I will post the URL as soon as it provides one.
 

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The NEW URL is

I also updated it in the first post of this thread.
 

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I think the video is good enough quality for the initial take down, although on some closeups there's moire , like removing the gas piston. That's not a big deal though since you can see everything you need to.

My only other critique is that it's very dark. And I mean the white background with a black blob of a gun with little detail (it's like not seeing as much of the actor/actress as you want :) ). I use a CRT @9300k for graphic work, and a friend with a LCD sees more detail in black than I do. So maybe I'm just in the old school minority there heh.

If the follow on video isn't shot yet, a darker background and more light directly on the gun would help bring out some details, like pushing down the charging handle retaining pin.

Looking forward to the completed video.
 

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KuroNeko said:
My only other critique is that it's very dark.

Looking forward to the completed video.
I do *A LOT* of video. The close-ups are too dark. Use a flashlight mounted on a picatinny rail with your camera (ok, I was kidding there, but more light is needed, please).

Other than that, this looks fantastic!

...And remember, I'll host this for you if you like (no compression needed).
 

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BullseyeJack said:
KuroNeko said:
My only other critique is that it's very dark.

Looking forward to the completed video.
I do *A LOT* of video. The close-ups are too dark. Use a flashlight mounted on a picatinny rail with your camera (ok, I was kidding there, but more light is needed, please).

Other than that, this looks fantastic!

...And remember, I'll host this for you if you like (no compression needed).
NM
 

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Very nicely done! I can't wait to see/hear the finished product!

Kudo's to you sir!
 

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I thought the video quality was adequate for the You Tube format. If you plan to burn a DVD and move it to a larger format, resolution may suffer.

Thanks for taking-on this project.
 

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Great vid. Will be very helpful to us newbs. Confirmed my problem with the retaining pin in the bolt.
But unless I missed it, you skipped over how to remove the rails. Picture is a bit dark, so it's hard to tell, but looks like you have the classic rails. Anyway to get someone to show how to get the SWAT rails off? (I've seen the SWAT rail takedown thread, but would be nice to see someone doing it in real time).
Thanks!
 

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...restoring

...that's an *awesome* video...i can't wait to see the finished product...and the upcomming assembly video...when completed...i'd like to make it a sticky...your great video will help a "whole bunch" of people...

...thank you for taking the time and effort to produce it...

...WAY TO GO... :!: ...

...ullie
 

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Please remember that mikemsd is the other half on this project. He manned the camera and was in the video too.
 

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restoring said:
Please remember that mikemsd is the other half on this project. He manned the camera and was in the video too.
...and a big thanks to mikemsd...

...thanks for reminding us restoring...my mistake...i apologize :!:

... :oops:

...thank you both for taking the time and making this effort to produce this great video for our forum members......

...ullie
 

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I voted yes for the video as it is hosted through youtube and that could be where the quality loss (lack of contrast in the black areas) comes from. I do a lot of NLE, so if you can find another host and would like me to send you some scripts to help optimize size/quality of an encode through x264, xvid or some other codec of your choice, just let me know. I do also think that if you kept if hosted on youtube audio would help people new to the breakdown understand what you are doing during the times lacking of detail. Great job you two.
 
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