Saturday, March 07, 2009

More Old Video

Just making sure I remember to keep Debbie in mind.



Oh, and Confederate Yankee:

16 comments:

Simba B said...

Bubba, how do you make these? Is there any specific program?

Also: your blog is setenic. At least the word verification told me so.

Righteous Bubba said...

Mostly it's Photoshop and a couple of different versions of iMovie and drag and drop. When I do the photoshopping I often just screenshot the results rather than going through the tedium of the save dialogues. From there it's just drag and drop and requires no special talent. As should be obvious.

iMovie 3 is way better for quick handling of stills, while iMovie HD has an audio waveform display that makes a sync easier, although getting the timing right with stills requires numerical fiddling with fractions of seconds.

The screenshotting is Mac native.

Simba B said...

Linux has native/open source versions of Photoshop as well as the screenshot stuff, but I cannot get my iMovie workalike to run, it simply crashes on startup.

I've emailed the authors about it, should you ever come over to the dark side, this is the program.

Righteous Bubba said...

Clever gents have made OSX work on a variety of Intel machines. It might actually be worth it for the movie editing, though I can't think of too many other advantages to it over Linux for day-to-day use.

Mind you, if you're on an Intel machine the old iMovies probably won't work and the last version I saw really stunk.

Unlocked versions of Quicktime are pretty handy but again that's Windows or Mac I think.

Simba B said...

I have a copy of Leopard installed in VMware (software that lets you run multiple OSes concurrently), however I need to acquire iLife '09 or track down my copy of the 2008 version.

Then again it might just be easier to use the computers at school. Lord knows some days there isn't anything more exciting to do. One instructor in particular whose purview is Mac multimedia has the right sense of humor to appreciate this stuff.

Righteous Bubba said...

If the VMWare is aping PPC architecture old versions of iMovie are on the Apple site available for download, partially because one of the newer versions had such a shitty user interface that people complained.

Simba B said...

Sadly, it is not. The best I would be able to do is the Rosetta software built into OS X.

There is a PPC emulation program for Intel, but it is horribly slow. VMware basically makes it possible to divide your processor's attention between different OSes (which are not designed to share the computer with each other), it doesn't change anything about your processor like what instructions it can execute.

Righteous Bubba said...

One instructor in particular whose purview is Mac multimedia has the right sense of humor to appreciate this stuff.

Keep in mind that for stupid fun Final Cut might be aiming high.

Simba B said...

Dammit, Bubba, now you've done it. I'm looking at netbooks to run OS X on, and it looks like that's where my tax refund is going.

I wish I could afford a real Mac, but I felt lucky to get a tax refund at all this year considering my work/school situation. I was pretty sure I would owe money.

Righteous Bubba said...

A cheapo used G4 or G5 tower'll do video.

They're noisy machines though because they run pretty hot.

Another Kiwi said...

Oooooh Comrade Bob sounds just as one would imagine him to sound.

Righteous Bubba said...

That makes me feel like such an artist.

Another Kiwi said...

And it's not often that great artists get appreciated in their own lifetimes.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Wait, Righteous Bubba is undead?

Brother!

Righteous Bubba said...

I'd shake your hand but mine's come off.

t4toby said...

The scooby-ConYank is one of my favorite internet traditions.