Comment on my youtube tutorial

john_dennis wrote on 11/8/2015, 2:54 PM
Please comment on the production value of this tutorial.



I've continued to try to build my skills using many of the concepts that I've learned here on the forum.

I'll stipulate to:

1) sounding like a hayseed

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Comments

musicvid10 wrote on 11/8/2015, 3:29 PM
Hayseeds welcome.
Just treat the voice track to about 3:1 compression, and I'd call it good to go.
john_dennis wrote on 11/8/2015, 4:44 PM
Thank you. I leveled the overall track to keep from blasting the viewer, but I made no attempt to support the weaker points in the voice track.

I noticed from looking at the waveforms that my phrases start strong and then taper off. Maybe I need to workout more as well as using a little compression.

My main system:
Motherboard: Asus X99-AII
CPU: Intel i7-6850K
GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX480-8GB
RAM: Corsair Dominator (4 x 4 GB) DDR4 2400
Disk O/S & Programs: Intel SSD 750 (400 GB)
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Case: LIAN LI PC-90 Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Case
CPU cooling: Corsair Hydro series H115i
Power supply: SeaSonic SS-750KM3 750W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Drive Bay: Kingwin KF-256-BK 2.5" and 3.5" Trayless Hot Swap Rack with USB 3
Sound card: Crystal Sound 3 on motherboard. Recording done on another system.
Primary Monitor: Asus ProArt PA248q (24" 1920 x 1200)
O/S: Windows 10 Pro 22H2, Build 19045.2130

Camera: Sony RX10 Model IV

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musicvid10 wrote on 11/8/2015, 7:30 PM
Yes, some gut compression would be a secondary suggestion.
;?)
john_dennis wrote on 11/9/2015, 6:09 PM
At least I applied a 3:1 compressor to the voice track. I also removed some unnecessary "uh" syllables here and there.

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My main system:
Motherboard: Asus X99-AII
CPU: Intel i7-6850K
GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX480-8GB
RAM: Corsair Dominator (4 x 4 GB) DDR4 2400
Disk O/S & Programs: Intel SSD 750 (400 GB)
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Case: LIAN LI PC-90 Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Case
CPU cooling: Corsair Hydro series H115i
Power supply: SeaSonic SS-750KM3 750W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Drive Bay: Kingwin KF-256-BK 2.5" and 3.5" Trayless Hot Swap Rack with USB 3
Sound card: Crystal Sound 3 on motherboard. Recording done on another system.
Primary Monitor: Asus ProArt PA248q (24" 1920 x 1200)
O/S: Windows 10 Pro 22H2, Build 19045.2130

Camera: Sony RX10 Model IV

https://www.youtube.com/user/thedennischannel

musicvid10 wrote on 11/9/2015, 10:26 PM
Voice is now quite good on tablet and laptop.
You'll be selling Dodge trucks in no time at all.

john_dennis wrote on 11/9/2015, 11:40 PM
I think Sam Elliott is safe for now. I wouldn't mind doing some technical training videos if I could do it as a "cottage industry"... from my cottage.

My main system:
Motherboard: Asus X99-AII
CPU: Intel i7-6850K
GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX480-8GB
RAM: Corsair Dominator (4 x 4 GB) DDR4 2400
Disk O/S & Programs: Intel SSD 750 (400 GB)
Disk Active Projects: 1TB & 2TB WD BLACK SN750 NVMe Internal PCI Express 3.0 x4 Solid State Drives
Disk Other: WD Ultrastar/Hitachi Hard Drives: WDBBUR0080BNC-WRSN, HGST HUH728080ALE600, 724040ALE640, HDS3020BLA642
Case: LIAN LI PC-90 Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Case
CPU cooling: Corsair Hydro series H115i
Power supply: SeaSonic SS-750KM3 750W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Drive Bay: Kingwin KF-256-BK 2.5" and 3.5" Trayless Hot Swap Rack with USB 3
Sound card: Crystal Sound 3 on motherboard. Recording done on another system.
Primary Monitor: Asus ProArt PA248q (24" 1920 x 1200)
O/S: Windows 10 Pro 22H2, Build 19045.2130

Camera: Sony RX10 Model IV

https://www.youtube.com/user/thedennischannel

Julius_ wrote on 11/10/2015, 8:35 AM
I liked it....easy to follow.
musicvid10 wrote on 11/10/2015, 9:02 AM
Hint: Those album art icons will batch resize with a couple of clicks in Irfanview.
john_dennis wrote on 11/10/2015, 11:50 AM
Thanks Julius.

I installed Irfanview and was able to very quickly batch resize a half dozen .jpg from 200 pixels to 164 pixels with no instruction. I'm not ready to create that tutorial just yet. The whole process may take three passes. I've done batch resizes in Photoshop, also.

I always knew that some sharp script writer could "name that tune in three notes".

My main system:
Motherboard: Asus X99-AII
CPU: Intel i7-6850K
GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX480-8GB
RAM: Corsair Dominator (4 x 4 GB) DDR4 2400
Disk O/S & Programs: Intel SSD 750 (400 GB)
Disk Active Projects: 1TB & 2TB WD BLACK SN750 NVMe Internal PCI Express 3.0 x4 Solid State Drives
Disk Other: WD Ultrastar/Hitachi Hard Drives: WDBBUR0080BNC-WRSN, HGST HUH728080ALE600, 724040ALE640, HDS3020BLA642
Case: LIAN LI PC-90 Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Case
CPU cooling: Corsair Hydro series H115i
Power supply: SeaSonic SS-750KM3 750W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Drive Bay: Kingwin KF-256-BK 2.5" and 3.5" Trayless Hot Swap Rack with USB 3
Sound card: Crystal Sound 3 on motherboard. Recording done on another system.
Primary Monitor: Asus ProArt PA248q (24" 1920 x 1200)
O/S: Windows 10 Pro 22H2, Build 19045.2130

Camera: Sony RX10 Model IV

https://www.youtube.com/user/thedennischannel

Byron K wrote on 11/11/2015, 7:02 PM
Nice tutorial. Just curious why you went with the still screen captures?

I bleive infrnview can also batch edit like contrast etc too in addition to resizing enabling all this to be done at one time.
john_dennis wrote on 11/11/2015, 7:47 PM
I chose to use still screen captures because the screens usually don't change while one makes multiple selections that I can point out with an arrow.

I've done the process with Irfanview and it's significantly faster to execute, but there are infinitely more boxes to check and screens to navigate. I've been able to do the process in two steps, a picture resize and a canvas resize, but not in one step. I suspect the Irfanview tutorial will take longer even though the resize process goes faster because there are more details to cover.

Maybe tomorrow.

My main system:
Motherboard: Asus X99-AII
CPU: Intel i7-6850K
GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX480-8GB
RAM: Corsair Dominator (4 x 4 GB) DDR4 2400
Disk O/S & Programs: Intel SSD 750 (400 GB)
Disk Active Projects: 1TB & 2TB WD BLACK SN750 NVMe Internal PCI Express 3.0 x4 Solid State Drives
Disk Other: WD Ultrastar/Hitachi Hard Drives: WDBBUR0080BNC-WRSN, HGST HUH728080ALE600, 724040ALE640, HDS3020BLA642
Case: LIAN LI PC-90 Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Case
CPU cooling: Corsair Hydro series H115i
Power supply: SeaSonic SS-750KM3 750W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Drive Bay: Kingwin KF-256-BK 2.5" and 3.5" Trayless Hot Swap Rack with USB 3
Sound card: Crystal Sound 3 on motherboard. Recording done on another system.
Primary Monitor: Asus ProArt PA248q (24" 1920 x 1200)
O/S: Windows 10 Pro 22H2, Build 19045.2130

Camera: Sony RX10 Model IV

https://www.youtube.com/user/thedennischannel

musicvid10 wrote on 11/11/2015, 9:12 PM
Photoshop Actions are another way to go -- tricky for me to set up, but when they work they work well.

Rich Parry wrote on 11/12/2015, 1:25 AM
@musicvid,

When you say apply 3:1 compression, you are suggesting applying the "Wave Hammer Surround" Audio Event FX using the "Default" template but changing the default compression ratio from 4:1 to 3:1 and leaving all other parameters at there default values, right?

I see there is a voice template too, I would think that would be the preferred template for the tutorial. I don't trust myself enough to hear the difference, which doesn't mean others won't, so I'd like to learn from this thread.

Rich
rs170a wrote on 11/12/2015, 5:52 AM
I've been able to do the process in two steps, a picture resize and a canvas resize, but not in one step.

File > Batch Conversion/Rename will do this for you and allow you to save it if you want to. Once in here, click Use advanced options (for bulk resize...) and then click Advanced to get to the necessary options page.

Mike
john_dennis wrote on 11/12/2015, 12:35 PM
Rick,
There is a 3:1 Track Compressor option on the track header of the audio tracks in Vegas Pro 13. I'm not sure in which version it appeared since I "Open in Sound Forge" depending on my mood and which way the wind is blowing.

Mike,
I'll revisit the Batch Conversion/Rename order of operation. The first time through, I only got the image resize and not the canvas resize. Probably need more practice.

Edit After looking at it again, I was able to do the image resize and canvas resize in a single pass. Though the picture selection process is robust, I'm still looking for a way to filter the files with DOS operators like F*.JPG to just select the Folder.JPG pictures in many folders. It may not exist. Otherwise, one can edit the .TXT file that's used to tell Irfanview which files to choose or deselect files right from the selection screen. In my case the unwanted files to wanted files number about 3 to 1.

My main system:
Motherboard: Asus X99-AII
CPU: Intel i7-6850K
GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX480-8GB
RAM: Corsair Dominator (4 x 4 GB) DDR4 2400
Disk O/S & Programs: Intel SSD 750 (400 GB)
Disk Active Projects: 1TB & 2TB WD BLACK SN750 NVMe Internal PCI Express 3.0 x4 Solid State Drives
Disk Other: WD Ultrastar/Hitachi Hard Drives: WDBBUR0080BNC-WRSN, HGST HUH728080ALE600, 724040ALE640, HDS3020BLA642
Case: LIAN LI PC-90 Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Case
CPU cooling: Corsair Hydro series H115i
Power supply: SeaSonic SS-750KM3 750W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Drive Bay: Kingwin KF-256-BK 2.5" and 3.5" Trayless Hot Swap Rack with USB 3
Sound card: Crystal Sound 3 on motherboard. Recording done on another system.
Primary Monitor: Asus ProArt PA248q (24" 1920 x 1200)
O/S: Windows 10 Pro 22H2, Build 19045.2130

Camera: Sony RX10 Model IV

https://www.youtube.com/user/thedennischannel

prairiedogpics wrote on 11/13/2015, 8:27 PM
I know nothing about audio as you will see, but I thought you might be interested in the use of OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) for doing live action screen capture (instead of stills). It's free and very easy to use.



Watch it in 1920 x 1080p full screen to see the actual video quality.

(also posted in my previous thread; hope you don't mind and thread-hijacking not intended...)
john_dennis wrote on 11/13/2015, 8:41 PM
Thanks,
I'll look into OBS. I'm not certain every computer training tutorial needs real-time video capture but I know some do.

My main system:
Motherboard: Asus X99-AII
CPU: Intel i7-6850K
GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX480-8GB
RAM: Corsair Dominator (4 x 4 GB) DDR4 2400
Disk O/S & Programs: Intel SSD 750 (400 GB)
Disk Active Projects: 1TB & 2TB WD BLACK SN750 NVMe Internal PCI Express 3.0 x4 Solid State Drives
Disk Other: WD Ultrastar/Hitachi Hard Drives: WDBBUR0080BNC-WRSN, HGST HUH728080ALE600, 724040ALE640, HDS3020BLA642
Case: LIAN LI PC-90 Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Case
CPU cooling: Corsair Hydro series H115i
Power supply: SeaSonic SS-750KM3 750W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Drive Bay: Kingwin KF-256-BK 2.5" and 3.5" Trayless Hot Swap Rack with USB 3
Sound card: Crystal Sound 3 on motherboard. Recording done on another system.
Primary Monitor: Asus ProArt PA248q (24" 1920 x 1200)
O/S: Windows 10 Pro 22H2, Build 19045.2130

Camera: Sony RX10 Model IV

https://www.youtube.com/user/thedennischannel

john_dennis wrote on 1/28/2016, 7:22 PM
I downloaded the tool and created my first tutorial with this software. I found it easy to use and was able to start a capture in under 10 minutes. Thank you for mentioning it.

My main system:
Motherboard: Asus X99-AII
CPU: Intel i7-6850K
GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX480-8GB
RAM: Corsair Dominator (4 x 4 GB) DDR4 2400
Disk O/S & Programs: Intel SSD 750 (400 GB)
Disk Active Projects: 1TB & 2TB WD BLACK SN750 NVMe Internal PCI Express 3.0 x4 Solid State Drives
Disk Other: WD Ultrastar/Hitachi Hard Drives: WDBBUR0080BNC-WRSN, HGST HUH728080ALE600, 724040ALE640, HDS3020BLA642
Case: LIAN LI PC-90 Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Case
CPU cooling: Corsair Hydro series H115i
Power supply: SeaSonic SS-750KM3 750W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Drive Bay: Kingwin KF-256-BK 2.5" and 3.5" Trayless Hot Swap Rack with USB 3
Sound card: Crystal Sound 3 on motherboard. Recording done on another system.
Primary Monitor: Asus ProArt PA248q (24" 1920 x 1200)
O/S: Windows 10 Pro 22H2, Build 19045.2130

Camera: Sony RX10 Model IV

https://www.youtube.com/user/thedennischannel

rmack350 wrote on 1/28/2016, 8:05 PM
At this point I think I'm listening to it after compression, but you have a nice mellow voice and a little bit of southern is good. Heavy accents steal attention but light ones give a sense of place and a little context to the voice.

I'd probably play it through a little with your eyes closed and just drop markers where you hear stuff you might want to fix. There are spots when the audio is low, and spots where there wasn't much space left in the cut so your sentences are crowded close together. Easy fixes.

Maybe change up your arrows once in a while. If the arrow always points the same direction a viewer could blink when it moves and miss it. Letting the arrow come from another direction would be a bigger cue that it had changed.

Getting some closer screen views when there are details to see would also break it up and maybe add a little clarity. But overall it's pretty good. It's at a point where a client would be happy even if you wanted to improve it.

Rob