[video] Making Production Technique Videos (Complete Tutorial)

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KVRian
681 posts since 7 Apr, 2019

Post Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:23 am

Please watch this Youtube video for explanation of how to use the below listed software:
https://youtu.be/gNFmDVJjiSM

Here's free software that makes it easy to put together a quick video that's convenient and effective, while being free.

Free Software Paid Software
  • Bandicut [win] (video) - https://www.bandicam.com/bandicut-video-cutter/
    King OZ Records wrote:While paid, I also recommend Bandicut for post processing after the fact, in doing tasks like adding an opening scene, with like a logo. It's cheap.
  • NCH Videopad [win/mac] (video) - https://www.nchsoftware.com/videopad/
    King OZ Records wrote:The only paid video editor I would recommend is NCH Videopad; mostly due to the fact that automation allows a plot graph automation control that is intuitive. It makes controlling keyframes a simple task. It bounces faster than 98% of editors.
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  • For more info and instruction about the confusing Hybrid product, please refer to this pdf here:
    https://forum.selur.net/attachment.php?aid=556
    (it's about the only guide to using it easily, the developer explains he doesn't cater to newbies :()
    King OZ Records wrote:And here is the link to a video on youtube which also might be helpful in your understanding of the Hybrid programming. Notably, it also cover FPS. While sourcing, referencing and noting their contributions; I'll make a video soon that accumulates all of this knowledge so that there's a concise, simple guide. But given the fact that Hybrid is somewhat complicated, I did not want to rush in. But, Bandicut is faster https://tinyurl.com/dspplug-fpsalgo
  • To see what youtube expects of MP4 standards and encoding:
    https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1722171?hl=en
  • To make a free, crazy intro video (also a free online video editor): https://panzoid.com
  • To edit movies online for free (under 250mb - no watermk): https://kapwing.com
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Post Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:19 am

So, I'd felt that this topic was really relevant because I don't often see well formed videos in this section of the forum, they exist but it's rare (but not so much in sound design, many there). Anyways, I had some luck using an online product called kapwing. I made a video that chronicled how exactly I used the kapwing service, what I ended up using and how you can use it to add text etc.

More on that later this afternoon, and included in the final video will also be how in videopad I blurred out private info in a quick manner, in the video I'd been pointing to My browser and you could see some KVR postings, which naturally have names. A gray area, sufficed to rationalize blurring but a good excuse to show how to achieve it.
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KVRAF
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Post Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:01 am

So you need a basic video editor.
Windows or Mac?

Every mac comes with iMovie which I'm sure can do what you want.
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Post Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:04 pm

Which is cool yes, but what I ended up doing is comparing videopad versions and then I tested Openshot. Quite impressed with open shot, I think that overall for automation and features nch videopad is better, but videopad is better for a big job. It really comes down to My testing a better video converter now. The best results I've had for smaller file sizes is the Format Factory, but finding which version can save a custom profile has been tricky.

Assuming I can do that for 1080 and 4k I'll be able to get this tut up and going. So many youtube videos saying they know, and yet rarely do the software really work as they say. For instance, I was able to make a 180 mb file into a 27mb one that looks the same and sounds great. Soon I'll have more. Thanks for letting me know about Imovie.
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Post Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:17 pm

I finally had success figuring out compression. All the products out there, ffmpeg, handbrake, etc etc really slow. The only one of any real speed is called hybrid here:

https://www.selur.de/downloads

the instructions to use it are here:
https://forum.selur.net/attachment.php?aid=556

In the morning I'll have some nice guides.
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Post Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:20 am

OK, it took two days of work and here's the completed tutorial. I think it's one of the best on the internet for making a rock solid video with free software. I had to scour the internet to find stuff that actually worked.

Happy production technique video making.
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Post Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:11 pm

Hey, did some follow up. As it turns out, there is a working Mac build of the VST werman de-noise supression algo. It can be downloaded here:
https://github.com/werman/noise-suppres ... se.vst.zip

And the info surrounding the making and troubleshooting of that build can be found here:
https://github.com/werman/noise-suppres ... e/issues/6

Likely though, there will be issues for Big Sur users.

I noticed :neutral: , though I'd put in this hard work; I got some thumbs down :( . So I wanted to make a point that My posted and streamed algorithm works like I say, so I made this video :hihi: .

https://youtu.be/KK0_uU0SHn8

I compare the RX de-noise built in to FL 10, and 20 in comparison to the free Algorithm and Method I've outlined in this post. If there's any doubt that I'm providing a useful resource; I'll lay that to rest and I'll compare the same algorithm versus a new, full version of RX7 later tonight.

It's all I can do, to put in this hard work; and I hope it's useful to someone at the end of the day.

EDIT: On the first post, I've added a link to useful youtube video which shows how to use fps settings. Previous tutorials I came across did not.
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Post Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:29 pm

[Zoom screen recorder - Slightly slower than first method]

Hi all, more recently, I've been trying the Zoom for the purpose of screen recording. It would seem the more lo-fi, faster medium that has less problems with the sharing of resources but especially has less effect on hardware and your power supply. This lately has been especially important to Me because My video card is almost fubar, I'm waiting on a new one.

So, here's some useful instructions for making Zoom into a working, faster screen recorder than probably any other on the market in a few steps. Though OBS is cooler, there's no discounting, likely for someone wishing to make videos for walkthroughs, mix throughs; this is likely one of the most stalwart (though still not as lofi as the steps mentioned in the first post - still it's not as bad as obs or bandicam, debut, etc).

https://youtu.be/r4x9U2agiq0
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I'll add too, if you wish the recorded audio to be in stereo; you'll need to select this setting also, when selecting share audio:
making sure computer audio is stereo.jpg
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Post Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:35 pm

[Replacing Win7 Basic theme with a faster one]

In the previous post I'd mentioned using a different screen recorder other than OBS. But let's say you want to use OBS anyways, or your computer is slowing down when you make screen recordings in windows 7. Arguably, OBS and other programs like flashback either suggest or force you to use the windows 7 basic theme but what if there's a workaround?

https://youtu.be/Ro919Jl2az8

What if there's a better looking, faster alternative to the windows 7 basic theme?
The first one listed (the black theme) has various fixes including the refresh rate on it is also much more stable. This means even inside your DAW that the plug-ins themselves will also refresh more appropriately, and in the case of DSP or audio when you go from program to program; the responses of your system will be snappy and not so "simple" and "oldschool" that it's "embarrassing".

And don't forget, in the case of flashback express; you'll be forced to use basic anyways, so this is the only fix available.

Download:
Black Win7 Basic:
https://www.deviantart.com/basbl/art/Wi ... -630154429
Blue Win7 Basic:
https://www.deviantart.com/hector93/art ... -107913271
Multi-color Win7 Basic:
https://windows7themes.net/en-us/window ... ic-themes/
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Post Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:46 pm

Here's an awesome new trick to be A1, triple AAA bam bam for your production videos with both a nice trick for the camera placement in OBS, and the total avoidance of a gate. Truth be told, with the advent of the RNnoise, the noise suppression algo in OBS, it opens new doors and makes way for less products to clean up.

https://youtu.be/d2clo80o_pU

I used the DSPplug william de-esser to achieve that effect, but likely you could use another de-esser to achieve the same feat.
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Furthermore, here is the download for that circle effect for the camera placement in the video:
https://dspplug.com/wp-content/uploads/ ... e_mask.zip

I also, in the video, recommend and mention the product Apowerec, which has a nice de-noise algo that's really pretty good. Overall, I think you could achieve most with it and it has a 5 star sound that's only equaled by the Apoweredit.

If you buy the Apowerec you actually get the Apoweredit free for 68 CAD (lifetime license) which is pretty reasonable. I'll be clear and say that it's not as fast for outputting videos as bandicut is but it sounds mint. I'd say honestly that it's the most polished, legitimate commercial sounding mastering mechanism I've ever heard that's built into the Apoweredit's features. Does the Apowerrec method though, beat the method with OBS? Not totally, it's better in some ways, less than in others.
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Post Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:05 pm

I spent 4 days learning to make OBS work better with a slower laptop. I went against the advice of 100% youtube videos (which were almost no help) because they always just talk about use this filter or that lut, or use / buy this software, or use a grainy video fix. All of the filters (and even VST's) slow OBS too much for a slower PC / Laptop.

Would you believe this 100% working OBS tutorial is 100% vanilla? 100% free and it looks so pro. But I admit, the final master video I used Apoweredit to bounce because it bounces fast. I bought a year's subscription and am upgrading to a lifetime one. I'm very happy and the sound is good. I would recommend it to output audio files also, it adds a nice kind of fake sounding luster that I like.

Without further ado, your production videos with a cheap laptop or slower computer will never look better once you see this new shiny video (Still Uploading).

By the way, not only does this cover setup but also setting up scenes so you can transition from camera to camera and desktop and desktop only. Really useful for making walkthroughs and pro videos about production, even playing instruments likely dirt cheap!

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Post Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:14 pm

Here's a way to ensure you can see your own video and make sure in turn that you're not using too much CPU. It'd be really challenging for instance to making saxophone recordings and making sure that you're still in the scene, if a full screen camera recording but with this trick you can do both (without burning your cpu, so the fps and the picture does not distort).

It's been mentioned before, but rarely is it suggested to use such low settings. The reason I know that's possible is anyone from the 90's remembers graphics cards that only used 128mb lol.

https://youtu.be/RCtmcIvCILk

Here's the free LUT I made for those using OBS that gets rid of red lip problems. Most everyone can have this issue.
https://dspplug.com/wp-content/DSPplug-Red-Lip-Fix.png

And so you know, this isn't any old LUT, I spent a week learning how to make adjustments layers, what to avoid in OBS and how to make a bad picture look sweet. You'll be very happy with this LUT, and with that I will say to use only the video configuration settings for your webcam, it does nothing constructive after weeks of testing to be utilizing the color correction tool in OBS. It uses too much CPU, and it's not as efficient as LUT's.
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Post Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:11 pm

QP is the next level of quality for recording your camera footage for a laptop but with that choice comes the limitations and strain of workload. Workflow with this in mind comes down to your laptop and a desktop, otherwise a different scenario and setup is prudent, other than QP. Want to try next level, watch on.

https://youtu.be/5rGv1K-KfVE
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Post Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:06 am

Here's some tips for making sure that bedroom producers aren't showing their bed:

https://youtu.be/2683xViyYAY

I also mention some good ideas regarding using the greenscreen / chroma key / chroma color effects. It involves using a fair amount of white balance (in case you want to opt out :))
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Post Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:25 pm

Here is a way to convert the normal webcam video size on laptops to 1080p / 1K with an absolutely free, industry leading standard made by Infognition.

http://infognition.com/VideoEnhancer/

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