[video] Making Production Technique Videos (Complete Tutorial)

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KVRian

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Post Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:41 pm

Here is a way to make a lowlight shimmering HD (1280 by 720) webcam to behave:

Blender video editor rendered (downsized with bandicut):
https://youtu.be/84IBnP8RfRU
kingozrecords wrote:Hitfilm Video I'll save you some time and money by saying that the quality of hitfilm's output was not up to par. I'd changed nothing with the video and just attempted to bounce using all their standards. This is a shame, and I'm reminded of a nagging fear that most youtube critics and reviewers really just test something quickly and they're not putting the time in to ensuring a good test of reliability. I remember being annoyed at Myself after recommending Thenatan's Brain, which still has some issues with loading presets :/.
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kingozrecords wrote:Apoweredit I tried apoweredit, it failed in quality, it's more a compressor than a lossless bounce (from already LQ mind you).
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kingozrecords wrote:Olive Did well in windows 7, but for whatever reason in windows 10 did not. It crashed on Me, and the color was distorted in the preview window. This is with a fairly new laptop and that's a worry.
##LUT Download
https://dspplug.com/wp-content/DSPplug- ... wLight.png

##Video Config Screenshot (Section 1)
https://dspplug.com/wp-content/obs-vidconfig1.png

##Video Config Screenshot (Section 2)
https://dspplug.com/wp-content/obs-vidconfig2.png

##Color Correction Screenshot
https://dspplug.com/wp-content/color-correction.png

If videopad keeps up, I'll add it too
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Post Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:53 pm

Still processing, yay!

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Post Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:32 am

ghettosynth wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:53 pm
Still processing, yay!
I know the feeling, I admitted btw, that hitfilm was not a very good result. I was going to post that, but maybe Blender is just the better product. It's too bad, because it seemed fun to use. Blender is a scary 3d program and its cerebral quality is like an ominous gatekeeper of complex secrets :(.

Also, I forgot to add. I did make the haas plug-in that I Promised I'd make; and used it in the making of this video. I'll build a GUI for it. The making of this video was start and stop due to quality problems and diagnosing the issue was problematic. In the way of video however, I'll say that you could only use the ms difference by 1-2 ms and keeping a seemingly natural sound.
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Post Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:54 pm

Here's the ultimate, fastest guide to blender video editing ever made. All the videos I saw on youtube included deprecated features or settings and hotkeys. I made sure that this method is recent and will be something that will likely always work.

Make sure to have your fps the same for all videos. Make sure to have the sample rate the same for all audio in videos, if you do not, change that in handbrake. I do not recommend handbrake for de-noising; it throws the audio sync off.

https://youtu.be/MbNgpxu1RRM

Enjoy this fast tutorial that will provide you with instant results. Blender is the video editor to use, be as excited as I was when I made this video and get started using blender as your video editor today.
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Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:44 am

:tu:

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Post Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:16 am

surreal wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:44 am
:tu:
Thanks :)

And btw, in the next video; I'm going to show how to make some really nice image sequences.

What is an image sequence?
kingozrecords wrote:An image sequence is often a set of images that serve to create an animation. They are often timed to match a certain fps, in other words; there would be one image per frame; so that collection or series of images becomes a sequence that provides a complex animation effect that can easily be an overlay above the video.

This could be really handy for things like subscribe notifications, or you could also make a nice animated sequence showing on the bottom or top left mentioning the name of the video, especially handy of someone is watching a playlist; or the video is embedded, because unlike when in youtube; there is no descriptive title above the embedded video (like in this forum).

Image sequences are commonly saved and accessed in their own folder
There are two programs that excel in the output of these image sequences.

I will go over how to do the same thing in both
Photoshop and Videopad.

Obviously, Blender is a gamechanger for video processing, and it's arguable that Videopad is obsolete in light of this (the video quality is not as good); however, it's a very nice tool for saving and making image sequences because of the intuitive interface which will allow you to see this animation on a timeline with a preview window.

In contrast, while Photoshop (or the antique Image Ready) can serve to do the same thing, because it is harder to see the end product, except maybe via the imagination; it will take trial and error a necessity; resulting in a hampered workflow.

The nice thing about an image sequence is that (provided you have not resized your images and you've avoided too much aliasing) the effect is very clean and modern; like that of vector imagery.
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Post Tue May 04, 2021 6:57 pm

What's probably dawned on people reading all of this is that I make it seem complicated, at least maybe to those who have not tried using their base product computer / laptop to make video. Phones kick ass in comparison and there's just no beating a phone these days - But here's a technique that's meaningful; construed using a cheap laptop with obs and a 1280 by 720 webcam built in.

What's interesting is that it looks almost perfect. And I used a free product to achieve that. I used Xmedia Recode (press to visit site - windows only).
Here's the settings file I made to do that. Just load the settings file and you're good to go.

But here's the interesting part. This program has every filter you can imagine, even for audio. So let's say you make videos right, for youtube or for demonstrations and you want to release them fast.

Just use the same settings in xmedia recode for your intro / ending video and join the files together in bandicut. Bandicut might cost money, but has the fastest splicer, if you're in a rush it cannot be beat.

That means you can make your video, take about 15 minutes for xmedia recode to adjust it and btw you can replace the audio (so what I do is denoise in FL studio using wermer denoise and rx7 combined with compression, a hp, a gate and an eq).
This means that there's only one step instead of having to work in an editor which is awesome. I was even able in xaudio to change the volume levels on the fly. It beats any editor for the application of edition just one file.

Here for your review is what I've been able to achieve with that, I know; I know - the De-noise smoothed it over just a bit, but it's about the closest I've achieved to perfection with a cheap laptop. And I think eventually with a similar method I'll have taken it all the way. Not a bad technique if you want to output demonstration videos really fast.

https://youtu.be/Q906JJCpD54

More info regarding My tests with Media Xrecode

While Media Xrecode is great, My biggest issue with it has been rainbows and while I use the constant QP, those rainbows stemming from colors (becoming interlaced) seem to be ever-present. Given that this simplifying comes about when using the built in denoiser, it's a sobering issue - Forcing one to like use an alternating bit rate for the video instead.

It took about a week to come to these conclusions and I make real content for youtube. Here's about the best settings I could muster, instead using the video enhancer product by infognition.
Attached are the thumbnails which will assist you to those ends. Keep in mind, you'll have had to have set your settings well so that there's less shimmers and fogging and that there is a lacking of rainbows caused by bringing the contrast too far down with a high saturation.
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A note about this method, it works well but picks up shadows. Make sure to have two or three sources of light on the face to avoid shadows on the cheeks, eyes etc or you look old, haggard etc.

Another interesting idea, I'm trying an idea. using the divx codec and a mov container, in apoweredit I tried bouncing a raw color graded version with and without the smooth (beauty) filter effect. I then combine the two in another editor, the top one, the smoothened is like 60%. I'll let you know how it turns out. I also applied the msu smart sharpen virtual dub filter to help bring out the details from behind the smoother later superimposed above.
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Post Tue May 11, 2021 7:10 pm

Hi all, the thing with DSP in some cases is that there's no good, finite guides. You have to teach yourself all of the pitfalls and what the technology does whether it be video or audio.

At any rate, I'm getting closer to making professional video with a cheap laptop, and I've made this guide so that you can too. I realize that it's a bit bright, but I'll be close to 100% My next video. The sky's the limit eventually, and I'll likely have a definitive guide in the works on My site and here at KVRaudio.

I will make sure to edit My previous forum posts and I will remake videos so that every one of them is perfected and meaningful - Learning this stuff is like rocket science, and most tuts on youtube are just people speaking the butter language, worshiping some product or company without any real understanding of the tech and math behind it. It makes it all too easy to get fed up and spend 10k on hardware.

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Post Fri May 14, 2021 9:18 pm

I'll have to redo all of the videos in this post and I will convert the first post into a table of contents.
I'll ensure that this post is one of the best resources on the internet to really learn what to do.
I take that seriously, but like the case of learning to ride a bike you just have to make it happen.

I was saying to a KVR staff just yesterday, what's sobering is - is that whether it's music, or sets, or singing or covers or even just a play-through / walk-through - no-one will take you seriously if the video is not perfect. All that people on youtube can do for the most part, regarding video is tell you to spend some choice coin if your quality is down.

But the sad part is, more people are in debt than they've ever have been, and making money with video online has never been more popular; meaning video gear that was once 2k is 3 or 4k. Profiteering amidst chaos is criminal, and I think you should give My video a chance if you're serious about succeeding on a smaller budget.

I bought a cheap laptop, that should; by all rights be able to do what it's made to do. And now I'm starting to succeed. Try this and tell Me if it's not the best method ever. You will think Me. I guarantee it. While the color of flesh on this vid is a bit peach-toned, It's good for now; but I will have to look up some serious guides regarding tonal variations of lcd versus led so i can understand the differences in depth.

https://youtu.be/m1XOgo1p2y0

And here's the material that you'll need:
OBS: https://obsproject.com
OBS image mask: https://tiny.one/dsp-vmask
Video Enhancer: http://infognition.com/VideoEnhancer/
Video Enhancer settings used: https://tiny.one/venhance-set
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