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Post by cheesesandwitchs on Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:29 am

affraid hi every one this is my very FIRST video performance . feels kinda exciting and a little exposed please let me know what you think Laughing

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Post by Circle_of_Fists on Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:24 am

Well done on the first video performance! Very Happy

The excitement of posting pieces on You Tube never goes away. Unfortunately, neither does the feeling of being a little exposed... Laughing

We can't wait to hear more! Very Happy
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Post by cheesesandwitchs on Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:19 am

hay thanks man production quality is still pretty shotty to lol . what do you use to edit your video's ? and what format do you use to upload to you tube ? What a Face
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Post by Circle_of_Fists on Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:21 am

cheesesandwitchs wrote:hay thanks man production quality is still pretty shotty to lol . what do you use to edit your video's ? and what format do you use to upload to you tube ? What a Face

ohhh man, now we're delving into a world I know very little about. Laughing

Unfortunately I can't go and see what format I up load my videos to you tube because my computer is on its last legs, and when I click on the program I normally use (and most programs but internet, thankfully), my pc just simply barfs. But, I was just using the video software that came with my PC many moons ago. It wasn't the best software, but it did what was needed. Smile

I had been using you tube's recommended settings because the very first time I tried to upload, the sound and the video were off by a fraction of a second and it was driving me nuts. So, when in doubt, search you tube's help for their recommended settings.

The last video (3 Kings) was a little different because, not only did I use only still pictures, I also used a different software program on another computer. My first try of rendering the highest resolution video I could make resulted in a 1.5 gig file for a 2.5 minute movie! affraid

So, basically I am a prime example of technological buffoonery at its best! Razz

You also have the additional difficulty since you have an upright piano, so capturing the right sound is not an easy task. Acoustic pianos sound great live, but recording the sound on a camcorder mic doesn't do the performance justice. I have a keyboard, so I can record directly into it, and when editing the video can eliminate the sound from the camcorder and only use the keyboard recording.

So, just experiment with what you have, or hopefully there are others here that can offer some better advice. Or, just keep what you have, because it's really ok, and in line with many other performances I've seen on you tube.

Good luck! Very Happy
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Re: me playing fur elise

Post by frank on Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:54 pm

Good performance. Looks like you've nearly memorized it, which helps a lot when trying to play it fluently.

cheesesandwitchs wrote:hay thanks man production quality is still pretty shotty to lol . what do you use to edit your video's ? and what format do you use to upload to you tube ? What a Face

The quality of your video was better than many other YouTube videos. I'm using Windows Movie Maker for creating my videos. I've created a webpage how to use it:

http://www.frank-buss.de/music/recording.html

Pinnacle VideoSpin is nice, too.

The webpage contains additional information how to record the audio from e-pianos, but you can use it for real pianos, too. Just plug a good mic and preamp into your computer, because most integrated mics in the video cameras are not good (too noisy, low bandwith, audio compressor) and microphone amplifiers in the sound cards are noisy, too. Better video cameras allows to plug in external mics, which can work.

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Post by unprofessionalpianist on Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:58 pm

Well, this was awesome performance! I hope you will upload even more because you are good! Happy practicing! Very Happy

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Post by cheesesandwitchs on Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:54 pm

yea i am im just practicing hard lol im learning op33 beethoven turns out it's harder than it sounds once i have it down ill post it . i wanna do a better version of fur eliese as well . Laughing
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