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graphic4444
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Hi -

I’ve noticed that the native encoding for some of the aeps here is 25 fps (for pal?)... but since all my encoding is at 29.97 fps for NTSC /video.. what’s the best way to handle this?

a) change the frame rate to render to 30fps(?) in ae when rendering? that’s a choice when “make movie” is selected to render… changing render from native 25fps to something else like 30fps or 29.97 fps.. what’s best? (tradeoff = slower render times/interpolated frames?)

or

b) just render in the aep’s native 25 fps and drop it into my nle (vegas) 29.97 fps timeline and not worry about it

c) other?

not sure the best approach, I don’t want jittery renders, or mixed render looks since I composite projects with multiple aep footage (eg an intro from a 25fps aep render plus video box from 29.97 standard aep render plus more…).

thx,

-k

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graphic4444
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it’s a great idea to somehow figure out how to ‘bundle’ things together, too – to give discounts either on multiple-projects put together in the same bundle, and/or motion graphics as part of a bundled package, but I don’t think envato is set up to do bundles (yet?), but that would increase sales revenue, most likely. and special time limited discount offers, and other effective marketing/product sales techniques.

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great idea if it could be implemented, same idea re invisible watermarking video downloads for stock video type stuff if possible… (and not just ban, I’d sue and report to police for criminal charges).. would be a great 3rd party service, eg some server-side individual watermarking service, for people like me who sell downloadable videos/dvds, and for envato/you guys who sell creative assetts… I know there’s some kind of watermarking stuff for image files out there; would be nice if there was some way to add traceability embedded invisibly per-customer download, for all of us in creative businesses, so we can file criminal charges vs pirates, as a great deterrent. I have no mercy for pirates, I’m the “pirate hunter” lol for my biz.

-k

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Yes – and fortunately there’s a ton of case and criminal precedent law cases online regarding piracy and charges brought against pirates. Some people mistakenly seem to believe that being behind a computer screen with a proxy committing piracy/reposting copyrighted works, magically protects them from a knock on their door from local law enforcement and time in jail. It doesnt.

http://www.drmwatch.com/legal/article.php/3296061

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/12/piracy-verdict-finalized/

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2007/10/riaa-jury-finds/

http://wii.nintendolife.com/news/2010/02/nintendo_wins_another_piracy_court_case

The neat thing is, with all the precedent case law it’s very easy to file criminal and civil charges (and win) against pirates who mistakenly rip off our collective creative works and post it on filesharing sites; a subpeona reveals the IP address, which is timestamped to the owners’ location, and bang makes it easy for local law enforcement to step in and arrest/convict the pirate for posting stuff on __ share.com type sites.

-k

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One thing I will start doing, eventually, is create a “why pirating is a bad idea” public website, where I’ll put screencaps of police blotters and court actions against pirates I’ve taken, for everyone of us who produces information products/code/whatever, as a deterrent.

Kind of like how they used to hang pirates in the Jamaican Bay back in the 1600s/1700s, as an effective visual warning to others. I think visible “oh crap I’m really gonna face jail time” warning is necessary, in addition to court/civil records. Many pirates I bust seem genuinely surprised, I’m told, when they get an investigation call from a police officer and have to appear in court etc.

Making it tangible, real, so they can see that some of us will make it not worth their while, is a good idea. (typo in my original post, should read “I’m very vindictive and relentless in putting them down like dogs, using legal tactics and filing criminal charges”, not criminal tactics lol.. I use the crime/legal system to fight piracy, is my point). I contact police departments in other countries of course as well, just because they’re in a different country doesn’t mean you can’t find and prosecute them; eg google “malaysia police department” or “indonesia police department” (or whatever country) to get their website and contact info, is easy, to then file criminal charges.

The police can also use a technical/legal ‘discovery’ process to easily ascertain IP addresses (even behind proxies) to trace and nail the perps, by requesting that info from the filesharing sites, which they comply with – which is how it should be.

-k

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i too spend 1-2 hours a week sending dmca c&d takedowns to the filesharing sites, for places that pirate my companies’ products… one of my colleagues said he has to hire 3 paralegals fulltime to send out those notices since there’s so many pirate forums and links to our various products out there… hey thx re that application; does it work for non envato takedown notices too? seems like that would be a good product to sell to people like me, and others that produce content… to save us time… or a service that does it for you, if any of you want to start that kind of service… eg a “DMCA ‘R ‘Us” place that searches for and sends on behalf of copyright owners, the DMCA takedown notices… I also file criminal charges against pirates (I contact their local police, using geolocation IP lookups, to file criminal piracy charges).

I play very hardball when it comes to piracy; stealing is stealing and I work to try and put them in jail. Stealing from me is a very very bad idea. I’m very vindictive and relentless in putting them down like dogs, using legal and criminal tactics.

-k

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hi – thanks, good to hear it… here’s the latest, from the new “grindhouse” project here (can be bought at: http://videohive.net/item/grindhouse-vol-1/124240 ):

http://vimeo.com/14989925

and another ocean spot: http://vimeo.com/14800745

-k

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this is my favorite (free) flv player, applian’s, it works nice though only does 1x/2x/fs scaling not incremental:

http://www.applian.com/flvplayer/

I use zoom player for all my media files now (except mov), it’s the best I’ve found, I’ve watched videos on my pcs for decades, have tried every player imaginable, this one is my favorite, try the f.ree trial: http://www.inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_download.shtml (it plays flv as well as all other non-.mov video)

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lol… flv rocks… apparently jobs doesn’t want flash on his apple mobile devices, but we’ll see if that holds… there’s a huge debate about it online…

http://www.geek.com/articles/mobile/apples-ipad-tablet-doesnt-run-flash-do-you-care-20100128/

I don’t even own a mobile device, I don’t like digital leashes myself

..besides I’m in front of my desktop all the time anyways, like neo from the matrix… :)

FLV Forever,

-k

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well hate to disagree but I love flv, I’ve used it exclusively for many years, works great in FF and IE… the jwplayer works fine re popups here… flv is still the standard for internet video which is why it’s still the dominant video format on youtube etc.. looks like they’re beta testing a html5 solution though (http://www.longtailvideo.com/players/jw-flv-player/ ) is the player used here, and is the one I use in my sites… I was one of the early pioneers who used internet video back in 1999 btw, we had to use realplayer/.rm files… back in the old days… today’s flv players are great…

try different flv encoding software, like sorenson squeeze or others… not sure what vh uses but the previews here always look great on my 4-year-old winxp w/4gigs memory on non accelerated widescreen multimonitor setup (I use 4 widescreen monitors)

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