Cute, let me know when you blow $2800 on the Legend of Galactic Heroes blurays, $1200 on Tytania, $1500 on Cobra, and $250 on Galaxy Express 999 just to do a 3 minute scifi video.
You realize that sounds like sarcasm, right?
I said you push your flawed techniques onto others.
You push. I suggest.
. But doing it wrong is not easier, it forces you to spend time fixing shit.
No, it doesn't. I don't need to spend hours fixing minor compression artifacts and trying to make it slightly sharper because that doesn't fucking matter. I'm happy with DVD-quality. Most people don't base their entire lives around encoding. You give a 3000kbps WMV to the average person and if you prod them about quality you might
get the response "I guess it's slightly blurry". They probably won't even notice banding, aliasing, or artifacts until the bitrate starts getting around 2000. If they even care at all. My favorite AMV is seven years old and was distributed as a 352*240 MPEG
with bitrate around ~1600. The quality is ass, but I don't give the slightest crap. When I'm watching it, I don't even notice the quality, because the editing is sex
You're going to overwhelm nubs and keep them from editing. Not all of them, but some, and I'm sure it's what you want, but it's absurdly unnecessary. If the most important thing to you is the goddamned encoding then go watch 4k videos. New editors need to work on the editing aspects of creating an AMV, because that's how you make a goddamn AMV
. Song and clip selection, matching the mood, structure, and pace of the song, maintaining synch, using appropriate effects, conveying a story as needed, these are the crucial points of an AMV.
In physics, they teach you basic rules and laws early on, which you use to solve problems and develop your physics skills. Eventually you learn most of Newtonian phyiscs you learned are only applicable in certain scale and conditions, and if you go on you can find out all about quantum mechanics that seriously outdates the laws of Newton. This is a common theme throughout many subjects in school - you learn certain rules because they are easy to learn, they give you the idea, and they work under certain conditions or in an approximate level. When you've grasped the concepts and have the skills you move on to advanced material. Granted, much of the American education system is crap, and you spend too much time unlearning what you've learned previously, but I really don't want to get into a discussion about education.
Maybe a better parallel is photography. Obviously you have the all out pro with a $15,000 Digital (or even film!) SLR, $6,000 lens and a backpack full of batteries, filters, and more lenses, who carefully sets up the aperture, shutter, ISO, white balance, and always manual focus, spends up to hours on framing and waiting for the right lighting for one RAW photo, and may even linger to get the shot repeatedly as the day progreses and the lighting changes. On the other end of the spectrum you've got a college student majoring in business who likes to go on hikes over the weekend and take a few JPGs along the way with her 6-megapixel Kodak point-and-shoot - maybe she picks a camera preset and later crops and tweaks the color in GIMP. If she has a good eye for good shots, spends a minute or two getting pretty good framing in decent lighting, does that mean she can't make good pictures? Will her friends on Facebook, Flickr, and deviantArt not like her pictures because they're less than 3,600 pixels wide and that compression could be just a bit better? I would hope if she tries to make a tutorial on getting good photos with a point and shoot, maybe thinking people care about things like lighting and framing, some photography fetishist wouldn't tell her "sorry, the only acceptable way to take photos is with an SLR".
Also, does her cheap camera prevent her from spending hours getting that perfect photo? If the composition, color, and lighting are perfect, and she makes a 4*6 print, does it matter that much
to her or her friends what camera she used? If she has a true passion for photography and it goes beyond a hobby, will she be unable to move on to an SLR? You can pick up bad habits from a point-and-shoot but that doesn't prevent you from correcting them, and it doesn't mean SLR is the first or only step for a hobbyist.
It's not a perfect analogy, because cameras cost money and the ripping/converting/encoding software we're talking about here doesn't. I'd be surprised if you get anything out of the anology at all. Since your priorities are so ridiculous and you pride yourself in being an ass, I'm not very inclined to continue talking with you either.