Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest Thread - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!

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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby Ryvannis » Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:14 pm

Castor Troy wrote:
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That's a big "if" Troy. 8-)



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I don't know if I should be surprised that you actually found a page from the Naruto manga in response to my quote or that its actually the perfect response. I'd at least want to compete with you in a contest for once, especially if your going to retire.

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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby Castor Troy » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:48 pm

Ryvannis wrote:I don't know if I should be surprised that you actually found a page from the Naruto manga in response to my quote or that its actually the perfect response. I'd at least want to compete with you in a contest for once, especially if your going to retire.


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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby xDreww » Tue May 01, 2012 12:04 pm

Was going to enter, but I don't have a printer to mail in a fourm. Stupid rule. Why can't I just send you a download link instead with video info?
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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby XStylus » Tue May 01, 2012 1:16 pm

xDreww wrote:Was going to enter, but I don't have a printer to mail in a fourm. Stupid rule. Why can't I just send you a download link instead with video info?


Don't let such a thing as trivial as paper stand in your way! To Kinkos!!!

Seriously, I know ya'll are allergic to teh paper and such, but bear with me for this year. Solutions are being worked on for next year. I hate having to do data entry from all these forms as much as you hate sending them.

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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby Perfect-Blue » Tue May 01, 2012 2:42 pm

There is no need of paper. Just edit your form in .doc file, scan and attach your signature at the "signature" place in submission form, as a .jpeg file. As i did here:

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I'm hoping this should not be a problem, but more a solution.
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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby Kazemon15 » Tue May 01, 2012 2:52 pm

^

That's only for International entries though...

Everyone in the US has to send it via post.
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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby kireblue » Tue May 01, 2012 4:57 pm

just came back from dropping my entry off at the post office. Two of my entries will actually be making their con debut despite the fact that both of them are over a year old. I've been saving these bad boys for something special :asd:

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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby Ryvannis » Tue May 01, 2012 5:19 pm

Castor Troy wrote:
Ryvannis wrote:I don't know if I should be surprised that you actually found a page from the Naruto manga in response to my quote or that its actually the perfect response. I'd at least want to compete with you in a contest for once, especially if your going to retire.


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Now I'm hoping for the day that I'd actually run out of the Nokia theater as it explodes.
Spoiler :
With you in the explosion. :twisted:

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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby Castor Troy » Tue May 01, 2012 5:24 pm

Ryvannis wrote:
Castor Troy wrote:
Ryvannis wrote:I don't know if I should be surprised that you actually found a page from the Naruto manga in response to my quote or that its actually the perfect response. I'd at least want to compete with you in a contest for once, especially if your going to retire.


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Now I'm hoping for the day that I'd actually run out of the Nokia theater as it explodes.
Spoiler :
With you in the explosion. :twisted:


Spoiler :
I'd be the one who caused the explosion. :twisted:
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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby machina21 » Tue May 01, 2012 9:56 pm

Castor Troy wrote:
Spoiler :
I'd be the one who caused the explosion. :twisted:


You ate Mexican for breakfast again?
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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby drewaconclusion » Tue May 01, 2012 10:02 pm

machina21 wrote:
Castor Troy wrote:
Spoiler :
I'd be the one who caused the explosion. :twisted:


You ate Mexican for breakfast again?

Little does anyone know that Castor's original nickname was Castor Oil Troy...
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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby Castor Troy » Tue May 01, 2012 10:03 pm

machina21 wrote:
Castor Troy wrote:
Spoiler :
I'd be the one who caused the explosion. :twisted:


You ate Mexican for breakfast again?


I had chalupas from Taco Bell. :uhoh:
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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby XStylus » Wed May 02, 2012 3:39 am

So, I've had a few people ask me about how strict I am regarding video codecs. Here's my response:
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The video requirements as written in the rules were a guideline designed to save trouble when it came time to process vids onto a presentation DVD. In practice, generally any codec was accepted, and a vid was only rejected for codec reasons if it refused to play or did something screwy. We weren't super strict about it. Submitting using any other codec will be allowed, but it's an at-your-own-risk thing. So, if you want to play it safe, submit within those parameters. Or if you don't, then don't.

As for what I personally prefer, my codec of preference is a high bitrate Xvid in an AVI container with either PCM/WAV audio or a constant-bitrate MP3 of 192kbps or better. Make sure the audio sample rate is identical to your audio source footage's sample rate (either 44.1khz or 48khz). AMVs with audio sample rates other than those will be rejected. MKVs or OGGs will also be rejected. Submissions being sent digitally that are larger than 250mb will be rejected (don't kill my bandwidth please).

I have had bad personal experiences with H.264 MP4s and AAC adio. Playback in that format is severely inconsistent between various video playback softwares and platforms. I won't reject it though, but if your video plays oddly because of some gremlin, that's not on us.

As for anamorphic NSP vs. letterboxed SP, I would prefer that letterboxing be avoided, so go anamorphic. If you're working from hi-def source, you're welcome to submit in 720p as well.

I will be using VLC v2 on a PC to play your videos to the judges, and then using Adobe Encore CS5 to create DVDs for the finals. Test your videos with those software programs to ensure that what you see is what I see.
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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby Kazemon15 » Wed May 02, 2012 11:48 am

I sent one of my files as MP4 ACC. :| Only because I could not find my uncompressed lossless version of it though...
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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby irriadin » Wed May 02, 2012 12:00 pm

Could I submit my videos via disc in lossless .AVI using something like Lagarith / UTVideo?


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