You used a low quality mp3 file as source, didn't you?
Even on low volume, I hear A LOT of static noises and cracking (I didn't even dare to enhance). You should always ripp your audio files from CD in .wav format and use these and encode them later just as you do with your video.
Otherwise it ends up like in this video which can be really annoying. Especially in case you have a good audio system (like me) and want to enjoy your music loud and clear.
There is also one really bad thing about the video. Something I did't notice either when starting. It is called Aspect Ratio. Yours is wrong.
Tenga Toppan Bla Bla is a 16:9 source. You encoded it in 720x480 without aspect ratio flag, so it appears as a 3:2 screen.
The characters and everything else in the video looks squished.
When you directly rip your footage from DVD, it needs to be resized. Your DVD Player will do it automatically for you, your computer will not.
You can either resize your file to the correct aspect ratio (usual is 640x480 for 4:3 fullscreen or 848x480 widescreen for 16:9. It may differ but these are pretty good to use) OR set an aspect ratio flag on your 720x480 video while encoding the file to mp4. When using Zarxgui, there is an option in the advanced settings. Your file will be morphed into the right size when playing the video.
The rating system tells me that there are no effects in this video, yet I was about to call you an effect whore.
Just kiddingly of course. I wasn't font of most of the effects you used.
There is a good advice I want to give you: Do not use effects simply because you can. You need to think of where and why. If the effect doesn't make any special sense, just get rid of it. If it enhances the videos atmosphere and is a needed scene correction, go for it.
An example of an effect I liked in this video was the star-cookie cutter. It wasn't executed well as it basically looked just like a preset, but I still liked it as it actually made sense in context of the video.
Also try to play more with the settings of the effects you add on your footage. Most presets have been seen by all editors and can easily indentified as such.
In many cases, I actually feel like the best effects are those than can barely be identified as such as they seem to morph that well with your footage.
My audio source was a downloaded mp3 which I actually did some bass boost and other small tweaks in Audition and saved in AAC format. I honestly don't hear any of this static or crackling you're referring to.
The original footage was 712 x 480 and the pixel ratio was .91 actually, which I told Premiere to interpret as 1.21 widescreen to fill up the black. If you watched the MPEG-2 version it was asked to be 3:2 layered because those were the specifications for the Otakon contest. I still have the project saved, how would you recommend interpreting it? My Mp4 version was Zarxed, but what are these advanced setting I need to check?
Unless transitions are considered effects, the only real effects I applied were to the beginning with the TV screen, where I swapped the footage and added the TV effect, and using Opacity filters. Also some panning and zoom. Everything else was either from the original footage or transitions. Those star effects for example, were from the original video. Only thing I did was change the speed to match the tempo of the song.
I was going to review your multiproject but I'm honestly a bit confused so I'm going to leave an opinion for your other video instead. Sorry. :p
TheLuminaireShow wrote:My opinion has been submitted for you.
TheLuminaireShow wrote:I was using standard stereo speakers with a subwoofer while editing. But I just checked the video on my 5.1 surround and cranked it up and I just don't hear this static crackling you're talking about.
TheLuminaireShow wrote:But also, isn't 848 x 480 not an NTSC format? For the purpose of contests, wouldn't I have to have it at 720 x 480 anyway?
TheLuminaireShow wrote:EDIT: I reuploaded the new 16:9 version. Indeed, there is a difference, not that I could tell at the time.
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