- Member: MrPsycohed
- Studio: Giant X
- Title: Princes of Escaflowne
- Premiered: 2002-03-19
- Queen princes of the universe
Say hello to video number six for Giant X! Wow, this one sure took its time getting out the door. I started the project quite a while back and then sorta quit for a while. But then I finally got back to work a week ago and finished the damn thing up. Will Giant X do another video? Only time will tell.
Okay, so on to the technical stuff. Ripping was, as usuall, with DVD Decrypter. .vobs became .avis with DVD2AVI.
Oh, A word to the wise. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT encode the files you intend to edit into DivX. Oh man did that make this video more of a pain in the ass than it was ever supposed to be. I saw that it would deinterlace there, so I thought I could save myself a step. *BUZZER!* Wrong-o, buddy. Between crashes and final editing problems it was a HUGE headache. So if you're smart (unlike me), DON'T use DivX for the stuff you wanna edit! Just use it for encoding the final video.
Anyway, for the bulk of the editing I used my favorite little editing program, Adobe Premiere 6.0 . And this time, I acutally put in a few effects! Now when I say a few, I mean like 3 or 4. Not many, but then I never really was a huge fan of digital effects. And I hate it when they're overused. Anyway, I hope you like.
Oh yes, and TsunamiMPEG shrunk my 260 meg master down to a more palletable 64 meg size. Didn't go with .avi on this one because I kept getting these weird horizontal lines in my vid.
I COULD put up a minor spoiler warning for one tiny little shot in the video, but honestly, if you ever watch the series and have HALF a brain, you'll figure it out by the third episode (LONG before Hitomi's dumb ass).
About the size: 64 megs. Ouch. Sorry about that, I don't know WHY it's so damn big, but no matter how I compress it, it's freaking huge. Maybe it goes back to that whole DivX as source thing. Really really sorry about the size (espically to anyone on dial-up). Heh, somehow I doubt this one is going to get around as much. . .
-LEVEL UP! This is the first Giant X AMV to have digital effects fo any kind! Yay! I finally got off my lazy ass and started experimenting!
-This is also the first Giant X AMV to not have those god damned black bars I kept getting on the side of the screen! FINALLY!
-This video took longer than most, due to a number of factors. Actual work time was probably around the 40 hour mark, possibly more. Total work time, however, was almost 2 months. ^_^;; Lazy lazy lazy. . .
-I'm sorry about Hitomi being in the vid. I had planned on there not being a single shot, but she managed to sneak in. Drat!
-This is also the first Giant X AMV to have a special introduction. Hope you like!