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Confused and Stuck With My First AMV

Postby yonirots » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:08 pm

Hello everyone,
It's been a long time that I want to make my first AMV and now I finally have some time to start working on it.

During this past week I made an excel file with all the footage sorted by frame numbers (I used vdub) I want to work with after watching Naruto all over again from the beginning (it took a week).
Now I forgot it's not that easy to make an AMV and I'm confused and stuck because I don't know how to take and export all the footage I've collected and edit them in Vegas, in which container, how to compress and decompress it and so on…

I'm reading the guide that is on the forum , but it's still pretty hard.
My AMV is only for Youtube purposes, for my own fun.

I'm not claiming to be an expert AMV maker, but I do want to learn and to do the best I can because I've already spent a whole week on this and also because I'm a perfectionist, so I want it to be as close to perfect as it can be.

I'll appreciate your help and guidance.

Thanks,
Yoni.

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Re: Confused and Stuck With My First AMV

Postby Kireblue » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:38 am

I recommended that you check out this guide on prepping footage. https://pixelblended.com/amv101/en/preparing-source/

here is the section specifically on working with mkvs and mp4s
https://pixelblended.com/amv101/en/prep ... e/mkv-mp4/
(I'd personally suggest option B for Vegas users in particular)

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Re: Confused and Stuck With My First AMV

Postby yonirots » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:27 am

I'll try, ty!

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Re: Confused and Stuck With My First AMV

Postby yonirots » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:23 am

Sorry to bother you again, but how do I know what to do in step 5?
"In the “Select video compression” box, select either:
UtVideo YUV420 BT.709 (HLH0) VCM (For footage that was originally HD)
or
UtVideo YUV420 BT.601 (HLY0) VCM (For footage that was originally SD)"

And for a single frame just to take a print-screen?

Thank you.

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Re: Confused and Stuck With My First AMV

Postby Kireblue » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:42 am

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After you select video - Compression, this menu will pop up with compression options. If your footage has a resolution of 720p or greater, the guide is telling you to select UtVideo YUV420 BT.709

If your footage has a resolution less than 720p, the guide is telling you to select UtVideo YUV420 BT.601

Or you can just select the lagarith option (which is what I do) since it works for HD and SD footage. When you installed the AMVpack (also on the guide's website), you were given the option to install a variety of compression codecs. If you selected the check box for lagarith, then you'll have this option.

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Re: Confused and Stuck With My First AMV

Postby yonirots » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:08 pm

I'll try, thank you and sorry on my newbie questions, it's confusing in the first time :(

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Re: Confused and Stuck With My First AMV

Postby yonirots » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:51 am

Hi again,
I'm sorry but how do I capture a screenshot in vdub?
Searched in google but nothing has worked so far.

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Re: Confused and Stuck With My First AMV

Postby Mol » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:56 am

I wouldnt say its good for that but

1 pick a frame using frame selectors (black half arrows)

2 file->export->image sequence , pick format that you like and place.

3 click ok , done
Still better than that MMO.
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Re: Confused and Stuck With My First AMV

Postby yonirots » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:53 pm

Mol wrote:I wouldnt say its good for that but

1 pick a frame using frame selectors (black half arrows)

2 file->export->image sequence , pick format that you like and place.

3 click ok , done

Works like a charm, ty.

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Re: Confused and Stuck With My First AMV

Postby yonirots » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:39 pm

I've downloaded the AMV pack (I had an old version) and now I've noticed that in some episodes my frame numbers that I wrote in Excel don't match the frame numbers of the same scenes in vdub, like 190 frames have been added.

Why did this happen?
Is there anything that I can do to fix it or something?

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Re: Confused and Stuck With My First AMV

Postby l33tmeatwad » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:46 am

What type of file is it? Is it the same file as before? How did you open it? Are you using AviSynth or just VirtualDub with the FFMPEG input plugin?
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Re: Confused and Stuck With My First AMV

Postby yonirots » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:00 am

l33tmeatwad wrote:What type of file is it? Is it the same file as before? How did you open it? Are you using AviSynth or just VirtualDub with the FFMPEG input plugin?

I followed the time of occurrence of the scenes as it didn't affect it so I'm good, but it's mkv, same as before, VDub only.
Btw, if I use footage of 480p & 720p is it a problem?

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Re: Confused and Stuck With My First AMV

Postby l33tmeatwad » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:23 pm

It's possible it could be a change in the FFMPEG input filter for VirtualDub since the older version and maybe it's now including blank frames if the audio is longer than the video if everything still lines up the same.
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Re: Confused and Stuck With My First AMV

Postby DopplerDo » Fri May 05, 2017 7:56 pm

Just to add my two cents here: in general, I wouldn't necessarily make smaller clips with VDub if HDD space is not an issue. Especially with Adobe Premiere, I find it to be MUCH more helpful to import the source, like an episode, and then "subclip" pieces from there, using CTRL + U after you finish. I find this gives me flexibility with naming, keeps me from having to keep 1000 individual clips, and allows me to get all the subclips back after a project ships by re-encoding the episodes themselves so I'm never in fear of deleting things :p. However, I can see subclipping benig a net negative for a video with many footage sources or MEP projects.


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