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In Topic: My Audition Pieces

12 October 2008 - 03:22 AM

QUOTE (Captain_Trips @ Oct 12 2008, 03:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thats a very good web cam. My first advice would be to turn off "Right Light 2"

Go to Setting (picture of gears) > Right Light Settings (picture of eyeball) > Turn off automatic Right Light

I think you'll find that will help a lot with the video "ghosting" that you see in that video.

I would also emphasize that you need a good deal of lighting when using the camera, it will only increase video quality.

And lastly I would record it in a lower resolution, maybe VGA (640x480), because, as you said they are compressed again by youtube so there is little need to record in such a high resolution.

Also, while the camera itself can support 30fps, the default setting in Quick Cam generally limit it to 15fps. But with some minor tweaking you can achieve 30 fps in Quick Cam.

Trust me, I know what Im doing. wink.gif

I would really appreciate it if you told me how to do this.

I've looked everywhere - help file and all, and I cant find anything about frame rate. 15fps is just too slow for a guitar video. I record in HD resolution for PC playback (I tried recording several things at different resolutions and they were all 15fps)

In Topic: My Audition Pieces

11 October 2008 - 04:40 PM

QUOTE (Captain_Trips @ Oct 12 2008, 07:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The playing was awesome!

But the nerd in me has to comment here. Which Logitech camera did you get? The video quality is a little questionable. Depends on the particular cam, software version and pc specs.

It was originally recorded in 960X720 resolution, but it was compressed by YouTube. I later found out on the file details that the frame rate was 15fps. Thats pretty poor for a guitar video, considering this camera can deliver 30fps.
The camera was the Pro 9000. I have yet to discover all the settings which allow me to increase the video quality.

I also think that this piece pushes the guitar a lot and I cant get a full enough sound from the treble strings.

In Topic: What makes a good solo?

11 October 2008 - 04:03 AM

A good tone.

In Topic: About how much would this run me?

11 October 2008 - 04:01 AM

QUOTE (AcousticSmash @ Oct 10 2008, 03:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fret dressings go for about 150, depends how much work has to be done. Might be a bit cheaper if you get the fret wire that you want unless the tech gives you choices of what wire to use.

Do you mean re-fret?

In Topic: My Audition Pieces

11 October 2008 - 03:49 AM

Well I finally got a webcam today. And after several atempts I recorded a decent video.
The problem was that my playing volume kept clipping the camera microphone (despite recording volume being on 1%) - so I had to get my mixer and dynamic mic out, which actually made it sound thinner...

This is Villa Lobos Etude No.11:


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