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By: blackdragonthegreat

Monday, December 17, 2007

Sunday, October 14, 2007

List of very useful programs and sources

I had to surf half web to find all this stuff!!!! You can't imagine how much time I spent looking for good alternatives and complementary softwares to the classic windows movie maker and the old emule, so have a look because it could really be helpful for you =)

Clips found at:
- www.ultimatedbz.com
- www.anidown.com
- www.dragonballarena.net

Other useful websites:
- www.mininova.org
- www.isohunt.com
- www.rapidshare.com
- www.megaupload.com
- www.media-convert.com

Useful websites related to video broadcasting ( IF you hate restrictions ):
- www.xanga.com
- www.motiono.com
- www.ifilm.com
- www.gametrailers.com
- www.clipser.com

Useful P2P sources:
- limewire
- frostwire
- emule
- edonkey
- iMesh
- utorrent

Useful programs related to video editing:
- sony vegas 7.0
- magix video edit pro 12
- adobe premiere / adobe premiere pro
- adobe premiere elements 3.0
- virtual dub 1.3
- cinema 4D release 9
- easy media creator 9 suite
- avid free DV
- windows movie maker ( 2 or 2.6 or 6.0)
- quicktime pro
- Pinnacle Studio 10 Plus
- DivX author
- Pinnacle Studio 10 media suite
- MediaOne
- VirtualDubMod
- Final Cut ( only for mac)
- QuickEditor
- MainActor

Useful programs related to video converting:
- boilsoft RM converter
- Im TOO 3GP converter ( recommended)
- total video converter
- virtual dub
- quicktime pro
- WinAvi video converter 8.0
- DivX author
- free iPod video converter
- AVS video converter
- VirtualDubMod
- www.media-convert.com (online converter)
- vixy.net (online converter)

You can get sony vegas 7.0 from here:
- www.mininova.org
- www.isohunt.com
- http://www.megaupload.com/?d=S W1GLHJ8

You can get adobe premiere pro 7.0 from here:
- www.mininova.org
- www.isohunt.com
- http://www.megaupload.com/it/? d=4T8UZPSS

Making AMVs tutorial ( windows movie maker)

This is a tutorial I wrote long time ago to help my friend Dannyrocksass, and later on I used it again to help another friend, Yabourtle and other people; these days I've been thinking about posting it here as a tutorial for all those who want to start amv editing with windows movie maker, so here comes!!!

ps: sorry if it's a bit confidential, but remember that when I wrote it I was referring to my friends!

pps: if something is not clear to you don't be shy and write me, I'll gladly try to help you!

Note: if you write PLEASE do it on youtube because I never check my emails except for that one, which I check daily.

First download .avi or .mpg clips; then open your windows movie maker. On the left there should be some blue movie tasks right? Click on "import video" and select your clips to open them on wmm; now if you have vista's movie maker you'll be done immediately, but if you have xp's mm you'll have to wait until it's done creating clips. ( if you have vista you can either create them manually by spitting them by yourself or automatically by selecting "create clips" but I don't suggest it).

Now that you have your clips ready, import the music in the same way and you can start working on your video!!! Add a title or a logo with your name so that if your amv is stolen the thief won't be able to say that he made it ( it worked out many times for me and other people). Set the audio levels ( tools> audio levels) and choose if you want to view a storyboard or a timeline ( I prefer the second one because you can see all the things you're putting in while with the first one you can only see the clips), then place the song into the " music " timeline.

Ok now start splitting those clips with that little icon under the video's preview and get a bit of that part and that part ( the useful oned though!), and then put them into the " video" timeline; you can add transitions and effects and titles by clicking on the movie tasks' options or by clicking the right mouse's botton or how is it called. Once you're done click on " save to my computer".

Now I'll give you some tips that you'll find useful when you'll be working on your video:

- listen to the hard beats and when they come add a clip featuring a hard blow ( ex. goku punching frieza's stomach);

- when you publish your video don't be shy and always choose the minimal compression: for example, if you can choose the video's final size between 23 MB and 95 MB choose 95 ( be careful not to go over 100 MB otherwise youtube will not acept it; oh also, if the maximum size is 107 select it because the final thing will be always a little bit smaller than what is said);

- save every 5 minutes and before doing big changes ( if the thing is radical you'd better save another project file);

- don't delete projects because maybe some day you'll have to re-work through it;

- start with small things ( like one episode) and do a first try, play around with effects, try transitions, etc and after 2-3 times you can start with bigger things... I mean, keep improving the difficulty of your videos each time;

- there are many types of amvs: tributes, lyrics-based, lip-synch based, trailers, etc...

Good luck =)

My AMV- editing life in numbers and colons

The first amvs I saw, which inspired me ( in order):

1) ace9010's gohan vs cell- one step closer
2)IDK who's goku vs broly- bring me to life
3) IDK who's the fall of a tyrant ( goku vs frieza- requiem for a tower)

About my amv-editing life:

Date I've started making amvs:

25/04/07 ( April 25, 2007)

- Total amvs done since that date: 114
- Total amvs uploaded onto youtube: 114
- Total amvs uploaded onto other websites: 14
- Total amvs online: 114/114
- Number of finished AMVs to upload: 0

- DBZero member since: May 10, 2007.
- Dragon Kings' founder and leader since: May 10, 2007.
- Italian AMV Corporation's founder and president since: September 28, 2007.
- First very popular video: Goku vs cooler- in the end; uploaded on May 2, 2007.
- Most popular video: Goku ssj3 vs kid buu; uploaded on May 5, 2007; being my most popular video since August 20, 2007.
- 10'000 channel views: September 21, 2007.
- 100 AMVs on: November 18, 2007.

- First youtube friend: TheEclipseProduction
- First Subscriber: Cornflakedmc
- First video: Gohan vs Cell- Metallica; uploaded on April 25, 2007
- The person who tought me something about amv-editing: TheEclipseProduction
- Favourite editors: all those guys who try their best when making amvs and just make them for fun.
- My fan #1: 387
- Program I used the first time: windows movie maker 6.0

Program I use now:

- Sony Vegas 7: main editing
- VirtualDub 1.77: compressing final amvs
- ImTOO 3GP video converter: converting clips
- Windows Movie Maker: titles and credits
- Adobe Premiere Pro CS3: quality videos
- Adobe Premiere Pro 2: just in case
- Adobe After Effects 7: apply super effects
- Adobe Photoshop: titles
- Adobe Premiere Elements 3: medium editing
- Adobe Premiere 6.5: collection
- Adobe Premiere Pro 1 & 1.5: collection
- Sony Vegas 8: h264 editing
- Audacity: music changes ( speed up, etc...)
- DVD decrypter: copying DVDs' content to HD
- DVD2AVI: converting .dv2d to .avi
- VirtualDubMod: compressing clips
- Magix: collection