Archive for category: Video

FFMPEG overlay needs “repeatlast” argument…

August 17, 2016 | Video | By: Mark VandeWettering

I use ffmpeg to add some information overlays to the videos that I often upload to YouTube. I’ve documented these before, but I had a problem that arose from time to time that I never figured out: occasionally my encodes would seemingly just go on forever, and never terminate. I discovered today that this was […]

Unboxing the Digikey Monday Mash Prizes!

July 26, 2011 | Video | By: Mark VandeWettering

Digikey runs a Monday Mash puzzle every week on Monday. Last week, I entered and won! Huzzah! Here’s the video of me unboxing my prizes. Thanks to Roy Eltham from the #savagecircuits IRC channel for urging me to enter, and condolences for him not winning.

Bit banger

June 17, 2011 | Games and Diversions, Link of the Day, Video | By: Mark VandeWettering

Anyone who has seen my projects on the Atari 2600 might reasonably conclude that I have a thing for retro computing. The saying goes “it is no virtue to do with more, what can be done with less” and I can’t think of someone whose projects have embodied that more than demo coder Linus Akesson […]

The Broadcaster Project, revisited

May 18, 2011 | Tips and Tricks, Video, Web Development, Web Programming | By: Mark VandeWettering

One year ago today, I first published a link to The Broadcaster Project, a site which had several tips on using command line tools such as ffmpeg to assemble videos. I use a similar technique to do my more recent videos: I take the raw footage from the camera and resize it, denoise it, and […]

Watermarking and titling with ffmpeg and other open source tools…

April 19, 2011 | Amateur Radio, Computer Graphics, Games and Diversions, My Projects, Video | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’ve received two requests for information about my “video production pipeline”, such as it is. As you can tell by my videos, I am shooting with pretty ugly hardware, in a pretty ugly way, with minimal (read “no”) editing. But I did figure out a pretty nice way to add some watermarks and overlays to […]

V4L2VD Home Page

October 13, 2010 | Video | By: Mark VandeWettering

I think I heard mention of this project during a recent episode of the FLOSS podcast a couple of weeks ago, and thought that it was an interesting idea, so remembered to track it down this morning. The basic idea is to provide a “loopback” device for video. You could write a program which can […]

Check out this short film, shot with a still camera…

January 15, 2006 | Photography, Video | By: Mark VandeWettering

Got this from digg, this entire short film was created by using the burst mode of the Canon 20D. The shots look really nice, with lots of great depth of field and exposure. Previously, I blogged about how The Corpse Bride was filmed using digital still photography, but this is the first time I think […]

snowman 2006 – Google Video

January 10, 2006 | General, Toys and Gadgets, Video | By: Mark VandeWettering

One of the somewhat interesting features of Google Video is now that you can put video from Google into your webpage. Here’s a Snowman video from WGBH Boston, and below you can see the player embedded in a web posting. Deleted the video player Something about WordPress insists on rewriting the contents of my post […]