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I'm told I'm sort of like Einstein's hair... a little messy... definitely crazy... but oh so close to genius!


Apr
4
comment Can anyone recommend a hw/sw combination to allow me to preview a Component input with audio on a Mac?
Unfortunately, Elgato doesn't have a product that fits this need. I've spoken extensively to their tech support and their cards do not show up as DirectShow capture devices so they can't be used. You can only use them with their software, which is one limit, but since they are doing the encoding on device, there's also a huge latency performance hit. It's a shame too. They really do have nice stuff, but unfortunately, they don't have what we need.
Apr
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awarded  Student
Apr
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asked Can anyone recommend a hw/sw combination to allow me to preview a Component input with audio on a Mac?
Jan
29
awarded  Supporter
Feb
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comment Changing modifier keys from the command line
@pith... what's the -g flag do? I didn't see that in the man page for defaults. Also, this looks like it's swapping two sets of values: 4 with 2 and 10 with 12, yet there are only two modifiers that change. Can you elaborate, or did you simply look at the output but don't know what they actually represent? (At first I suspected four key codes--two on the left, two on the right--but they don't appear to be key codes, at least not as reported by the keyboard driver.)
May
2
comment iMovie: Crop and letterbox (ignore aspect ratio)
Perhaps sketch a quick illustration on paper, snap it with your cellie... upload it somewhere and link here in your question so we can see.
May
2
comment iMovie: Crop and letterbox (ignore aspect ratio)
@Nathan, not really sure what you want at this point. At first I thought you wanted a custom aspect ratio so I explained that. Then I thought you wanted a custom aspect ratio as part of a normal aspect-ratio movie, hence it needed bars or something to 'fill in' the rest (or cropping which you can do with the effects) and now you're saying you don't want that either. So at this point, I'm really not clear as to what you're trying to do. Can you try again to re-clarify what your goal is?
Apr
8
comment iMovie: Crop and letterbox (ignore aspect ratio)
Again, to be clear... you take the video that you want to have with a unique aspect ratio and load that part into iMovie. You then export the video in the aspect ratio you need. You'll now have a video with aa custom aspect ratio. You now import THAT video into the MAIN project in iMovie, and in there, you specify the cropping for that specific section and iMovie will add the black bars as needed to match the rest of the main video (and whatever resolution/aspect you choose when exporting it.)
Apr
8
comment iMovie: Crop and letterbox (ignore aspect ratio)
What doesn't my answerdo? I thought you said you wanted part of your video to have a different aspect ratio than the rest, and for that part to have black bars to compensate for the difference. That's exactly what I told you how to achieve. Granted, it's not elegant as it requires multiple steps, but that's the limitation of the tool.
Apr
8
comment iMovie: Crop and letterbox (ignore aspect ratio)
Surprised this one got the bounty considering saying iMovie not supporting custom aspect ratios isn't actually true as I outlined how to do it below, nor do you need the extra software since you can set that when exporting via the advanced settings, again as I outlined below. I also explained how to do exactly what you want--having only part of the video with a custom aspect ratio. Again, scratching my head here that this was the one you awarded, even after my replies.
Apr
7
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Apr
7
comment iMovie: Crop and letterbox (ignore aspect ratio)
Aaah... you didn't say only a PART of the video. In that case, you have to create the part that you want as a different aspect ratio as a second project, then export it as its own video... then import that as a section of your current video. Since it will have a different aspect ratio than your current video, you can play with the cropping features there. That's just playing with the cropping of that particular section and you can/will get the black bars that you want.
Apr
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comment iMovie: Crop and letterbox (ignore aspect ratio)
As I said, you choose the resolution when you do the export. You can make it whatever you want, which means you can make it whatever aspect ratio you want. For instance, if you wanted a square aspect ratio, you'd just make the width and height the same. If you wanted a 2:1 aspect ratio, you'd just make the width twice as much as the height. Whatever aspect ratio you want, just set the resolution to match. It's simple math.
Apr
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answered iMovie: Crop and letterbox (ignore aspect ratio)
Apr
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