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« Reply #40 on: March 10, 2012, 09:52:51 PM »
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Nice...but I will also add that little table top audio setup you got there...H4n + hell of a little tripod Wink Best sound so far IMHO!

I think for the vast majority of sound Chris got it from the close lav mics we were wearing (recorded on one of the AF10 cams...) the digital recorder is really only used as backup most of the time (although I don't know that for a fact since I don't sit over Chris' shoulder when he edits).

In addition to the 4 video sources plus the screenshots, Chris has the digital recorder and we also record sound on the Macs when we are doing screen captures (although that's only for the onboard video/audio which is used primarily to help Chris sync the audio).

In the grand scheme of things the production values we use are far more advanced than most video tutorials...and really all the credit goes to Chris keeping all this stuff together and usable (and well edited–you have no idea how well Chris does making us seem intelligent in the final cut).

We do have a lot of experience and we're pretty good at it at this stage...we've been doing this stuff for a long time and the tech keeps getting better in both video and audio quality.

That and HD delivery...which of course causes issues with delivery and fulfillment–which we do honestly regret. We wish nobody had any issues downloading but it's not a perfect art at the moment.
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« Reply #41 on: March 10, 2012, 11:53:52 PM »
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I think the cleverness of breaking the videos into introductory and then advanced components has really promoted the delivery of information. I had thought the Lightroom3 tutorial wandered a bit compared to the earlier versions.
The new two part format seems to me to have brought things back into focus..and the gradient demo for explaining PV2012 was brilliant.
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« Reply #42 on: March 11, 2012, 12:28:52 AM »
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Hi,

Looking forward to the final wrap ;-)

I know that it is a lot of hard work  behind the films, but hopefully you also enjoy making them. Chris does a very good job on recording the videos and also I guess keeping everyone happy. Make the final cut on all that video is an impressive amount of work, greatly done by Chris.

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And of course, we did our final wrap...
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« Reply #43 on: March 11, 2012, 01:38:00 PM »
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I finally got around to downloading the available videos. The first thing I noticed was the background separation or shallow DOF and the excellent sound quality. Which I see was explained above. It is by far the best (IMO) quality set of vids done to date. I also am thrilled with the breakdown and explanation of how things work of the new basic panel as well as Process 2012 & Soft proofing.  Excellent job lads.
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« Reply #44 on: March 11, 2012, 02:11:05 PM »
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The videos are a bit....well....ETTR.   Wink  But the shallow DOF and Bokeh is nice...very nice.  Wink
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« Reply #45 on: March 12, 2012, 08:42:32 AM »
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The videos are excellent indeed.
Wonder when will No.14 + be available

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« Reply #46 on: March 12, 2012, 10:09:03 AM »
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Wonder when will No.14 + be available
I usually try to add new videos every two weeks or so.

This time may be a little longer because we are very probably migrating the downloads to Amazon S3. This will hopefully mitigate the download crunch every time we release something new.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #47 on: March 17, 2012, 04:43:16 PM »
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I lucked out.. logged on just as the new videos went live and managed to pull them down in less than 5 minutes - nice to beat the feeding frenzy this time  Grin
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« Reply #48 on: March 17, 2012, 05:43:14 PM »
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I lucked out.. logged on just as the new videos went live and managed to pull them down in less than 5 minutes - nice to beat the feeding frenzy this time  Grin

You certainly did javascript:void(0); I just finished with the first one, it took over 40 minutes on a reasonably fast connection. It was better than the download times of the basic videos done after the frenzy was over, supposedly.
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« Reply #49 on: March 18, 2012, 04:11:47 AM »
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HI,

a question to Jeff :

What kind of Macbook pro are you using ? For me and in the latest videos, it looks very responsive when you change the slidersx. Allthough yu are working on a 80MPx Picture, it looks pretty fast.

Like usual, it is great fun to watch you and I think ( hope ) I understand sharpening now.

Beyt wishes

Robert
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« Reply #50 on: March 18, 2012, 08:44:35 AM »
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What kind of Macbook pro are you using ? For me and in the latest videos, it looks very responsive when you change the slidersx. Allthough yu are working on a 80MPx Picture, it looks pretty fast.
I am guilty of being impatient with computers and often speed up the 'grinding' time... therefore your mileage my vary  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #51 on: March 18, 2012, 01:23:27 PM »
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What kind of Macbook pro are you using ? For me and in the latest videos, it looks very responsive when you change the slidersx. Allthough yu are working on a 80MPx Picture, it looks pretty fast.

Yes, Chris does "edit" the run time and tends to speed things up a bit so everything always looks snappy. But I really don't see a lot of slider delay when working. My Macbook Pro is a dual core 2.8 ghz i7 processor with 8 gigs of ram and booted from an internal SSD drive. Also note that while Mike and I are recording screenshots, we're also running iShowU HD recording the movies. It's pretty processor intensive. But the only time I really see any slow downs is when I'm running both LR and Photoshop...then things can get pokey particularly when the image I'm working on is from a P 65+ or IQ 180. Then I will sometimes see SBODs.

But LR4 on my laptop is pretty fast...and Chris does help take out the excess time.
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« Reply #52 on: March 18, 2012, 02:09:05 PM »
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Hi Chris, hi Jeff,

thanks for the honest answers !

But good to hear from Jeff that the performance of the Macbook is enough for Lr 4. I consider buying a Macbook pro instead of my old PC wich show delays while working with Lr4 ( it is just a quadcore 266GHz with 8GB RAM).

My idea is to use the laptop for both working at home with a 24" or 27" monitor and on journeys without any external motiro.

Best wishes

Robert
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« Reply #53 on: March 19, 2012, 10:14:53 AM »
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Chris:  I noticed that the "camera click" was missing from all the videos in the 14 & 15 downloads!  I miss them!  Grin
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« Reply #54 on: March 19, 2012, 11:17:48 AM »
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@mvsoske: interesting. I figured that Advanced users want to get to the content quicker without so much Lu-La branding; so the sunrise click is on the Introduction videos but not on the Advanced - that saves about six seconds  Grin
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« Reply #55 on: March 19, 2012, 12:17:53 PM »
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@mvsoske: interesting. I figured that Advanced users want to get to the content quicker without so much Lu-La branding; so the sunrise click is on the Introduction videos but not on the Advanced - that saves about six seconds  Grin

Hi Chris,

I think this was a very good idea to do it the way you did.

I watch these videos most of the time one after the other and so it is much better.

Robert
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« Reply #56 on: March 20, 2012, 10:37:34 AM »
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To me the camera click had become the signature (audible logo, if you will) of the videos.
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« Reply #57 on: March 20, 2012, 11:37:58 AM »
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To me the camera click had become the signature (audible logo, if you will) of the videos.
Well since the title is silent, maybe I'll sneak a click in there for the next lot - by popular request Wink
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« Reply #58 on: March 20, 2012, 12:28:03 PM »
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Well since the title is silent, maybe I'll sneak a click in there for the next lot - by popular request Wink
Instead of a simple click, how about the sound of cocking the focal-plane shutter on a classic Graflex, followed by the CLUNK as you release the shutter.  Cheesy
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« Reply #59 on: March 20, 2012, 12:59:20 PM »
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Instead of a simple click, how about the sound of cocking the focal-plane shutter on a classic Graflex, followed by the CLUNK as you release the shutter.  Cheesy
Well! I want you to know that the sound effect used was recorded and heavily 'cooked' by yours truly and I will not undertake such radical change lightly!

But if you want to record something along those lines and send it to me I'd be happy to try it.

Maybe we can work out some secret audio code with the key based on the unique camera click... Roll Eyes
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