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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:07 pm 
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Thanks, dh, a question: it sounds like you are recording a screen capture rather than actually downloading the video, correct?

One the drawbacks of doing that is that the quality of the video is not quite as sharp, correct? With that said, I suppose a HD screen capture of the swimming pool scene in Porky's Revenge (the scene I'm searching for) is better than a downloaded non-HD version.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:25 pm 
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cfnmdude wrote:
Thanks, dh, a question: it sounds like you are recording a screen capture rather than actually downloading the video, correct?

One the drawbacks of doing that is that the quality of the video is not quite as sharp, correct? With that said, I suppose a HD screen capture of the swimming pool scene in Porky's Revenge (the scene I'm searching for) is better than a downloaded non-HD version.


Right, screen capture.

How good what you get depends on the quality of the original and how well your computer can capture it. The only way you will know if it is good enough for you is to try it. The quality I got was not great but good enough for me, especially because there was no other source of what I wanted. It was of a 1990's TV show so not HD quality to begin with.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:40 pm 
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I purchased and watched Porky's Revenge on DVD, the hot swimming pool scene is here along with a link to my YouTube video:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=67&p=11745#p11745

The DVD is not HD, better quality than the old VHS tapes, but not HD. If anyone has any helpful hints about how I can obtain this in HD, let me know. While the DVD quality was good, the scene gets too blurry at times.

I'm going to look into Hulu next. I would prefer downloading to screen capture. Has anyone heard of Solar Movie? This site claims to have it in HD, but they also want credit card number and I don't think it is a credible site:
https://www.solarmovie.ph/watch-porky-s ... -1985.html


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:58 pm 
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I have a lot of material saved on flash drive and I want to open up space. Each file is around 40 minutes long. In some of those files, I only want to save, say, 25 minutes of material. If I could reduce some of the files to 25 minutes, I would increase my hard drive space.

I was going through my San Francisco Pride/Bay to Breakers files, taking out meaningless stuff and keeping in the CFNM material. I reduced one file to 731 MB, a second file to 992 MB, and a third file went from around 3.3 GB to 2.9 GB.

How did I do this? I loaded the file to VSDC Free Video Editor and used markers to separate material. Once the material is separated, I deleted material I didn't want to keep and then combined material I wanted to keep, creating a smaller overall file.

But then something perplexing happened. I have a 40 minute 3.56 GB file. I was able to reduce the file to about 20 minutes. After saving the reduced file, I saw that the GB actually increased, going from 3.56 GB to 5.79 GB. WTF? When I played the new file, I discovered that it is only 20 minutes long and so how could the GB space increase? Why didn't this happen to the other files? I tried doing it a second time and the same thing happened. WTF?

Brad, I wasn't sure where to post this question. Let me know if I should move it to one of the other boards.


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Would it not be best to just spend $75 on an 1TB external drive?

Are you sure you are recoding the videos in the same resolution and frame rate? Sounds like 6gig at 20 minutes is 4K are a rediculous frame rate?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:18 am 
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Would it not be best to just spend $75 on an 1TB external drive?

Thanks. I really should do this. I have about a million flash drives and have lost all semblance of organization. I was looking for one of my Pride videos, for example, and somehow it ended up on a flash drive that only has Bay to Breakers stuff. Disaster.

Are you sure you are recoding the videos in the same resolution and frame rate? Sounds like 6gig at 20 minutes is 4K are a rediculous frame rate?

I followed the same procedures as the previous ones. In the previous ones, I increased space when I excluded material, but not this time. I don't know why it would be any different.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:32 am 
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The original recording is supposed to be 720p at 60fps. I just looked at my VSDC player--it is combining files at 720p/60fps. And so it's not like I'm combining files at a higher resolution.

A question, how can I check the specific file to make sure it is indeed 720p at 60fps? I suppose it is possible that I'm combining files at a higher resolution BUT, according to the specifications of my camera, the resolution is set at 720P at 60fps. My VSDC player is set at the same level.


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Here's my two cents -

I've been in the same boat for years. My solution:

1) Disk space - the amount of effort that goes into your videos combined with having a rare perspective few ever have on this forum tends to make be believe that deleting video because of little disk space is like the tail wagging the dog. I just saw that Costco now sells an 8TB external hard drive. The cost is prohibitively high, but the good news is that every time they come out with a higher capacity drive, the ones with less capacity drop in price. I've seen 4TB external drives on sale at Costco for under $100.

I have several external drives and one 4TB, which I think of as the "mother ship". I use Goodsync (best sync program), which automatically allows me to quickly back up my desktop and laptops using a 3.0 USB.

Point is -- use, the hardware is an investment, but if you're spending thousands of hours traveling and shooting video, the high capacity external HD to archive all raw footage is a smart investment.

2) Video editing - Again, good video editors are expensive, not free, but in the long run worth their weight in gold -- particularly since you spend so much time with your filming. I use AVS Video Editor, which preserves the resolution and quality of the original, and allows you to edit out footage easily. It's very user friendly requiring no real editing skills. Within one edit, you can merge videos from different formats then save the end product in any format you want, inclusive of whatever resolution quality you desire.

Because I got screwed purchasing this software in the past when I got a new computer, I said fuck it, and went to Piratebay to get a free copy of the updated AVS. Yep, I'm a bad boy, but everyone on this forum have had an opportunity to download my beach vids, which were created with AVS.

If you PM me, I can make it easy for you... ;)

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It just happened again with a different file. The file was 3.61 GB (40 minutes). I took out about 20 minutes of useless material. I then combined the rest and the file was going to be over 5 GB before I shut it down. This makes no sense. I'm creating smaller files and the GB increases? Fuck me.

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1) Disk space - the amount of effort that goes into your videos combined with having a rare perspective few ever have on this forum tends to make be believe that deleting video because of little disk space is like the tail wagging the dog. I just saw that Costco now sells an 8TB external hard drive. The cost is prohibitively high, but the good news is that every time they come out with a higher capacity drive, the ones with less capacity drop in price. I've seen 4TB external drives on sale at Costco for under $100.


I'm definitely going to look into this. I have a flash drive that is around 136 GB (my largest flash drive), but a 4TB is much larger, right?

The editing process is also too time consuming. If I invest in a larger drive, I don't have to waste my time opening up more space.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:51 am 
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cfnmdude wrote:
It just happened again with a different file. The file was 3.61 GB (40 minutes). I took out about 20 minutes of useless material. I then combined the rest and the file was going to be over 5 GB before I shut it down. This makes no sense. I'm creating smaller files and the GB increases? Fuck me.


Yes, it's komplakated. I know. AVS is the solution.

Btw, yes, we have an entire forum dedicated to this topic:

viewforum.php?f=33

I'll be moving this thread there after you've seen this post.

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