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Hard Drive Permissions Fix

September 25th, 2009

Yesterday one of our internal media drives got locked up so we no longer had read or write access even from the Admin account of our Mac Pro. Read the rest of this entry »

Create new menu for existing DVD

September 22nd, 2009

This tutorial explains how to create a new menu for an existing DVD (one that has already been authored and burned to disc) without requiring the original project files. It does so without recompressing or otherwise modifying the video tracks or other menus.

This is done entirely with freeware running on Windows XP. Read the rest of this entry »

Video still frames with VLC

September 14th, 2009

In the past I have had a lot of people ask me about how to capture still frames from video files. Now, if you are a professional or student video editor with access to programs like Avid and Final Cut Pro then you probably know a method for doing this already, within those software suites.

However, there is a much simpler, free method of capturing still frames Read the rest of this entry »

Video compression for the web

September 11th, 2009

This is a brief guide to compressing video for today’s free video-hosting sites.

Compressing video for the web is something that we deal with daily at Backstar. As a result, I have become familiar with many free video hosting websites, and with their respective best-practices for compression. Here’s a bit of what I’ve learned… Read the rest of this entry »

Edit video on an existing DVD

September 1st, 2009

This tutorial explains how to edit an audio/video track from an existing DVD without affecting its other elements. By following these steps you should be able to add to, trim, or replace an audio/video track without affecting the DVD menu or recompressing any of the files.  

This is done entirely with freeware running on Windows XP. Read the rest of this entry »


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