MUFF WIGGLER
you'll find what you're looking for, life's like that
 
 FAQ & Terms Of UseFAQ & Terms Of Use   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Information
Please join us at NAMM! MW will be hosting a booth and we would like to invite all manufacturers small and large to join us. We are delighted to support this scene and help provide booth space for anyone who wants to show off their gear and partake in the company of the best group of folks on earth. Please email [email protected] to discuss details. Hope to see you there!



MW Radio

Search for at
MUFF WIGGLER Advanced Search
Cheap Video Converters/Peripherals
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next [all]
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    MUFF WIGGLER Forum Index -> Video Synthesis
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Cheap Video Converters/Peripherals
giorgio
NITE MIND


Joined: 24 Oct 2009
Last Visit: 26 Nov 2014

Posts: 2546
Location: BRAND NEW YORK

PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

reminds me i have to figure out what is going on with my PXL2000! it has been a few years but it ate tapes last time I tried to use it IIRC
_________________
▲✌♡✂☃☂☁☀☻☹☺♢✄✐☒☠☣☢☤☎✇✈✖▼
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MrDys
Super Deluxe Wiggler


Joined: 23 Mar 2008
Last Visit: 26 Nov 2014

Posts: 1887
Location: Baltimore

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

bitSmasher wrote:
Continuing the discussion of peripherals - what else do you guys augment your systems with? in addition to the usual synths/mixers/effects...


Security camera switcher to do mirrored and kaleidoscopic effects. Also, crappy Videonics-type home VHS editing equipment can be useful to boost contrast and such in images. Also handy for chaining amongst themselves in feedback loops.

_________________
darenager wrote:
I wonder how many people with Maths don't know it can file a tax return, or that Plague Bearer can indeed give bears the plague

suitandtieguy wrote:
STG IS ALL ABOUT THE PLUR.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
barto
Veteran Wiggler


Joined: 21 Jan 2011
Last Visit: 26 Nov 2014

Posts: 623
Location: seattle

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List



for those of you using smaller cameras, i just found my little gorillapod works pretty well

_________________
http://nickbartoletti.tumblr.com/
http://crypts.bandcamp.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
daverj
Vintage Video Wiggler


Joined: 19 Jun 2009
Last Visit: 26 Nov 2014

Posts: 7483

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I was looking at those things, but ended up recently getting a couple of table top tripods with "spider" legs (similar idea but more like rubber coated gooseneck legs), and a couple of C-clamp tripod mounts.
_________________
Dave Jones Design | Jones Video
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
giorgio
NITE MIND


Joined: 24 Oct 2009
Last Visit: 26 Nov 2014

Posts: 2546
Location: BRAND NEW YORK

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

have you played any videos on this yet? it looks like it does 8 frames a second? I can't get any videos properly encoded to play on this thing yet :(

MrDys wrote:
Resurrecting a thread to let you know that I just picked one of these guys up. They're getting blown out at $20 with free shipping.

It's a multiformat card reader that will display stills and some encodings of video (MPEG-1, MJPEG). Outputs RCA. It has a slideshow mode with a few transitions.

I really just needed something that I could use to feed stills into my video modular for processing, and it looks like this will fit the bill, with some bonus features thrown in.

_________________
▲✌♡✂☃☂☁☀☻☹☺♢✄✐☒☠☣☢☤☎✇✈✖▼
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
lizlarsen
Super Deluxe Wiggler


Joined: 13 Jan 2010
Last Visit: 26 Nov 2014

Posts: 2057
Location: Denton, TX

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Which codecs are you using? MPEG-1 and MJPEG is pretty specific.
_________________
LZX Industries | http://www.lzxindustries.net
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MrDys
Super Deluxe Wiggler


Joined: 23 Mar 2008
Last Visit: 26 Nov 2014

Posts: 1887
Location: Baltimore

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

giorgio wrote:
have you played any videos on this yet?


Nope. It's sitting at work waiting to be retrieved tomorrow. I'll try some stuff when I get it home.

_________________
darenager wrote:
I wonder how many people with Maths don't know it can file a tax return, or that Plague Bearer can indeed give bears the plague

suitandtieguy wrote:
STG IS ALL ABOUT THE PLUR.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
giorgio
NITE MIND


Joined: 24 Oct 2009
Last Visit: 26 Nov 2014

Posts: 2546
Location: BRAND NEW YORK

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

yeah it does seem very specific. I tried using ffmpegx to convert to what I thought was mpeg-1 but it is a format I know almost nothing about. seems outdated maybe or something, similar to VCD format maybe?

creatorlars wrote:
Which codecs are you using? MPEG-1 and MJPEG is pretty specific.

_________________
▲✌♡✂☃☂☁☀☻☹☺♢✄✐☒☠☣☢☤☎✇✈✖▼
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MrDys
Super Deluxe Wiggler


Joined: 23 Mar 2008
Last Visit: 26 Nov 2014

Posts: 1887
Location: Baltimore

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

It's very picky about its file formats. I had a JPEG with an embedded color profile and it couldn't read it. I had to take it into Photoshop and re-export it as a JPEG to get it to load.

On another note (probably more directed towards Lars), I can't seem to get this thing to sync correctly with my system. The image scrolls horizontally no matter what position the external sync switch is in. It locks fine when directly plugged into my capture device, but running through the VSG makes it all scrolly.

_________________
darenager wrote:
I wonder how many people with Maths don't know it can file a tax return, or that Plague Bearer can indeed give bears the plague

suitandtieguy wrote:
STG IS ALL ABOUT THE PLUR.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
revmutt
Knutty For Knobs


Joined: 06 Dec 2008
Last Visit: 23 Nov 2014

Posts: 1160
Location: NYC

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

giorgio wrote:
yeah it does seem very specific. I tried using ffmpegx to convert to what I thought was mpeg-1 but it is a format I know almost nothing about. seems outdated maybe or something, similar to VCD format maybe?


I messed around with it and I grabbed a bunch of jpeg files and tossed them at it. It played some and not others, the software was unwieldy and it caused me to bust out an old G4 laptop and start setting it up to purely slideshows.

unless someone figures out how to mod it to do something useful, I would suggest passing.

_________________
Tommy DOG
Punk Rock Star, gambler and stunt double

"tis better to be something then not at all"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
lizlarsen
Super Deluxe Wiggler


Joined: 13 Jan 2010
Last Visit: 26 Nov 2014

Posts: 2057
Location: Denton, TX

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Quote:
I can't seem to get this thing to sync correctly with my system. The image scrolls horizontally no matter what position the external sync switch is in.


The LZX doesn't like to sync to a source that's far out from the NTSC sync frequency standards. It has a fairly wide range -- any camera or DVD player I've dried is fine -- the only device I have that it doesn't like is a cheapo scan converter I picked up for $30 once. I'm suspecting it's the same problem in this case. You'll need to run the media player thru a video mixer with a TBC or a TBC of some kind, to lock the LZX to it directly it sounds like.

Frustrating, I know!

_________________
LZX Industries | http://www.lzxindustries.net
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
lizlarsen
Super Deluxe Wiggler


Joined: 13 Jan 2010
Last Visit: 26 Nov 2014

Posts: 2057
Location: Denton, TX

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

FWIW, I have a Sony network'ed media player box I paid about $80 for, that plays Netflix via wi-fi and will also play tons of video file formats off of a USB drive port. That works fine as a sync source, and has Composite, Component and HDMI outputs. I think it runs a similar software interface to the PS3.
_________________
LZX Industries | http://www.lzxindustries.net
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
giorgio
NITE MIND


Joined: 24 Oct 2009
Last Visit: 26 Nov 2014

Posts: 2546
Location: BRAND NEW YORK

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

just found this, it looks way easier to deal with.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/828837-REG/Diamond_MP700_HD_Medi a_Wonder_Mini.html


In the meantime I am going to pick up some AV cables for iphone as I have an old iPhone as well as an iPad. I think that the iOS player "with its built-in preview monitor" might be a good way to go for playing pre-recorded clips

_________________
▲✌♡✂☃☂☁☀☻☹☺♢✄✐☒☠☣☢☤☎✇✈✖▼


Last edited by giorgio on Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:56 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
lizlarsen
Super Deluxe Wiggler


Joined: 13 Jan 2010
Last Visit: 26 Nov 2014

Posts: 2057
Location: Denton, TX

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

That looks very promising.
_________________
LZX Industries | http://www.lzxindustries.net
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bitSmasher
Common Wiggler


Joined: 18 May 2011
Last Visit: 17 Sep 2014

Posts: 182
Location: Sydney.au

PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

bitSmasher wrote:
As an additional input, I keep a bunch of videos on my phone and pack an A/V cable for it... Will buy an ipod touch for this purpose soon enough, less liability!
After my ipod nano ended up in a drink (hah, whoops!) it's time to buy a Touch.
Pretty well convinced they're a great solution and I'd rather pay more for something reliable and versatile than suffer with compromised discount players.

edit: half hour after writing this, my girlfriend just messaged me to say I can use her old iphone for video work. total coincidence love
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    MUFF WIGGLER Forum Index -> Video Synthesis All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next [all]
Page 3 of 5

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum


Mark all forums read
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group