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Free goodies for Indie Filmmakers

Postby sjj1805 » Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:28 am

Free goodies for Indie Filmmakers

More FREE Stuff found by Black Lab
http://www.sonnyboo.com/downloads/downloads.htm

Images for your projects, word templates, story board templates, and MORE
VIDEO CLIP - SMPTE Countdown Leader (720x480 NTSC) in Quicktime MOV format
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Free to download - HANDY images for your projects
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ROYALTY FREE MUSIC
20 completely free MP3's of instrumental music for INDIE MOVIEMAKERS.

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ARTICLES on MOVIEMAKING
several free articles and advice for moviemakers
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Nice Freeware Script writing and colaborative software

Postby sjj1805 » Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:43 am

Nice Freeware Script writing and colaborative software

MrAmigo2121 wrote:Just found this, it's called Celtx, and it's GNU open source freeware. You can use it to colaborate on video projects, write scripts, share scripts, etc. Very nice, alows imbeding of media into the script as well. http://www.celtx.com
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Postby sjj1805 » Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:50 pm

Link Provided by etech6355

HDVSplit
HDVSplit - utility for capturing HDV stream from your camcorder with scene splitting by timestamp and dropped-frames indicator. You can also split MPEG2 Transport Stream files captured earlier - new scenes are detected by date and time read from .m2t file.
For preview you need MPEG2 decoder, if you don't have one, try free ffdshow

Download now!

For Further Information Click here.
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Postby sjj1805 » Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:47 am

Prompt!
Teleprompter software
Black Lab wrote:Hi Steve,

I don't remember if this has ever come up before, but I stumbled across this Teleprompter software and thought it might be useful to include in the free and/or third party products section. There is a free version available.


About Prompt!:

Prompt! is a simple teleprompter application for public speakers used by CEO's of banks, heads of religious organizations, radio dejays and alike either on camera or in front of a live audience. Prompt! gives you the additional support which provides that little bit of confidence one needs in a public speaking environment.

When on-camera talent performs, they read what they speak from a teleprompter. Traditionally, this task is performed by a dedicated computer with an application to edit and scroll the text at a user driven speed using a piece of hardware called a "scroller". The Video output of the scrolling text is reflected from a half silvered (pellix) mirror and the camera shoots through the other side of the mirror so that the talent is looking into the camera but reading the reflection of the text. This requires lots of hardware and software to achieve the same results as Prompt! and a laptop computer or computer monitor.

By placing the laptop computer between the talent and the camera, the talent can read text from the top of the laptop screen and still appear to be looking at the camera if the camera is far enough back using a long lens. Trial and error is the key to getting a natural look to this process but the further the camera is from the subject, the better. If the talent will be controlling their own scrolling then mouse control is the best and if you have long mouse cord, that's even better. There is a built-in function to allow someone else to control the speed by using the keyboard or mouse. Use both if you like.For those traditionalists, Prompt! will also flip the text for use on a half mirror.


I finally had a reason to use this product and it worked great!
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Postby sjj1805 » Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:06 am

Free Flash Encoder.

Black Lab wrote:Free Flash Encoder
(never used it - just found it)

Riva FLV Encoder
Transcode your existing videofiles to the advanced Flash Video (FLV) format with this free Riva FLV Encoder.
After selecting a source-file you can easily transcode it into Flash Video using one of the presets or your custom settings.
To view the result Riva FLV Encoder comes with the free Riva FLV Player.
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Postby sjj1805 » Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:14 am

MP4Cam2AVI Easy Converter
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mp4cam2avi

MP4Cam2AVI is a MPEG4 to AVI converter/joiner for digital MPEG4 cameras, it makes their clips DivX/XviD compatible. MJPEG and H263 are supported as well. Program doesn't re-encode video, just passes video data to avi container.
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Postby sjj1805 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:12 am

FREE Audio Filters

tommytucker wrote:More Third party addin audio filters.
http://kjaerhusaudio.com/download.php#free
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Postby sjj1805 » Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:25 am

Sektionschef wrote:Steve,
I have written a small but very useful utility sdcopy that can convert JVC's and Panasonic's MOD-files to mpeg2 files. It would be nice if you can add it to the free-stuff thread.
Latest version can be downloaded here:
http://zyvid.com/smf/index.php?action=d ... 0.0;id=202

A summary what it does:
-searches a given folder(and all its subfolders) for files with a given extension(MOD) and copies them to a single destination folder
-renames the copied files with its filedate, a user text and a given extension(MPG)
-can correct the 16:9 widescreen flag that all JVC(Everios) and Panasonic mpeg2 camcorders do not set
-integrated thumbnail browser to manually select individual files

In addition, I want to mention that the free frameserver software from debugmode(and all other debugmode software) seems to be not listed in the free-stuff thread.
http://www.debugmode.com
Sorry if this is a little bit off-topic here
Regards
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Postby sj1805 » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:44 pm

Analyse Beats in Music to assist with slide show synchronisation.

lancecarr wrote:There have been a few posts recently of users woes regarding synchronising music to what is displayed in the video.
One way of doing this is visually by looking at the wav form in the timeline and trying to work out the peaks that correspond to the beat of the music.
Another method involves tapping to the music to mark the beat in VS11 or doing the same thing by tapping in chapter points in VS10.
A handy tool for this process is a beats per minute counter that can analyse a music file and calculate the BPM for that track making synchronisation a more mathematical concept.
The following link is to one of many free beat analysers:

http://www.mixmeister.com/download_freestuff.html
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Postby sjj1805 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:21 am

luis_c274 wrote:Hi: (To Free Stuff)
Bank of Fotografias Illustrations Videos Animations Sounds ALL FREE.-

Bank of quite complete Imagenes and sounds. Everything what there is ahi is free with the condisciones that ahi are exposed. -

http://recursos.cnice.mec.es/bancoimagenes4/

I hope serves to them.
To correct the translation because my Eanglish is very bad. -
Thanks. -


The site is in Spanish and so I asked one of our Spanish speaking members to have a look at it. Here are his findings:

Ken Berry wrote:FWIW, the site is the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, and appears genuine to me. It does not appear to have an English version.

There are various levels of collections of videos, images, sound effects etc and a lot would appear to be fairly useless for most home video editing. But of course, one man's meat is another's poison... Some of the sound effects in particular could be useful. These are in Colleciones > Sonidos.

But the bottom line is, that it seems genuine and some people might be able to mine it for useful bits (if they speak Spanish!!!)
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Free 3D Sketching Program

Postby sjj1805 » Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:40 pm

Free 3D Sketching Program

DLA wrote:Hi Steve,

I thought this could make it to the free stuff section of the forum. Have a look.

Google SketchUp

This is a 3D sketching program. The free version can export images. The Pro ($$$) can export video. Google 3D Warehouse contains an extensive library of already made models.

http://sketchup.google.com/intl/en/index.html
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Free Christmas Music

Postby sjj1805 » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:33 pm

A Garritan Community Christmas Volume 4

FREE CHRISTMAS ALBUM!
This Christmas Album is a collaborative effort of the GPO Community and was made in the spirit of giving for the holiday.

http://garritan.com/Xmas.html

ED ROBERTS wrote:Hello Sjj1805 my name is Ed Roberts Iam a member of this forum. You and others have helped me so many times before and I've always wanted to be able to return the favour. Now I hope I can ,I just stumbled on to a web site for instrumental Christmas music and I believe it's free. Sj I'm telling you this first because if this is not free to use (non commercial) I would not want to miss lead other fellow members. Sj check this stuff out it's real go music and I do believe it's free to use. thank you for all your help in the past ED


ED - many thanks for sharing this and it looks FREE to me also.
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Postby sjj1805 » Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:37 am

Freeware compositing program

Ken Berry wrote:I have just downloaded a freeware compositing program called amusingly enough Debugmode Wax 2.0e. It can be found at http://www.debugmode.com/wax/

Our Australian PC User magazine just included in its awards for top software. Though the mag says that it lacks some of the tricks of top line compositing programs (which of course cost $$$), it nevertheless says it is excellent for what it does do.

That includes rotoscoping, a particle generator and 3D titling. Best of all, it seems to work with Vista.

Great for those of us who don't have Graphics Lab or have found that Cool 3D/Production Studio doesn't work under Vista!

And Steve (sjj1805): you might want to have a look at it and consider entering it into our Freebies page... :lol:
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Postby sjj1805 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:24 am

JoshHobbs wrote:I personally have looked high and low throughout the internet in search for background music that I can use with corporate (business use) productions.

For personal use, royalty rights are not an issue. For me, someone that uses music to promote products and services on-line and via marketing DVDs, it is imperative that I am legitimate when using someone else's music.

So, with that said, I wanted to tell you a little about my experiences . . . If you yourself have been looking for good sources to purchase music license agreements from, then you yourself have likely seen the music licensing world of utter chaos and ambiguity. There are good sites out there like freeplaymusic.com that have a wonderful way of reviewing their music. It's really nice. But then, when you get down to wanting to use their music, watch out, the pricing structure is a bit high. But, after you've gone through much agony of dealing with some of the other hard to work with sites, you're likely like me willing to pay just about anything when you find a piece of music that you like.

A recent example is that we made a 3-minute video to be shared on You-Tube and distibuted via 100 DVDs that we needed background music for. I found a perfect track off of freeplaymusic.com, however to license its use for Web Video i.e. You Tube, they wanted $50 (Business One Time Background Use) per year. And, $.50 per DVD we distributed under 100 piece Qty. Ouch . . .

The thing is, Royalty Free Music Sites have their own way of getting as much $$ from you as they can. They have so many idiosyncrasies, so many variations, so many 'this and thats' that it simply makes your head spin trying to filter through it all. Then, on top of all that filtering you still have to find the right song, which might mean listen to hours and hours of songs. In the mean time generating an enormous headache :)

So, here's what I found that we plan on using as a first line of music choices for ourselves proceeding forward . . . .
There are music sources out there that will sell you their music once to use as many times as you want, for whatever purpose you want, as long as you want, and they call this a "Buyout License". - Which means that after you buy the Music from that source, you have 100% full rights to do whatever you want with that music.

The best source I found for a compilation of Buyout Music, CD/Download suppliers, believe it or not, has been through Ebay.

Simply search Ebay.com for Royalty Free Music, and you'll see for yourself that there are plenty of CDs/Bundle-Options out there for you to choose from.
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IMPRESS; Part of Open Office 2.0 Suite

Postby Ron P. » Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:38 pm

This was provided by member Bob 733.

http://forum.corel.com/EN/viewtopic.php?p=144192#144192

There is a a great free application you all might want to look at. I was looking for a program that would take objects and move (animate) them along a moving path.

I went to a web site (Experts-exchange.com) to see about one. One of the responses led me to http://www.openoffice.org/product/impress.html

this is several programs wrapped into one that work with Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc. It is free (unless you want to donate).

I needed the IMPRESS portion of it as I wanted to animate text on a moving path. It can do it.

Anyway, You all might want to take a look at it and see if you could use it.

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