Video and Travel

Catch-all Site, isn’t it?

Tightbytes must, to those who’ve been following it at all over the past few years, seem a bit schizophrenic. It started as a travel blog thing, then sort-of went to Poser and Python programming (those pages are still around, somewhere). Now, it’s about FOSS and computing freedom.

But really, it’s about all of that, and more. Because, mate, that’s just me.  đź™‚

So, in keeping with historical behaviour, it’s now about video. Film-making. I’ve always wanted to make a film, say something significant, but lacked the where-with-all.

That’s no longer an issue: with a DSLR, a few affordable accessories and free (or low-cost) editing software, that goal is definitely within reach. What lacks now is skill.

Case in point – these little videos should illustrate:

and

Fortunately, there’s a solution for shaky video. The credit goes to Ise for posting this Linux-based solution on his blog. I’ll post it here for the same reason he did: so he can easily find it again if he needed to.

He uses ArchLinux, for Ubuntu-based systems the code would be:

[code] robyn@NetbookMint ~ $ sudo apt-get install transcode[/code][sudo] password for robyn:
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done

The following extra packages will be installed:
liblzo2-2 transcode-doc twolame
Suggested packages:
mjpegtools xvid4conf (might need to look at these)
The following NEW packages will be installed:
liblzo2-2 transcode transcode-doc twolame
0 upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 19 not upgraded.
Need to get 1,932 kB of archives.
After this operation, 4,816 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?

So, I’ve installed on this little system – not that I’d edit video on it – and will do on my laptop once I’ve got a decent connection on it again: the WiFi on it is dodgy.

Well, of course it’s Linux-based: this website is about community, not corporations, so mostly solutions that have a Linux approach will be published here. True, for some things you still have to go to Windows :-/ but I’m going to try not to unless it’s absolutely necessary.