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[personal profile] gwyn
Might there be anyone willing to beta my Club Vivid vid? It still needs a few things smoothed out and credits, but since it's been such a tricky vid for me to make, I would love a different set of eyes on it. It's Steve Rogers with Sam and Bucky and Peggy. The deadline is the 12th and so it would be something I'd need input on pretty quickly.

One of the reasons I've pushed it so far up against deadline is that I've been battling vertigo for over a week now, and I keep thinking it'll go away because I've been doing my exercies to get the particles back where they belong, but it's still hanging around, making me have trouble focusing, etc. I have an MRI for my back scheduled for Friday and I really hope it's gone by then, but at this rate, I don't know. The first few days were pretty brutal--the usual fight not to vomit, not being able to sleep because the room wouldn't stop spinning, etc. It's really compounded by my spine issues--I can't sit for long, but standing all the time isn't an option either, and so when I lie down to save my back from screaming agony, it makes the BPPV worse and then I'm fighting not to throw up. They tell you to avoid reclining chairs and to sleep with two pillows, neither of which are options for me because of pain levels. So damned by spinning and vomiting if I do, damned by severe pain if I don't. Bleh.

I have to get started on a premieres vid, too, but I haven't been able to do that either. Too much stuff. I really want to do a Star Wars vid, but getting workable copies of the first three movies seems to be a challenge I can't meet (my dvds, as an example, were so locked down by Luscasfilm's drm that I've never found a program that could rip them) and when I've looked at torrents all I find are mkvs. I'm a little nervous about trying to remove drm from Force Awakens and Rebel One, too, but I'm so in love with my idea that I can't quite let go of it. Vidding is hard, yo.

Date: 2017-05-09 07:23 pm (UTC)
aurumcalendula: gold, blue, orange, and purple shapes on a black background (Default)
From: [personal profile] aurumcalendula
I'd be happy to beta the vid!

re: Star Wars, would a screen capture program like WM Capture help?

Date: 2017-05-09 07:34 pm (UTC)
musesfool: baze and chirrut (i don't need luck i have you)
From: [personal profile] musesfool
Oh I hope you get the make the Star Wars vid!

Date: 2017-05-10 01:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] grammarwoman
I'm pretty sure I was able to rip my original trilogy SW DVDs. Let me check them out. If I can make copies, would VOB files work for you?

Date: 2017-05-12 03:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] minim_calibre
I need to get those copied for you! I just keep forgetting.

Date: 2017-05-10 03:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cesperanza
1) OMG BPPV IS THE WORST I HAVE HAD IT MANY TIMES AND I AM SO SO SORRY that your pain issues are messing with the vertigo issues. YOU HAVE ALL MY SYMPATHY!!!

2) I am dying to beta your vid but I can't because I'm in grading hell on deadline - but I wanted you to know why I wasn't leaping up to volunteer like Katniss Everdeen, because I would, I really would, otherwise! <3

Date: 2017-05-10 05:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] catwalksalone
Oh, I'm so sorry about the vertigo, I know how much that sucks. I cross all the things that it resolves soonest.

Date: 2017-05-10 03:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beerbad
I've had success using torrented .mkvs to vid by converting the files to .avi or .mp4 using the Avidemux program. It sucks when technical hurdles get in the way of vidding what you want to vid!

Date: 2017-05-11 04:22 pm (UTC)
seekingferret: Photo of me with my 2012 Purim beard, with stripes shaven into it. (Default)
From: [personal profile] seekingferret
Hi, FWIW for Equinox I was able to rip my original trilogy DVDs with one of the older free versions of DVDFab here: http://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm?trackID=navmenu I think I use DVDFab 9.

If that doesn't work for you, I have the vobs and can maybe find a place to upload them. Let me know if you need me to do that.

Date: 2017-05-14 10:00 pm (UTC)
seekingferret: Photo of me with my 2012 Purim beard, with stripes shaven into it. (Default)
From: [personal profile] seekingferret
Well DVDFab also ripped TFA for me. And I just got R1 on DVD, haven't tried ripping it yet.

Date: 2017-05-16 06:15 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sholio
re: Star Wars, by "first three" do you mean the original trilogy or the prequel trilogy? (Oh, Star Wars and its wonky numbering.) I happen to have Blu-Ray rips of the original trilogy that my husband made for me. The problem is, they may or may not work for you - they're MPGs and each is about 3.4 Gb, so a lot of programs choke on them. I ended up being unable to use them for the vidding project I wanted them for and just captured my source directly from DVD. (I don't know if you've tried this on your problem-child DVDs, but VLC has a "record" function - basically it converts to a stream and saves to the hard drive - and that's how I get all my vid source; I just clip the scenes I need directly from the DVD. So far I haven't met a DVD that VLC couldn't convert that way. The only issue is that the quality isn't always as nice as you can get by ripping them other ways.)

Anyway, I'm sorry you're having health issues; that sounds miserable. :( And obviously I wasn't able to volunteer to beta, but the vid sounds fun and I'm looking forward to it!

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