A couple of months ago the Expression Encoder
team invited me to record their official training videos, produced by Total Training
. They're now online for free.
It was an interesting production process. I've done a number of training titles over the years, including for Class On Demand
, and this is the first time I've been able to do it in HD with digital capture. The workflow was simple - HDMI out of my Toshiba G35 laptop into a Blackmagic Design Intensity
HDMI capture card. Full 1280x720 60 fps capture, straight into a NLE.
Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to encode it myself - the cobbler's children don't have shoes and all that. It was encoded with an older version of our codec without all the usual tweaks. But you can certainly get a feel of this very exciting product. I'll try to get the source and redo it with our new VC-1 Encoder SDK - it'd look a lot better.
Here's the individual files (linked to from the Expression training videos page
):Introduction to Expression EncoderEnhancing MediaMetadata, Markers, & SilverlightLive ProductionAdvanced Expression Encoder
I haven't been on camera enough to get used to watching and in particular hearing myself - to my ear I sound like an overcaffinated Jim Henson.
UPDATE: I reencoded the clips myself, details here