Thursday, May 27, 2010

 

Stripper's Guide Video: Removing Clippings from Old Scrapbooks Part 1 of 3

This winter I got the idea to try creating a video for the blog. It turned out to be about 1000% more work than I thought it would be, and when I got it all done I had no end of problems using Camtasia to produce the final video. I finally shelved the project in disgust at the awful results.

Then just a few days ago someone wrote to me with some questions about removing comics from scrapbooks, which is the subject of the video. So I decided to take another swing at it, and I do seem to have gotten it to work -- it's not beautiful by any means, but, hey, you get what you pay for here at Stripper's Guide.

I haven't figured out how to embed the video in a Blogger post, so please click on the link to see part one:

Removing Clippings from Old Scrapbooks -- Part 1 of 3

If anyone has suggestions for embedding the video here, or has problems viewing it, please let me know.

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Very nice opening video, Allan. I couldn't figure out how to blow it up to screen size, which would make it easier to view. It would be nice to work on an occasional close-up, just to break up the one-camera look of the piece. I'm looking forward to parts two and three, as I have a lot of old comic scrapbooks, some of which should be taken apart. Of course, the pages could be scanned and saved digitally too. You look very young for someone with so much knowledge about ancient comic strips! Thanks, Mark Kausler
 
Hi Mark --
The size of the video is unfortunate. I didn't realize the videocamera had different quality settings, and turned out I was using the lowest possible quality. Wasn't about to shoot it all over tho. What you see is full size.

... and thanks for the compliment. I sure don't feel any too young these days!

--Allan
 
Can you use HTML in a Blogger entry? If so, I'd stay away from Flash and drop the video in using the HTML 5 video tag. Doesn't work in older browsers, but Flash is on its way out, thanks to this new tag.
 
Hi Jeff -
While you can use HTML code in posts it has limitations, most of which are undocumented. I've read that people can have a lot of trouble posting videos on Blogger so figured I wasn't going to beat my head against that particular wall.

--Allan
 
Ack! This is a topic I'm desperately interested in, but the video link does not seem to be working. Is there any way I can view a copy of these three videos? Thanks for making these videos, and thanks for any help in fixing the broken link! --Joe
 
Ack! This is a topic I'm desperately interested in, but the video link does not seem to be working. Is there any way I can view a copy of these three videos? Thanks for making these videos, and thanks for any help in fixing the broken link! --Joe
 
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