[hemmerling] Audiovision 4/6 - Video Tools

Video Hardware, also for use with OBS Video Broadcasting

Multimedia / Video Controller / Video Mixer

    • “Introducing low cost multi camera live production with advanced broadcast features”.
    • “Simply connect ATEM Mini and you can switch live between 4 high quality video camera inputs in dramatically better quality images. You can even connect to a computer to present PowerPoint slides or add a gaming console. The built in DVE allows exciting picture in picture effects, perfect for live commentary! There's loads of video effects too! To live stream, ATEM Mini has a USB output that works like a webcam, so you can connect to any video software. There's also HDMI video out for projectors!”.

HDMI Repeater

HDMI Video Capture to USB Video

Smartphone Interface with 1/4" Worm

Lighting by Ringlight

  • If you put the ( small ) camera between a “ringlight” with 30cm diameter:
    • No shadow, more uniformly lighting, no brightness gradient.
    • By that, it is easier and by that less CPU-power and power-consuming for the greenscreen software function ( of OBS,..) to create a proper greenscreen :-).

Alternatives to Bluescreen & Greenscreen

  • Just put an extralarge TV set ( of 75”,..) in the back of the actors :-).

Video Software

Commercial 2D Animation Tools

Video Authoring Tools

Video Editing Tools

Free Online Video Editing Tools

Free Video Editing Tools

Avid Free DV
Flash Integro
    • VSDC Free Video Editor, for Windows.
    • VSDC Free Video Converter, for Windows.
    • VSDC Free Audio Converter, for Windows.
    • VSDC Free Audio CD Grabber, for Windows.
Movie Creator
Movie Maker for Windows 10 by v3tapps
Windows Movie Maker
  • The free “Windows Movie Maker” for WinXP, Vista, Win7 / Win8.
  • Resources.
    • “Movie Maker is included in the Windows Essentials 2012 program suite”.
    • “Windows Movie Maker” of “Windows Essentials 2012” may both import nor export MP4 videos :-). Additionally, it may import videos in WMV, AVI, DVR, MPEG1, MOD, VOB, 3G2, 3GP,ASF, FLV, K3G, MPEG2, MOV, TTS, ASX, 3GPP format and may export videos in the WMV format.
    • On my Athlon XP2400 computer with Win7, both the web edition and the full edition of “Windows Essentials 2012” refuse to install, directly at start of execution of the installer :-(.
    • “Windows Movie Maker” of “Windows Essentials 2012” stores the absolute the path to a multimedia file in its project. I.e. you can´t move a project with its multimedia files in the same directory or a subdirectory to a new path in the file system, or to a new drive :-(. Thats a strong drawback for archiving a project :-(.
    • On Win10: With “Win10 version 1909”, the installation aborts by the error message “An unknown error occurs. Error: 0x800c0006. Source: UXPlatformLang” :-(. However, the installation works.
    • The installer of “Windows Essentials 2012” just doesn´t create any shortcut or enty in the start menu. You must create a shortcut on the Windows desktop manually, naming the MovieMaker application “C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMaker.exe”.

Commercial Video Editing Tools

Video Drivers & Video Trick Tools

  • The free ManyCam - “Use your webcam with multiple applications at the same time and add cool graphics to your webcam video window”.

Video Players

Video Encoders & Video Players

  • The OpenSource MPlayer for Windows.
  • The free Google Hangout - Firefox plugin for Firefox running on WinXP, “Google voice and video chat”. It has an “On air” feature that causes Google+ Hangouts to record your Hangout session directly to YouTube. You can use the “Screenshare” feature inside Google+ Hangouts to easily record a tutorial session.

Saving and Re-Encoding of YouTube Online Videos

Recommendation - Downloads original Files which play the same way than the original

No true Recommendation - Useless Re-Encoding

    • Download and conversion of YouTube MP4-Videos ( as original MP4, AVI, MP4, WMV ) :-).
    • No storage of Flash videos in a Flash format :-).

Video Encoders

Video Players

Standalone Players

Players for Internet-based Services ( Streaming Media as a Service )

Browser- and Database based Video Player

Video Players Components for Integration into Applications

  • The OpenSource FFmpeg - “A complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video”.

Video Frameworks

  • AccessGrid - Free “grid” webserver system, based on Python. “An ensemble of resources including multimedia large-format displays, presentation and interactive environments, and interfaces to Grid middleware and to visualization environments”.
  • GStreamer - “Open source multimedia framework”, based on Python.

Internet Messenger, IP Telephony, Video Conferencing, Voice Over IP, Unified Messaging, Unified Communications

Solutions to transfer a PC display on a TV set as video

Digital Video ( DV ) Videomaking

Online Creation of Animated Movies

  • Xtranormal - “Animated Movies Made Easy! Xtranormal instantly turns your words into a 3D animated movie”.
  • Doodly - “Easily Create Whiteboard Doodle Videos In Minutes!”.


Some other Video and Audio Tools

  • Freeware - “True Next Level Freeware. Freemake has provided high quality freeware to over 180 million users worldwide since 2010. Safe & reliable free software without registration, time limitations, or hidden costs. Download and use our free Video Converter, Video Downloader, YouTube Converter, Audio Converter and Free Music Player!”.

Adobe Multimedia Players

Adobe Flash

  • Adobe Flash Player is the latest edition for W2k ( 10.2 failed on W2k, and 11.1 fail on W2k ).
  • “Important Reminder: Flash Player’s end of life is 31 December 2020” :-(.
  • ActionScript.org - “Flash, Flex and ActionScript Community. Tutorials, Support, Open Source & More”.
  • Important IDEs for Flash, according to Adobe staff members:
    • The free IDE FDT Free for Actionscript, Flash, Flex, MXML, HaXe development.
    • The commercial IDE IntelliJ IDEA 11 Ultimate Edition supports Actionscript & Flash & Flex development ( but not the Community Edition :-( ).
  • The free Youtube-to-MP3 audio conversion service ListenToYouTube.com.

Adobe Shockwave

  • Adobe Shockwave is unsupported on W2k, but installs and runs on W2k.

Adobe AIR

Adobe Flex


Free Third-Party Online Tools

Online Video and Audio Tools


Paper Magazines

  • 3dworld magazine.
  • Animation Magazine.
  • Blickpunkt Film.
  • British Cinematographer.
  • CGWorld magazine.
  • der bildbearbeiter.
  • digit!.
  • Film&TV Kameramann.
  • Filmecho/Filmwoche.
  • FKT.
  • Gamesmarkt.
  • Making Games.
  • PAGE.
  • Professional Audio.
  • Professional Production.
  • Recording magazin.
  • Stash magzine.
  • Virtual Reality Magazin.
  • WEAVE.
  • web & mobile DEVELOPER.
  • ZOOM.

Books about Videomaking

Videomaking - Howto, Resources

Technical Resources

Forums, Newsgroups, Communities

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