Some of you have posted videos related to trees or nature to
YouTube or other services. If you have these videos, please send me
a link to them and I will add your video series to the ENTS website
as a link to your own channel.....
If you look at many of the newer HD camcorders you will see
several different HD video formats. The newest, and perhaps the
best of them available to consumers is the AVCHD format HD video.
it supports up to 1920 x 1080 video formats. The problem is that
this compression scheme is not supported by most players on your
computer. It also is not supported by many video editing programs.
So you can take it, but may have some problems watching or editing
it. That was until a few days ago. The newest higher end editors,
like Adobe Premier will play and edit the AVCHD video. If you have
an older version than CS4 then you are almost out of luck. Adobe
Premier Elements, a light version of the full Adobe will play and
edit this video format. The program costs about $100. It works on
my laptop, but the decompression and playback while editing is
choppy and difficult to work with. If you have more than 2 GB of
RAM and a faster processor, you might not have this problem.
There is another solution. There is a free program called Free
AVCHD Converter, that will convert to AVCHD video to another format
that will play in most players and you will be abler to edit it
using older video editors. The only drawback is that the files, if
you choose to simply decompress them will be very big. It takes
awhile to do the conversions, so you may want to start the
conversion before you go to bed and plan to work on it the next day.
The amount of time it takes to convert the video depends on whether
you are simply decompressing the video, or if you are also changing
the video format, frame rate, or audio settings, and if you are
changing it to another compressed format or an uncompressed format.
The program is available from
http://www.koyotesoft.com or can be downloaded from
www.downloads.com The program seems to work fine and
aside from the conversion time, it is a great solution for those who
want to get a new AVCHD high-definition camcorder and have only a
moderate power computer or older editing software. (I would have
upgraded to the full Adobe version, but they seem to churn them out
in short time frames and want $300 buck a shot per upgrade.)
Edward Frank wrote (July 31, 2009)
Over the past couple of years I have posted several videos to
YouTube. Some of these were on behalf of Will Blozan. Others are
one that I have shot. A couple are videos shot by Dale Luthringer.
These ones are available under the name "nativetreesociety"
Lumbering Demonstration 1
Lumbering Demonstration 2
Lumbering Demonstration 3
Lumbering Demonstration 4
Lumbering Demonstration 5
Lumbering Demonstration 6
Ice breakup 2009
Seneca Hemlock Climb
Goshawk Banding 1
Goshawk Banding 2
Goshawk Banding 3
Ice Breakup 2007
Seneca Pine Climb 1
Seneca Pine Climb 2
Seneca Pine Climb 3
Middleton Live Oak
Sag Branch Tulip
Hemlock Deaths 1
Hemlock Deaths 2
Hemlock Deaths 3
These are the 22 videos under that name so far. other members
have their own video channels, and I do not have any data about
their viewing statistics. The name of the clip is listed to the
left. The number of views are listed to the right. The top nine
videos were just uploaded ion the past couple of days and that is
reflected in the low viewer numbers so far. It is interesting that
my Goshawk banding video 1 by itself has outdrawn all the other
videos combined (not counting goshawk parts 2 and 3).
I hope we will continue our efforts in the video realm. YouTube
is free, Most digital cameras will shoot video clips. and Windows
Movie and iMovie are free editors. So start your own video
channel!! I mentioned before there is a free program called "Free
AVCHD Converter" that will convert AVCHD video to a format that can
be edited by these basic programs. It works great.