What is possible with a mac, google earth, quicktime screen capture, and Imovie...

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by mike07905, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. mike07905 macrumors member

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  3. mike07905 thread starter macrumors member

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    My understanding and the actual wording, is that you can use them as long as the video is not sold as a commercial product. So you can't set up as a company selling google earth videos...
    Ours were done by me... they and the website are the result of what happens when a mac fanboy decides to offer tours to Afghanistan!


    Also, if anyone wants any tips on how to do it, then I am happy to advise...
     
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    Did you do the screen capture using QT screen recording?

    Looks really good. Not only technically, but it flows well.

    "Lots of mountains" :D
     
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    Yep, but google earth and screen capture running together makes the capture really jerky, so we had to make the google earth really slow, and then speed it up by about 1200% in Imovie to get relatively smooth motion back! it is still a little jerky, but just about works.
     
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    OK. My experience with QT screen capture was that it was only getting 10 - 15 fps. Camtasia or Screenflow would speed that up, but I don't have $100 lying around for it.

    Once again, looks great.
     
  7. FroColin macrumors regular

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    Nice work! Seriously, as an earlier comment said they flowed really well, I only have one suggestion, please please please use different music. The built in apple jingles have been used in everything. Find some royalty free music online. Otherwise some really impressive work.
     
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    HaHa, yes... the jingles are a little repetitive. We had limited time, and learning as we went along, but have been introduced to some different ones if we do any more...
     
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    Don't forget "royalty free" isn't the same as "free free".
     
  10. mike07905 thread starter macrumors member

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    Just thought I would share,
    I have written a tutorial on how to make the videos for the Google Earth Blog. It's probably pretty obvious to most, but some of you might find it interesting!
     

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