hop concert-dvd is now available, more than 100 minutes of
some great uk hip hop artists and artists from germany are
on this dvd. The dvd was made in pal, 16:9 widescreen. The
pictures and soundquality is good. Here is a litte "making
of" for you, maybe you like the dvd and you will
be inspired for your own concert movie.
We filmed with two cams (the Canon xl2 and the Sony Hc1) on
60 minutes dv-tapes and the sound was recorded with an Aiwa
DAT-recorder onto ffive tapes (120 minutes tapes). It took
about three month to cut more than 20 dv-tapes and synchronize
the sound from the DAT with the video-material. To have a
little bit more live-atmosphere (audience), we mixed the original
tone (o´tone) from the microphone of the Canon Xl2 into
the complete soundmix.
of the DAT and the Dv-tapes are a little bit different, so
we had to adjust the differences manually (cut and move).
We used Adobe Premiere 2.0 and we switched in the mulitcam-mode
of the software between the two cam-settings often synchonized
with the music and vocals.
multicam-mode in Adobe Premiere 2.0 allows you to switch
between the different videos with your mouse. Just click
on the (running) video and the software records your choosen
view. We moved some parts later manually into a position
that fits. Each artist / gig became an own sequence. It
was very important to have an good overview, so i think
it´s the best way to make named sequences for each
You can put chapter marks in each timeline so you have
chapters in your dvd later. It is helpfully to export
all sequences as Avi or Mpg-videos to have a good overview
of the results (size, sound etc.). Maybe you can use each
part later for promotion-stuff (youtube, myspace) or something
like that. For some Text effects i bought a plugin from
the "Knoll Light Factory". For some smoke animations
we used After Effects, also from Adobe.
have a nice menue for the dvd and the options of chapter
select etc. you can use the easy
functions of Premiere 2.0, for some more extensive menues
we used Adobe Encore 1.5 (i think
version 2.0 would have been easier!). Now we loaded our
sequences (videofiles) into the software
and we made a preview of each group with a thumbnail.
For the introduction of the dvd we made different videos
and selected the order how the software should play the
videos (the menue itself
is also a video with background music). A very comfortably
function of Adobe Encoreis the way
how it handle the dependence of lenght, quality and filesize,
so you can choose on what media
you want to have your video. We choosed the option of
the 8,5 GB Dual-Layer DVD. Very hard
to find out that some errors we got depended on the "not
NTFS formated harddrive", so we choosed a harddrive
with that format. I think the new version of Encore allows
you also to make your video as a blue ray disc! think
about that option when you make your own dvd!
are on an external 500 gb harddrive and are about 400 gb large.
The original videos are in Avi copied via firewire as 1:1
speed. The video-pc is optimized for video editing with a
matrox videocard, an Athlon cpu and 3 gb of ram-memory. Very
important was it, to save often the different steps. The dvd
was made by DjHighfly, Zoul3 (Carsten) and Cynic-k with his
music, the jam was financed and along-organized also by DjHighfly.
For questions feel free to write me an email (djhighfly
(at) yahoo.de )
Stay online on Britcore.net! - DjHighfly 2007
A small preview of the menue from the
jam-dvd, the beat was made by
cynic-k, the scratches and the menue itself was made
on the dvd you will se everything in full screen in
a high resolution 16:9 Pal.
The Crews on the dvd:
- Too Many Secrets (Regensburg)
- Direkt Aktion / Mind-x-Panding (Hamburg)
- The Sharpshootaz (NL)
- Hideouz Newcome (Hamburg)
- Readykill (Hamburg)
- Hypercondriacs (UK)
- Mental Disorda (Hamburg)
- Hundredth Monkey (UK)
- Deliverance (UK)
- Killa Instinct (UK)