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Old September 21st, 2009, 12:59:04   #1
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Default AMV Compo Aftermath

This is what I had, averages from all judges counted.

AMV 1: Beautiful World of Anime - 7,43
AMV 2: The wolves and the flower - 6,83
AMV 3: It's a fleeting dream - 7,23
AMV 4: Exit - 7,23
AMV 5: Death By A Note - 7,28
AMV 6: De wereld draait door - 8,05 (1st place)
AMV 7: Freedom - 5,85
AMV 8: What am I fighting for - 6,95
AMV 9: Light's Falling in the Black - 6,70
AMV 10: Dance! - 7,20
AMV 11: Energize Me - 6,73
AMV 12: Emoticons - 7,53 (3rd place)
AMV 13: Someone is missing - 6,93
AMV 14: Story of Two - 6,33
AMV 15: I'm Strange - 7,63 (2nd place)
AMV 16: The First of me - 6,48

Comments on the AMV's (Please don't take them personal, I did this quicky since I didn't had much time to take a very good look to all AMV's in a long term, it's just what I noticed really fast)

AMV 1:
Start of the video is good, some Live action between it, but too bad the ending made it worse.
Sometimes you don't HAVE to make it funny.
Used a lot of effects and scene changes.

AMV 2:
The video has been encoded properly.
Nice song (Nightwish) that is linked with the video (Wolfrain), and it's about wolfs even.
Good editting skills, although nothing much effects, just good scenes.

AMV 3:
For a WMV, pretty nice encode.
Skills used in this video was still basic (seeing the cutout images and video used) and effects we're not well-done placed.
Audio was too low encoded (64kbit) which could had more attention while encoding.
Overal it was ok to look at.

AMV 4:
Good video encode (for a WMV), audio was at 128kbit a little on the low-side, but I'll slide that one.
The random moving of the screen at a fast pace makes it less comfortable to watch, which is a minus point.
Without this twitching, the AMV might have had a better overal number, but it just made my head ache.

AMV 5:
Good encode, too bad it's MOV so I can't check much regarding spec of the video file, I heared also a audio cut which was not well-done, and don't forget that I heared the low kbitrate of the audio file.
Effects look good, except for some effects that actually bothered me, but overal well done video.
(NOTE: This is a update after the convention: We received a MP4 later which had some improvements)

AMV 6:
Let me start with the video: IT'S HD XVID !
Please don't use XVID for HD content, I would advice to use MP4 (H264) or latest DivX for HD content, as XVID hasn't been made for HD at all.
The encode however looks fine, but thats because of the high bitrate used.
You get a lot of overhead.
Funny video, I liked the parts the guy says the things, and it is put into the video properly, my attention was there straight when the lyrics started.
LOL @ TIMMEH

AMV 7:
Video quality was not bad, but neither good.
I saw "some" blocking but that was not that terrible.
Audio was at 96kbit encoded, again not such a great setting.
Video was made out of some scenes mixed into each other, not much effects, but it was watchable.

AMV 8:
Good video, video quality is nice, audio also very nice.
Although I noticed some blocking, it was allmost not noticable.
Again, a lot of cutscenes and not much effects.
Nicely compilated video.

AMV 9:
Video: XVID is not made for HD material, advice next time to encode in H264 as XVID has a huge overhead with HD material.
Audio: Nothing to complain about, nicely done.
Overal: A well done AMV, but I saw also "some" interlacing, but which didn't bleed my eyes out.

AMV 10:
Video: XVID is nicely encoded, but I notice black border.
These are perhaps details, but as a encoder it annoys me.
Again nothing to complain about.
Audio: Good, but somehow I get the feeling that the recording was done in some, hole ?
It sounds weird.
Overal: I saw you tried to lipsync, but it was not "perfect", I noticed also some poorly done deinterlacing and here and there very blurry stuff.

AMV 11:
Video: H264, and high resolution, nicely done.
Noticed nothing much else.
Audio: High quality encode, source sounds proper and good.
Overal: Very nicely editted, and actually, it had my attention so it must been worth it

AMV 12:
Video: Pretty good encode, but I noticed here and there blocking.
But what with the codec (MSMPEG4v3), never heared of it, next time try use XVID (for low dimension) and H264MP4 for HD quality.
Audio: Good encoded, didn't notice much, treble was a little on the high side, but overal ok.
Overal: Good idea, very nicely editting, keep up the work

AMV 13:
Video: Wrong deinterlacing, here and there artifacts, but further nicely done.
Audio: Good, nothing to argue about.
Overal: I laughed very hard at the song, this might become funny. I liked it

AMV 14:
Video: Blocking and poorly encoded, but it does ok.
Audio: Poor source, hear lots of distortion and lost detail.
Overal: The AMV didn't interest me much, not much scene changes thus boring.

AMV 15:
Video: Nice encoded, didn't notice much issues.
Audio: No distortion or such, good.
Overal: I loved it already when it started. Good timing of the editting, very attractive video.

AMV 16:
(I didn't had time back then, I will fill this up when I am more awaken xD)
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Old September 21st, 2009, 13:24:24   #2
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So from 1e to last place is:

8,05 De wereld draait door.
7,63 I'm Strange
7,53 Emoticons
7,43 Beautiful World of Anime
7,28 Death By A Note
7,23 It's a fleeting dream
7,23 Exit
7,2 Dance!
6,95 What am I fighting for
6,93 Someone is missing
6,83 The wolves and the flower
6,73 Energize Me
6,7 Light's Falling in the Black
6,48 The First of me
6,33 Story of Two
5,85 Freedom
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Old September 21st, 2009, 13:28:14   #3
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Came 5the in the end. (Death By A Note amv). This the first time I entered a AMV compo. I'm glad with it.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 13:35:34   #4
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Default Re: [FAQ] AMV Compo Sign-up CLOSED!

If anybody want to see my comments, I can post them too.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 14:04:23   #5
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Wow, I'm 6th. *___*

Too bad I wasn't there. xD *goes to yt to find the other amvs*
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Old September 21st, 2009, 14:59:35   #6
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13th place, not bad

Especially with that song I put under it -.-'
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Quote:
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If anybody want to see my comments, I can post them too.
Well i want my comment per pm if you don't mind.
And The story of two want's it to.

You can pm me about both the amv's.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 16:39:36   #8
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Nice 4th place at least finally after 5 AMV contest entries I've ranked higher. Well done everybody I'm looking forward to see new AMV's for the next Abunai in 2010.

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Old September 21st, 2009, 16:43:06   #9
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This is what I had, averages from all judges counted.


AMV 6:
Let me start with the video: IT'S HD XVID !
Please don't use XVID for HD content, I would advice to use MP4 (H264) or latest DivX for HD content, as XVID hasn't been made for HD at all.
The encode however looks fine, but thats because of the high bitrate used.
You get a lot of overhead.
Funny video, I liked the parts the guy says the things, and it is put into the video properly, my attention was there straight when the lyrics started.
LOL @ TIMMEH
Maybe next time I go for H264 or MP4 yeah, I was using the xvid codec from the CCCP Pack to make sure to run it on all pc's smoothly.
I used Quantizer at 1 to encode the project, so I gues it has a variable bitrate in the video. ( I used these too to encode my HD camera files to avi. ) I could try to use a fixed bitrate but there will be frame's which takes diskspace which doesnt need to take that space though.

But anyway thanks for the advice I will do something about that.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 16:44:09   #10
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It was kinda weird to sit in the back for a change, but good to talk a little to some of the editors afterwards. The judging information at the AMV workshop was kinda interesting to see - to see what the sheets looked like. I wonder how extensive they were filled in though.

I thought the overall technical quality seemed to be better than last year, but maybe it was because there were more entries this year and a lot of entries didn't make the cut. The variety of the AMVs however, seemed to be disappointing for me. Almost all of them were either action or upbeat, besides one drama. I missed seeing a trailer, drama, romance experimental and comedy AMVs (some AMVs had comedy stuff in them though). I don't know if that's because those seem to be popular to make among the editors or that it was something the judges really liked.

I liked the achievements, it was a pretty good idea, only it seemed like that eventually the jokes kinda ran out. Still cool though.

I just have two questions though and I don't know if that was a technical issues (showroom) or that it was like that, but there were 2 AMVs which ended wierd. One just had black video for like 15 seconds at the end, as if it wasn't was finished on time. And another one had the whole AMV repeated again in the last 20 seconds or so, only sped up. What was up with that?

And I don't know if there was a lack of time or something, but I kinda missed hearing from the editors what they made and them telling a small story about their AMV. That's always interesting to hear.

And oh, man, those prizes are the best yet for any AMV compo held here in Holland!
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