Entries by Kyle

Big Update to My Video Embed & Thumbnail Generator WordPress Plugin

In January I made a plugin for WordPress that generates thumbnails for videos posted online, and the proper HTML & JavaScript codes to embed those videos in a webpage. It has come in handy many times when I want to show a work-in-progress to a client, post dailies, or just embed a video on my […]

Printing on DVDs, CDs, and oh let’s be honest, you don’t use Blu-Ray

I’ve used Epson Artisan printers for the past six years to print attractive images on the DVDs I burn. I have terrible handwriting, and I think if you have the option you should make a good presentation. I got an Epson Stylus Photo R200 in 2004, and I upgraded to an R280 a couple years […]

Making MP4 H.264 Videos in Apple Compressor

UPDATE June 2013: This method will work but it’s likely to cause playback problems with Android devices. Android officially only supports up to Baseline profile and it’s hard to control the profile of videos encoded with Compressor. If you’re concerned about Android compatibility, I highly recommend Handbrake. Unless there’s a specific need for something else, I […]

The Thunderbolt Logo Looks Like Electricity

Apple just announced the Thunderbolt port on its new Macbook Pros. Thunderbolt is a dumb name, but so is Firewire if you think about it, which I never had before. And it’s better than its old Intel code name Light Peak, which was no longer accurate because the first generation of Thunderbolt cables don’t use […]

1 Million Views!

Some time last night, Two Night Stand passed 1 milllion views on YouTube! It only took 4.5 years!

Video Embed & Thumbnail Generator WordPress Plugin

In a future update (v4.7) this plugin will be changing its name to “Videopack” and removing old video players StrobeMediaPlayback and JW Player 6 that haven’t been supported for several years. Freemius will also be integrated on an opt-in basis to allow premium add-ons. More info in the support forum. A plugin for the WordPress […]

Tips for Double System Audio in FCP

These days you can record great on-camera audio on many cameras. But there are lots of reasons to still record audio separately even if it’s just a backup. Today I’ll be discussing workflows that only use separate audio recording; the classic double system film workflow. Start by finding all the visual slates. This is pretty […]

Android YouTube App 2.1.6 Shows the Wrong Thumbnails

I have a new video on YouTube, and I have an Android phone (a Nexus One. Love it!) and so I wanted to check out how my video looked on my phone. So I pulled up the YouTube app and loaded my channel. I saw this: Which confused me, because only one of those thumbnails […]