Thursday, April 29, 2010

Jabra CLIPPER Bluetooth Device

Here is my demonstration video of the Jabra CLIPPER bluetooth device. The Jabra CLIPPER was made to clip on to your shirt and use headphones to listen to your music wirelessly. I'm going to use it a little differently. I have a 3.5mm audio jack on my car stereo that I will leave the Jabra CLIPPER bluetooth device connected to. This will enable me to listen to my music and podcasts on my Nexus One phone in my truck without connecting any wires.

Video created with Blender on Ubuntu.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Two Hummingbirds Feeding Together (Digitally)

Hummingbirds are very territorial. They are always fighting each other off the feeder. I joined these two hummingbirds together digitally. I used the free open source 3D content creation suite Blender.

SouthEast LinuxFest Video

I am looking forward to SouthEast LinuxFest 2010. Last year's fest was fun and informative. I took their promotional audio and built a video around it just for fun. I used the free open source 3D content creation suite Blender to create the video.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Video Editing Workflow using Blender with AVCHD Files

My Canon HF20 high-definition video camera creates AVCHD files with an extension of .MTS. I am using Blender as my video editor. My operating system is Ubuntu 9.10. This blog entry is to document my workflow.

Blender does not handle AVCHD files well. The only solution I've found to work is to convert the video files into images and add the images to Blender as image sequences. Here is the mkdir and ffmpeg commands I use to convert the video files to jpg images.
mkdir /tmp/00034
ffmpeg -i 00034.MTS 00034/image%d.jpg

Here is the command I use to play back the video during and after rendering.
mplayer -vo vdpau  -vc ffh264vdpau -fps 60 -geometry 800x450 /tmp/0001_6579.avi

Here is a a video I created using this method. The video demos my Top 10 Android Live Wallpapers.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Android ROCKS! Video

I have a Nexus One mobile phone running the Android software stack. Together they ROCK! I put together a tribute video using open source software tools Blender and GIMP on Ubuntu 9.10. The video displays some of the applications that I use all the time on my Nexus One. The music is Joe Satriani's
"I Just Wanna Rock".