This week Strawberry challenges us to make a video and reflect on how we view Second Life. The former is actually something I’ve been trying to accomplish for a while – a lot of the art in Second Life is more interactive than static, which makes simple photographs insufficient for capturing what it’s like to explore the worlds made by other people. I’ve made a few abortive attempts to make videos in the past, but this is the first one I’m sharing with other people – so I hope you enjoy!
I clearly need to work on my audio!
I tried to use my little bluetooth headset, but I couldn’t figure out how to increase the volume. If anyone has any tips or tricks, I’d appreciate it!
For video, I tried FRAPS (which I’ve failed at in the past and even the few tutorials I checked out didn’t help this time), Jing (the video was extremely choppy), and finally Snagit (which I have on a 15 day trial). Both of the latter two required you to sign up for some reason – in the latter case most likely to enforce that fifteen days, and neither allowed one to pre-emptively opt out of whatever mailings they’re now going to send to me. I found both Jing and Snagit to be incredibly intuitive, though, which is many marks above Fraps. Jing has a very cool “hit ctrl to maintain a 3:4 aspect ratio” feature I found while scanning the tutorials, but I was able to approximate that on Snagit using the actual numbers (1000 x 750). If the video quality on Jing had been good I would have stayed with it in a heartbeat, but it was simply too choppy to work with and while Snagit let me save my video in mp4 format, Jing enforced fps, which I couldn’t play on my computer. Snagit also has editing capability, which I didn’t play with here but which I might in the future once I have the cash to upgrade and the time to play around some more.
Skin: Izzie’s, Irene
Sparkles: Folly, Rainbow Sheen
Hair: Wasabi Pills, Quinn (FaMESHed)
Crown: Dream Things, Sakura Headband (Fit for a Princess)
Ears: .:Soul:., High Elf
Eyes: .:Soul:., RooMee
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Cupcake: .:Soul:., Rainbow Cupcake Biter (Group Gift)
Wings: Deviance, Sidhe
Jewelry: Ariskea, Coeur de terre (FaMESHed)
Hands and Feet: SLink, Rigged Mesh Hands and Feet
Nails: A:S:S, Tiara
Outfit: Valentina E. Couture, Ava Leather Dress (FaMESHed)
Shoes: Eclectica, Victoriana
Pose: My AO
Location: Athan Selidor
Light Settings: TOR, MIDDAY Londonisk
Water Settings: Glassy
Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Capture Program: Snagit
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This week’s Monday Meme suggestion comes once again from the multi talented Mr. Draxtor Despres. A few days ago he put out a video of Loki Eliot sharing what his perception of SL is, you can view that on Draxtor’s youtube channel. He then suggested I ask my blog readers to also share their perception […]
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