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The joys of video editing (WPF Intro) February 29, 2008

Posted by gcorbin in C#.
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One of my favorite past times that I enjoy the most is video editing. It’s been a long time hobby of mine. There are many different software packages out there that have tons of functionality that can make even an amateur appear like a pro. Recently, I’ve discovered windows media encoder. It’s a nice package that Microsoft gives away for free. For free, it does a decent job of editing, although many of the paid for packages are by far much better. One task that I found it can do that the other packages don’t is that is can do real-time screen video and audio captures. I’ve never played around with this stuff too much before, so I figured I’d research it a bit. I found that there is again other packages out there that do real-time screen capture, but the free ones had poor quality and generated large files. The paid for packages have great quality and decent file sizes, but they are also quite costly.

Any way, I figured I’d give the Microsoft media encoder a try. I’ve always wanted to try to create an online tutorial for some of the new and cool technologies out there, so I spent a bit of time creating a “Beginning WPF” tutorial. It’s only about 8 minutes long, but I think it gives a nice simple introduction to WPF and shows some of its power. So, if you’re up to learning a bit about WPF you can start the video by clicking the link below.

Beginning WPF” – by Greg Corbin (best viewed at 1024×768)

Enjoy. J