+ Introduction – background and video technical skills
+ What is Korsakow?
+ Korsakow overview
+ Prepared content discussion – Spark Workshop Preparation 1#
+ Preparing Media Assets
a. Project Organisation
b. Make the Thumbnails/previews
+ Making the k-film
c. K-film anatomy
e. Exports and testing
+ Publication offline/online
Offline publication is as simple as opening up the exported file in your browser on your desktop.
Online can be FTP to your own hosting service or using a service like dropbox to get it up there.
The end of the unique history – overview of Korsakow march 14, 2012
In this skype interview (full HD quality , Florian Thalhofer tells more about his programme Korsakow. Free download and tutorials are available at http://korsakow.org/.
Good project organisation is important! Because the original files like in FCP are not taken into the project file you need to store them in one place. Each time you export(test your project) it will look for your video files and thumbnail images.
Project folder – ‘Spark k-film’
Inside this folder are:
‘Media Assets’ – in here name each of your video and corresponding thumbnails with the same name – use names that you recognise – that help you identify the content you are working with
‘Exports’ – all exports of your korsakow project go in here
Your main .krw project file will sit at the same level as these folders
Making Previews (thumbnails)
For thumbnails in Korsakow you can have still images or use video. When you rollover a video preview it starts playing. The video could be designed differently from the clip it is previewing (i.e a short loop instead of the whole clip etc.) The frame size of these thumbnails is dependent on the interface design usually smaller than the size of the video clip it previews. Tip – Because there may be a number of previews up at one time, make sure they all small, similar file sizes for streaming nicely.
There is a few ways to do this. The idea is to navigate to a frame and capture that frame as still that can be used as a preview file that is clicked to download a video file. This happens in QuickTime. The latest version of QuickTime is version v!0.x) which comes with the Mac OS X v10.6. The jump from the previous Version 7x demonstrates some significant changes.
In QuickTime 7 which can be downloaded and added to your utilities folder is as follows:
In QT navigate the playhead to a frame.
Menu bar > edit > copy
The frame is captured to size int he clipboard.
Menu Bar > File > New > OK > Edit > Paste
Go to Image Size – change the size to a smaller image that works with your design in korsakow
(i.e 30 x 180 frame size)
Save for Web – make the file size nice and small for streaming in your k-film
QuickTime 10 process from Daniel Daly:
(This only works Lion OSX 10.73)
1. Open the video file in quicktime and move the playhead to the frame
you wish to capture.
2. Press Command(Apple) + C.
3. Open the program Preview
4. Under the File heading select New from Clipboard
5. Save the file.
Screen Capture thumbnails: (differs for Lion)
Command(Apple) Shift 4
Captures a .png
File save as .jpg