Kursus Mengedit Video

Persatuan Siswazah Sabah (PSS)

2-3 Febuari 2013



13-18 Tahun

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What Is PowerDirector 10 Ultra?

Feature-packed and easy to use, CyberLink PowerDirector has always been one of the better consumer video editors. Of course there’s always room for improvement, though, and the latest version, PowerDirector 10 Ultra, has some very interesting additions.
Full 3D editing support allows you to import 3D videos and photos, or convert 2D media to 3D, then enhance these with 3D effects, titles, transitions and more. New 2D effects include a time-lapse tool, or support for recording hand-drawn animations (signing your name, say), and playing them back within a video.
Plug-in support delivers 10 new "art effects" (“hand drawn”, "pastel" and so on). And there are smarter audio tools, more video sharing options, and ease of use improvements, as well as speed boosts which could see movie rendering time cut in half.
Sounds good. But how does the program behave in real life? We took a closer look.

Launch PowerDirector 10 Ultra and you’re presented with a familiar three-pane editing interface: media files, effects, transitions and more are displayed top-left; an excellent preview window (including the option to preview in a secondary 2D or 3D display) is top-right; and there’s a 100-track timeline across the bottom of the screen, where you may drag and drop clips and effects to build up your movie.
Four buttons at the top of the screen offer further guidance. By default the Edit option is selected, but you may also click Capture, to import media directly from DV or HDV camcorders, webcams, microphones and more; clicking Produce allows you to turn your movie into a video, or upload it online; and Create Disc presents a host of disc and menu authoring options.
This isn’t an entirely perfect arrangement. You can’t simply use the Media Room to browse to a folder and examine its contents, for instance: you have to import particular files or folders, and then view them. We’d appreciate more thumbnail size options (right now you get 80 pixel, 100 pixel, and that’s it), and initially at least the sheer number of buttons and right-click options can be intimidating.
In general, the interface is well-designed and easy-to-use, though, with tooltips and quality documentation to walk you through any initial problems. And some useful new additions will further simplify your life.
Video clips on the timeline may now be displayed as continuous thumbnails, for instance, helping you see where scenes start and end. Right-clicking the timeline ruler at a particular point allows you to add a custom-named timeline marker ("At the beach"). Other media files snap to these, making it easier to precisely position your content.
And similarly, the new Automatic Beat Detection tool can analyze a soundtrack and add its own timeline markers to highlight major changes, helping you synchronize effects and transitions with your music. This isn’t a magic solution -- if the track varies only subtly then you may get no markers or way too many -- but with the right source material it could save you a lot of time (and it only takes a few seconds to try).

3D Editing
The biggest headline addition to PowerDirector 10 Ultra is probably 3D editing; the program has fallen behind here, but this release sees CyberLink do a good job of catching up with the competition.
There’s reasonable support for importing 3D video and image formats, for instance (MVC .MTS, dual stream AVI, side-by-side, over-under, MPO and JPS are all covered). Sometimes the program doesn’t realize you’ve opened a 3D file, though, so you have to inform it of this fact manually (these can be hard to recognize but it’s still annoying).
You’ve no 3D source material? Not a problem: CyberLink’s TrueTheater 3D technology (imported from PowerDVD) automatically converts 2D movies to 3D. In our tests the quality of the end result varies greatly depending on your source material, but you can at least tweak it by dragging a "scene depth" slider, and if nothing else it’s a fun way to enhance old home movies.
And once you’ve got your 3D clips then they can be enhanced in various ways. Click the Effects tab, say, and you’ll find 19 attractive, if slightly gimmicky 3D-specific effects (snow, fireworks, bubbles and so on); there are also 10 3D transitions, 10 particle effects and more to keep the theme going.
The existing title, particle and PiP effects can also be given a 3D touch, though this isn’t exactly obvious (with titles, say, you must open the Title Designer, click the Animation Properties tab and check "Enable 3D depth").
And when it’s finished you may export your masterpiece as 3D video (MVC, half or full-size side-by-side or anaglyph formats); upload it directly to YouTube as a 3D movie; or author a 3D DVD, BD or AVCHD disc. (PowerDirector only provides 2 3D menu templates but it’s easy to create more, and doubtless you’ll soon be able to download plenty for free from CyberLink’s DirectorZone.)
This is genuine end-to-end 3D editing, then. Most of the 3D effects are nothing special, though; and some of the 3D options are a little hidden, so it can take a while to figure out what you need to do. Still, the new 3D abilities are a worthwhile addition, and we’ll be interested to see how they develop in future.

If you’re more interested in what you can do with 2D movies, then one notable addition this time around is the new support for plugin-based effects.
The only currently visible sign of this is the inclusion of an Art Effects category ("Air Brush", “Pastel”, "Metallic" and so on). While not the kind of effects you’ll use every day, they can deliver spectacular results, and most are very configurable. (The "Metallic" option allows you to set the base metal colour, and provides 5 other attributes you can tweak via sliders.)
Of course, the whole point of supporting plugins is that an application becomes more extensible, and disappointingly, PowerDirector isn’t there yet: CyberLink says the ability to add other NewBlue plugins won’t arrive until a “future version”. A pity, but the 10 new Art Effects are welcome anyway, and this does at least hold some promise for future developments.
Elsewhere, the Slideshow Creator wizard has a new time-lapse style.  Import your sequence of photos, choose the duration of each image and (optionally) the number images to skip between each displayed photo, and that’s it: your finished video will be ready within moments.
And in a useful creative touch, the Picture-in-Picture Objects room has been extended with new Paint Animations, allowing you to record hand-drawn animations and include them in the video. So it’s easy to, say, draw an arrow to highlight something of interest in a shot. Or you could capture a dynamic clip of your signature gradually appearing, save this as a PiP object, then just drag and drop it onto the end of everything you create: very convenient.

PowerDirector has always been one of the fastest consumer video editors, but of course rendering is still a lengthy business -- so it’s good to see CyberLink has continued to focus on performance.
Startup time proved excellent on our Intel Core i7 test PC (running 32-bit Windows 7), for instance, at 5.6 seconds. (For comparison, the new MAGIX Movie Edit Pro MX Plus averaged 12.75 seconds.)
New OpenCL support means that effects preview and rendering now benefits from GPU-based hardware acceleration, and this can have impressive results. We used 9 1080p clips to create a 3×3 video wall, and incorporated a couple of effects; without OpenCL the project took 45 minutes and 15 seconds to render as an H.264 clip, with OpenCL this dropped to 20:34 – a 220% speed boost.
You won’t necessarily see this improvement every time, of course: if you’re using less clips, or don’t employ effects which support OpenCL (possible, although 48 do), then the benefits over previous versions won’t be as apparent. Although you shouldn’t feel short-changed. Simply joining 4 full HD MP4 clips took 13:04 in MAGIX Movie Edit Pro MX Plus; PowerDirector 10 did the same job in 4:12, more than three times as fast.
And if all the video output options confuse you, then the new Intelligent SVRT (Smart Video Rendering Technology) dialog should help: in a click it shows you the most appropriate and efficient video profiles for encoding your project. This isn’t always useful information -- you may already know exactly what sort of video you need, and it doesn’t always tell you which profile will be faster anyway -- but it only takes a couple of seconds to display, and is still a feature worth having.

Other Features
There are plenty of other new features in PowerDirector 10, too.
Launch the program, for instance, and you have the option to choose one of three editing modes: full-featured, Easy (the old Magic Style Movie Wizard) or Slideshow Maker. In theory this will help beginners create clips more quickly by jumping straight to one of the automated wizards, but for most people it’ll just get in the way, and they’ll probably check the box to avoid ever displaying it again.
Much more usefully, heading into the Audio Mixing Room now reveals a button which can normalize the volume of multiple audio files in a click: very handy, and not before time.
There’s more content available: more video tutorials, and more slideshow templates. CyberLink’s DirectorZone site (integrated with PowerDirector) now includes more than 200,000 templates, effects and menus; tracking down the best of these can take a while, but it’s still an extremely valuable resource.
And once you’ve finished, PowerDirector 10 can now output 3D discs (DVD, AVCHD, BD) and upload to more websites (YouTube 3D, Vimeo, DailyMotion), as well as supporting the regular disc, YouTube and Facebook options.
The performance improvements alone are enough to justify moving to PowerDirector 10, then. And the new 3D support will be a welcome bonus to many. But even if we ignore those, there are plenty of other smaller tweaks which provide new creative possibilities and will help to make you just a little more productive.  It’s an impressive package which reaffirms PowerDirector’s position as the leading consumer video editor: if you’re unhappy with your current editor, particularly for performance reasons, then you really should give PowerDirector 10 Ultra a try.
The software is available fo Windows XP, Vista or 7 -- all 32 and 64-bit editions -- and retails for $99.95.

Bengkel Membina Blog dan Game

Assalamualaikum. Satu bengkel akan dilaksanakan bertempat di Pusat Kegiatan Guru Tawau yang akan dikendalikan oleh saudara Rahman Imuda yang merupakan mantan Ketua Fasilitator Cyberkids daerah Tawau. Bengkel ini akan berlangsung selama dua hari dan yuran yang dikenakan adalah RM20 sahaja.

Bengkel ini akan menyentuh dua modul pembelajaran iaitu:

Modul 1:Membina Blog dan website menggunakan Wordpress
Modul 2:Mencipta Aplikasi permainan menggunaka Microsoft Kodu Gamelab.

Berikut adalah tentatif program:

Hari Pertama
0730 – 0830     Pendaftaran Peserta/Pecah Bendungan
0830 – 0900     Majlis Perasmian / Taklimat Program
0930 – 1030     Modul 1 : Membina Blog (Wordpress)
1030 – 1045     Kudapan
1045 – 1100     Executive Talk : “Facebook”
1100 – 1230     Modul 1 : Membina Blog (Wordpress)
1230 – 0200     Rehat/ Solat/Makan Tengahari
0200 – 0330     Pembentangan
0330 – 0345     Minum Petang
0345 – 0400     Executive Talk :  Tabiat Buruk Pengguna ICT
0400 – 0500     Sesi Fotografi/Bersurai

Hari Kedua
07300 – 0830    Ketibaan Peserta
0830 – 0900     Aktiviti Santai
0930 – 1030     Modul 2 : Mencipta Aplikasi Permainan
1030 – 1045     Minum Pagi
1045 – 1100     Executive Talk : Mengapa remaja suka bermain ‘game’?
1100 – 1230     Modul 2 : Mencipta Aplikasi Permainan
1230 – 0200     Rehat/ Solat/Makan Tengahari
0200 – 0330     Pembentangan
0330 – 0345     Minum Petang
0345 – 0400     Executive Talk :  ‘Game’ impian saya
0400 – 0500     Majlis Penutupan/Sesi Fotografi/Bersurai

Secara jujur,dewasa ini anda tidak akan dapat menyertai program sebegini dengan yuran RM20.00.
Rebutlah peluang ini dan pastikan anda tidak terlepas daripada menyertai program ini yang hanya terhad kepada 30 tempat duduk.

Jutaan Terima Kasih kepada pihak Pusat Kegiatan Guru Tawau kerana memberi peluang untuk berbengkel di sana.Jutaan terima kasih kepada Puan Jumiati Suparno yang banyak membantu dan bertungkus lumus menjayakan program ini.

          Akan diberitahu apabila kerusi sudah penuh,kemungkinan besar dalam minggu ini.

What is Kodu?

Kodu Game Lab is for building games!

Originally called Boku, Kodu is a programming environment designed by Microsoft for Windows and the Xbox 360.
Matthew MacLaurin, the director of the Redmond FUSE (Future Social Experiences) Lab and the game’s creator, designed Kodu to allow children to actively engage with computers rather than experiencing them passively. Kodu enables you to build games using a series of visual elements in a rich 3D environment, without having to learn a single line of code. Microsoft describe Kodu Game Lab as being ‘… designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone.’
The core of Kodu Game Lab is its intuitive user interface.

From the interface, you choose visual commands to determine the actions of the characters and environment, rather than having to type lines of code to build your games. Think of the commands as rules that the game characters and objects must follow.

In the example above, whenever the character sees an apple, they will move toward it. At the same time, whenever the character bumps into an apple, they will eat it.

What isn’t it?

While what you can build with Kodu is significant, there are limits to what you can achieve. Building games of expansive size with countless characters will tax the Kodu Game Engine.
Luckily, Kodu has a built in indicator to let you know when you’re stretching the game engine beyond it’s capacity.
A thermometer to the right of the screen indicates clearly whether your game is becoming too big to manage. If it is, it’s a simple matter of reducing the size of the game space, or removing peripheral characters from the game.
That’s not to say that Kodu can’t be used for building games of surprising complexity! What you can achieve with Kodu can be surprising.

Where do I start?

Start simple
There are a number of ways of approaching building a game, but our suggestion initially is to keep it simple. Our suggestion for your first attempt at building a game is to create a simple environment, and then program a bot (one of the characters you can place within the game) to perform some simple actions.
GDC 2009 review of Kodu
In this review by GDC, make shortly after the release of Kodu in 2009, the compares discuss the basic principles behind the game.
GDC review
Get some inspiration!
Watching what other users have created is always a great way to get ideas, and see how they have approached the game.
RPG Example
Space Dungeons
Download and edit
Download some of the games already created on the Planet Kodu website. You’ll also want to try the dozens of games that come preloaded with the Kodu Game Lab software. Play the games, look at the way the characters have been programmed, and then try to replicate it in your own game.
Final Note: Kodu Game Lab for PC is still in Beta, but the most recent version has removed the majority of bugs, and is now considered to be a far more stable release.

Apa itu Wordpress?

Salam dan apa khabar pembaca ?Hari ni kita akan belajar “Apa itu wordpress dan cara menggunakannya”.
Seperti yang telah ramai tahu selain dari blogspot,wordpress adalah blog yang sangat popular juga.

WordPress ialah sebuah content management System yang terhasil dari PHP dan MySQL .
Ianya adalah percuma untuk digunakan oleh sesiapa sahaja kerana ia adalah Open Source.So ikut suka la korang nak guna kat mana sekali pun untuk apa sekali pun.
Ia mempunyai banyak kelebihan dan sokongan dari segi themes, plugin dan sebagainya.Jadi ramai orang cipta themes, cipta plugin, saling lengkap melengkapi.
WordPress digunakan hampir 14.7% dari Alexa Internet‘s dan menjadi “top 1 juta” websites di dunia! pehhh..Ini bermakna pengguna yang menggunakan wordpress untuk membuat blog adalah ramai!. Selain wordpress banyak lagi CMS lain yang boleh digunakan untuk membuat blog, namun wordpress paling popular.

Ia mula dibangunkan pada tahun 2003 oleh Matt Mullenwegdan Mike Little.Dan apabila version 3.0 dilancarkan, ia telah dimuaturun sebanyak 65 juta kali dari seluruh dunia!
WordPress ni sebenarnya terbahagi kepada dua jenis, satu diorg host kan untuk korang. maknanya percuma sama macam Blogspot tu.Cuma bezanya diorg kontrol sikit jadi korang tak banyak pun boleh buat just guna yang diorg sediakan je (Maksud aku dari segi themes, plugin, widget dan sebagainya)
Manakala satu lagi pula ialah korang host sendiri, Maknanya korang punya kebebasan maksimum untuk ubahsuai ke apa ke.So kat bawah ni aku sediakan detail perbezaan kedua-duanya.
WordPress.com vs WordPress.org
Kelebihan :
  • Ianya percuma dan sangat mudah untuk mulakan.Tak payah pening-pening
  • Segala bantuan technical ditanggung beres dan anda terpelihara dari serangan hackers kerana blog korang pun simpan dalam hosting diorg.
  • Blog korang walaupun ramai user buka, namun ia maintain takkan jem sebab sume tu ditanggung oleh server wordpress.com
Kekurangan :
  • Korang cuma boleh guna themes yang diorg sediakan je…
  • Tak boleh ubahsuai code php. Sume tak boleh..
  • Tak boleh guna plugin selain dari diorg bagi..
Nota tambahan : Kalau korang menjadi pengguna VIP di wordpress.com korang boleh buat sume tu..tapi berbayar lah faham?
Kelebihan :
  • Korang boleh upload themes sendiri, reka themes sendiri, beli themes berbayar, buat blog jadi ikut suka korang
  • Boleh letak plugin apa korang suka dan korang nak
  • Korang boleh ikut suka ubah coding php dia kalau korang reti lah..
Kekurangan :
  • Korang kena ada server sendiri atau server yang disediakan syarikat luar.Jadi kena bayar lah!
  • Korang kena tau sikit hal technical jika nak start
  • Spam sume korang kena handle sendiri
  • Kena backup sendiri blog korang, takda orang peduli pun
  • kena update sendiri
  • Kalau user ramai bandwitch boleh habis, maknanya slow la nanti, silap-silap down!
Dalam bengkel nanti,korang akan mendapat wordpress sendiri dan ianya FULL Version!!!