i’m trying to get up to any kind of reasonable speed learning how to use visuals with my live set, and i’m having difficulty finding tutorials that address just the most basic aspects of video such as codecs and the different image files and what they are and what they do and what they can’t do, and why to convert them and how.
Also i’m now equipped with several brand spanking new applications (Syphon Recorder, Visual Studio Code, iShowU Studio2, ISF editor, AVF Batch Converter,GifToSyphon . . .) but i don’t get the chronology of use and can’t see clearly how they work with and complement each other.
at the same time i’m trying to build a database folder of image files to choose from for my projects, and in experimentation i’m grabbing some video files like .mov from my iPhone and .mp4 files from the Internet Archive or videohive and sticking them on tracks, but my iPhone files are upside down and the quality of the others is not good, and my troubleshooting is proving to be relatively clueless with a wandering, time-wasting quality to it. i need an solid elementary tutorial that doesn’t assume any previous experience or engineering background.
if anyone can point me to a primer to read or even a paid consultant/teacher i’d be grateful.
MBP 2019 Catalina - 10.15.7
2.4 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
64 GB RAM - 2667 MHz DDR4
AMD Radeon Pro 5500m 4GB (i know, bummer i didn’t think to get the upgrade to 8GB)