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  • #241

    On the topic of mics (not claiming to be an expert), built in mic quality varies a lot. Part of the issue is that a built in mic may pick up the computer's fan noise and vibration if your laptop runs noisily. Headset mics are particularly close to your mouth and may pick up background breathing noises if you don't have a windscreen (usually just a foam cover). Most people I know who produce stuff like this (podcasts, etc.) use small stand mics that sit on the desk between them and the computer. As far as individual quality goes, I would pay attention to reviews on Amazon or other tech sites. I have heard people get good results with all sorts of mics. I personally use a headset mic and windscreen, but it picks up a bit much of my breathing noises.

  • #242

    Technical Details:

    Camtasia Sudio 8 to record the screen.

    Microsoft LX-3000 Headset to record my voice.

    *I should also note I lower the volume slider really low when I am about to record. That way I don't squelch when I talk. Later when I edit the video I amplify the volume three-fold.

  • #243

    I vote for aww-rats.

  • #244

    My vote goes to squarology.

  • #245

    And, guys, I just put up another video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A42kj_k3LM0

    I'll put up in the second part tomorrow where I rematch my second opponent.

    Also, I've updated my web page (http://www.squarology.com) so that it's user friendly. I don't have much content on it now but I'll be updating it daily. And I won't have just blitz on it.

    Mainline_Novelty wrote:

    This isn't really a "Blitz Session", but I thought I'd leave it here anyways : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylAyJeV0g5w 

    Basically a mix of puzzles, blitz and rants. If you liked it, check out the four previous episodes :)

    Hey, that was awesome. I only saw the first 15 minutes or so but there was a good bit of educational material. Heck, even the part where you talk about IM Pool was educational. Some quotes I liked: "I am sick: I got a runny nose, a sore throat and an ear infection. I'm also feeling lazy." "I'll see you on the other side of the paused video, whatever that means." "You're a 2200, how do you not know basic opening theory?" And lastly, "It's kinda funny, I can't develop any of my kingside pieces...AT ALL."

    I tried to be that articulate in my recent videos but I was like "uhh, yeah, umm, well, huh? oh, yeah. so, yeah." It's like the more I try to explain the worse I explain.

  • #246

    Thanks for the technical info gents. Smile

  • #247

    And thank you everybody who voted for me or thought I was good. You guys are really awesome. I promise you I can improve a lot.

  • #248

    Oh I just realized I forgot to vote Tongue Out

    I'll go with :

    1. Squarology

    2. Aww-rats

    3. Gargleblaster

  • #249
    squarology wrote:

    Mainline_Novelty wrote:

    This isn't really a "Blitz Session", but I thought I'd leave it here anyways : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylAyJeV0g5w 

    Basically a mix of puzzles, blitz and rants. If you liked it, check out the four previous episodes :)

    Hey, that was awesome. I only saw the first 15 minutes or so but there was a good bit of educational material. Heck, even the part where you talk about IM Pool was educational. Some quotes I liked: "I am sick: I got a runny nose, a sore throat and an ear infection. I'm also feeling lazy." "I'll see you on the other side of the paused video, whatever that means." "You're a 2200, how do you not know basic opening theory?" And lastly, "It's kinda funny, I can't develop any of my kingside pieces...AT ALL."

    I tried to be that articulate in my recent videos but I was like "uhh, yeah, umm, well, huh? oh, yeah. so, yeah." It's like the more I try to explain the worse I explain.

    lol thanks Tongue Out

  • #250

    Yeah, Mainline_Novelty was a lot of fun to listen to. He keeps it rolling along nicely and can play good chess at the same time. Awesome. Smile  

  • #251

    I have made some videos since the first entry. Basically I want people to see more the kind of vids I can make. You can also google other vids and I especially recommend pattern recognition videos. In any case I would looooove to do these....I've literally spent every single day since seeing this on the refresh button on this thread I am so excited about this. But here goes:

    1. Playing blitz vs high rated players:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3n5WsbT6C8

    2. Playing slighly longer unrated vs lower rated and more explaining:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZcHUr1hZL0

    3. Bullet brawls:

    vs GM Joey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx3DhCZPnmc
    and vs another user who challenged me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-i62IOQJwg

  • #252
    negotiate escribió:

    http://youtu.be/S9YXyjkwIZc

    A small taste of what's I've got to offering... Lol so outclassed here but I believe that helps me get better? No worries the shows called " how u beat me in chess" and I haven't viewed it yet... Prolly a bunch of great stuff cheers

    I see you have a Mac? you might want to use Quicktime to record the screen and then edit the video with iMovie ;)

    If you get some echo, try to put the volume to the minimum (in the quicktime controls)

  • #253

    A little late to the party! But hopefully not too late. Always enthusiatic, hopefully poetic, and sometimes play good chess!

    Throw in a couple Rensch pop culture references too! 

    Let me know what you think everybody!
    Gotta love chess.com.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PZViu0eAHM&feature=youtu.be
     

  • #254
    squarology wrote:

    Technical Details:

    Camtasia Sudio 8 to record the screen.

    Microsoft LX-3000 Headset to record my voice.

    *I should also note I lower the volume slider really low when I am about to record. That way I don't squelch when I talk. Later when I edit the video I amplify the volume three-fold.

    how much did the screen recorder cost ??

  • #255
    jetfighter13 wrote:
    squarology wrote:

    Technical Details:

    Camtasia Sudio 8 to record the screen.

    Microsoft LX-3000 Headset to record my voice.

    *I should also note I lower the volume slider really low when I am about to record. That way I don't squelch when I talk. Later when I edit the video I amplify the volume three-fold.

    how much did the screen recorder cost ??

    Camtasia Studio... 300 dollars.

    Microsoft LX-3000... 30 dollars.

    Truly Ergonomic Keyboard... 250 dollars.

    Logitech G600... 70 dollars.

    Spinny Chair... 100 dollars.

    Losing the Chess.com YouTube Tryouts by 1 vote... Priceless.

  • #256

    I vote squareoligy!

  • #257
    squarology wrote:
    jetfighter13 wrote:
    squarology wrote:

    Technical Details:

    Camtasia Sudio 8 to record the screen.

    Microsoft LX-3000 Headset to record my voice.

    *I should also note I lower the volume slider really low when I am about to record. That way I don't squelch when I talk. Later when I edit the video I amplify the volume three-fold.

    how much did the screen recorder cost ??

    Camtasia Studio... 300 dollars.

    Microsoft LX-3000... 30 dollars.

    Truly Ergonomic Keyboard... 250 dollars.

    Logitech G600... 70 dollars.

    Spinny Chair... 100 dollars.

    Losing the Chess.com YouTube Tryouts by 1 vote... Priceless.

    spinny chair lol

    that might be out of my price range at the moment, 

  • #258
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  • #259

    Oops! Posted the same game. 

    Here's another little guy! Hope you guys enjoy.

    Oh chess.com viewership, will you be mine?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnDhZq7hu7k 

  • #260
    Butterfly-Effect wrote:

    @Chasm1995 If you knew me at all you would understand that regardless of how much i like someone, I would never tell people to vote for someone i didnt feel was capable of doing the work. It is just not what im about, people who know me know that about me. 

      You are still young and i understand that your life experience is limited in that way. This is not about who popularity in high school or college. Its about a man devoting much of his time freely to help others improve their game. He deserves to win period. He has worked very hard for it.

    I agree that any sensible person would vote for who they thought was the best, but I also think that no matter who you vote for, it is a biased opinion, no matter what.  Maybe you prefered how they played, or maybe you just liked their personality better than another person.  It's you opinion and you're entitled to it.  I respect that you prefer a certain contestant, and you respect that others have different opinions on that.  It's not always on how much time something takes, though, but how you understand the way they are teaching.

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