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I just posted an awesome HD video on Silverlight over at Intel Software Network

Last week when I was at MIX07, I got to sit down and do a Channel 9-style video interview with Tim Sneath, technical evangelist for Silverlight at Microsoft. The video turned out really well, and I just posted it up over at the Intel Software Network blog:

If you’re at all interested in what Silverlight is (Tim gives a great explanation!), what you can do with it, whether it will ever be released for Linux, how it performs, what you need to use it (hint: a text editor), and lots more, you’ll enjoy the video.

It’s about 40 minutes long, but I posted an index of the topics we talk about and their timecodes, so you can jump around. And I was super impressed at how great the video looks and how small the Quicktime file turned out. The video was shot in 1080i HD originally, and encoded at 640×360 using iMovie. The resulting file is only 93MB (I was expecting hundreds)! I credit the tripod for this – there’s not a lot of motion from frame to frame, so the H.264 compression really shines.

Anyway, please do go check it out, tell your friends, and let me know what you think! :-)

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One thought on “I just posted an awesome HD video on Silverlight over at Intel Software Network

  1. Hi, Josh! You’re right, the quality of your video is GREAT! The video loads quickly and plays smoothly, even on my four-year-old trusty laptop.

    We shot some HD videos with the guys who star in the Discovery Channel’s “MythBusters” and shared them with people online. You can see them in high quality here http://www.intel.com/pressroom/kits/centrino/video.htm. What a difference compared to seeing these posted in low quality on YouTube. With more people shooting HD, seems the next step is to allows us to easily post high quality video.

    Keep up the great work! I love seeing have fun using all of the great new tools. Thanks for showing the way!!

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