Just joined the group (undergroundclips.com)

Alex, I gave undergroundclips.com a plug on this list just a few days ago, =
so
nice that you've joined this merry band! Great, cutting-edge stuff happe=
ning
here.

jd lasica
http://www.newmediamusings.com
http://darknet.com/ =

> Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 22:39:26 -0700
From: Alexander Cohen <xcohen=
@…>
Subject: Just joined the group (undergroundclips.com)

Hi, I'm =
Alex Cohen, Jay asked me to introduce myself, so here goes:

I recently s=
tarted undergroundclips.com, but i've been working with video and
the inter=
net for quite a long time. My other main site is Undergroundfilm.org,
a 50=
1c(3) non profit I created from the ashes of Undergroundfilm.com when it wa=
s
commercial, I acquired it and it ran under my desk at UC Berkeley for abo=
ut year
until the 501c(3) got started in Sept. 2003. There is absolutely no=
connection
between Undergroundfilm.org and undergroundclips.com. The opin=
ions on
undergroundclips.com are my own.

My modus operandi:

I have a 160g=
b Replay 5400 machine and use DVArchive to transfer the MPEG2's to
my G5 Ma=
cintosh. I convert the MPEG2's with StreamClip which allows Cleaner6 to
han=
dle the audio which is in MPEG layer-1. Then I transcode it with Cleaner
us=
ually with the Sorenson3 codec, although I've been experimenting with 3ivx =
for
mpg4. For audio I now use AAC and the container is QuickTime.

I then u=
pload the video to my main machine and I run the www site via Typepad.
Not =
that I couldn't run everything on my own machine…but Typepad does a good
=
job and relieves me of design issues.

I'm very interested in Fair Use, cop=
yright issues and intellectual property in
general.

Thanks for letting me =
participate!

–Alex Cohen