This video player might not be new to the internet, but it is new to this website and to me! So far I am very happy with it.
I am going to try experimenting with a plugin for WordPress called Flowplayer. Flowplayer is a bit of code that allows you to embed Flash and MP4 video files into your WordPress blog.
You can also use this code and player with any webpage. It can be found for free (I am using open source free code) or purchased as a commercial license by clicking here.
Below is an example of a short piece of video shot with the Canon 5Dmk2 camera. It is an extended take of the very first scene with Adam Gotsens in the short film, “Burial Site”. This video is ungraded and the audio is from the 5Dmk2 built in microphone.
I edited the .mov h.264 file directly on my timeline with no transcoding. I am using a super fast eight core mac pro tower. I encoded the video using Apple Quicktime Conversion to h.264 720p and then used Visual Hub to convert it back to h.264 mp4 in a much smaller file size for the web.
I AM NO LONGER USING FLOW PLAYER ON THIS WEBSITE. I AM USING VIMEO TO HOST ALL OF MY HD CONTENT.
If you want to add this to your wordpress page, you can download everything you need by clicking here.
I am planning to buy the licensed version so that I can customize the controls and get rid of the “Flowplayer” watermark. Let me know if you have any trouble viewing this file. Try clicking the little box on the lower right to go FULL SCREEN! Looks really good in HD eh? The video is 30.42 MB though, so I will have to try to knock that down for my longer films without compromising quality somehow.
Is this better than me using large .mov files on this website to showcase my films and videos?