Stuka - music video creator for studio recording sessions
v1.0.9 by arnaud sintès & nicolas combe

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using the main panel

The main panel of Stuka shows a simple resizable output window with an access to the adjustments panel and a build button allowing the user to browse a script file and compute the output video if possible.

The output window shows build steps and errors while the bottom bars displays single and global operations progression.
An estimated remaining build time appears during the build and the output image pops on the right.

using the adjustments panel

You can adjust video images in Stuka script, by adding some color balance, brightness, contrast, saturation or noise reduction, then force the image flipping.

As long as these settings may seem obscure, the adjustment panel comes to help a little by allowing you to open a video file and perform real-time adjustments to the video.

When you modify a parameter, Stuka stores immediately a full "input() {}" statement into the clipboard, with all the adjustments set to the right values, so you just have to paste the block into your script file.

Reciprocally, you can copy a script block of adjustements and paste (ctrl-v) it into the adjustement panel, to apply settings to an input video.

dealing with the output file

After using Stuka you may have an .avi file, or a lot of .xx.avi files (Stuka splits video in segments if a single segment size is greater than 1GB).
The best way to use your video is to join and encode your output video file.
I personally use Virtual Dub right with Lame MP3 and X264 codec:

  • open your output AVI file into VirtualDub (the .00. one if multiple)
  • if you have multiple outputs, select "File/Append AVI segment..." and choose the .01.avi file
  • select "Audio/Full Processing Mode"
  • select "Audio/Compression..."
  • choose "Lame MP3" in the left list and choose a profile in the right list (the upper the best)
  • select "Video/Compression..."
  • choose "x264 - H264/AVC encoder" in the left list and "Configure" a profile ("single pass - Quantizer" will make you happy)
  • encode the final video by selecting "File/Save as AVI..."