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Post Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:41 am Reply with quote    Back to top    

Thanks for your patience, everyone! The Modify Stage video tech tip is now viewable at

http://www.dsxchange.com/vtt/ModifyStage.php

I'll take this opportunity to address a couple of things people have already mentioned:

  1. Andy does speak a little quickly, however, remember that we are trying to pack LOTS of information into just a few minutes. The longer the video, the larger the download size.
  2. Similar to the point above about download size, we also have to be mindful of the dimensions: Too small and screen text is illegible; too large and the download size is a deterrent for broadband users and prohibitive for dialup. We will keep trying to find the right balance.
  3. Subtitles (in English, at least) are a possibility, though it means a good deal more work to prepare videos for distribution. We'll keep this option open for now.

Please keep the feedback coming!

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:31 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

Very nice. I think this well done. I like his Texan. Very easy to understand.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:00 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

Just Great.
Few suggestions (if it can be accommodated)-
1. Difficult to read the text in properties window. It would be nice if the camera focussed on the properties window such that it took up the whole screen. The Designer window in the background serves no purpose. Of course, it would mean extra effort on your part.
2. Some 'Fly from right' transitions leave you wondering if something went wrong.

Else, everything is just as I would want. Excellent demonstration of the solution on Modify stage.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:06 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

Idea I would like to have seen an up-front statement of objectives (headlines?) and a summary at the end of what had been covered.

Crying or Very sad Long pauses between parts - I thought a preview had ended and surfed away at the end of part #1. This may be because my speed is "only" ADSL - maybe I'll test on a dialup line and get really paused!

Embarassed The KEEP and DROP statements refer to columns, not rows. (Minor but important error to be fixed when you shoot version 2.)

I think there are one or two other errors of fact or omissions in the presentation, which I'll be discussing off line with Andy. For example, would the design have worked without a KEEP specification? How does generating a sequence behave when processing on multiple nodes? It suggests that a peer review process may not be a bad thing.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:50 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

Really nice Exclamation Exclamation

By the way, it is smarter to just right click on the file stage and do a view data Wink

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:12 am Reply with quote    Back to top    

Pretty good video.

(+) Points
- Good topic to go on with Smile
- Flash working fine again.
- Learnt a few things as well.

(-) Points
-Text was not as clear ie; more grains.
- Pace is a little too fast.

Imporvements:
- Subtitles are good to have
- Larger flash screen

I wonder what application you are using to capture the screenshots. Usually Snagit is the best one to go with.

I would rate it as 7/10.

Keep up the work guys.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:33 am Reply with quote    Back to top    

This is wonderful step taken to make use of updated technologies. Great work!! Keeping in mind the load to the pc, I could see clarity was compromised. As mentioned by all, due to the varied size of the video, the letters looks blured.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:08 am Reply with quote    Back to top    

Excellent Work!!

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:49 am Reply with quote    Back to top    

Pretty good video and sound, but Pace is a little too fast.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:08 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

I would not worry about the pace. They can always rewind it and play it again. It was hard to see the screen details.

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:48 am Reply with quote    Back to top    

Hi,
Finally found time to see it (and hear it)
I agree with Ray.
Beyond that, implicit conversions have the nasty habbit of apearing as warning messages, yet they can be avoided if you explicitly note in a modify stage the conversion you wish to perform.
otherwise you must use the meassage handler to reduce them to informational messages.

I also had to reload the page once or twice since it went black and seemed to have stopped.

As said before, I also found the viewable info hard to read and blured.

IHTH,

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:39 am Reply with quote    Back to top    

Can we have more stages plzzzzz? Crying or Very sad



whardeman wrote:
Hello all,

We hope you've had a chance to view the Introduction to the New Video Tech Tip Series. In a few days, we'll be releasing the first video on using the Modify Stage in DataStage Enterprise Edition. For a more detailed explanation of this new series and how we'd like to hear from you, please refer to the article in the May issue of the DSXchange Newsletter.

Please share constructive feedback and ideas for future topics in this thread. We will be producing new videos as often as we are able, so get your thoughts in now while we are selecting a subject for our next tip... Smile


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:12 am Reply with quote    Back to top    

That's the whole point. Why not make suggestions as to what you'd like to see next rather than just crying in your beer? Wink

Two points to keep in mind. One - They will take time to put together, so be patient. Secondly - from what I understand - the ultimate audience for these will be the Premium Members, this being a taste of one of the Premium Service perks in the pipeline. Sign up! As noted, it comes down to less than 14 cents a day. Very Happy

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:53 am Reply with quote    Back to top    

In case anyone's interested, each hour (or minute) of video requires about 100 hours (or minutes) of preparation and planning.

These presentations are thought out, scripted and planned. It takes time and, again, is mainly volunteered time. The premium membership helps to cover some of the actual costs, such as facilities, videotape, editing and the like.

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:06 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

Confused
That was a nice video....& how to become premium member...?

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