bookmark_borderFive minutes after birth

I took this wee video clip five minutes after Anna Bridget was born:

I’ve had some problems uploading videos to YouTube from the new Sony HDD camcorder my parents gave us because of the file sizes and the 16:9 format, but I found some useful advice here – use mencoder and the following options:

mencoder infile.mpg -o outfile.avi \
-ovc lavc -oac mp3lame \
-vf-add kerndeint \
-vf-add hqdn3d \
-vf-add unsharp=cl:3x3:1 \
-vf-add scale=320:180,expand=320:240 -ofps 30 \
-lavcopts vhq:vcodec=mpeg4:vrc_buf_size=1835:vrc_maxrate=8000:vbitrate=8000:v4mv:aspect=4/3:trell:cbp \
-ffourcc XVID