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by tom hardwick
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 3637

Re: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019

F A S C I N A T I N G And all this burst up through the tarmac just as I was wondering whether the cost of running these online forums was worth it, seeing as they generated so little traffic .. and even less comment. But look what you've done Jameela. Sit back and feel proud. Your short one page FV...
by tom hardwick
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: 8mm film scanners
Replies: 27
Views: 7886

Re: 8mm film scanners

Your film looked good Roy, and I didn't notice any instability in the image - or had you deleted those sections or converted them to stills?
by tom hardwick
Thu May 30, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: 8mm film scanners
Replies: 27
Views: 7886

Re: 8mm film scanners

A friend of mine (not an IAC member) bought a Wolverine 8mm film transfer machine on eBay, for close on £300 using his credit card, just this month. He's had nothing but trouble with the machine, and the resulting MP4 footage is very unstable, unusable, in fact. The seller has refunded all his money...
by tom hardwick
Tue May 21, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 14965

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

I can indeed Dave, thank you.
by tom hardwick
Tue May 21, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 14965

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Thanks Dave. The link takes me to Girl A background videos, but strangely not to the film itself. And if nothing else it shows how feeble Vimeo's search facility is - it could find nothing when asked about Girl A.
by tom hardwick
Mon May 20, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 14965

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

But now of course I want to see Girl A again, but I can't find a link, not here, not on Vimeo or YT.
by tom hardwick
Mon May 13, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM Magazine May 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1470

Re: FVM Magazine May 2019

Hey, the mag looks good, so well done Mike Whyman. I like the three word columns allowing for bigger pictures to be included on the page, and overall it looks to be a very smooth transition from the Garth era.
by tom hardwick
Sat May 11, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 6837

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

Well it's the 10th May and still no May/June 2019 issue of FVM has turned up. Anyone had their copy yet?
by tom hardwick
Thu May 09, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: BluRay reader/writer.
Replies: 22
Views: 4189

Re: BluRay reader/writer.

If it hasn't been finalized it should play on the same computer drive I'd think.
by tom hardwick
Thu May 09, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: BluRay reader/writer.
Replies: 22
Views: 4189

Re: BluRay reader/writer.

Even stranger as a blank BD is 25GB or 50GB as a double layer.
by tom hardwick
Wed May 08, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: BluRay reader/writer.
Replies: 22
Views: 4189

Re: BluRay reader/writer.

No idea, it was built into the pc case by DVC 9 years ago or so.
by tom hardwick
Wed May 08, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: BluRay reader/writer.
Replies: 22
Views: 4189

Re: BluRay reader/writer.

And anyway, my Windows XP machine reads and writes Blu-rays using its LG drive, so XP isn't the problem.
by tom hardwick
Sat May 04, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Hard disk drive failure
Replies: 17
Views: 3836

Re: Hard disk drive failure

Just as a post script to this, I used one of those simple HDD caddies to connect the failed drive through USB to my working laptop, just to see if I could retrieve any of the files. Sure enough, bit by bit, and by letting it cool down between bursts, I managed to retrieve all 450gb or so of info off...
by tom hardwick
Wed May 01, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 14965

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Jill Lampert has been very vocal on this thread, so I'd like to share my delight at seeing her film with you lot. Here goes: Young Performers 4 stars Young Performers jump-starts, and from that point on it's the never-let-up editing that makes this such an entertaining film to watch. We're taken rig...
by tom hardwick
Wed May 01, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 14965

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

In Durham we judge films in hotel bedrooms. Nowt wrong with that. We're in Judgement Mode; thoughtfully serious and constructively analytical. At BIAFF on Sunday we watch the same films in a completely different Entertainment Mode. We let the films wash over us, tickling our senses and playing on ou...