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by Michael Slowe
Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Film competitions - Mini DV or DVD?
Replies: 24
Views: 9456

No Billy, I was not talking about copying DVD's through S Video but the proper way, in a computer using software that we use for burning our DVD's in the first place, Titanium Toast. That way the discs are identical with no degredation.
by Michael Slowe
Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:06 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Film competitions - Mini DV or DVD?
Replies: 24
Views: 9456

I much prefer the quality of tape if that was the sole criteria, but it ain't. I can caragorically state that my DVD's never fail to play perfectly on any machine, cheap or expensive at any speed you want. Here's my formular ; Encode with BitVice using variable bit rate with an average of 7.5, a low...
by Michael Slowe
Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Travelling Abroad
Replies: 5
Views: 2944

Travelling Abroad

I faced exactly this problem only last month. My camera bag just complies with the new regulations and I managed to fit in four mics, three batteries, nine tapes, cables and some other kit like a mobile DVD / CD player, discs etc. I checked the tripod in as regular baggage in a locked canvas carryin...
by Michael Slowe
Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Lighting
Replies: 9
Views: 4470

Lighting

I have had to make one or two films in places with very low lighting. I try and do without taking my own lights as I am generally in situations where that is impossible. Have you tried upping the gain on the camera? I recently did this on my HDV Sony and was amazed at the pictures obtained in a pret...
by Michael Slowe
Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: The IAC NLE and General discussion groups
Replies: 6
Views: 3972

I absolutely agree with Tom and Peter, let's just have one group of correspondents, it's all to do with film making and we do need to talk more about the craft itself rather than bitch about how the IAC is run. Can someone act on this?
by Michael Slowe
Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Drama without a script!! ?? Any views?
Replies: 9
Views: 5287

Peter, they most certainly do not make the soaps up as they go, my daughter has been in Emmerdale for a year now and spends all her time learning scripts! No rehearsal time but certainly no ad libbing allowed.