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by Ken Wilson
Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Happy Christmas and a Good New Year (when it comes)
Replies: 5
Views: 3687

Re: Happy Christmas and a Good New Year (when it comes)

It`s a bit late for me to say a "Happy Christmas" now as it`s Boxing day, but the "Happy New Year" still stands. Postings on the forums have been quite sparse lately, so I hope that this is just a temporary "blip." Going through our Christmas cards list several days ago made me realise the film-maki...
by Ken Wilson
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Adobe Premier Elements (Books on)
Replies: 12
Views: 4957

Re: Adobe Premier Elements (Books on)

Following my postings on other pages re: XLR connectors and plugs etc, readers on there will know that I have just had to change to new (memory card) Sony cameras. Like a domino effect, the failure after 6 years of one of our previous tape cameras, meant an upgrade to new ones. These then would not ...
by Ken Wilson
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: XLR plugs and connectors
Replies: 16
Views: 5753

Re: XLR plugs and connectors

Although we have slightly drifted off the original topic of plugs etc we are still talking mics and sound recording, plus, as promised, I wanted to add the latest bit about the mic bracket which arrived a week or so ago. It cost £54 which I thought a bit pricey, but, if it solves the problem... It i...
by Ken Wilson
Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: XLR plugs and connectors
Replies: 16
Views: 5753

Re: XLR plugs and connectors

Thanks again Tim for all the feedback. Yes I have had the hum a few times and especially while messing around with the plugs, cables and mics sorting this issue out. But it does also happen when near electical equipment and in certain environments. I use the mic on camera for all kinds of filming bu...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: XLR plugs and connectors
Replies: 16
Views: 5753

Re: XLR plugs and connectors

Hi Tim. Thanks for that. Yes that`s the Sennheiser mic I have also. I think you have finally solved this last puzzle. I bought it from someone on these forums so it was second hand. It worked fine except that the on/ off switch and the little LED light didn`t seem to work. But I put a battery in it ...
by Ken Wilson
Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: XLR plugs and connectors
Replies: 16
Views: 5753

Re: XLR plugs and connectors

Hi everyone and thanks to one and all for your comments/ advice and ideas. It has all been very puzzling. Like Michael, it appears that I too have plugged and unplugged various mics into the same socket in the hurry of shooting a video and whether they have batteries in them or have not, each have g...
by Ken Wilson
Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: XLR plugs and connectors
Replies: 16
Views: 5753

Re: XLR plugs and connectors

Right here is the latest on this one! Thanks to you all for the help. Ned, the link you sent to me was very useful and has proved a solution, albeit with another question...read on. Yes Michael, the previous Sony cameras, Z5s did have XLR sockets and also similar switches to select the mic inputs an...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: XLR plugs and connectors
Replies: 16
Views: 5753

XLR plugs and connectors

I posted this under another heading but no-one has yet replied. Perhaps it is hidden there or maybe no-one has the answer to it. But here goes again just in case: I have bought a new Sony camera (model HXR NX100) with XLR microphone sockets. I have tried plugging in two different Sony mics from our ...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: CONNECTING CABLE
Replies: 5
Views: 2516

Re: CONNECTING CABLE

On a similar thread, has anyone here discovered that XLR microphone plugs and connectors are not all the same? I tried one of our new Sony cameras on Saturday and a Sennheiser microphone plugged into either of the XLR input sockets was not working. I tried a Sony mic, supplied with our old Z5 camcor...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: From tape to memory card
Replies: 17
Views: 5871

Re: From tape to memory card

The "look" of a camera can have positive or negative effects of course. If you have read my article in FVM from a couple of years ago about when we were shooting our comedy/ thriller in Wakefield town centre, "The Contract," you will see what I mean. I was using one of the Z5s as we were trying to d...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: From tape to memory card
Replies: 17
Views: 5871

Re: From tape to memory card

Thanks everyone for all the comments even though we went a bit off topic at times, but still all very interesting. I thought I should add a few comments of my own to explain some things and fill a couple of gaps. Yes I have now already bought two new Sony cameras. When it became clear back in March ...
by Ken Wilson
Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: From tape to memory card
Replies: 17
Views: 5871

From tape to memory card

Hi all. About 3 weeks ago, one of our Sony Z5 cameras seized up at the end of a wedding. I ejected the mini DV tape and the door stayed open and now will not close even though I tried the routine of removing battery/ turning on and off and so on. We had the second Z5 to finish the shoot. So then aft...
by Ken Wilson
Wed May 04, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF setup timelapse
Replies: 14
Views: 4689

Re: BIAFF setup timelapse

A first class write up on BIAFF from Jan. Thanks for the link to find it.
by Ken Wilson
Sun May 01, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF at Harrogate
Replies: 9
Views: 3502

Re: BIAFF at Harrogate

Thanks Dave for the link to the "Making of..." for "Where the Guilt Lies." I see now it was the actor`s own decision to wear the hat and trenchcoat. In fact, what the actors wear is always a point discussed amongst us in a Phase 4 Film as it all has an impact on the believabilty of the whole film. W...
by Ken Wilson
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF at Harrogate
Replies: 9
Views: 3502

Re: BIAFF at Harrogate

We gave a film show to Mercury Movies in Leeds last night and Bob Rowley was there, the maker of the comedy film I mentioned; "Starter, Maincourse and Not so Sweet." He told me he was not inspired by the film "Mrs Doubtfire" as he hadn`t seen it when he wrote the script. Apparently he has written a ...