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by Ken Wilson
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2017 Results
Replies: 20
Views: 13493

Re: BIAFF 2017 Results

Yes Michael, I know. We have discussed film judging on this forum and within the pages of FVM many times over the years. I know also that I have stirred things up sometimes and perhaps my article in FVM some time ago helped promote the idea of the second DVD to be sent with a competition entry to he...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2017 Results
Replies: 20
Views: 13493

Re: BIAFF 2017 Results

We have now received the results from our two films from 2016. Like others on the forum, we had guessed at our what the star awards would be and I had thought each would be in the region of a 3 star and 4 star or possibly higher. But as others have found on the forum, we also had the results the wro...
by Ken Wilson
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Richard Curry
Replies: 5
Views: 5696

Richard Curry

I have just heard via Facebook that Richard Curry has passed away. I have not seen anything posted on here so thought I would let IAC memebrs know. The bits of information are via Facebook but it appears he was in hospital before Christmas, but I don`t know anything more. We were chatting with him a...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Adobe Premier Elements (Books on)
Replies: 12
Views: 7918

Re: Adobe Premier Elements (Books on)

Hi and thanks for comments and suggestion here. Ok Dave, I have now just received my disc from Amazon with the Kaspersky total security 2017 programme on it. I will install it this week and hopefully that will be all ok now.
by Ken Wilson
Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Adobe Premier Elements (Books on)
Replies: 12
Views: 7918

Re: Adobe Premier Elements (Books on)

Hi Dave. Thanks for your comments and advice. This PC used for e-mails and internet searching etc has a free version of AVG protection installed. The new PC, purposed built for editing only, will currently have nothing at all as I realise as only Windows 10 and Premiere Elements 15 have been install...
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: 6479

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: 7918

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: 9896

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: 9896

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: 9896

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: 9896

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: 9896

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: 9896

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: 4459

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: 10076

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...