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by John Roberts
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Data protection Act
Replies: 9
Views: 8126

Re: Data protection Act

Hot topic at the moment! I do believe so, virtually everything apart from domestic lists of names and addresses of family, friends etc falls under the act. There are some changes in the pipeline that come into force from 25 May 2018 and Council are currently looking into those as well as the existin...
by John Roberts
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 35176

Re: BIAFF 2018

The whole idea of BIAFF judging is to watch all the films (potentially 200+) with rotating groups of judges, discuss the merits of them and arrive at at least a majority if not a unanimous decision as to the awards given, on 'identical' (though less than ideal) equipment under 'controlled' (though l...
by John Roberts
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 35176

Re: BIAFF 2018

John, you raise good points about BIAFF judges all working on the same playing field, and that this playing field could be improved by the acquisition of a set of decent sized TVs complete with sound bars. All the TVs will accept usb sticks so that films submitted online would have to be downloaded...
by John Roberts
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 35176

Re: BIAFF 2018

The problem with any grapevine Dave is that it often ends up being 'Chinese Whispers.' In the few years I have been on Council I can only recall the matter being brought up once, and IIRC that was from someone outside of the committee. I can say though that the issue of expenses was rejected by the ...
by John Roberts
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: IMGburn unexpected result
Replies: 2
Views: 3995

Re: IMGburn unexpected result

Hi Roy, I'm not entirely sure what it is you are doing here? As far as I am aware the image files of BD discs and DVDs are completely different, which might explain why a standard DVD player will not recognise the disc. I suspect you might have burnt your DVD to BD5 'standard', which is supposed to ...
by John Roberts
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Show reel formats
Replies: 8
Views: 7717

Re: Show reel formats

I know of no way to force the creation of a traditional menu similar to that of a DVD menu system, maybe others who have more experience with media players might know otherwise. Our club media player presents each file as a small thumbnail with the file name underneath, it's just a case of navigatin...
by John Roberts
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Show reel formats
Replies: 8
Views: 7717

Re: Show reel formats

Hi Arthur, I'm not sure exactly what the question is, but I'll add my comments and experiences below. Regarding presenting films for club presentations or competitions, either a standard definition DVD, high definition Blu-Ray (BD) disc or a USB memory stick should be ideal, depending on the filmmak...
by John Roberts
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: MP3 to CD-R
Replies: 4
Views: 5456

Re: MP3 to CD-R

Hi Tom, Maybe Nero thinks you are making an audio CD? I've never experienced an issue with Nero adding 2 seconds in between tracks, once I had turned that option off. I too have split long mp3's into smaller ones (I used to listen to a vast collection of The Goons) and all played as one long continu...
by John Roberts
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: MP3 to CD-R
Replies: 4
Views: 5456

Re: MP3 to CD-R

Glad you managed to get it sorted, Tom - unfortunately the British Gas engineer beat me to a reply! https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-make-chapters-in-audacity Doesn't Nero have the option of adding 2 seconds between audio tracks when burning a CD-R? It's an option I've always un-ticked so i...
by John Roberts
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Mic into PC for V/O
Replies: 9
Views: 8438

Re: Mic into PC for V/O

Hi Pete, I was part way through a lengthy tome but got distracted, so Tim beat me too it! I would add that the mic socket on the front of your PC should supply 'plug-in power' in the same way as your camcorder/camera does, so any microphone combination that works on your camera will work on your PC....
by John Roberts
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 8331

Re: Merry Christmas

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by John Roberts
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 8331

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Tim, and of course to our fellow filmmakers one and all on the forum :D

John

PS: Seen the film already, Tim - love it :wink:
by John Roberts
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Adobe CS5 speed
Replies: 6
Views: 4258

Re: Adobe CS5 speed

Hi Roy, I'm not an Adobe user and I'm unfamiliar with CS5, but I assume by 'log on' you mean 'launch the application' as opposed to logging on to the internet to allow use of the program from their Creative Cloud subscription service? I have a similar experience with Sony Movie Studio 12, and I cons...
by John Roberts
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: You Tube & copyright music
Replies: 4
Views: 5763

Re: You Tube & copyright music

Hi Peter, It's an automated system - it has to be due to the sheer number of videos being uploaded - and therefore it's a fallible system. I have been picked up for copyright infringement on my music videos, of me playing, in my band, playing our own original music , and when I questioned it twice I...
by John Roberts
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Creative Soundscape Videos
Replies: 9
Views: 6755

Re: Creative Soundscape Videos

Thanks everyone :D

Tim: No problem at all! Always glad to help :D