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by Cathy Poole
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Adobe Premier Elements (Books on)
Replies: 12
Views: 9289

Re: Adobe Premier Elements (Books on)

I've been using Adobe Premiere Elements 7 for quite some time now, and I am extremely happy with it. The software is very easy to use and does everything I want it to do. I am reluctant to upgrade just in case my old projects disappear fom my hard drives, if you know what I mean. But version 7 suits...
by Cathy Poole
Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: From tape to memory card
Replies: 17
Views: 12384

Re: From tape to memory card

Sorry Michael, But I have to disagree with you and say that the cameras you have listed do look like slightly smaller versions of professional cameras. The Sony Z5 - EX1 - and the PXW Z150 may look like small amateur cameras to you, but to most people in the street who don't make films, and some of ...
by Cathy Poole
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: From tape to memory card
Replies: 17
Views: 12384

Re: From tape to memory card

Sorry Michael, But I have to disagree with you and say that the cameras you have listed do look like slightly smaller versions of professional cameras. The Sony Z5 - EX1 - and the PXW Z150 may look like small amateur cameras to you, but to most people in the street who don't make films, and some of ...
by Cathy Poole
Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: EXTERNAL BLU-RAY BURNERS
Replies: 11
Views: 7707

Re: EXTERNAL BLU-RAY BURNERS

The question still remains. When I send my film to The BIAFF at the end of the year, which format should I use if I want the judges to see a high-definition image? Do they really want a USB stick tied to a luggage label? Tim, you may well say that it's the content that matters, not the medium. And a...
by Cathy Poole
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: EXTERNAL BLU-RAY BURNERS
Replies: 11
Views: 7707

Re: EXTERNAL BLU-RAY BURNERS

Dear Michael, You paint a very sad picture for me regarding Blu-ray discs. You say that few people want Blu-rays rather than DVDs, but surely the number of people entering Blu-rays in The BIAFF must be increasing slightly? I really don't want to use USB sticks for sending to other people. How do I l...
by Cathy Poole
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: EXTERNAL BLU-RAY BURNERS
Replies: 11
Views: 7707

Re: EXTERNAL BLU-RAY BURNERS

Many thanks for your reply, Michael. I have been using a LaCie DVD burner for a couple of years now. I also have a LaCie Quadra Hard Drive which I am very happy with. Unfortunately I don't think LaCie make Blu-ray burners any more, which is a great pity. I may be wrong, but I can't trace these burne...
by Cathy Poole
Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: EXTERNAL BLU-RAY BURNERS
Replies: 11
Views: 7707

EXTERNAL BLU-RAY BURNERS

Please help me.

Could anyone recommend an external Blu-ray burner, with USB connections (obviously) to use on a PC?
USB 2 or USB 3.

I can see various makes on ebay, but which ones can I trust?
by Cathy Poole
Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: BLU-RAY BURNERS
Replies: 0
Views: 9121

BLU-RAY BURNERS

A simple question.

Could anyone recommend an external Blu-ray burner, with USB connections (obviously) to use on a PC?
USB 2 or USB 3.
by Cathy Poole
Tue May 24, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Voice Overs query
Replies: 10
Views: 7209

Re: Voice Overs query

I completely disagree with Tim Stannard's comment, who said on Sunday 22nd May 2016. "On no account repeat in the voice-over, the words in the text" A powerful statement, which I believe is wrong. Before you take Tim Stannard's advice, please take a look (and listen) to the first 40 seconds of this ...
by Cathy Poole
Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2016 - WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR RESULTS?
Replies: 56
Views: 38002

Re: BIAFF 2016 - WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR RESULTS?

Talk about nit-picking. Why are you so pedantic about 'Fiddler's Walk' Tim? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI-pQzXCf5E&feature=player_detailpage In my humble opinion, it's a brilliant, and funny look at the world of judges, film judging, film competitions, and corruption in general. Haven't you rea...
by Cathy Poole
Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2016 - WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR RESULTS?
Replies: 56
Views: 38002

Re: BIAFF 2016 - WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR RESULTS?

If you're really interested,

I helped on the production of a film which was awarded 4 stars.

FIDDLER'S WALK
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI-pQzXCf5E[/youtube]

Let me know what you think, but don't be too shocked.

I'd love to know how many stars you would have given it.

Cathy Poole
by Cathy Poole
Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2016 - WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR RESULTS?
Replies: 56
Views: 38002

Re: BIAFF 2016 - WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR RESULTS?

Congratulations.

That's amazing news, well done.

Considering I haven't had my results yet.

How on earth do you already know that three of your films are being screened at BIAFF?
by Cathy Poole
Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: DESKTOP COMPUTERS FOR HD EDITING
Replies: 5
Views: 4570

Re: DESKTOP COMPUTERS FOR HD EDITING

Many thanks for all the replies and advice on buying a desktop computer for HD editing. It seems to me that I should buy something like an HP desktop computer, and as long as it has an i7 chip starting with 4XXX, I should be all right. I'll let you know how I get on. Just to say that computerplus is...
by Cathy Poole
Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: DESKTOP COMPUTERS FOR HD EDITING
Replies: 5
Views: 4570

DESKTOP COMPUTERS FOR HD EDITING

Could someone on this forum please help me, and let me know what make of desktop computer I can buy, off the shelf, in a shop, that will edit HD footage smoothly. It must be a PC and not an Apple. If it helps, I use Adobe Premiere Elements. I am very happy with it and do not intend changing that sof...
by Cathy Poole
Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: A guide to a PC's specifcation
Replies: 44
Views: 41324

Re: A guide to a PC's specifcation

Dear Col,

I don't understand specifications all that well.
I assume that i7 is faster than i5, but that's all I know.

Please can you specify a make and model number of a desktop computer that will edit HD smoothly and won't take 60 minutes to render 12 minutes of film on my timeline?

Thank you