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by Peter Copestake
Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Who is on location where?
Replies: 4
Views: 3173

Re: Who is on location where?

Peter Copestake will be infiltrating some local business to record what has made it great.
Actually, liaising with the demolition gang who are knocking it down, Dave, and it was the last one in the UK. More at NW FF and BIAFF 2011, I hope.
by Peter Copestake
Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Current issue FVM
Replies: 1
Views: 2035

Current issue FVM

I have NOT changed my email address. Those of you who know it please continue to use the last one you had not the spurious one in FVM - not, I suspect, Garth's fault.
by Peter Copestake
Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Do we need a new editor for FVM?
Replies: 50
Views: 22524

Re: Do we need a new editor for FVM?

I appreciate the magazine as it is. It is a major part of the benefits I get from membership. It is cheap compared with going to a festival and has a lower carbon footprint. If anything has to be done via video/DVD I hope it would be the festivals. The fora (I hope my Latin is correct!) are a good w...
by Peter Copestake
Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: MiniDV tapes
Replies: 23
Views: 10491

Re: MiniDV tapes

Can I just add that cassettes are supposed to be rewound back and forth occasionally (?yearly). Two of my master Hi8 tapes at least have stuck at the start causing flashes over the picture. One was put in a new cassette and was no better so I suspect the spindle gets dry. If I'm right this does limi...
by Peter Copestake
Sun May 30, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Tandberg 74B
Replies: 0
Views: 2487

Tandberg 74B

Anyone know if I can get the rubber ring for the pinch roller of this model?
There is a firm RDE Tandberg on the web but only a postal address (Full Sutton, YORK) no phone number.
by Peter Copestake
Sun May 30, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: MiniDV tapes
Replies: 23
Views: 10491

Re: MiniDV tapes

Never had this problem with that celluloid stuff with holes punched down the edges. Funny you should say that, Michael. I've been copying to video/DVD a film we made in 1982. Super 8 Kodak striped. It was given to the charity for whom it was made and they projected it with a new projector many, man...
by Peter Copestake
Mon May 24, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Judges critiques - a criticism!
Replies: 53
Views: 24479

Re: Judges critiques - a criticism!

Jan wrote - Another idea I've been mulling over is to put crits or extracts from crits on the IAC website alongside the film links, so the audience can watch the film and read a considered evaluation. (Not the 20-word flimflam that we've heard about, but something enlightening and useful.) I'm just ...
by Peter Copestake
Wed May 19, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Judges critiques - a criticism!
Replies: 53
Views: 24479

Re: Judges critiques - a criticism!

As one who wandered off the track, sorry. Mike is surely right; such brief comments are impolite at best.
by Peter Copestake
Wed May 19, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Judges critiques - a criticism!
Replies: 53
Views: 24479

Re: Judges critiques - a criticism!

the opening caption did not say that it was to be given away as you describe. It stated that the film was made to be shown to disabled visitors unable to walk around the house, this puts a quite different perspective on the purpose for which the film was made. I was glad to hear that this film had ...
by Peter Copestake
Wed May 19, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Judges critiques - a criticism!
Replies: 53
Views: 24479

Re: Judges critiques - a criticism!

[quote="ned c"]For really cryptic comments enter the Morecambe Intl!!


I was somewhat amazed to be asked to judge here - had to decline - 9am - 9pm !!
My comments would have been cryptic long before the end.
by Peter Copestake
Sat May 15, 2010 8:48 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sony DSR 20 will not display
Replies: 5
Views: 3683

Re: Sony DSR 20 will not display

Mea culpa! - of course! - what do they say about a bad workman blaming his tools?
I'd plugged the TV into 'output' instead of 'monitor'. All's well.
by Peter Copestake
Sat May 15, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sony DSR 20 will not display
Replies: 5
Views: 3683

Re: Sony DSR 20 will not display

Thanks, Michael, but there is no 'display' button on the deck itself. The 'remote/local' switch has to be set to 'local' for the remote to work and it is, and other functions can be worked by the remote, it's just display that can't, and of course as I can't see the display I can't tell if any menu ...
by Peter Copestake
Thu May 13, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sony DSR 20 will not display
Replies: 5
Views: 3683

Sony DSR 20 will not display

Suddenly my DSR 20 DVCAM deck does not respond to pressing 'Display' button on the remote so I cannot see timecode or other date on my TV monitor although the remote works everything else OK and the video shows on the TV too. Any ideas, anyone. Do the buttons on remotes go down? Can they be cleaned?...
by Peter Copestake
Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: HOW TO USE THE FORUM
Replies: 7
Views: 9428

Re: HOW TO USE THE FORUM

I think even I can follow that, Dave. Well done and a happy and satisfying New Year to both you and Jan.

Peter C.
by Peter Copestake
Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM latest Issue - amateur
Replies: 20
Views: 10011

Re: FVM latest Issue - amateur

no paid help apart from actors

In an amateur film!! Sorry, NON PROFESSIONAL!!

Peter