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by Peter Copestake
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: hood for LCD screen
Replies: 13
Views: 10444

Re: hood for LCD screen

Sorry to be so long getting back with this. I have a photo but I cannot follow the instructions for putting it on. It shows the monitor fixed to the back shoe of our Sony Z5 the mic taking up the front one. Also the cam's own monitor. Photo taken from the position I would be standing holding the pan...
by Peter Copestake
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: hood for LCD screen
Replies: 13
Views: 10444

Re: hood for LCD screen

What do I do to insert a picture,? click on the icon above this panel, then what?
by Peter Copestake
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Alter camera settings or modify in post
Replies: 2
Views: 3843

Re: Alter camera settings or modify in post

Thanks, Tom, as always. I seem to think that with my lower quality footage, altering things with filters in post production reduces it further in some respects while maybe giving a more pleasing result overall. Any way, I'll try some camera changes on a trial basis, not wait for the day it matters.
by Peter Copestake
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Alter camera settings or modify in post
Replies: 2
Views: 3843

Alter camera settings or modify in post

Am I right in thinking that, where appropriate, it is better to alter camera settings than adjust, for example, contrast, saturation and detail in post-production? I am thinking of when filming countryside in flat, non-conrasty light conditons. I have the option of doing this on the Sony Z5 that is ...
by Peter Copestake
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: hood for LCD screen
Replies: 13
Views: 10444

Re: hood for LCD screen

I bodged up a balck paper hood and found it didn't really do the job. In the end I went for a proper monitor, 7" from Liliput. When set up correctly from a weird out-of-the-box setting that was monochrome orange it looks as if I'll be more than satisfied. It gives a brilliant picture.
by Peter Copestake
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Canon HV30 out putting NTSC
Replies: 3
Views: 4423

Re: Canon HV30 out putting NTSC

First - apologies for red herrings. It was all my fault. 1. I had miss-set Premiere to NTSC in error 2. It was Nero that gave the message that the majority of the footage was NTSC, and it still says this since I corrected the Prmeire settings and re-rendered and made a satisfactory DVD. so Nero has ...
by Peter Copestake
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Canon HV30 out putting NTSC
Replies: 3
Views: 4423

Re: Canon HV30 out putting NTSC

Thank you once again Tom for your advice. I have looked into settings and found one wrong'un. Must have clicked on the wrong button afte working on a 4:3 project from years back but there is something weird going on. I'll post news when I've done more experiments but for now just to say it's Nero wh...
by Peter Copestake
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Canon HV30 out putting NTSC
Replies: 3
Views: 4423

Canon HV30 out putting NTSC

Previous HD footage on this camcorder has been incorporated in a film without problems. Now I could not play the tape into the computer via the firewire lead (I cannot edit HD so it is downgraded using firewire but is very good) but the tape played oK from our Sony Z5 and all went well editing on ou...
by Peter Copestake
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Public liability insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 4894

Re: Public liability insurance

Pendle MM have been insured through brokers Arthur J Gallagher who are the successors of Amlin who were the brokers recommended by the IAC when we started getting club equipment rather than individually-owned players etc. years ago. The actual insurers have changed and the brokers have kept prices d...
by Peter Copestake
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: hood for LCD screen
Replies: 13
Views: 10444

Re: hood for LCD screen

Thanks, Tim. Looks OK. Think I'll purchase one.
by Peter Copestake
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: hood for LCD screen
Replies: 13
Views: 10444

hood for LCD screen

Summer's here and with it the problem of seeing the screen on our Sony Z5 and Panny still camera.
Anyone found a supplier of a range of sizes from which to choose? I thiught I'd make myself one one day but DIY seems to take forever these days!
by Peter Copestake
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sony vegas and .mp4
Replies: 12
Views: 9927

Re: Sony vegas and .mp4

Agreed, Tim. We can't alter aspect ratio on our Sony Bluray at home or the club one. We alter our Panny TV at home. to several different formats if we wanted to.
With Serif the option to export as mp4 came up an was easy to do in one click once I'd unlocked the bits needed.
by Peter Copestake
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sony vegas and .mp4
Replies: 12
Views: 9927

Re: Sony vegas and .mp4

That's very generousof you to bother, John, thank you. The reason I would be glad of this is that some of my coleagues use vegas and it would be good if I could pass on the info to them. I thought I'd cracked it with Serif but then realised I'd been exporting 4:3 on a 16:9 setting, more or less as y...
by Peter Copestake
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Unlocking Serif Movie Plus
Replies: 3
Views: 5484

Re: Unlocking Serif Movie Plus

A year later and I have just availed myself of this advice and got all the unlock codes for my version of Serif which is now busy converting an .avi project to .mp4
This is a wonderful forum!
Thanks.again, Peter
by Peter Copestake
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sony vegas and .mp4
Replies: 12
Views: 9927

Re: Sony vegas and .mp4

Sorry to put a dampner on this enthusiasm for Sony Vegas and it's probably my thick head but though I thought I was following John's instructions correctly I got lost when his description didn't match my window. However, the good news is that Serif sent me all the codes I needed to unlock the proces...