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by TimStannard
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Hard disk drive failure
Replies: 15
Views: 1776

Re: Hard disk drive failure

John Roberts wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:26 pm

I will add to that a nugget of information I gleaned many years ago from a computer expert - when using two backup drives DO NOT purchase identical make and model drives.
Excellent advice indeed.
by TimStannard
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Hard disk drive failure
Replies: 15
Views: 1776

Re: Hard disk drive failure

Michael, I think we are talking about the reliability of individual drives. There is no difference between internal and external drives***. All my drives started life as internal to my PC but the majority now reside on a shelf and contain my archives. When archiving to them, or backing up current pr...
by TimStannard
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Hard disk drive failure
Replies: 15
Views: 1776

Re: Hard disk drive failure

I remember worrying when i saw the MTBR for SSDs, but so far, with several schools running SSDs for 3+ years, I've yet to have a failure. My own PC (3+years old - although I still think of it as new) is using an SSD for Windows + Application (not just several video editing and related applications, ...
by TimStannard
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: working in 9:16 from DSLR
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: working in 9:16 from DSLR

Does she want to produce a video which is 9:16 or 16:9? Premiere will have no problem rotating the image if the latter (but she will have to decide whether to zoom in and lose definition or how she is going to fill the blank space around the 9:16 image. If the former, just set up the sequence as 108...
by TimStannard
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 3537

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

Jon Pegg wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:56 pm
I just like the general back coverness about it.When i look at the back cover it inspires me to think of other great back covers.The new one is a bit milleniull for me.
It looks a bit from coverish to me!
by TimStannard
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Asus monitors
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: Asus monitors

Truly bizarre, Roy, but at leat it gets you to where you need to be (and rushing to change the volume might give you exercise).
PS Thanks for the compliment - I'm know there are many that would disagree, but I'll gladly take that as my epitaph :)
by TimStannard
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 3537

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

I don't know about Jon, but I liked it because (a) it gave the impression the average age of an IAC member was younger than it actually is and (b) it made me feel my camcorder is much younger than it actually is. :D
by TimStannard
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Asus monitors
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: Asus monitors

Roy, I think you have hit upon two of the dilemmas of life ***: Flexibility vs complexity and function vs form. *** I was going to say modern life, but I suspect these have been problems ever since the industrial (possibly even the agricultural) revolution where techological abilities have improved ...
by TimStannard
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: BluRay reader/writer.
Replies: 22
Views: 1873

Re: BluRay reader/writer.

had a go at Device Manager today and found that while it lists the blu ray device it calls it a CD-Rom or something. I appreciate this isn't any help, but I don't think I've ever seen a Windows PC list an optical drive as anything other than CD and/or CD/DVD drive. Myown (working) BD rewriter is li...
by TimStannard
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Filming Children
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Re: Filming Children

John, whilst I wouldn't encourage you to fall foul of the law or enrage an awkward parent, I'd failry certain you'll be fine if you go with your "filming for an hour" idea and have a leflet or whatever available explaining what it will be used for. The spirit of the law is to protect children - I do...
by TimStannard
Thu May 30, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Filming Children
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Re: Filming Children

I don't have expertise in this area, but: There is no law against photographing or filming children, provided the images are decent in nature. It is still wise to obtain permission, if possible from the parents. When you ask for permission to film children it can often be useful to keep the camera ...
by TimStannard
Thu May 30, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: BluRay reader/writer.
Replies: 22
Views: 1873

Re: BluRay reader/writer.

The fact is hows the BluRay as empty is very strange. You could try CCL or Pioneer themselves, though I wish you luck in finding anyone who will support it on XP (even though Tom was using BluRay on XP)
by TimStannard
Sun May 26, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Filming Children
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Re: Filming Children

it was pointed out to me by an ex-teacher that children could be seen to be being enticed onto the land, I'm sure lawyers could have a field day arguing that one, assuming you're doing it on a day when it is expected children visit strangers' houses. But we don't want to be paying lawyers - we want...
by TimStannard
Sat May 25, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Filming Children
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Re: Filming Children

Can of worms, John. If it's on your land and if you put up a clear sign I'm confident that you will be technically OK, but it only takes one parent to get shirty about it to ruin the whole evening for all the kids in the street and ruin your documentary scene. I would bust a gut to get someone there...
by TimStannard
Sun May 19, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 7181

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Paul Kittel interviewing Jess O'Brien Great idea of Paul's to use clips from the film. Jess makes a good subject - she is clearly switched on and able to communicate well in person as well as through the medium of film. Of course Paul's well judged questions helped no end. I'm sure Jess will be ple...