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by TimStannard
Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Blu-Ray Rather Than DVD
Replies: 45
Views: 27863

Re: Blu-Ray Rather Than DVD

Mike Shaw wrote: And while I'm about it, bring back the horse and cart. Far fewer accidents in those days. Of course, it takes longer to get anywhere, but what's the rush? :lol:
Not inside the M25, it doesn't!
by TimStannard
Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Using a HD camcorder makes you a better videographer
Replies: 16
Views: 12739

Re: Using a HD camcorder makes you a better videographer

I presume the primary reason would be that HD is much less forgiving and more of the image is visible. Therefore focusing has to be more accurate; as more background is potentially clearer it's more important to consider depth of field; as more detail is visible in the image, greater attention to co...
by TimStannard
Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: What should IAC be thinking about?
Replies: 48
Views: 30844

Re: What should IAC be thinking about?

I hope you're all not seriously suggesting that IAC members lash out over £100 each in order to buy a machine in order to read their favourite (?) magazine - a machine that is inferior to the printed page in quality, size, and ability to reproduce colour images. No I'm not Mike. I'm seriously sugge...
by TimStannard
Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: What should IAC be thinking about?
Replies: 48
Views: 30844

Re: What should IAC be thinking about?

Nice idea, Tim ... but photos would be a problem on Kindle. Let's examine this... Firstly, Kindle will happily display 16 shade greyscale images. OK this will not work for showing articles where detailed colour is necessary, but how many articles really need this? (also see my second point). In the...
by TimStannard
Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: What should IAC be thinking about?
Replies: 48
Views: 30844

Re: What should IAC be thinking about?

I know what you mean, I don't see the point of [a Kindle] either, I'm surprised. I see the Kindle (or eBooks in general) as the natural successor to the magazine. It has most of the advantages of printed material (it is easily portable, is easy on the eye, is easy to bookmark and make notes on) wit...
by TimStannard
Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Blu-Ray Rather Than DVD
Replies: 45
Views: 27863

Re: Blu-Ray Rather Than DVD

But what's the advantage of this Roy - that you can use a 20p disc rather than an 80p one? I'm not sure whether or not this is Roy's reason, Tom, but it's not necessarily the cost of producing the successful disc, there's also the cost of the (often numerous) "trial runs" where one wants to check i...
by TimStannard
Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: Cleaning up an audio sound track using audition 1.5
Replies: 10
Views: 12406

Re: Cleaning up an audio sound track using audition 1.5

I concur entirely with Mike's advice about going for the "bad" reader reviews, but even that doesn't tell the whole story. Especially with technical material, one man's chalk is another's cheese - two different authors can explain the same thing in two entirely different ways and different readers w...
by TimStannard
Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Fluctuating exposure
Replies: 16
Views: 11398

Re: Fluctuating exposure

Peter, I'm sure I'm not going to persuade you to change but I'd just like to respond to: 'look, the top of his head's off the top of the frame and still there's empty space at the side doing nothing' I'd suggest that in a properly thought out shot, the space one side or the other of the interviewee/...
by TimStannard
Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Club Showreel Required for Sept 9th
Replies: 9
Views: 7933

Re: Club Showreel Required for Sept 9th

Thanks Peter, that would make an iinteresting selection. I'm pleased to say that in the meantime Frome have come up wit the goods for Sept 9th, so my immediate problem has been solved. Thanks to all for your offers. Moving this to a more general area, I'm rather surprised so few people responded. I ...
by TimStannard
Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: overscan - thank goodness it's behind us
Replies: 9
Views: 7090

Re: overscan - thank goodness it's behind us

Fair comment, Tom. Do you happen to know if the AV out suffers the same problem? I'm asking as we are planning on shooting a drama on an FX1 and will be reviewing footage on location with an external monitor. (Of course I accept that this might differ between the two models but I think it's unlikely).
by TimStannard
Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: overscan - thank goodness it's behind us
Replies: 9
Views: 7090

Re: overscan - thank goodness it's behind us

Funnily enough I was acting as third cameraman, doing wide angle/safety shots last week using a Z1 supplied by the producer/director. The camera had a x2 converter which vignetted badly towards the wide end of the scale. The director drummed into me that it was essential, whenever I turned the camer...
by TimStannard
Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: H2 ZOOM DIGITAL RECORDER
Replies: 75
Views: 50506

Re: H2 ZOOM DIGITAL RECORDER

Glad to know it was worth all the discussion, Roy.
by TimStannard
Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: The camera that changed the world
Replies: 6
Views: 6265

Re: The camera that changed the world

Old fashioned principles for film making are important but should be adapted when necessary as long as the producers understand what (and why) they are taking that line. Couldn't agree more. You'll note my criticism was of overuse in drama. Two key words - overuse and drama. It was innovative and a...
by TimStannard
Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Club Forum Hosting
Replies: 8
Views: 6199

Re: Club Forum Hosting

....or, if you don't host your own website, see if your ISP already provides phpbb. Or go to one of the many free sites (eg http://www.freeforums.org/) and simply create one there. That's what I did for our "Studio Group" forum. The benefit of this approach is you don;t have to get involved with the...