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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: 12594

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...
by TimStannard
Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Fluctuating exposure
Replies: 16
Views: 11593

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: 8057

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: 7182

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: 7182

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: 51306

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: 6369

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: 6318

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 involve...
by TimStannard
Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: H2 ZOOM DIGITAL RECORDER
Replies: 75
Views: 51306

Re: H2 ZOOM DIGITAL RECORDER

Roy, there are two aspects to your post. 1. If you want to mount it on your camera, you will need something which will fit into your hot/cold shoe and provide a screw onto which you can mount the mic. 2. If you want to use te mic input in your camera (ie simply use the H1 as an external mic) you wil...
by TimStannard
Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: COPY BARRING
Replies: 9
Views: 7479

Re: COPY BARRING

Didn't try the PC, (oddly), however I have just done so and all I got was: "Incompatible DVD decoder", the disc would not even play .. the other methods I have i.e. VLC etc. simply ignored the disc and reported nothing. Fantastic, Lee. So it seems that the "scratching" method mi...
by TimStannard
Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Club Forum Hosting
Replies: 8
Views: 6318

Re: Club Forum Hosting

Firstly, I must say I agree with Chris - to a large extent. We have one and it is rarely used for precisely the reasons Chris has stated: basically better forums already exist. I'm a frequent poster and a mod on another forum which almost perfectly matches my own needs. The club forum is (almost) su...
by TimStannard
Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: COPY BARRING
Replies: 9
Views: 7479

Re: COPY BARRING

Thanks for reporting your findings, Lee. I think you've missed the most important test though. In practice, people will be making a few copies only and almost certainly will not be using pro equipment. What is the result if you place your scratched "master" in a standard PC and try to copy...
by TimStannard
Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Club Showreel Required for Sept 9th
Replies: 9
Views: 8057

Re: Club Showreel Required for Sept 9th

Many thanks to both Fraught and Roy for your kind offers (and in Fraught's case the potential of reducing Staines membership by causing severe heart problems among some members!). However, i'm really after a club reel - something that contains films made by a number of different people. Hope you und...
by TimStannard
Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: H2 ZOOM DIGITAL RECORDER
Replies: 75
Views: 51306

Re: H2 ZOOM DIGITAL RECORDER

Roy, The sync issue really isn't an issue. It's very easily dealt with. The Zoom is far more convenient than the mini-disc. I'm not even sure you can transfer mini-disc output digitally to PC (minidic uses ATRAC, not wav or mp3) so you have to use the analoge output to the analogue input of your PC'...