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by tom hardwick
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM February 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 403

FVM February 2020

Is there a shortage of pictures in the world? Am I alone in thinking that the cover of this current issue of FVM (February 2020) is not only unnecessary (it's repeated on page 17 for goodness sake) but is also not high enough quality to withstand the editor's crop. It's just not sharp, and with just...
by tom hardwick
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FILM & VIDEO MAKER MAGAZINE
Replies: 8
Views: 1013

Re: FILM & VIDEO MAKER MAGAZINE

I'm with Tim, I'd vote for exactly the opposite..ie. I'd have even bigger photos. Go blindfolded up to the magazine section in your local supermarket and pick up any magazine you like. Remove blindfold. Flip pages. Huge photos. Words that seep into them. Colours and fonts that show commercial imagin...
by tom hardwick
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Canon HDV tape and Sony Decks
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: Canon HDV tape and Sony Decks

This was a not-uncommon problem back in the day, Ned, and I remember it well. There was a lot of talk about it on dvdoc, and it appears to be a Canon interpretation of the red-book rules, where they stepped out of line. I'm pretty sure it's not a head alignment problem as argued here: https://www.dv...
by tom hardwick
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 6141

Re: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019

F A S C I N A T I N G And all this burst up through the tarmac just as I was wondering whether the cost of running these online forums was worth it, seeing as they generated so little traffic .. and even less comment. But look what you've done Jameela. Sit back and feel proud. Your short one page FV...
by tom hardwick
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: 8mm film scanners
Replies: 27
Views: 9388

Re: 8mm film scanners

Your film looked good Roy, and I didn't notice any instability in the image - or had you deleted those sections or converted them to stills?
by tom hardwick
Thu May 30, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: 8mm film scanners
Replies: 27
Views: 9388

Re: 8mm film scanners

A friend of mine (not an IAC member) bought a Wolverine 8mm film transfer machine on eBay, for close on £300 using his credit card, just this month. He's had nothing but trouble with the machine, and the resulting MP4 footage is very unstable, unusable, in fact. The seller has refunded all his money...
by tom hardwick
Tue May 21, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 19539

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

I can indeed Dave, thank you.
by tom hardwick
Tue May 21, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 19539

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Thanks Dave. The link takes me to Girl A background videos, but strangely not to the film itself. And if nothing else it shows how feeble Vimeo's search facility is - it could find nothing when asked about Girl A.
by tom hardwick
Mon May 20, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 19539

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

But now of course I want to see Girl A again, but I can't find a link, not here, not on Vimeo or YT.
by tom hardwick
Mon May 13, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM Magazine May 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1958

Re: FVM Magazine May 2019

Hey, the mag looks good, so well done Mike Whyman. I like the three word columns allowing for bigger pictures to be included on the page, and overall it looks to be a very smooth transition from the Garth era.
by tom hardwick
Sat May 11, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 8817

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

Well it's the 10th May and still no May/June 2019 issue of FVM has turned up. Anyone had their copy yet?
by tom hardwick
Thu May 09, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: BluRay reader/writer.
Replies: 22
Views: 5764

Re: BluRay reader/writer.

If it hasn't been finalized it should play on the same computer drive I'd think.
by tom hardwick
Thu May 09, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: BluRay reader/writer.
Replies: 22
Views: 5764

Re: BluRay reader/writer.

Even stranger as a blank BD is 25GB or 50GB as a double layer.
by tom hardwick
Wed May 08, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: BluRay reader/writer.
Replies: 22
Views: 5764

Re: BluRay reader/writer.

No idea, it was built into the pc case by DVC 9 years ago or so.