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by tom hardwick
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Wireless microphone system info
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: Wireless microphone system info

This looks really interesting. https://youtu.be/fHcFvbq6MrM At last, and why has it taken so long to update this idea? I've had my Samson (now Zoom) AL1 radio mic for years, and this Røde system seems to follow exactly the same design philosophy. The AL1 transmitter and receiver are tiny and both ru...
by tom hardwick
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 2572

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

Cathy, surely a film and video magazine is a photography magazine by its very nature? Film is 24 still images per second, video is 25, both with added sound (though not necessarily and not always). Both of them require an understanding of framing and composure, focus, DoF, exposure, focal lengths, e...
by tom hardwick
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?
Replies: 24
Views: 4280

Re: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?

It is indeed aspect ratio that counts Michael, and you've correctly made a movie in 16:9, an aspect ratio that will suit 98% of all TVs in the land. What we're complaining about here is people who shot movies in the 9:16 aspect ratio and show them on a 16:9 screen, leaving nearly ⅔rds of the screen ...
by tom hardwick
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: The Revenant
Replies: 6
Views: 3024

Re: The Revenant

For me it was the use of the frightening wideangles that put us, the audience, in amongst the men in their great peril, and forcing us to become part of the action. This technique was used in combination with very long uninterrupted takes, heightening the feeling of actually being there. We were inv...
by tom hardwick
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?
Replies: 24
Views: 4280

Re: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?

Last year at the NEC photography show I attended quite a few lectures. There's lots to choose from, but I was intrigued by the one claiming that you should promote your photographic business using social media, as it was without doubt the way ahead. The lecturer was enthusing about the photographer'...
by tom hardwick
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?
Replies: 24
Views: 4280

Re: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?

Ohh this portrait filming lark really bugs me, indeed it does. Is there some sort of Isis rule that states that you MUST film the rubble in the middle east in portrait mode? It doesn't half look stupid on every TV in the world.
by tom hardwick
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 2572

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

An interesting thread you've started Cathy, though like you say the contributors to the thread are mainly contributors to the magazine, and not the IAC hierarchy or even the editor himself. Sometimes I've sent Garth a link to take him straight to a topic that mentions him, but unless I do that he do...
by tom hardwick
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Mini-DV into Edius Pro 7
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Mini-DV into Edius Pro 7

Any feedback from John C, Dave?
by tom hardwick
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Mini-DV into Edius Pro 7
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Mini-DV into Edius Pro 7

With the camcorder connected you click on Capture at top left of the Edius edit programme and drop down to 'Select input device'. Choose a setting such as NX SD DV PAL (not S-video or composite). To start capturing the Mini DV footage to the computer's hard drive, set the camcorder playing the tape ...
by tom hardwick
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Mini-DV into Edius Pro 7
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Mini-DV into Edius Pro 7

You're playing the Mini DV tape in your deck or camcorder and they play ok? I ask because tapes recorded in the LP mode won't play back properly in a lot of DV decks. You've got the playback machine connected to the computer via FireWire? You've been able to import DV footage onto Edius before and h...
by tom hardwick
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM Editor
Replies: 17
Views: 1997

Re: FVM Editor

Up until 25th Jan 2019 you send copy to Garth as normal. After that date, and for all subsequent issues of the mag, send your copy to Mike:

michael.whyman2@ntlworld.com
by tom hardwick
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: 8mm film scanners
Replies: 27
Views: 4320

Re: 8mm film scanners

The MWA scans do get good reviews. Which firm do you use (Images for Life?), and how good is the sound quality from striped footage, do you know?
by tom hardwick
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM Editor
Replies: 17
Views: 1997

Re: FVM Editor

More.

Are the Powers that Be reading this forum?
Surely with only one issue to go (March/April - the Jan/Feb FVM has now been completed apart from printing and distribution), arrangements should be being made to sort out and organise a replacement system. Maybe it's being done. I hope so.
by tom hardwick
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM Editor
Replies: 17
Views: 1997

Re: FVM Editor

And us regular contributors. Where do we send our next copy? Should we even be bothering to research, photograph and write another article? What's with this deathly silence?
by tom hardwick
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM Editor
Replies: 17
Views: 1997

Re: FVM Editor

I've been asked to photograph all the IAC's merchandise with a view to updating the tired and very outdated looking ads. When I mentioned the costs involved it all went strangely quiet as the mag's committee debated the situation.