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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: 15961

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: 15961

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: 19117

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: 4284

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: 4284

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: 4284

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: 10756

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: 18143

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: 10756

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: 10756

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: 10756

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.
by tom hardwick
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM Editor
Replies: 17
Views: 10756

Re: FVM Editor

Well, I had an informative chat on the phone with Garth last night and things have become a lot clearer. We chatted about the changes he's brought about to FVM over the years, and I complimented him on every one, feeling that our mag has gone from strength to strength under his control. I don't envy...
by tom hardwick
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM Editor
Replies: 17
Views: 10756

Re: FVM Editor

I too am upset at Garth's departure and I'd really like to know more. Did he resign, did he want to go, has he had enough, was he pushed, does he charge to much, is he being adversely criticised, does he do a good job? A big yes to the latter. The mag has never looked so good. Its full glossy colour...
by tom hardwick
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: 8mm film scanners
Replies: 27
Views: 18143

Re: 8mm film scanners

I never needed a slice roller, I simply used a fingernail.

As regards the guarantee, I'd still suggest that the instability of the resultant image makes the device unfit for propose.
by tom hardwick
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: 8mm film scanners
Replies: 27
Views: 18143

Re: 8mm film scanners

At £360 (and considerably more on Amazon) this is not a cheap and cheerful film scanner by any means, and should certainly not be giving you less than very acceptable results. As such I feel that you may have a faulty one, and it may well be worth contacting the seller to see if it can be exchanged ...