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by tom hardwick
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: 8mm film scanners
Replies: 27
Views: 16434

Re: 8mm film scanners

Any update on your film transfer results Roy?
by tom hardwick
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Alter camera settings or modify in post
Replies: 2
Views: 3331

Re: Alter camera settings or modify in post

I always go for getting the video and audio settings right at the time of shooting, leaving post production as a 'correction' tool. This gives me the very best quality footage my cameras can deliver. But these days colourists like to work with flat, bland footage, enabling them to offer the director...
by tom hardwick
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: hood for LCD screen
Replies: 13
Views: 8520

Re: hood for LCD screen

I reviewed the 5'' Lilliput LCD monitor back in the August 2012 issue of FVM. I use it to this day, and it's proved its reliability over the last 6 years. The 800 x 480 resolution can seem a bit crude these days, but at least the low pixel count allows the screen to go very bright, so useful in dayl...
by tom hardwick
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Converting 30 FPS to 25
Replies: 3
Views: 4018

Re: Converting 30 FPS to 25

Thanks Richard. The same link was posted in the NLE thread. But Premiere Elements 15 has been proved to handle the 29.97 fps footage beautifully, whereas my far more expensive (and a good deal older) Edius 6.5 made a botch of it. As they say, 'edit anything', but not without noticeable artifacts.
by tom hardwick
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Converting 30 FPS to 25
Replies: 3
Views: 4018

Re: Converting 30 FPS to 25

Just to say for those that aren't followers, but the IAC NLE email round robin has continued this thread in a very interesting way. Worth joining if you haven't.
by tom hardwick
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Canon HV30 out putting NTSC
Replies: 3
Views: 3756

Re: Canon HV30 out putting NTSC

A check of all the settings is in order Peter. The HV30 is shooting HDV (1440 x 1080) and should be at 25fps. It's being downconverted in camera to SD (720 x 576) in the Z5 and FireWire takes it into your PC. Check that the Z5 settings are correct. Your Premiere 6.5 project settings should match thi...
by tom hardwick
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Converting 30 FPS to 25
Replies: 3
Views: 4018

Converting 30 FPS to 25

Hi team. My sweet little SJ5k action cam records full HD at 30 (probably 29.97) fps. So far so good, and this plays back in camera through my TV or my phone or laptop just fine. But my Edius 6.5 editing program doesn't have a 30 fps editing preset, all the options are 25 fps. The problem with this i...
by tom hardwick
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: adobe premiere capture device
Replies: 3
Views: 3982

Re: adobe premiere capture device

I remember hearing that you could 'fry' the FireWire sockets by connecting the DV deck to a computer while they were both turned on, and by the sound of it this is what's happened to you. A pretty poor design that allowed this, I'll give you.
by tom hardwick
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: IEEE 1394a problem
Replies: 2
Views: 3650

Re: IEEE 1394a problem

Just to clarify John, are you saying that when you connect your mini DV camcorders via FireWire and open Edius 6.5's capture program the camcorder isn't recognised, doesn't show up, or that it is recognised but you can't capture the footage? Has anything changed in your edit program since it last wo...
by tom hardwick
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Public liability insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 4136

Public liability insurance

Our new moviemaking meetup club has yet to become affiliated to the IAC. We wondered if there was a deal to be had for public liability insurance through the IAC if we join up.
by tom hardwick
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: The Photography Show 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 3053

Re: The Photography Show 2019

We'll be there.
by tom hardwick
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: 8mm film scanners
Replies: 27
Views: 16434

Re: 8mm film scanners

How strange, because Cathy's link (above) takes you straight to the page where the WS centre says all their tele-cine equipment is up for sale.
by tom hardwick
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Hard disk drive failure
Replies: 17
Views: 11041

Hard disk drive failure

It had to happen of course, but I've just had my first HDD failure. It's over 10 years old and has been used a lot , so I can't complain. Western Digital. 500gb. Made 21 Jan 2008 in Thailand, fitted by DVC into my Edius pc that I bought Feb 2008. The other two drives in the pc look to be just fine. ...
by tom hardwick
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: 8mm film scanners
Replies: 27
Views: 16434

Re: 8mm film scanners

I've had a look at the Kaiser copy box Roy and ouch, it seems a lot of money for what it is. That £200 will get you some really good professional transfers of some of your films. The WS Centre also gives dubious advice about eliminating hot spots and flicker, and in reality the Kaiser is introducing...
by tom hardwick
Thu May 31, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: 8mm film scanners
Replies: 27
Views: 16434

Re: 8mm film scanners

Lass Palmas 25 years ago. Good to see, Roy. Looked a bit crowded on the roads even back then. You've put a lot of work into new titles, cleaning the film and so on. Technically yes, there's a hot spot, but projectors were normally set up that way to make the film seen brighter. Correctable on most p...