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by tom hardwick
Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Film competitions - Mini DV or DVD?
Replies: 24
Views: 11942

Ian - if someone wants a VHS copy of your film, why not simply connect the VCR to the PC and burn it direct from the timeline? This will give a much better copy than going the timeline - DVD - VHS route.

tom.
by tom hardwick
Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Film competitions - Mini DV or DVD?
Replies: 24
Views: 11942

Paul - nothing's infinite. When you pop a DVD into your computer's drive and click on 'copy', the player attempt to read every single digit, from the menu pages and music used, the audio compression and subtitles, the date it was made, the end titles, both layers and all the chapter points. These ar...
by tom hardwick
Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Film competitions - Mini DV or DVD?
Replies: 24
Views: 11942

Re: Film competitions - Mini DV or DVD?

[quote="billyfromConsett"][quote=If your movie is sent on a DVD, and for any reason copied onto another DVD before being shown- ie analogue to analogue - it will obviously suffer a degenerative quality hit..[/quote] Quite untrue Billy. A DVD copy of a DVD is a perfect copy. They're both digital. The...
by tom hardwick
Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: A free to enter film competition
Replies: 1
Views: 2458

A free to enter film competition

http://www.filmsharing.eu/ 2nd International NoBudget VideoFilmfestival Heilbronn/Weimar, Germany - Deadline 1st of May 2007 WE want to show YOUR work! WE = the different festival for independent filmmakers from everywhere. The motto GELD SPIELT KEINE ROLLE (~money is not an issue/it's only money)is...
by tom hardwick
Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: The Video Forum
Replies: 0
Views: 3038

The Video Forum

I've been at the Video Forum these last couple of days and took my Z1 with me to film through different converter lenses. It's a great place to do things like this - with so much under one roof. I've given today a miss though - I'm sure there's the wrong type of snow on the tracks and my train would...
by tom hardwick
Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Making DVDs to send to the USA
Replies: 9
Views: 6464

Making DVDs to send to the USA

What's the latest on making DVDs to send to the USA, good people? I send perfectly normal PAL tapes to my brother in NTSC Canada and he tells me they play perfectly well on his kit. His latest buy is a Sanyo TV with an inbuilt DVD player, and that too plays my PAL discs perfectly. But that may just ...
by tom hardwick
Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Film competitions - Mini DV or DVD?
Replies: 24
Views: 11942

Film competitions - Mini DV or DVD?

Here's a question for the competition teams out there - would the organisers rather have the filmmakers enter their masterpieces as DVDs or tape? I think we can discount VHS and Super-8 now, but I'm thinking that having the word 'tape' on the competition application form can bring you in all sorts o...
by tom hardwick
Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Shocking !
Replies: 28
Views: 14520

Willy, a pretty please for more paragraphs in your most interesting posts, as multi-paragraphing makes it a lot easier to read off screen than when it's all one big blob.
by tom hardwick
Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Shocking !
Replies: 28
Views: 14520

You've been asked to sit in judgement, Col. You've got to be as impartial as is possible. Whatever your views on the subject matter, leave them at home. You're there to sit in judgement of the film in its own rights, not to worry about censorship. Leave that to others; they're leaving the technical ...
by tom hardwick
Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Drama without a script!! ?? Any views?
Replies: 9
Views: 6364

[quote="Peter"]I know, I was only joking, but I'm sure the Archers is made up, it's such crap![/quote]

Yup. The Archers sure is made up. It's certailnly not real.
by tom hardwick
Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:27 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Shocking !
Replies: 28
Views: 14520

Re: Shocking !

[quote="Willy"] 7 or 8 years ago I showed a bull fighting scene in Arles in my film. One of the judges told me that he had given me bad marks because of the killing scene. What do you think about this ? Willy[/quote] What do I think about this? I'm thinking one of two things. First your filming of t...
by tom hardwick
Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: The IAC NLE and General discussion groups
Replies: 6
Views: 4798

The IAC NLE and General discussion groups

The thought is that we could abandon the IAC General and NLE email groups (the General is very little used anyway) and all meet up here instead. At least this way we'd all meet in the same place. I've met people on the email groups who don't even know that Speak Out exists, and vice versa, so having...