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by Peter Stedman
Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sony RDR-HX525 DVD recorder
Replies: 0
Views: 1742

Sony RDR-HX525 DVD recorder

Do any of you good folk use the Sony DVD Recorder RDR-HX525? I regularly use it to copy long VHS tapes to DVD. A while ago I used to put videos on the machine’s hard drive for showing at club meetings. There are about 10 titles still there. Today I wanted to add to these by copying one of my DVDs to...
by Peter Stedman
Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Another problem - Encore this time
Replies: 11
Views: 2091

Re: Another problem - Encore this time

Thanks for further replies. Problem is explained by my own ignorance of course. I will try to briefly explain but know that writer’s explanations are often difficult to understand. I have a stand-alone Sony DVD recorder that can be set to record 1hr/1.5hrs/2hrs/2.5hrs/3hrs etc. on a standard DVD. I ...
by Peter Stedman
Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Another problem - Encore this time
Replies: 11
Views: 2091

Re: Another problem - Encore this time

Thanks Friends. Far be it for me to think I know better than you :D My stand alone Sony DVD recorder has various setting to put more than the standard amount onto a DVD. I can set it to 1hr/1.5hrs/2hrs/2.5hrs and 3hrs. Naturally the quality drops as the size of the file increases. Encore has the set...
by Peter Stedman
Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Another problem - Encore this time
Replies: 11
Views: 2091

Another problem - Encore this time

Using Prem CS6 I occasionally make a DVD going direct into Adobe Encore, usually quite short programmes perhaps 30 minutes. This time I have a project edited down to 1hr 20 mins so in Encore I firstly set the DVD space required to 5.5GB and visually Encore shows plenty of space. This failed and woul...
by Peter Stedman
Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Copying a file to a memory stick
Replies: 5
Views: 2033

Re: Copying a file to a memory stick

Thanks Tim for the explanation and for putting me right on the use of GB. Always something new to learn.
Thanks again.
Pete.
by Peter Stedman
Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Copying a file to a memory stick
Replies: 5
Views: 2033

Copying a file to a memory stick

I exported a large MPEG 4 video clip from my Prem CS6 to my hard drive, it’s shows as 14.5gb. A friend calls with a 30gb memory stick with 28gb free and I tried copying the clip to this memory stick However, a message states that there is not enough room on the stick for the file. I’m puzzled yet ag...
by Peter Stedman
Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: I'm baffled - again.
Replies: 6
Views: 1334

Re: I'm baffled - again.

Thanks Tim, No, he just put it into the camera a recorded as normal. No deletions or anything. He just removed the card on returning home. Well so he tells me. Pete.
by Peter Stedman
Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: I'm baffled - again.
Replies: 6
Views: 1334

Re: I'm baffled - again.

Thanks for your thoughts. Sorry I didn't get back yesterday - I was away. Spoke to my friend who reminded me that the camera is a Sony - not a Panasonic and that he was using a brand new unused card. I reckon it will just remain a mystery. Needless to say I had my arm twisted to do a basic edit and ...
by Peter Stedman
Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: I'm baffled - again.
Replies: 6
Views: 1334

I'm baffled - again.

A friend has just returned from a family holiday of several weeks in Thailand and called in with his Pan camcorder SD card to show me a couple of clips from over 400. (Wow). I put the card into the PC and brought up the view showing the files from 00000 to 000400+. Clicking on the first my friend sa...
by Peter Stedman
Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: USB3 advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Re: USB3 advice

Thanks Col for reassuring me. Now to spend money! :)
Pete.
by Peter Stedman
Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: USB3 advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

USB3 advice

Am thinking about getting an new Ext H/Drive and the one I have in mind is WD My Passport Ultra 2TB listed as USB 3. It doesn't says that it's backward compatible with USB 2... I am assuming it is but would would someone confirm that it is please. I have USB 3 sockets on one PC but not the other. Th...
by Peter Stedman
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Customer service???
Replies: 3
Views: 2338

Customer service???

It’s a funny world. For many years I’ve always bought my video cameras from a very well known West Country dealer. Canon XM2 Sony PD150, PD170 Sony Z5 plus the digital back. Sony HDR-NX3. Sony HD editing deck etc. and so on. I’ve always had good service when buying although general enquiries by e-ma...
by Peter Stedman
Sat Jul 18, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Lanc handle camera controllers for SONY
Replies: 0
Views: 1869

Lanc handle camera controllers for SONY

I have a large tripod which has a Manfrotto handle camera control which is absolutely fine. Generally this tripod is too heavy for casual carrying around so I have a smaller one which is just about adequate for my Sony NX3 camera and on this for years I’ve used a small VariZoom camera control. Sadly...
by Peter Stedman
Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: MPEG4 playing on Apple
Replies: 6
Views: 2008

Re: MPEG4 playing on Apple

Thanks again Michael. I have passed the gen on to my friend to follow up in due course. Thanks again. Pete.
by Peter Stedman
Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: MPEG4 playing on Apple
Replies: 6
Views: 2008

Re: MPEG4 playing on Apple

Thanks Ned. I do have this prog on my own machine but I will tell my friend about it. Thanks again. Pete