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by Chrisbitz
Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: PC's - keeping it stable and up to date.
Replies: 13
Views: 9211

Re: PC's - keeping it stable and up to date.

I use my editing PC for everything. I use automatic updates for Windows 7. I try not to have too much software installed, and certainly not stuff that I really don't need, which helps with making sure the hard disks don't get too full. I have to agree with billy. I don't do anything special with my...
by Chrisbitz
Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: What key words would identify the IAC website?
Replies: 26
Views: 16356

Re: What key words would identify the IAC website?

It's a bit strange asking us what the IAC does... I think someone should email the chairman or someone on the committee, and ask them that exact question. They will have the direction and the long term strategy of the IAC clearly defined, and the adwords and website strategy should reinforce the ins...
by Chrisbitz
Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: What key words would identify the IAC website?
Replies: 26
Views: 16356

Re: What key words would identify the IAC website?

I think I either misunderstand you , or I disagree with you Dave :-) I don't really understand why you think that the more specific the keywords are, the better. If that was the case, then your most specific keywords possible would be "institute of amateur cinematographers". There. Perfectly specifi...
by Chrisbitz
Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: What key words would identify the IAC website?
Replies: 26
Views: 16356

Re: What key words would identify the IAC website?

There is no point in "film", "video", "amateur", "camcorder", "movie" or "club" because they all apply to hundreds of thousands of websites. I think those would be the exact words you'd want to use... I imagine an ideal candidate would search for "amateur film club" or "<town name> film making club...
by Chrisbitz
Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: What key words would identify the IAC website?
Replies: 26
Views: 16356

Re: What key words would identify the IAC website?

what words do people currently use to find you on Google?
by Chrisbitz
Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Filming In Public In Scotland
Replies: 4
Views: 4656

Re: Filming In Public In Scotland

I have a marginally relevant answer, in that a couple of years ago, I was doing some commercial filming in Edinburgh, and somehow, the Scottish film council heard about us (a two man crew) and contacted us to say if we wanted to park anywhere on single yellow lines, to contact them the day before wi...
by Chrisbitz
Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Wireless Loudspeakers
Replies: 8
Views: 5683

Re: Wireless Loudspeakers

On the subject of wireless speakers, I had a look at the unit you mentioned on Google, although I didn't spot anyone selling it... It seemed to be around the £10-£30 price range, and I wouldn't expect particularly good radio circuitry in that price range... Although equally, you would expect that ra...
by Chrisbitz
Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Wireless Loudspeakers
Replies: 8
Views: 5683

Re: Wireless Loudspeakers

Chrisbitz, this is nothing to do with this tread but I wanted to ask you about your 'You Tube' mention. I was told that Vimeo might be the better site for longer films, also better picture quality. Do you have any views on this? I have a number of short films on You Tube, mind you I can never even ...
by Chrisbitz
Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: YouTube, Vimeo or another video host?
Replies: 3
Views: 3802

YouTube, Vimeo or another video host?

Chrisbitz, I wanted to ask you about your 'You Tube' mention. I was told that Vimeo might be the better site for longer films, also better picture quality. Do you have any views on this? I have a number of short films on You Tube, mind you I can never even find them so goodness knows what the point...
by Chrisbitz
Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Wireless Loudspeakers
Replies: 8
Views: 5683

Re: Wireless Loudspeakers

I'd be interested to know which ones you tried - do you know the model or possibly even a link to their website?
by Chrisbitz
Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: What should IAC be thinking about?
Replies: 48
Views: 27573

Re: What should IAC be thinking about?

That sounds bizzare! What happened?

And yes, Thanks Dave!
by Chrisbitz
Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: What should IAC be thinking about?
Replies: 48
Views: 27573

Re: What should IAC be thinking about?

Mind you, I can't see an AV section flourishing very well at OVFM at the moment ... not unless the walls are rubberised to allow more people in ... but 'twinning' might be an option ... one day ... maybe ... in years to come ... :wink: is that Orpington Visual Arts club, or Orpington VIDEO AND FILM...
by Chrisbitz
Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: What should IAC be thinking about?
Replies: 48
Views: 27573

Re: What should IAC be thinking about?

The Cleethorpes club Dave referred to earlier seems to have combined the talents of both disciplines very well I'm not sure I agree with you. They have distinctly separate days for each discipline. They don't have a single evening where everyone from every format all shows their own films at the sa...
by Chrisbitz
Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Using a HD camcorder makes you a better videographer
Replies: 16
Views: 11604

Re: Using a HD camcorder makes you a better videographer

In sufficient posts to get me to elaborate. It doesn't look like anyone else feels like posting.. Why not elaborate anyway? I'd like to hear your reasons. I'm assuming it's more than - Clearer pictures amplify slight mistakes, that might otherwise have been lost in SD shots, or something along thos...
by Chrisbitz
Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: What should IAC be thinking about?
Replies: 48
Views: 27573

Re: What should IAC be thinking about?

I'm compelled to disagree with Mike (for once!) I have never seen an impressive "AV", whatever that is. What's wrong with calling it a Slideshow? Unless I'm barking up the wrong tree, isn't an "AV" a slideshow with music? And I'm sure the music isn't a modern invention. Throughout history, people ha...