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by Peter Copestake
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sony vegas and .mp4
Replies: 12
Views: 10637

Re: Sony vegas and .mp4

Agreed, Tim. We can't alter aspect ratio on our Sony Bluray at home or the club one. We alter our Panny TV at home. to several different formats if we wanted to.
With Serif the option to export as mp4 came up an was easy to do in one click once I'd unlocked the bits needed.
by Peter Copestake
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sony vegas and .mp4
Replies: 12
Views: 10637

Re: Sony vegas and .mp4

That's very generousof you to bother, John, thank you. The reason I would be glad of this is that some of my coleagues use vegas and it would be good if I could pass on the info to them. I thought I'd cracked it with Serif but then realised I'd been exporting 4:3 on a 16:9 setting, more or less as y...
by Peter Copestake
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Unlocking Serif Movie Plus
Replies: 3
Views: 5869

Re: Unlocking Serif Movie Plus

A year later and I have just availed myself of this advice and got all the unlock codes for my version of Serif which is now busy converting an .avi project to .mp4
This is a wonderful forum!
Thanks.again, Peter
by Peter Copestake
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sony vegas and .mp4
Replies: 12
Views: 10637

Re: Sony vegas and .mp4

Sorry to put a dampner on this enthusiasm for Sony Vegas and it's probably my thick head but though I thought I was following John's instructions correctly I got lost when his description didn't match my window. However, the good news is that Serif sent me all the codes I needed to unlock the proces...
by Peter Copestake
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sony vegas and .mp4
Replies: 12
Views: 10637

Re: Sony vegas and .mp4

Thanks to you, too, Tim. Yes, I put Black background below when I'm doing 4:3 on 16:9 tho have used a colour roughly matching the scene when mixing with original 16:9.
Peter.
by Peter Copestake
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sony vegas and .mp4
Replies: 12
Views: 10637

Re: Sony vegas and .mp4

"hadn't thought of doing it for the usb stick. Why? Don't know! Another anno domini reminder, I think."

Of course - because the object of the excercise is to see if we can make the projector change to 4:3, so giving people as many options as they may be able to offer.
Peter.
by Peter Copestake
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sony vegas and .mp4
Replies: 12
Views: 10637

Re: Sony vegas and .mp4

Thank you, John. I'll print this and take it stage by stage! I'd use the same process for making DVDs nowadays and in fact have done that already from the original Premiere 6.5 (!!!) but hadn't thought of doing it for the usb stick. Why? Don't know! Another anno domini reminder, I think.

Peter.
by Peter Copestake
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sony vegas and .mp4
Replies: 12
Views: 10637

Sony vegas and .mp4

Our new Epson projector will not allow us to alter the screen to 4:3 for older films from DVD. (A disadvantage for a group such as ours with a library of old films) Instructions say the ability to do this depends on the source. We think .mp4 on memory stick by usb connection will work but to confirm...
by Peter Copestake
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 38850

Re: BIAFF 2018

I've only just caught up with this although it's been going for months. Michael said - Anyway, your suggestion that professional kit would ensure better films is nonsense, we all have access to the kit, it's the minds behind the kit that make the films. I'm just asking the question generally not aim...
by Peter Copestake
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Data protection Act
Replies: 9
Views: 9185

Re: Data protection Act

Entirely agre, Michael. I was brought up invillages of a few hundred people where everyone knew everyone and what they were up to. So I am not worried by CCTV but I wondered if the Act was to make sure that everyone who held other people's data had to have barriers in place to stop the lists being a...
by Peter Copestake
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Hi8 players
Replies: 4
Views: 5475

Re: Hi8 players

Thanks, Tom, didn't know of the last two!
Peter.
by Peter Copestake
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Hi8 players
Replies: 4
Views: 5475

Re: Hi8 players

Thanks for reply, Tom. No they both bit the dust. I have had the god fortune to have a pro Hi8 double deck, I forget its number at the moment. The play deck is worn out and the record one comes and goes. Today it has played a tape that wouldn't play yesterday and only half played the day before. Per...
by Peter Copestake
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Hi8 players
Replies: 4
Views: 5475

Hi8 players

I have rediscoverd how much better original Hi8 quality was than the edited reproductions through three generations were and have copied some Hi8 to digital via s-video connection but my Hi8 deck is failing. Has anyone a deck or camera which they no longer require that can still play tapes? Please p...
by Peter Copestake
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Data protection Act
Replies: 9
Views: 9185

Re: Data protection Act

Very clear, John, thank you.
Peter.
by Peter Copestake
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Data protection Act
Replies: 9
Views: 9185

Data protection Act

Does keeping a list of 15 members of a movie -making club, their addresses, phone numbers and email addresses come under the Act?