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by TimStannard
Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: The camera that changed the world
Replies: 6
Views: 6703

Re: The camera that changed the world

We appear to have come full circle as eyebrows are raised at a hint of that roving and wobbly camera, whether the content is relevant or not. Was all this pioneering work in vain or does someone have to break the mould again? There's a certain amount of irony in that the wobbly hand-held look is no...
by TimStannard
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: H2 ZOOM DIGITAL RECORDER
Replies: 75
Views: 54406

Re: H2 ZOOM DIGITAL RECORDER

I have the H" but found that hen I connected my Sen MHK300 that it introduces hiss whereas the mikes on the H2 are silent- far better! I find the same when connecting my Sen ME66! However, at least in my case, the hiss is very specific and easily removed using a noise reduction tool in an audi...
by TimStannard
Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: old film effect premiere pro cs3 or cs4
Replies: 1
Views: 3610

Re: old film effect premiere pro cs3 or cs4

I don't claim to be any expert on this and I don't claim the example I've posted is perfect, but I spent quite a bit of time doing this last year and my experiences may save you some time. I can't help you with specifics, but I can give you some general advice which I discovered when doing the post ...
by TimStannard
Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: COPY BARRING
Replies: 9
Views: 7924

Re: COPY BARRING

There are copy protection solutions, for example: http://www.fortiumtech.com/patronus_dvd-anti-rip-copy-protection.aspx Whilst no solution is going to totally prevent duplication, this sort of solution is likely to put off the average user once they've tried a few DVD copying programs. What was the ...
by TimStannard
Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: H2 ZOOM DIGITAL RECORDER
Replies: 75
Views: 54406

Re: H2 ZOOM DIGITAL RECORDER

There's even a high and low mic sensitivity switch, so you can therefore have any level you like with whatever mic you like. Actually it's even better than that, Tom. There's a mid setting as well :lol: Everything does have it's limits though. Even on the low setting it can't quite cope with church...
by TimStannard
Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: H2 ZOOM DIGITAL RECORDER
Replies: 75
Views: 54406

Re: H2 ZOOM DIGITAL RECORDER

Arthur, I rarely bother with the fiddly folder system on the H2. I simply remove the card, copy everything to my computer, delete it from the card and then do my file management on the PC for that very reason. I know some people don't like removing the card because of the flimsy door/flap on the H2 ...
by TimStannard
Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Maps
Replies: 5
Views: 6647

Re: Maps

Many thanks to both of you. I'm sure I won't be alone in finding these great resources.
by TimStannard
Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Maps
Replies: 5
Views: 6647

Re: Maps

Drawing one's own map using an existing map as the source is one solution of course, but does that really avoid the copyright I wonder? Could it be regarded as plagiarism? Interesting thought, Mike. If two people sketch a map of an island whilst flying above it, that would not be plagarism; but if ...
by TimStannard
Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: H2 ZOOM DIGITAL RECORDER
Replies: 75
Views: 54406

Re: H2 ZOOM DIGITAL RECORDER

I wonder whether two H2s actually keep in sync. You may get different results depending on who is testing, what kit etc. Unfortunately I no lomger have the source, but a few weeks back I recorded a number of 30 min lessons (teacher instructing a primary pupil) and within each 30 mins I was splitting...
by TimStannard
Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Maps
Replies: 5
Views: 6647

Maps

I like to see a map in a film if I'm unfamiliar with the location or if a journey is undertaken, but does anyone know the score regarding copyright? We see maps in many competition films, has permission really been applied for and received or do the makers just assume they can use them? (He asked, s...
by TimStannard
Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: A guide to a PC's specifcation
Replies: 44
Views: 45219

Re: A guide to a PC's specifcation

The initial problem with Sandy Bridge CPU's was not with the CPU itself but with the MOBO chipset, Indeed. "aside from the fact Intel announced the problems with the chipset two days after I'd bought it " the new "Z" chip is looked on as the one to go for but it is still very ea...
by TimStannard
Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: H2 ZOOM DIGITAL RECORDER
Replies: 75
Views: 54406

Re: H2 ZOOM DIGITAL RECORDER

My sound guy prefers the H4n for various reasons but mostly for the fact that it has the BNC connectors. Just so as not to confuse the uninitiated (and being the pedant that I am) I believe you are referring to the XLR connectors (which, I believe also take 1/4" jacks which may be useful if co...
by TimStannard
Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: A guide to a PC's specifcation
Replies: 44
Views: 45219

Re: A guide to a PC's specifcation

FWIW I've been editing on a Sandy Bridge i7 2600K running at 4.7GHz since February and have had no issues - aside from the fact Intel announced the problems with the chipset two days after I'd bought it :roll: The system is self built to some extent but I bought a CPU/Motherboard/RAM re-overclocked ...
by TimStannard
Sat May 28, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: How might BIAFF entries be judged?
Replies: 54
Views: 35401

Re: How might BIAFF entries be judged?

How would it be, Tim, is there was agreement beforehand that members of the panel took it in turns to write a full report on a film, while the others could add comments if they wished? Simple, easily implemented and addresses the problem. Perfect, Dave! In fact, pretty much the way the new "Ad...
by TimStannard
Sat May 28, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: How might BIAFF entries be judged?
Replies: 54
Views: 35401

Re: How might BIAFF entries be judged?

Ken's suggestion has much going for it. I think there is little doubt that the more people who see a selection of films the more consistent results will be. I also believe that the opportunity to watch films more than once, as in judges viewing DVDs at home, might improve this. It would certainly he...