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by ADBest
Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Firewire and Windows 7
Replies: 10
Views: 8276

Re: Firewire and Windows 7

Thanks Chris Nothing is ever quite straight forward with computers. I have had a look at 'Device Manager' and there is no mention of the 'IEEE 1394 bus host controller', even after looking at all the sub-menus. My computer is unstable at the moment and, having previously struggled for weeks to sort ...
by ADBest
Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Firewire and Windows 7
Replies: 10
Views: 8276

Re: Firewire and Windows 7

Thanks everyone.

That's Texas Intsruments and Billy Elwood. I'll try both.

Arthur
by ADBest
Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Firewire and Windows 7
Replies: 10
Views: 8276

Firewire and Windows 7

I am now busily editing my first project shot using my Panasonic HC-X920 and editing on my recently upgraded PC with CS5. What could possibly go wrong? My last camcorder was a Canon Legria HV40 capturing HD quality to DV tape and I needed to incorporate footage from one of my tapes into my new proje...
by ADBest
Sun May 18, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: AVCHD Archiving (first principles)
Replies: 17
Views: 13595

Re: AVCHD Archiving (first principles)

Thanks Col It looks like all my existing .avi archive will either need to be converted to .mpeg via Format Factory or continue to be accessed via my DVDs. OK, so I’m no worse off. In future it looks like I will be outputting from Premiere in both H264, (to produce a High Def file playable on my HD T...
by ADBest
Sat May 17, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: AVCHD Archiving (first principles)
Replies: 17
Views: 13595

Re: AVCHD Archiving (first principles)

Well that’s archiving sorted. Now to consider output from the editing process. Up to present, although I have captured in HD, I have edited in standard definition and all my videos are saved and backed-up as .avi files and burned to DVD for distribution. I settled on this method as very few of the f...
by ADBest
Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: AVCHD Archiving (first principles)
Replies: 17
Views: 13595

Re: AVCHD Archiving (first principles)

Col, thanks for your patience. I can see that my choice of words may have given the impression, (at your para (2) stage, that I was importing only the .mts files when in fact I intended to indicate that HD Writer be used to copy all the files). I have reworded my description and I think it now fully...
by ADBest
Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: AVCHD Archiving (first principles)
Replies: 17
Views: 13595

Re: AVCHD Archiving (first principles)

Thanks everyone for your helpful ideas. I have spent today settling on an archiving procedure which should satisfy all the comments. I repeat it here for the benefit of anyone else in circumstances similar to mine. The method creates two copies on separate external drives which are not kept connecte...
by ADBest
Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: AVCHD Archiving (first principles)
Replies: 17
Views: 13595

Re: AVCHD Archiving (first principles)

Thanks Col. I do keep your AVCHD sticky always to hand and consult it every time I forget the specific resolution of a particular format. Since posting my first question I have had a better look at the actual content of the memory card and find that the .MTS files represent about 99% of the data sto...
by ADBest
Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: AVCHD Archiving (first principles)
Replies: 17
Views: 13595

Re: AVCHD Archiving (first principles)

Thanks for the information. I am just about to archive my first cards and I suppose I over-complicated the question as all I actually needed to know was whether the only files I need to archive from the plethora of files found on my memory card were the .MTS files for video and the .jpg files for st...
by ADBest
Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: AVCHD Archiving (first principles)
Replies: 17
Views: 13595

AVCHD Archiving (first principles)

Having recently started to use my Panasonic HC-X920 I am just getting around to archiving my original footage from the SDHC cards; this being the equivalent of storing away my old HD tapes. When I look at an SDHC card using Windows Explorer it would appear that the actual video content is stored at ...
by ADBest
Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: A publicity site for any of our clubs Inc The IAC
Replies: 3
Views: 6396

Re: A publicity site for any of our clubs Inc The IAC

I would like to post a warning to all clubs with a website. A club official received an e-mail purporting to come from clubbz.com. They had picked up the address from an old club website. They invited a reply to have the club details added to their data base but upon looking closely the reply addres...
by ADBest
Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Attracting New Members
Replies: 138
Views: 90645

Re: Attracting New Members

Our new Chairman wisely calls for suggestions aimed at reversing the downward trend in IAC membership. However much of the contribution to the debate so far has been a digression. As an individual who joined the IAC, left and then joined again may I set out a few points as I see them. • No one ever ...
by ADBest
Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Attracting New Members
Replies: 138
Views: 90645

Re: Attracting New Members

I don’t like lost causes, but I have recently been closely involved in one. My video club gradually faded over about 10 years from a healthy 15 to 20 members down to 6 with the inevitable consequence. I have now joined a new club with 15 to 20 members and have visited, through inter-club competition...
by ADBest
Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Modern AVCHD cams
Replies: 12
Views: 8374

Re: Modern AVCHD cams

For our club Billy has highlighted a major issue. As a member of quite a few years I have kept abreast of the technology - just, but I am now being asked to advise less keen members who have fallen into the AVCHD trap. We need advice from the technically competent but it is not easy to describe the ...
by ADBest
Fri May 14, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: You Tube oddity
Replies: 8
Views: 7175

Re: You Tube oddity

Dave The problem with the club YouTube uploads was not clearly understood. I produced .mp4 files in Encore using what I thought to be the most appropriate settings and sent them off to my friend Brian who runs the club web site. He then tried to upload them to YouTube sending me the following commen...