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by ADBest
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Your next Camcorder?
Replies: 135
Views: 97141

Re: Your next Camcorder?

The un-instal / re-instal route did not help so I will post to the NLE group.

Tried to attach an image of a typical banded still to this post but could not work out how to do it!

Thanks for all the help.

Arthur
by ADBest
Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Your next Camcorder?
Replies: 135
Views: 97141

Re: Your next Camcorder?

Thanks for replies. I normally ‘Export’ as ‘Movie’ in Premiere Pro and then import the resulting .avi file back into Premiere to make sure that it plays OK. This file, (stills and all), works fine in Premiere but when addressed by Encore at the preview stage, (ie before encoding), the stills break u...
by ADBest
Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Your next Camcorder?
Replies: 135
Views: 97141

Re: Your next Camcorder?

Sorry to be a bit late acknowledging advice but our club, (White Rose (Thirsk) Camcorder Club) were involved in exciting days activity yesterday. One of our members has spent the last 20 years creating, almost single-handedly, a lake and woodland development which is sufficiently large to appear on ...
by ADBest
Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Your next Camcorder?
Replies: 135
Views: 97141

Re: Your next Camcorder?

Thanks Dave I have joined the NLE email group and will log my problem. In the meantime I have checked the stills that I have used and they are all .jpeg, .bmp or .psd files all of which I have used successfully in Premiere and Encore when working in 4:3. They were cropped to 1050 x 576 pixels at a r...
by ADBest
Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Your next Camcorder?
Replies: 135
Views: 97141

Re: Your next Camcorder?

Following the excellent advice received via this forum I have now completed my first project using my new Canon HV40, recording in 16:9 format. Using the facility to capture in standard definition I have edited in Premiere Pro in the normal way. Everything proceeded as normal and the .avi file produ...
by ADBest
Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Problem with transferring video from HD camera
Replies: 12
Views: 9025

Re: Problem with transferring video from HD camera

Hi You’re treading a path shared by many camcorder users. Our club, The White Rose (Thirsk) club, offers to advise newcomers on camcorder selection but if push comes to shove then we would be hard put to know what to suggest. Those better technically informed than me are themselves at odds. You coul...
by ADBest
Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Editing mixed formats
Replies: 5
Views: 5593

Re: Editing mixed formats

Dave Thank you for your early reply and advice. I have another problem and that is that the offending Sony cam and it’s solid state card are in London and I am in the North East. Will it be OK for my son to copy the contents of the card as data to a DVD then post the DVD to me and then for me to fol...
by ADBest
Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Editing mixed formats
Replies: 5
Views: 5593

Editing mixed formats

One of my annual tasks involves gathering and editing the footage of my growing grandsons. Up till now this has not been a problem but this year I have footage from my old Digital 8 cam, my new HD Canon HV40, my son's old mini DV cam and his new Sony DCR-SX30E. The first three are not a problem but ...
by ADBest
Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: UK Copyright Law
Replies: 6
Views: 5773

Re: UK Copyright Law

Billy The link you provided is to the home page of the UK Copyright Service. They appear to be a company concerned with the protection of copyright rather than its infringement. The information provided on their Fact Sheet P-01 sets out the situation as it is currently practiced throughout the world...
by ADBest
Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Magix movie editor
Replies: 69
Views: 49530

Re: Magix movie editor

I too attended the Newcastle presentation of Magix and have become sufficiently interested to give it a try. As I am in the middle of a fairly large edit on my PC using Premiere Pro and have had bad experiences mixing editing software on the same machine I have loaded Magix onto my laptop. So far I ...
by ADBest
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: What baffled you when you began filming?
Replies: 22
Views: 26592

Re: What baffled you when you began filming?

The first post on this thread called for suggestions that would help beginners in the world of non-commercial video creation and editing. May I suggest that the thread be anchored to the top of the list in the manner of the Forum Upgrades. Only a very small percentage of the camcorder owning public ...
by ADBest
Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Your next Camcorder?
Replies: 135
Views: 97141

Re: Your next Camcorder?

My problem of importing footage captured in HDV by my Canon HV40 camcorder has been solved for me by Billy (from Consett) and I thought it might be a good idea to post the question and the answer for the benefit of other new HV40 users. E-mail to Billy:- Presently locked in conflict with, and betwee...
by ADBest
Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Your next Camcorder?
Replies: 135
Views: 97141

Re: Your next Camcorder?

My next camcorder will, after much help from this thread, and particularly Billy, be a Canon HV40. The recommendation was for a HV30 but these seem to have disappeared from the market. I found the XL1 too heavy to handle and did listen to the advice of Tom and Ned-c. The HD picture from the HV40 dir...
by ADBest
Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Your next Camcorder?
Replies: 135
Views: 97141

Re: Your next Camcorder?

Just like to thank everyone for the help so far and particularly Billy who has been particularly helpful off-forum. We must all find a compromise between interest and cost with an eye on the state of flux of the technology. At the moment I am down to a short list of two and the choice is not easy. T...
by ADBest
Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Your next Camcorder?
Replies: 135
Views: 97141

Re: Your next Camcorder?

The last two posts are beginning to get my range. For me HD can wait until the next camcorder upgrade. The people who watch my stuff do not have HD players and are unlikely to obtain them in the near future. HD writers are still expensive but falling in price. What I am looking for is a quality equa...