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by John C
Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Odd format problem on miniDV tape
Replies: 8
Views: 6190

Re: Odd format problem on miniDV tape

Lee, I have a 4:3 Monitor and a 16:9 monitor.My 16:9 footage looks ok on the 4:3 but on the 16:9 monitor it seems to have been streatched again. The same thing on the laptop and when viewed by a non film person, aged 8, I could not explain why his Father's cows were elongated. Is there a simple expl...
by John C
Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Panasonic TM 900
Replies: 7
Views: 7053

Re: Panasonic TM 900

Thank you both for your counsel and wisdom.

KR

John C.
by John C
Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Panasonic TM 900
Replies: 7
Views: 7053

Re: Panasonic TM 900

Just received my TM 900. Ordered and paid for June 29th hoping for delivery by 7th July 2011 as it was in stcok according to Simply electronocs Web site. Camera arrived 14th July marked ordered 13th July. I contacted them several times before leaving on holiday and they did not come back within thei...
by John C
Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Green Screen on location?
Replies: 18
Views: 15514

Re: Green Screen on location? Extend Clips

Hi, 01189 230416 is the Edius helpline and their e-mail is desktop.support.emea@grassvalley.com They are very helpful and VERY knowledgeable. I e-mail simple questions and get a very quick response, and phone more complex items. It is a first class service. Page 180 of the Edius Version 6 manual ref...
by John C
Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Green Screen on location?
Replies: 18
Views: 15514

Re: Green Screen on location?

Has anyone tried filming one of the very old good model trains and then "Picture in Picture" the Victim?. There was a very good green screen exposition on You Tube showing this type of action. Just search "Green Screen" I purchased a role of Poster paper 10 metre for £3.72 and it...
by John C
Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Fnal Cut - goodnight?
Replies: 13
Views: 8580

Re: Fnal Cut - goodnight?

I am a PC person. I changed from Avid Liquid Pro to Edius 6 Pro when Avid stopped supporting Liquid. The potential for Edius if you have the skills is great....see some of the tutorials on youTube and grass valley website. As far as computer spec is concerned speak to Ringo at DVC (David Clarke comp...
by John C
Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Canon LEGRIA HF G10
Replies: 4
Views: 4810

Re: Canon LEGRIA HF G10

Tom, Thank you very much for your information. I was well served by Panasonic prior to buying the Canon. The TM 900 had not featured in my analysis. I like what I see. I am off to the Royal Norfolk Show tomorrow so maybe there is somebody in Norwich that might have one in stock. Will let you know ho...
by John C
Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Canon LEGRIA HF G10
Replies: 4
Views: 4810

Canon LEGRIA HF G10

My Canon XM 2 has lost its Zoom facility. Hooray say the Competition Judges!!! However it is useful on occasions. Only one Canon repairer has offered a quote the amount of which will go someway towards a new and more upto date Camera. I have liked what I have read about the Canon HF series but nobod...
by John C
Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Advice on Films
Topic: DROUGHT INTO DRINK
Replies: 15
Views: 21526

Re: DROUGHT INTO DRINK

Jill,

Thank you for your encouraging comments and I will add them to the list.

I think that this forum has a great future, particularly if there is a time limit on the lemgth of time a film is up for comment.

Sorry I cannot help three and four Star film producers !!

KR John C
by John C
Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Advice on Films
Topic: DROUGHT INTO DRINK
Replies: 15
Views: 21526

Re: DROUGHT INTO DRINK

Thank you Phil. With the holiday season due your comments are very helpful and Timely.
by John C
Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: Advice on Films
Topic: DROUGHT INTO DRINK
Replies: 15
Views: 21526

Re: DROUGHT INTO DRINK

Thank you all for your helpful comments.

They are just what I had hoped.

I will create a list and then build them into a Checklist which can then be used by other Film makers as well as our own Club members.
by John C
Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Telephoto lens required for filming waders.
Replies: 21
Views: 16258

Re: Telephoto lens required for filming waders.

This is a great correspondence. Thank you for reminding me abour the Dipper film. It was great when it appeared at Harrogate. However i recall that he was able to get very much closer to the River bank that I can get to the sea shore at Castle Espie the WWT site. I have spent the day on the Internet...
by John C
Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Telephoto lens required for filming waders.
Replies: 21
Views: 16258

Re: Telephoto lens required for filming waders.

Ian,

Maybe we could share instead of having an Auction !!!

KR
John C
by John C
Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Telephoto lens required for filming waders.
Replies: 21
Views: 16258

Telephoto lens required for filming waders.

I am going to try to make a documentary film re Sea and Migratory birds and need a lens to help me fill the frame. I have a Canon XM 2 camera and a Sony 1.7 telescopic converter but it is not powerful enough. Yesterday in a Hide I leant my tripod to a Chap with a new Canon stills camera with a movie...
by John C
Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: HD Camera and Firewire
Replies: 1
Views: 2855

HD Camera and Firewire

A large number of our members use Casablanca editing equipment,(a dedicated editing system) which only takes a firewire input. I have been asked by members who wish to go into HD whether I know of a HD camera with a traditional firewire connection that would feed into the Casablanca. Can anyone help...