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by tom hardwick
Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Your next Camcorder?
Replies: 135
Views: 97354

I'm with Michael Slowe - I too never keep my original tapes - they get recycled again and again. When you're only paying £1.20 for a new Sony Premium, a recycled tape at least has proved it's a perfect example.

tom.
by tom hardwick
Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:01 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Club Projectors
Replies: 17
Views: 14106

This is excellent news indeed, and for anyone contemplating a home theatre system with a modern (delaying) display, is a must-have amplifier requirement.
by tom hardwick
Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Club Projectors
Replies: 17
Views: 14106

Are you sure your Yamaha has an overall sound delay, or just a variable delay to the rear speakers? My Yamaha amp is like this.
by tom hardwick
Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Who is still shooting on Super 8 or 16mm?
Replies: 23
Views: 19002

Good points you raise Bart, and now that film is shot, processed and digitized all in short order makes their archival properties less demanding. All my VHS tapes recorded 20 years ago have the same colours then as now, and that wasn't even digital. No colour correction done in camera on film transf...
by tom hardwick
Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:21 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Who is still shooting on Super 8 or 16mm?
Replies: 23
Views: 19002

No 64T has arrived for transfer yet Bart, but yes, I'd be very interested to see how it looked. As you say, colour is so subjective and can be influenced by the room lighting, screen colour, lamp design, camera A>D filter and of course lens colour shifts - in camera and projector. But the biggest di...
by tom hardwick
Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:56 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Who is still shooting on Super 8 or 16mm?
Replies: 23
Views: 19002

Talk of issues around K40's colour rendition and flaws has me quite taken aback, Bart. I tested a lot of Super-8 filmstock back when, and Kodachrome II and K40 weren't just head and shoulders above all the rest ~ they were on a different planet. OK, I often felt the processing wasn't as tightly supe...
by tom hardwick
Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Who is still shooting on Super 8 or 16mm?
Replies: 23
Views: 19002

Great thread, guys. I guess you're all familliar with the magazine 'Small Format' - a real eye-opener in to following that film still has.

I posted one of my Super-8 films up on YouTube and one of the replies was to the effect of how good my 'film look' was.

tom.
by tom hardwick
Wed May 30, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Super-8 on Youtube
Replies: 6
Views: 6423

Interesting that you should say that Billy (and thanks for your comment on the Youtube site) because ths little film cost me more in discarded footage than any other film I've ever made. And that was because of the difficulty in getting steady shots under water and the short time you can stay under,...
by tom hardwick
Fri May 25, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Super-8 on Youtube
Replies: 6
Views: 6423

How kind of you both to say. Yes, the Kodachrome original does look pretty good projected with an Elmo GS1200 5 or so feet wide on a big screen, the music coming from healthy speakers.
by tom hardwick
Fri May 25, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Super-8 on Youtube
Replies: 6
Views: 6423

Super-8 on Youtube

OK guys and galls, if you've got 6 minutes and a cup of coffee, you can have a get-fit session just by sitting back and watching tom frolicking weightless in the water. This little film was shot in 1983 so I was 24 years younger, had a lot more hair but as I remember it not a lot more fitness. Techn...
by tom hardwick
Tue May 08, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Club Projectors
Replies: 17
Views: 14106

I'm sure not all projectors have this sync problem. As far as I can see the more picture processing that's applied, the later the image gets to the screen and the more out of sync with the sound it will be.
by tom hardwick
Tue May 08, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Club Projectors
Replies: 17
Views: 14106

audio delay box

Because of the problem of picture and audio being out of sync, I wrote up about the digital audio delay corrector in Positive Image last year. See page 7 of your May/June 2006 issue.

tom.
by tom hardwick
Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Film competitions - Mini DV or DVD?
Replies: 24
Views: 18092

Ian - if someone wants a VHS copy of your film, why not simply connect the VCR to the PC and burn it direct from the timeline? This will give a much better copy than going the timeline - DVD - VHS route.

tom.
by tom hardwick
Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Film competitions - Mini DV or DVD?
Replies: 24
Views: 18092

Paul - nothing's infinite. When you pop a DVD into your computer's drive and click on 'copy', the player attempt to read every single digit, from the menu pages and music used, the audio compression and subtitles, the date it was made, the end titles, both layers and all the chapter points. These ar...
by tom hardwick
Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Film competitions - Mini DV or DVD?
Replies: 24
Views: 18092

Re: Film competitions - Mini DV or DVD?

[quote="billyfromConsett"][quote=If your movie is sent on a DVD, and for any reason copied onto another DVD before being shown- ie analogue to analogue - it will obviously suffer a degenerative quality hit..[/quote] Quite untrue Billy. A DVD copy of a DVD is a perfect copy. They're both di...