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by billyfromConsett
Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: North v South, change needed
Replies: 26
Views: 18239

Re: North v South, change needed

I'm all for open debate. We all know that. It has to be debate though. Is that what we've got here? And I just feel that near-anonymous criticism aired in a pubic place isn't the best way to do it. But it's easy to fix. New contributors are both very welcome and very much encouraged to post here. I ...
by billyfromConsett
Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: North v South, change needed
Replies: 26
Views: 18239

Re: North v South, change needed

Perhaps Newcastle ACA ought to think of passing this competition over to a forward thinking club or bring themselves in to the 21st century. I have never posted on any forum before but feel so strongly about this I had to speak my mind. As chairman of Newcastle ACA, I feel rather strongly about con...
by billyfromConsett
Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: A comic travelogue ?
Replies: 7
Views: 5755

Re: A comic travelogue ?

So you're becoming a regular visitor to Tan Hill Willy, to complete your movie? It was extremely busy the day I ventured near it - maybe that's how I came off the route I was meant to be following. Some of our gang also filmed in the area as part of a vintage vehicle run - I haven't seen any of the ...
by billyfromConsett
Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Canon 7D
Replies: 38
Views: 28259

Re: Canon 7D

Looks a pretty impressive project and a bunch of talented doods. The quality of their clip is about the best I've seen via the web.
by billyfromConsett
Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: A comic travelogue ?
Replies: 7
Views: 5755

Re: A comic travelogue ?

Hi Willy - Your tale had a piece of inspiration that if we don't get, then our films will suffer. Hope your film turns out with the humour working right through it. We were in Bainbridge last Sunday as that was were we caught up with the runners and riders doing The Beamish Run, in vintage cars and ...
by billyfromConsett
Mon May 31, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: MiniDV tapes
Replies: 23
Views: 14386

Re: MiniDV tapes

Tom's reasoning sounds so true and I'm sure he's spot on. But my head still tells me to use new tapes for new movies, and not trust or reuse the old tapes. Maybe old habits die hard.

Having said that, I also record with a CF card when I film, and leave the tape for archive often without playing it.
by billyfromConsett
Sat May 15, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: HDD Cache
Replies: 1
Views: 2793

Re: HDD Cache

I have wondered if a raid option is worth the bother, as most hard drives read and write far faster than necessary, unless of course you have more than one screen of movie being read at the same time. You could try checking out tips on this website http://ppbm4.com/ My results are there! It analyses...
by billyfromConsett
Sun May 09, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: USB EXTERAL HARD DRIVE !!!
Replies: 7
Views: 6331

Re: USB EXTERAL HARD DRIVE !!!

I would copy your data from it onto something else and error check the drive. I suspected the partition infomation, which can get corrupt, causing the drive to be permanently unreadable. You do know never to unplug it whilst in windows explorer, so its data isn't being read when the connection is in...
by billyfromConsett
Thu May 06, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: A site with freebies and tips
Replies: 0
Views: 3262

A site with freebies and tips

http://www.detonationfilms.com/

Enjoy some free explosions etc. You just need to understand how to key them into your movies, which is something the site has guides on too.
by billyfromConsett
Tue May 04, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: SONY HXR MC 50E
Replies: 4
Views: 7580

Re: SONY HXR MC 50E

I'll look out for our IAC mag's article. I'm using CS4 Production Premium with a i7 864 overclocked chip, with 8gb ram and a Win7 64bit OS, but with only a GTX260 graphics card, it won't be quite up to graphics hardware to be worthwhile in upgrading to CS5 just yet. CS4 is excellent with HDV though....
by billyfromConsett
Mon May 03, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: SONY HXR MC 50E
Replies: 4
Views: 7580

Re: SONY HXR MC 50E

Sony don't seem to be exactly lavishing us with hard information about this camcorder. Like is the microphone on the picture the only mic supplied - does it also have an internal job? Also I can only find about two pics of the cam and little hard info about it. What switches/buttons are there on it ...
by billyfromConsett
Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: My problem with the projection of my HDV (continued)
Replies: 5
Views: 4826

Re: My problem with the projection of my HDV (continued)

I thought the BBC use DV in news reporting for drop-out avoidance reasons. But I edit in HDV, and that's how I'll stay for the time being - with Higher res, maybe AVCHD later down the road.
by billyfromConsett
Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: My problem with the projection of my HDV (continued)
Replies: 5
Views: 4826

Re: My problem with the projection of my HDV (continued)

I don't accept that a calibrated monitor is needed to edit HDV. And however colour-accurate you think you've made your film, they will not look the same via two different projectors! I would say frame accurate lip-sync is far more troublesome than colour-accuracy, thanks to the processing in project...
by billyfromConsett
Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: SONY HVR-Z5
Replies: 14
Views: 12425

Re: SONY HVR-Z5

I wouldn't want the stress that it's totally down to my work and my kit. I won't push my skillset too far, knowing that I do maybe 2 weddings a year. It doesn't need to pay the bills in my case, and I'd prefer another cameraman to give another range of shots. If it's £50 less money to pay a camerama...
by billyfromConsett
Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: SONY HVR-Z5
Replies: 14
Views: 12425

Re: SONY HVR-Z5

Sony had a good sales site where you look through its features. It performs well in low light, you can limit the gain - I limited mine to 12db so evening stuff won't look too washed out. It accepts huge batteries that last many hours. The negative is that it uses mpeg2, not the most effecient compre...