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by billyfromConsett
Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sony HVR A1 camera
Replies: 3
Views: 4053

Re: Sony HVR A1 camera

It looks like you might need to get it checked by Sony. You could ring Sony support and ask for the meaning of the error code. It couldn't be a moisture error code? You could try leaving the cam on a hot radiator for a few hours to dry the circuit board out, with the batteries out - including the ce...
by billyfromConsett
Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Is Green Screen Overated?
Replies: 8
Views: 6573

Is Green Screen Overated?

We've had a few tutorials at our place - but is it worth pursuing?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clnozSXyF4k

:mrgreen:
by billyfromConsett
Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Support for 1080p files on Panasonic HDC-TM700
Replies: 3
Views: 3967

Re: Support for 1080p files on Panasonic HDC-TM700

I've just ordered Adobe CS5 along with the above camera, so I'm hoping this will be a good enough combination. I've got an i7, W7,64bit and 8gb of ram so it will probably boil down to the software. Not sure that I'll use progressive mode though - I'll film with 1080/50i, outbut to BR and see how it ...
by billyfromConsett
Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Make a Blu-Ray DVD without a Blu-Ray burner or Blu-ray disk
Replies: 4
Views: 4672

Make a Blu-Ray DVD without a Blu-Ray burner or Blu-ray disk

I've just made my first Blu-ray disk - with a 20 minute movie encoded to 1920 x 1080, without a blu-ray burner or disk. Method: I had an edited movie shot 1440 x 1080 with some stills and 16mm footage clips. Exported it, via Adobe CS4 with H.264 Blu-ray codec, 1920 x 1080 at the default settings Ado...
by billyfromConsett
Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Adobe Premiere CS 5
Replies: 12
Views: 8920

Re: Adobe Premiere CS 5

It's good info Geoff. Thanks for that also. I couldn't do that comparison. It should be worth me getting it, as long as my teacher wife buys it ... Couldn't afford it otherwise.
by billyfromConsett
Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: The Comedy Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 25540

Re: The Comedy Thread

Ha Ha. Hey nice one :mrgreen:

It's loud and clear man. No translation probs.
by billyfromConsett
Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Future Structure of the IAC Website
Replies: 9
Views: 9125

Re: Future Structure of the IAC Website

It's funny how a topic gets diverted as the responses are added. It's typical of forums. I feel the main purpose of a website such as ours should be to show what we are all about in an interesting way, and in doing so, attract more people to joining our movement. Its other purpose I'd say would be ...
by billyfromConsett
Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: The Comedy Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 25540

Re: The Comedy Thread

I went to my GP the other day and told him that I'm worried about my Mrs - as she's convinced she's a chicken.

He suggested that I should turn her in immediately.

But I simply can't do that - I need the eggs ...



Woody Allen
Annie Hall.
by billyfromConsett
Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: The Comedy Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 25540

Re: The Comedy Thread

A guy buys a chinese chicken suey from the chinese takeaway, takes it home and eats it. It's awful - he can hardly chew it. A couple of nights later he went back to the takeaway and tells the owner that the chicken was very rubbery. The owner replied "oh thank you sir - you want another one ton...
by billyfromConsett
Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Adobe Premiere CS 5
Replies: 12
Views: 8920

Re: Adobe Premiere CS 5

I've got the full CS4 Production Premium Suite, which from the experience I've got with it, works and integrates well enough. But I installed the CS5 trial to see if 64bit Premiere did render more quickley - using more CPU and memory power of my rig to convert files and output HD movies. Unfortunate...
by billyfromConsett
Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: How do I know it is 16-9?
Replies: 6
Views: 4668

Re: How do I know it is 16-9?

The vast majority of standard def camcorders record natively 4:3. Even my VX2100 recorded as such, although there may have been a few cams that had 16:9 chips. My point was that SD cameras didn't seem to adjust the image information of SD 16:9 movies (not sure about the identifying aspect ratio info...
by billyfromConsett
Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: How do I know it is 16-9?
Replies: 6
Views: 4668

Re: How do I know it is 16-9?

I've not ever noticed that when I put a 16:9 movie onto a standard def camcorder, that the movie loses any of the info. I seem always to correctly project it from miniDV tape, often by just setting the projector beforehand. If it means that you need to get a note to the projectionists on what projec...
by billyfromConsett
Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: North v South, change needed
Replies: 26
Views: 18839

Re: North v South, change needed

Dave - I'm not sure that putting people's phone numbers on the web is the best thing to add to this. I've given a show to a history society tonight, with HDV projected movies and some older SD movies. Some of the audience told me they enjoyed the whole show - I doubt they noted much more difference ...
by billyfromConsett
Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Adobe Encore
Replies: 2
Views: 3983

Re: Adobe Encore

In the timelines box (tabbed on the left in the projects panel), you should select the timeline that your movie is on. Look in box below and you'll see the chapters you've made for it. Highlight the last chapter, and on the right you should see in the properties section of the chapter box, a link to...
by billyfromConsett
Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: North v South, change needed
Replies: 26
Views: 18839

Re: North v South, change needed

Mike - Newcastle ACA do not run NvS. I really can't be clearer than that. I will forward your comments to the organisers of the North side. Our chairmen change yearly - and we have just changed chairman. Our website will be updated when we finalise next year's programme. I never thought I'd be havin...