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    Search on Ebay - the old S-VHS with mini DV...

    Search on Ebay - the old S-VHS with mini DV recorders come up quite often. Firewire out, so you need to get a card for the computer if you don't use firewire, but the quality is actually fine....
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    One actor I worked with, was, a few years before,...

    One actor I worked with, was, a few years before, a convicted murderer. He learnt his acting skills in prison. I had a great respect for him, and enjoyed our time working together. As far as I was...
  3. More to the point - will the pilot and the...

    More to the point - will the pilot and the aircraft operator allow you to do this? Most pilots already have the necessary equipment for aerial images, but will baulk at allowing you to add things...
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    How do you tell if something was shot anamorpic...

    How do you tell if something was shot anamorpic if the transfer to video has been done? Surely it's only anamorphic up to the editor?
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    So how does it affect pantomime videos?

    So how does it affect pantomime videos?
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    I must admit I am totally confused by this entire...

    I must admit I am totally confused by this entire topic. As it happens, my job is putting on pantomimes and I've been doing it for a long time and would really appreciate what the Youtube issue is...
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    The 13" MacBook Pro machines have very limited...

    The 13" MacBook Pro machines have very limited socketry. I just find it annoying there's no SD card socket, no socket for a monitor, no socket for a network cable and as a result everything is...
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    Your backup drive costs £150 for 2TB - how much did Apple charge for the internal drive? I really don't know how Apple justify the price. My USB-Cs are both now loose, and having all those...
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    I was still on 18, so installed 20 and there are...

    I was still on 18, so installed 20 and there are some nice features - I've always carried on with the legacy titling, but there are some nice graphics I'd not noticed and a few other nice bits....
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    This doesn't get around the fact that the basic...

    This doesn't get around the fact that the basic spec computer is amazingly expensive, restrictive in out of the box connectivity and designed without any thought as to what customers actually need....
  11. FS7: I had to smile - I couldn't work out why you'd...

    I had to smile - I couldn't work out why you'd want to fire a mic sideways, then he spun it around!
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    C200: Concur with the Vinten heads - my experience is...

    Concur with the Vinten heads - my experience is identical. I actually bought on Ebay a very old Vinten pantograph head and it was designed to cope with a two man lift camera, and is amazingly smooth...
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    We have a system called a limited manufacture...

    We have a system called a limited manufacture licence, available from PRS, one of our licensing organisations. You pick a quantity of DVDs, pay a fee and away you go. They do the same thing for...
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    Rather than the musical 'fp' probably more likely...

    Rather than the musical 'fp' probably more likely to be focal plane?
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    That kind of price flies commercially in a...

    That kind of price flies commercially in a production making lots of money but it's wildly high for amateurs. I can get two camera ops here in the UK for $220 a day each if I've done the conversion...
  16. Never had any preamp ever damaged by over level....

    Never had any preamp ever damaged by over level. It's the combination of voltage and current availability that damages equipment. You would also know about it straight away!
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    Recent dance show - two performances, approx 800...

    Recent dance show - two performances, approx 800 people at each (sold seats). The video company used two large format Sonys, plus a single GoPro hidden on stage. One fixed Sony in front of stage...
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    Two things to consider. If you ask for an amount...

    Two things to consider. If you ask for an amount too much they move on, ask too little they grab it. The other question is "do you need the money"?

    It's not like you are setting a precedent and...
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    There are lots of users of higher sample rates...

    There are lots of users of higher sample rates who are convinced of the benefits, I'm not one of them. Nyquist tells us that the top limit, by virtue of physics is half the sample rate. So then we...
  20. I can't say I'm unhappy in any way with the...

    I can't say I'm unhappy in any way with the quality I'm getting from Premiere - I find it hard to believe this article, and surely in 5 years we'd have had loads of complaints if true?
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    You're joking when you say no rules? Really? Well...

    You're joking when you say no rules? Really? Well - I'm looking at the things I'm responsible for in the next production I'm managing and there are PLENTY of rules. The Harvey Weinstein story has...
  22. Corporate suggests tripods, decent heads,...

    Corporate suggests tripods, decent heads, possible external projectors, decent audio with level controls, long running time for boring speeches, battery and mains operation and decent size monitor...
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    If you want the classic white clinical look, then...

    If you want the classic white clinical look, then you budget needs to cope with large amounts of light. Physically big fixtures like you use for shooting white or green screen. Flat, wide and very...
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    LED big torch with a flash button and a split gel...

    LED big torch with a flash button and a split gel - try amber and a yellow, and rotate the torch each flash for variation,
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    Nobody in their right mind would buy a clearly un loved expensive item described as 'untested' for even a grand - are people stupid? It could be the buy of the year, if you already have the...
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