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    10-12-2021, 09:45 AM
    Sound like some great suggestions, Grapes. {Ignore my post about Apple only - I'd assumed that as the site I was looking at was Apple. My bad]
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    10-10-2021, 11:21 AM
    What I like about the straight video is that it gives a true representation to a promoter of what he will be getting. If I was in his position I might think you're trying to make a live performance look livlier by adding the effects. Not necessarily a bad thing (because it shows you are putting effort into your promotional material), What i would be inclined to do is to show about 30 seconds of several songs, maybe with a complete performance of one song at the end, for if the propoter is...
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    10-07-2021, 06:24 PM
    Hmmm. Can't say I'm a big fan of the zooms or the over-brightened bit, and whilst I didn't mind the old film look, I can't say it added anything. I did quite like the white squiggles though! I wonder if you're limited to one camera capturing a performance from one angle, whether it's better just to leave it as a straight record of the event, Or possibly mix in some totally different footage? As it stands it just looks like someone trying to create something from a single shot (which I guess...
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    10-06-2021, 06:31 AM
    My reaction, too, Grapes. But we libve in a world where people pay money to watch other people playing a video simulation of a real sport, so who knows?
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    09-28-2021, 03:06 PM
    A reasonable question. However there is no option to encapsulate as an MP3 and you have to choose something! From what I can ascertain Encapsulation is simply the act of putting the video and audio sources into one container. But here the container is an MP3. Except apparently MP3 is not really a container. I'm all in favour of trying to understand things, but there is a limit and I long ago reached the point with codec/containers etc where so long as I gind something that works, and words...
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    09-26-2021, 09:49 PM
    Or use a video downloadedr that allows you to just download the audio. (eg ClipGrab)
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    09-14-2021, 11:35 AM
    Great advice from Grapes (as usual) with which I agree. Mirrorless cameras are pretty much taking over from DSLRs - especially for video - for cameras with changeable lenses, but that really is something for the future (you're not looking at just the cost of the camera, but lenses as well and once you buy into a certain manufacturer's eco system, it can be costly to change as you'd likely have to cahnage all the lenses as well etc etc.) A 12 year old won't have any problems working in...
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    09-14-2021, 11:23 AM
    When I went onto the Savage site, a chat window immediately popped up with "Hi. How can I help you?" What response diod you get?
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    09-08-2021, 07:49 AM
    Depends how many settings you've changed and whether you can live with losing them, but have you tried a reset (Ctrl+Shift + Roght-click on Vegas shortcut, "Open" - or something like that)? I still find Vegas the most natural/quickest for editing, but I've found it increasingly unstable and love the integration Resolve has with Fusion (and prefer the colour correction in Resolve)
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    09-07-2021, 08:19 PM
    Sorry MB. Rarely use Vegas these days Still on v17. What version are yuou on - maybe vkmast can help.
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    09-03-2021, 06:21 PM
    Just about any vdeo software will have this capability. Hitfilm Express is but one free version that will do it. However, beware that the zooming in will massively drop quality and this will be all the more apparent with graphics/text such as a PP presentation. (What was one pixel on the screen will be 4 pixels if you zoom in to 200%)
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    09-02-2021, 03:08 PM
    Ah yes. We had the "Home taping is killing music" campaign led by the Musicians' Union back in the 1970's. Unscrupulous bootlegging for a profit had been around since the late 1960s at least.
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    Hi Tim! You've been floating about whilst I've been asking questions and helping me to compose my first vid. The help you and Midnight Blue have offered has been appreciated and I've given you a shout out in the credit roll. I've posted it up on the users vids .
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    Hi, just wondered if I could ask you a question. What do you think it might come out like if I was to use wireless lappell mics when shooting scenes in a film, would it carry a similar effect as using a boom or is that a silly question. thanks. Mark
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    tim I get this error after reporting Spam on this site, I hope your a admin man.. sorry its so big I am deaf....

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    In Vegas MS Platinum 8, have you or anyone else experienced this most annoying quirk? On one of our Platinum 8 machines, when I click "Edit Generated Media", the interface opens then seems to vanish instantly at the bottom of the "dock", never to be found. I was demonstrating this for a class of 20 students this morning and could not edit any text beyond the default words "Sample Text". What is causing this interface to disappear? I suppose I could re-load the software, but was hoping not to have to do that.
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    i dont know if you can help me with this, but how can i edit a snake shot that jumps on the cam.
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by TimStannard on 01-30-2012 at 08:02 PM
Does it really matter what other people think of your work? I'd imagine all of us want our films to be liked, but it is highly unlikely that everyone watching will form the same, or even similar opinions. Even when a whole bunch of people express a very strong opinion, it's just as likely that there will be others expressing the opposite.

I was prompted to consider this after watching and then reading reviews of th BBC's adaptation of Sebastian Faulk's novel "Birdsong". Some

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