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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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    08-14-2021, 06:00 PM
    I don't know what happened to my original response. I can only guess I failed to post it. The look is much more 1980/1990s than 1970s but it's OK. I love the grumbing bass riff and the sound is very "underground". Possibly more of a 1960s vibe? Please send links to more of your music!
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    07-22-2021, 08:18 AM
    Thanks Grapes. In the end we opted for a purpose built camera - Brinno TLC2020 with weatherproof housing. It seems to do the job although I can't say Im impressed with the quality.
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    07-19-2021, 07:32 AM
    There probably is but you need something more specific than you have stated. In the example you have given there is only the beginning and about one 15 sec period in the middle where there is no motion. So you'd need somehing that can detect motion within a specific part of the image. But that most likely won't be enough as you'd want to see several frames before and several frames after that. Quite honestly, you'll probably spend as long setting up the paraneters as you would going through...
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    07-14-2021, 05:45 PM
    Thanks for teh info vkmast. that had a certain amount of inevitabilty about it when Magix bough Vegas from Sony as theer isn't really the room for two "budget" NLEs in their catalogue. i still find their array of music production software quite bewildering.
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    07-05-2021, 07:52 PM
    TimStannard replied to a thread PC Montage? in How do I do this?
    I wish her luck and don't foget, she's encouraged to post the results in the "user videos" section of this forum.
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    07-03-2021, 02:40 PM
    TimStannard replied to a thread PC Montage? in How do I do this?
    You won't find a plug in to do that - it's done manually and is quite a bit of work. 1. Copy the video to two tracks. 2. On the upper track play forward until you get to the point where you want the second image (which up to that point will eventually be the "still" version of teh model) to start moving. Let's call this the "merge frame" as this is the point where the two videos will become one. 3. Create a still image of that frame. 4. Delete everything on the upper track that is before...
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    07-02-2021, 06:13 AM
    Has anyone experience of putting together a timelapse of a building being constructed? What gear do I realistically need? Presumably a camera that is connected to the mains? Control via a PC rather than the camera itself? What about frequency of shot? Fixed exposure or auto? Obviously this will require rock steady stabilization, but what other requirements? Any other advice/recommendations (for equipment or otherwise)? This is for a one-off project.
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    07-01-2021, 08:53 PM
    If I understand correctly what the OP wants is a way of copying a timestamp that is embbedded in the original video (ie not the time from the start of the the clip, but date/time recorded onto the CCTV footage). I know of nothing that can do that.
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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.
    thanks anyway!!!!!!!!
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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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