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    Sorry, but I had to remove this video.
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    Wow thats some piece of kit Digger. Very nice images.

    I noticed some of the pans seemed juddery. Is that a YouTube thing ? I had that problem with one of my movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight Blue View Post
    Wow thats some piece of kit Digger. Very nice images.

    I noticed some of the pans seemed juddery. Is that a YouTube thing ? I had that problem with one of my movies.
    It must be. I used a fluid head tripod and, on the master, the pans are smooth. The file was shot at 24fps and uploaded to YouTube as 720 WMV HD 4.5 mbs. It was also in the middle of the day, so I had some lighting issues, which I compensated for in post.

    In respect to the antenna Kit, that is the smaller version. (Our Agency was too cheap to buy the big model with more dipoles and gain). Still, that puppy stands 51 meters high. European design and installed. Most efficient and hardest working contractors we've had on the site over the past two years of ongoing upgrade work.
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    I guess US Public Diplomacy Broadcasting must be quite important then.

    We just feed our ex Prime Minister into an enquiry, let the world know that our national football (soccer) team captain sh*gg*d his team-mates girlfriend ***, then let the press do the work!

    *** allegedly.
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    Awesome; liked it! got anymore electro porn?

    Anyhow nice JOB worddigger! I have to say I do love your Voice Over work.....

    I think they be well pleased with that.....LOVED the aerial, "WOW"

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    Thats a big one for sure Digger, are you from texas by any chance What sort of data does it broadcast and to whom, or is that top secret.

    Good production and I am going to try and imitate that voice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrimpfarmer View Post
    Good production and I am going to try and imitate that voice
    Diggers's done professional VOs and admits he wouldn't attempt your British accent. Now do you REALLY want to try his
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrimpfarmer View Post
    Thats a big one for sure Digger, are you from texas by any chance What sort of data does it broadcast and to whom, or is that top secret.

    Good production and I am going to try and imitate that voice
    I am not from Texas. I am from West Virginia (they grow em big there, too ).

    The antenna is designed to transmit regular shortwave radio broadcasts, much like BBC radio transmissions (but without the accent, of course!)

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    I enjoyed watching this! The music seemed particularly well-suited to the piece. From an editing standpoint, I found the long series of left-to-right pans a bit distracting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave in Thailand View Post
    I enjoyed watching this! The music seemed particularly well-suited to the piece. From an editing standpoint, I found the long series of left-to-right pans a bit distracting.
    My bad! In TV news film reporting (back in the days of 16mm) it was a practice to always do left-to-right pans, even one on top of another for different scenes. The theory being that showing an audience alternating pans (left-to-right then right-to-left) would be disorienting.

    In retrospect, I agree with you that the pans of the back side of the building, then a re-pan closeup of the same area IS distracting. Thank you for pointing this out. Noted for future reference.

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