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  • Grapes's Avatar
    Today, 08:38 AM
    :D No problem. In this day and age of "there's an app for that" we often forget that there sometimes are non-app based solutions that work just as well.
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  • avasig's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:41 PM
    Thank you for this tip. I should have thought about this solution actually... Why do i always complicate things? :) BTW in the meantime I tried two candidates: Vee-Hive and Saleen video manager. Both are free and okay(ish) But they create their proprietary database and you cannot really drag and drop the actual file in the file system, also it is difficult to add scores/rates to the files. Not to mention they both need an import process to start with...
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  • Grapes's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:37 AM
    Lol I have always hated lightroom because I'm too impatient to understand and use the strange file tree navigation system (Maybe you can just copy paste file paths these days when you want to add something but previously I had to navigate my entire system by clicking on folders as far as I can remember) Anyway long story short I have my own very simple solution without the use of any additional software. I go to the folder with the 500+ clips. I make sure that "view" is set to extra large...
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  • LJR69's Avatar
    06-13-2021, 11:47 AM
    A 90 second montage of the Big Lads on Bikes (BLoBs) mtb escapades this Spring. It's also the season I dislocated two fingers and badly knocked up my shoulder after a failed jump. Gotta suffer for your art :) Enjoy https://youtu.be/7KvKa0CfYoo
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  • avasig's Avatar
    06-09-2021, 12:51 PM
    Hello, As an amateur videographer, I mainly create travel and family videos. My footage comes from 4 cameras, a SONY ZV1, a Mavic 2 a DJI Osmo and a Nikon DSLR. I use Lightroom to review and catalogue the footage, and I use Davinci Resolve for post production. I need advice on alternatives to Adobe Lightroom for cataloging video clips. Lightroom is really good to assign rates, stars, tags, keywords to the video clips. But it is really poor to play the actual footage, although my PC...
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  • ianharding's Avatar
    06-07-2021, 04:19 PM
    Hi, Glad all is well with you sorry to hear about the postponed show, i will have a look at the link, :)
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    06-07-2021, 03:42 PM
    but .... the information should be in the video! What do I see as a viewer? What do I get out of this? What is going to keep me watching? I can see no structure. There's an attempt to get little sequences edited together but there's no overall narrative. I could start or stop the film at any point and it would make no difference to my interpretation of the film. (For example the seed thingy device appears randomly on the trailer, not on the trailer, being loaded, being unloaded). As a...
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    06-07-2021, 03:23 PM
    Ah yes, just what I want. An auto jump cut maker.
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    06-07-2021, 03:21 PM
    Video quality would be fine. As with all small sensor/small lens cameras you won't be able to get any shallow depth of field, but assuming you're happy with everything being in focus, you will be fine. Best tips would be ensure there's adequate lighting, the shot is exposed properly, nothing in the background is not a distraction. I assume you know about composition. Personally I'd avoid hand held shakiness, but this might be the "dynamic" look you're after (if not, use a tripod or perch the...
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  • AutoCut's Avatar
    06-07-2021, 10:24 AM
    Hello, I would like to hear your opinion on our Premiere Pro plugin : https://www.autocut.fr/en/ Autocut automatically removes silences in Premiere Pro. Do you think this extension could be useful for you? Here is a user tutorial : https://youtu.be/7MEK3rZQDHI We can do a promotion if you are interested;)
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  • toolman123's Avatar
    06-06-2021, 10:06 PM
    Hi there, I am wanting to put together a short video to help promote my website. The video will be under 5 mins and will consist of interviewing people, some outdoor footage and some music. I have previous experience with Final Cut and Premier Pro so I should be able to put something together. My question is... can I use my iPhone 7 Plus for this? I do not have any budget for this as it is a personal project. The video will be placed on the website and possibly YouTube.
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  • Ray Dunakin's Avatar
    06-06-2021, 06:10 AM
    Thanks for the info.
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  • newclassic's Avatar
    06-05-2021, 11:05 AM
    Hey guys! New to the site and by no means a pro. I have a very frustrating issue only come to light lately. Basically, I'm a drummer and I've been uploading drum cover videos for years without problem. Same routine every time. Drum audio in logic and video recorded on samsung s10 lite. In the last 2 weeks I've uploaded several videos thinking all was ok. But! Massive problem seemingly. My audio/video is out of sync depending on where you view said videos. Sync is kinda, ya know......
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  • zamiotana's Avatar
    06-04-2021, 02:45 PM
    All is fine here - I was supposed to be in a street theatre show this summer but it was postponed due to the pandemic - the company I work for ended up putting it on in Brisbane so if anybody lives there you can check this out ... https://www.escapemanor.com/brisbane/equilibrium
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  • ianharding's Avatar
    06-04-2021, 12:04 AM
    Hi, Zam, Great to hear from you, I took lots of risks with this one to see how they would look visually and atmospherically, Glad they worked well, Hope your keeping well? any new films in the making? :)
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  • zamiotana's Avatar
    06-02-2021, 06:59 PM
    Great job - one aspect you’ve clearly mastered is cutaways - I only use them to fix problems in the A roll but you’ve used them to give added atmosphere to the production
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  • PPFilm's Avatar
    06-01-2021, 05:05 PM
    This film introduces the first part of Södermanland in the central province of Sweden. Important cities and attractions in the film are: Eskilstuna, Strängnäs, Mariefred, Gripsholms Slott et al. Welcome everyone to enter the movie to enjoy!
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  • ianharding's Avatar
    05-29-2021, 02:59 PM
    Hi, Grapes, and Tim :) Thank you for your valued comments, it's always nice to see what you think of the latest Zey works :) There are some stories to tell on this one: When lockdown hit us all, i couldn't get any material's, to make the film with, so i hunted around my home, and used material's, from lefts overs from past episode's, and ended up making 80 miniture props, then months where the film work came to a stand still. I spent long exhausting days and nights, sometimes form...
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    05-28-2021, 07:56 PM
    Thanks for the feedback, Grapes. I had assumed better low light with the A7iii (due to the larger sensor) but some of the YT clips seem to disprove this. At least i think the 6400 would be adequate for my needs. I'm not a big fan of massively shallow DoF (for drama, I find if part of a character's face is in focus and part isn't it creates a bit of an unnatural feel - unless you'r specifically going for a BCI of a feature - an eye or mouth) and again I don't think I'd need the extremes full...
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    05-28-2021, 07:37 PM
    Agree with Grapes - - the best so far. Must be frustrating that it takes so long but i bet the result seems all the sweeter for it. Well done.
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  • Grapes's Avatar
    05-28-2021, 02:35 PM
    Hi Tim, Honestly I skipped the 6400 and went for the A7M3 since I felt that fitted my needs better at the time. I have used the 6400 since though and I was very impressed but I didn't really take it through a whole set of tests and comparisons. Just a lovely camera. One of the reasons I went full frame though is better low light performance and a shallower depth of field. I suspect weather sealing is also a bit better on the A7M3.
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  • Grapes's Avatar
    05-28-2021, 02:31 PM
    Looks good on paper in any case. Hope it'll be good in real life too :D
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  • Grapes's Avatar
    05-28-2021, 10:45 AM
    Wow that's certainly the best episode so far! Good amount of detail and a nice story. Also cool effects! A lot of scenes have a yellowy hue to them. Did you use any colour grading or is that from the lights?
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  • ianharding's Avatar
    05-27-2021, 09:08 PM
    Hi, all, Hope your all safe and well? After 18 months in the making, i present Zey's New Episode in the series :) Volume is up for Voices/Music/Sound/Sp-Fx. Synopsis: Zey bumps into Clara Cat, on the bus on his way to visit his Grandad Zeppe!, after receiving a letter from him, a surprise, He is unwell, and has created a Time Machine but hasn't tested it yet!, Zey accidentally trips on the start button, they both embark on an adventure through time and space,
    7 replies | 387 view(s)
  • tridecagon's Avatar
    05-27-2021, 07:29 PM
    Heh, sorry for not clarifying. I was looking for a camcorder. I did finally settle on one. For the price I paid, it better be a good one. I spent about $730 on it. I got the: Panasonic - HC-VX870K 4K Ultra HD I will post an update to this thread after it finally arrives and I can test it out. It’s estimated to be here next week. The reviews on Amazon for it has me skeptical because people were talking about getting a defective unit or the unit goes defective after a few weeks or months....
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    05-27-2021, 03:59 PM
    Interesting you shouidl mention that, Grapes. I was doing a bit of wishful thinking about if I was to delve into the whole DSLR/Mirrorless thing. My initial interest was the A7iii as it's had a lot of good press but reading a bit deeper the a6400 seems to have a few advantages (some of which might also be considered disadvantages - crop factor, cost of lenses). What led you to the a6400?
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  • Grapes's Avatar
    05-27-2021, 12:11 PM
    Can't really go wrong with the sony a6400 even after all these years. Might be dropped into your budget range. There's always second hand options. However you may be looking for a camcorder and I have no idea what's good in that field.
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  • mallllias's Avatar
    05-26-2021, 05:17 AM
    Thanks man! Well, video made at Greece, at the meadow of Kavala city few days before. This kind of wheels help the tractor to get through the muds without stuck. All process was to seeding rice at the field full of water..
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  • Ray Dunakin's Avatar
    05-26-2021, 12:16 AM
    Cool. It would have been nice to have some info, such as where it is, how the special wheels help, etc.
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  • tridecagon's Avatar
    05-25-2021, 11:36 PM
    I’m looking to get a better camera than what I currently have. I have the Sony HDR CX405. It’s not a bad recorder, per se, but it’s not great either. I haven’t checked the latest footage yet, but what I have seen from it so far is kinda bleh. It says it’s 1080p, but it looks 720 scaled up. If the footage is viewed on a smaller screen, it looks beautiful. Looking at it on a computer monitor, it looks like trash. Scaled up to tv size and it’s barely likable. It seems to me that at least 1/3 of...
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  • zamiotana's Avatar
    05-25-2021, 10:03 PM
    zamiotana replied to a thread Very new beginner in Just for fun
    Alan - once you’ve got something, just post it in the user videos section and people will give you constructive feedback - you can just upload it to Vimeo or YouTube and give us a link like this - https://youtu.be/sMMTw0cknCo
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  • mallllias's Avatar
    05-25-2021, 12:22 PM
    Good evening to all! A small video with a tractor with iron wheels. A conversion from, normal wheels in iron ore, so that it can enter areas with water for growing rice. A conversion that some of you may not have seen, perhaps! here is the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwRasWGSjmk
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  • zamiotana's Avatar
    05-22-2021, 01:40 PM
    zamiotana replied to a thread Very new beginner in Just for fun
    I know - I’m cursed with great talent and even greater humility - I always hate making other film makers come to terms with their ineptitude by exposing them to my work
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  • Ray Dunakin's Avatar
    05-22-2021, 07:42 AM
    Thanks Tim! As always, I greatly appreciate your insights.
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    05-21-2021, 04:07 PM
    I can only answer for myself, but my suspicion is most here would answer the same - an emphatic "no". We don't "process" video. We are mostly people who create films/videos. Blurring number plates and faces, if needed, is basic stuff to us editors and we'd prefer to have far more control than any automated system might have. Whilst I admire the innovation that would be developed for such a project, I struggle to see a market for it. Videos are either 1. Created in order to be watched as...
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    05-21-2021, 03:56 PM
    TimStannard replied to a thread Very new beginner in Just for fun
    You'd be most welcome, Zam, it's just I heard you'd never join any club which would hae you as a member.
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    05-21-2021, 03:54 PM
    Yeah, I ought to apologise about being so down wid da kids and all this New Romantic stuff.
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    05-21-2021, 09:03 AM
    Another gorgeous looking film, Ray. Beautifiul shots, nicely paced narration with relaxed delivery, just the right sort of music. There's always a risk with drone shots that, no matter how good they are (and these are great) they become repetitive. I think you cut to other shots just before this happens. Being VERY picky (you said it wasn't perfect - and if it was there would be nowhere for you to go, would there) The single close up in this section was rather incongruous - I'd have like dto...
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  • matzim95's Avatar
    05-20-2021, 09:45 PM
    Hello! I'd like to start by saying hello, as I'm new here. I'm Matthew and together with my friends I create an IT startup dealing with video analytics. Recently we've developed a product for anonymizing photos and videos, that is, for blurring (masking) faces and license plates. The software works in an automatic, fairly intuitive way. A free version for watermarked anonymisation can be downloaded from https://gallio.pro/ My question to you, as people who process photos and videos on...
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  • Ray Dunakin's Avatar
    05-19-2021, 03:07 AM
    Hi folks! I have a new video I'm pretty proud of. It's not perfect but I put a lot of effort into it and I think it turned out fairly well. I hope you'll enjoy it: It’s night in the southern California desert. Gradually, the sun rises and reveals a fantastic, otherworldly landscape of incredible beauty. As the morning progresses, the desert comes to life. Colorful birds and insects such as the tarantula hawk wasp flit among the flowers of mesquite, palo verde, and other desert trees. ...
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  • zamiotana's Avatar
    05-19-2021, 01:31 AM
    zamiotana replied to a thread Quickie Music Quiz in Just for fun
    I didn’t get any of them - it’s all the heavy metal these youngsters are listening to these days - what happened to the old tunes anyway?
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  • vkmast's Avatar
    05-18-2021, 03:57 PM
    vkmast replied to a thread Quickie Music Quiz in Just for fun
    Two or three misses, not satisfied with my result. And thanks Tim. Glad this is still around!
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  • zamiotana's Avatar
    05-15-2021, 03:28 PM
    zamiotana replied to a thread Very new beginner in Just for fun
    Agree with Tim - start small and then try trickier stuff later It appears you have received a great honour - I’ve been on this forum since 2008 and Tim hasn’t invited me to join his film club yet!
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  • FL-Artist's Avatar
    05-14-2021, 02:21 PM
    LOL! I'm have some trouble reading this reply!
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  • FL-Artist's Avatar
    05-12-2021, 11:17 PM
    Well that's most likely, my problem with Live Streaming! ....I'm probably going to stick to HD for Live broadcasts, and just upload the 4K's as normal videos!
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  • bouldersoundguy's Avatar
    05-12-2021, 10:49 PM
    4k video is going to need about 4 times the bandwidth of 1080, assuming same frame rate and degree of compression. If you're running 60fps, that's going to take 8 times the bandwidth of 1080 30fps. What I've read is that you need about 25 Mbs for 4k.
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  • FL-Artist's Avatar
    05-12-2021, 09:17 PM
    TimStannard Facebook accepts 4K format now, according to their Google found statements? my stats 30 FPS, upload speed usually 11 or better!
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  • FL-Artist's Avatar
    05-12-2021, 09:14 PM
    To be honest! I'm not sure what they do on the Faceook upload! But when I export them from my Editor, they are identical to the raw camera footage in MP4 format, Though so far I have not been able to get one of them working properly on Facebook LIVE, but when I just upload a 4K to my page, It goes up normally, and it looks a a lot better then my HD ones do!
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  • bouldersoundguy's Avatar
    05-12-2021, 04:52 PM
    I bet you need to either down sample them to HD or compress them more to fit them in your available bandwidth.
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  • Steve Luckett's Avatar
    05-12-2021, 08:43 AM
    Tim, Thank you so much for the constructive comments and suggestions. When I see it written down I think: "why didn't I think of that"? And that's why I come on here. I really appreciate you replying. Many thanks Steve
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    05-12-2021, 07:26 AM
    Great settings for the cartoon look - I know it can take time to get that right (and can change from shot to shot). Personally, I'd lose the Japanese connection (ie just the characters ) as it sends out a confusing message. I like the shots of the individuals during the slide solo - they contribute to the vibe of a band who enjoy playing together. Edits are good (I liked the cuts to the drummer as he hits and choke's the crash. What you've got is good, but it's all md-shot. I'd like a lot...
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    05-12-2021, 07:07 AM
    And what upload speed do you get when you run your speed test. What frame rate are you trying to stream? (I don't have a solution, I'm just staggered theres' even a possibility of streaming 4K live from what is, I asume, a domestic connection)
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    05-12-2021, 07:01 AM
    Sorry I can't help with any specific advice, but 10000 per hour will equate to about 10% ata frame rate of 25fps so something is definitely wrong!
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    05-12-2021, 06:54 AM
    TimStannard replied to a thread Very new beginner in Just for fun
    And try not to be daunted by how "complex" HitFilm is. It's not really - like MS Word and typing a letter, you probably only need to know about 5% in order to produce perfectly good result (assuming what you've shot is perfectly good :wink: ) Initially (unless you want to jump in with video effects) avoid anything to do with "composites" and you'll be up and running in no time. DaVinci Resolve is another free possibility, but requires a bit of oomph in your computer. (PS Also in my 60s - it...
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  • TimStannard's Avatar
    05-12-2021, 06:43 AM
    A week has passed, and I'm delighted to present: THE ANSWERS How did you do? (Good to see you're still dropping in here, vkmast)
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  • FL-Artist's Avatar
    05-11-2021, 01:50 PM
    I have been doing some 4K videos, 3840 x 2160 and then exporting them same size to MP4 files, on my VSDC Editor. I then connect to OBS software on my PC, and try to Go Live with one of them, but they play very Slow & Freeze up, and the audio keeps skipping! This only happens with the 4K Videos! not the HD videos that I Stream all the time. Is this 4K resolution maybe just too high for Facebook LIVE? and I do run a speed test on my Internet connection, previous to my broadcast! Thanks John
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  • Alan T Riley's Avatar
    05-11-2021, 12:07 PM
    Thank you for your prompt reply, I'll check it out now Alan
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  • zamiotana's Avatar
    05-11-2021, 11:48 AM
    zamiotana replied to a thread Very new beginner in Just for fun
    Hi Alan - your best bet is to download the free software called HitFilm Express - there are plenty of free tutorials - you can buy add-ons for it but you won’t need to unless you really want fancy effects - you will learn about compositing which is a key element of film-making
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  • Alan T Riley's Avatar
    05-11-2021, 10:32 AM
    Hi. My name is Alan and I'm 67 years old recently retired from Liverpool. I like music and I am current teaching myself Cubase Artists 8 on imac. Since I upgraded to Big Sur, Cubase Artists 8 is no longer compatible but still works on my 2 windows 10 laptops. I am looking to learn some video editing and I was looking for some advice on the best suite to start with for a beginner or any video editing courses i could enrol on, either physical or virtual? Thank you in advance Alan
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  • zamiotana's Avatar
    05-10-2021, 06:40 PM
    zamiotana replied to a thread Quickie Music Quiz in Just for fun
    Got it thanks - I thought my confusion might have been due to some sort of British thing (“mind the gap” gets me every time)
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  • vkmast's Avatar
    05-09-2021, 03:52 PM
    vkmast replied to a thread Quickie Music Quiz in Just for fun
    I was simply referring to the original post which states:
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  • zamiotana's Avatar
    05-09-2021, 02:27 PM
    zamiotana replied to a thread Quickie Music Quiz in Just for fun
    I’m not sure what you mean - what answers? The names of the songs were in the video (weren’t they?)
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  • vkmast's Avatar
    05-09-2021, 10:38 AM
    vkmast replied to a thread Quickie Music Quiz in Just for fun
    It's still within "a few days" so let's wait for Tim to give the answers. (I missed at least a few.)
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