Recommend recording "nothing" on each new tape?

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Paul, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. Paul

    skanky_hole Guest

    You might as well quit Darcy....
    Men are intimidated by intelligent women.
    Know your place, shut your flapping mouth and make my dinner.
     
    skanky_hole, Oct 21, 2003
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  2. Paul

    Darcy O'Bree Guest

    Who said I was a woman, come on I'll have ya! :)

    Last time I checked I was a bloke. But I blame the Americans for taking a
    perfectly butch name and putting bloody lipstick on it!

    --

    Darcy O¹Bree
    Digital Media Studios Manager
    Faculty of Arts, Media and Design
    Staffordshire University

    http://www.staffs.ac.uk/academic/artdesign/mediacentre
     
    Darcy O'Bree, Oct 21, 2003
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  3. Paul

    Rod Jenkins Guest

    scene
    as an individual clip. It identifies the start of a scene by the difference
    in the time code. Using this handy feature all the clips on a tape can be
    captured ready for editing without manual input. If studio 8 comes across
    a gap in the timecode then it stops batch capture. For this reason I stripe
    (record black) all my tapes before use. For perhaps 10 tapes per year I do
    not consider head wear to be an issue.

    Hope this helps,
    Rod
     
    Rod Jenkins, Oct 21, 2003
    #43
  4. As I've said I don't disagree with the unnecessary statement, my problem is with
    the totally unnecessary statement. As I say in another post:

    It is unnecessary to take milk in your tea.

    It is totally unnecessary to take milk in your tea.

    Identical in meaning?
    Often you need to swop tapes if you're combining two jobs or more commonly you
    don't have enough space left on the tape for the next scenes but do have enough
    left for a later scene. OK, you can use a new tape but you always seem to end up
    with a number of tapes just containing a few mins each.
    Especially, if you're on a longish shoot and have many tapes to transfer.

    regards

    Stuart McKears

    www.mckears.com
     
    Stuart McKears, Oct 21, 2003
    #44
  5. Your original statement about doubling head wear was simply incorrect - what
    degree of competence does that show?
    It is unnecessary to take milk in your tea.

    It is totally unnecessary to take milk in your tea.

    Identical in meaning?
    As I've said, I don't disagree with that statement!
    Ok. How would you deal with say 10 tapes all with timecode breaks from which you
    need just five scenes?
    I could take this as a gratuitous insult but I find it rather amusing.

    Yes, I am an old fart having made my first film in 1966.

    However, I have my surname as a dot com, my web site is just about to celebrate
    its 6th birthday, I can write fluent HTML, JavaScript, assembler and VB net.

    I bought a PDX10P when it first came out, I use my home network of computers for
    NLE and I'm just starting on a years project just because it's something I want
    to do.

    Oh, I have also got a digital camera and am reasonably adept at Photoshop.

    So am I stuck in my ways unable to realize the potential of a new idea or is it
    you who is showing a stereotypical old fart attitude with a complete rigidity of
    thinking over this issue.

    You seem to take the attitude that doing it your way is the only correct way
    even though a number of other posters have given you reasons why they blank
    tapes.

    The whole point of my posts is to show that you should never rule out any
    technique or skill - I always thought that this was one of the reasons for
    higher education.

    I have three guiding principles for my work

    Don't cut scenes too short - you've seen it many times before, your audience is
    seeing it for the first time.

    Remember that the visuals are part of the story telling and not just a vehicle
    to show how creative (different) you are.

    Break any sound and visual rule you like but know what the rule was and why you
    want to break it.

    I would expect graduates to be familiar with those principals and, also, to have
    a very good understanding of the technical skills expected by any potential
    employer - I'm more interested in whether the person claiming to be a potential
    camera assistant can coil a microphone cable properly or who can fetch the right
    piece of equipment when I ask for, say, a French Flag, I not particularly
    interested in their wonderfully creative projects. (By the way, I am looking for
    a general dogsbody for my new project - must live in West Sussex - contact me by
    email)

    I do not in any way suggest that media students should just concentrate on
    technical skills but I do believe that universities either are not, or APPEAR
    not, to be teaching the right skills required.

    When I as at Art College in the late 60s, one of the first photographic courses
    that had film content, the examination emphasis was on the technical aspects of
    film and photography. Creativity was in no way limited or restricted especially
    as all the lecturers were professional practitioners - what percentage of your
    academic staff can actually do the job?

    And finally, it's worth remembering that most of the classic TV from the 60s,
    70s and 80s was commissioned or produced by the over 40s and in the case of ITV
    the over 60s!

    regards

    Stuart McKears

    www.mckears.com
     
    Stuart McKears, Oct 21, 2003
    #45
  6. Paul

    Jerry. Guest

    <snip>

    Going off on a tangent for a moment, do you know of any (bulk ?) tape
    supplier who can supply Mini and or full size DV tapes pre blanked /
    stripped ?
     
    Jerry., Oct 21, 2003
    #46
  7. Sorry, No.

    regards

    Stuart McKears

    www.mckears.com
     
    Stuart McKears, Oct 21, 2003
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  8. Paul

    Rupert Bear Guest

    I'm surprised old Darcy gets any time to actually teach his students,
    I've never heard of him, wonder what he did before he took up Usenet
    posting (sorry, I meant Studio Managing)
     
    Rupert Bear, Oct 22, 2003
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  9. Paul

    Rupert Bear Guest

    Well, the thing is, we're still working in the broadcast industry, not
    relegated to the sidelines, I note you say 20 years pro industry
    experience, care to elaborate...
     
    Rupert Bear, Oct 22, 2003
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  10. Paul

    Darcy O'Bree Guest

    "Rupert Bear" wrote:


    Glad to. Send me your email address and I'll send you may CV. My email
    address can be found on the contact pages of the website in my signature.

    --

    Darcy O¹Bree
    Digital Media Studios Manager
    Faculty of Arts, Media and Design
    Staffordshire University

    http://www.staffs.ac.uk/academic/artdesign/mediacentre
     
    Darcy O'Bree, Oct 22, 2003
    #50
  11. Paul

    Tony Morgan Guest

    I'm reminded of the old saying... "those that can, do, and those that
    can't, teach".
     
    Tony Morgan, Oct 22, 2003
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  12. Paul

    Dave R Guest

    And if you posted using your real name, would we have heard from you?

    At least Darcy has something to contribute on topic to the group, where as
    your sole contributions using this psuedonym are in this thread and seem
    directed at Darcy.
     
    Dave R, Oct 22, 2003
    #52
  13. Paul

    Darcy O'Bree Guest

    "Tony Morgan" wrote:

    And those who wish they could but ain't got in in them end up like you Tony!
    --

    Darcy O¹Bree
    Digital Media Studios Manager
    Faculty of Arts, Media and Design
    Staffordshire University

    http://www.staffs.ac.uk/academic/artdesign/mediacentre
     
    Darcy O'Bree, Oct 22, 2003
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  14. Paul

    Darcy O'Bree Guest



    Anyway, aren't I supposed to be in your kill file? You must like me really.
    --

    Darcy O¹Bree
    Digital Media Studios Manager
    Faculty of Arts, Media and Design
    Staffordshire University

    http://www.staffs.ac.uk/academic/artdesign/mediacentre
     
    Darcy O'Bree, Oct 22, 2003
    #54
  15. Paul

    Darcy O'Bree Guest


    I don't mind. I enjoy the sport of it. Saves me from venting my spleen on
    the students!
    --

    Darcy O¹Bree
    Digital Media Studios Manager
    Faculty of Arts, Media and Design
    Staffordshire University

    http://www.staffs.ac.uk/academic/artdesign/mediacentre
     
    Darcy O'Bree, Oct 22, 2003
    #55
  16. Paul

    Rupert Bear Guest

    It is my real name, haven't you read my books, I'll bet Lord Darcy
    hasn't written any !!
     
    Rupert Bear, Oct 22, 2003
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  17. Paul

    Rupert Bear Guest

    First thing I did with c.v. with bad spelling was to chuck them in the
    bin
     
    Rupert Bear, Oct 22, 2003
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  18. Paul

    Rupert Bear Guest

    Nothing's directed at Darcy, it's all directed at media students, which
    if you read the thread properly, you would understand, unless of course
    you are one of these media students !!!
     
    Rupert Bear, Oct 22, 2003
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  19. Paul

    Dave R Guest

    If you hang around longer than 5 minutes, you might work it out for
    yourself.

    It's a shame it took you an extra 11 minutes to think of such a fine
    retort. I'm clearly dealing with a bear of superior intellect.
     
    Dave R, Oct 22, 2003
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  20. Paul

    Darcy O'Bree Guest

    So I thought you wanted to know all about me? Or are you too gutless to
    reveal yourself in case it enables me to find out about you? Another nobody
    who thinks he should have been somebody?

    --

    Darcy O¹Bree
    Digital Media Studios Manager
    Faculty of Arts, Media and Design
    Staffordshire University

    http://www.staffs.ac.uk/academic/artdesign/mediacentre
     
    Darcy O'Bree, Oct 22, 2003
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