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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

REMEMBRANCE THE MOVIE. (11/11/14)

I have waited nine hours for this to upload. At six this morning it looked like twenty eight hour job. I wrapped my dongle in a plastic bag and gaffer taped it outside. It’s not nice having ones dongle out in freezing rain. It’s not easy editing sound and video but I did my best. There are bits of this I am proud of but they are  put into the shade by the majority of it where I wish I could have done better. I am far too slow and incompetent but I keep learning. I could not synchronise the sound but only after I started the upload did I recall that the video was shot at 25fps and rendered at 29.97fps. I did try but near enough is not good enough. The sound was recorded real time in monster WAV files on a Zoom Handy stereo recorder and edited in Audacity. The Poppy images are by TREVOR MORGAN though I doubt he will be totally happy with what they have gone into.

Thank you to all those that died in order that I can fool about.

28 comments:

  1. Good job, Adrian. Right now, I'm watching our ceremonies on television here in Ottawa. Such an emotional time.

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    1. Hilary, I have so much to learn about video. I wonder if I ever will. It is and the number of folk on sticks here was frightening.

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  2. You've done a good job here Adrian, I'm afraid I couldn't get into editing and posting videos, I found it much too time consuming!
    That's a nice turn out of people you had there, it's good to see that people still care.

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    1. Thanks Trevor, it takes hours; 8 till midnight last night then three till six this morning. I spent hours dumping crap on Sunday night. It is why folk use editors both for sound and video. It is not art but it is a skill. A skill I have yet to master. The audio is just as bad if not worse. The easy bit is pointing the camera.
      Thank you for the poppies, that bit worked out okay. I am grateful. File size was perfect it allowed me to zoom in post production.
      Hopefully this time next year I will have got better. Most of the time is spent waiting. I use a non linear editor so have to render then drop the rendered bits together, five times in this case. It is a pain but I have yet to see Mac folk do it any quicker or to be fair post anything this complex.

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  3. You've picked up the somber tone of the remembrance.

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  4. I very much doubt that 8,252,517 men and women died just so that you could play around with your dongle.

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  5. Hi Adrian You did a great job there. As you know I do take video clips and I do know just how much time it takes to edit and proceed them althogh I am not up to your standard. So well done.

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    1. Margaret, I still have much to learn.

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  6. I hope you managed to see the ram while in Moffat!

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    1. John, I did. I also found you a couple of post boxes.

      POST BOXES

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  7. Houston I have a problem, this is the second video from the blog that doesn't seem to work for me. I'll check it out on my PC when I get home.

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    1. Should say doesn't work, when I hit play nothing, it's like a jpeg

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    2. It works here. It took so long to load that a bit may have been left out.

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    3. It works on home pc, good to see in the video the range of ages of the people attending. On BBC2 last night there was a really good programme called Our Teenage Tommies, all about the underage kids that fought, check it out very good and moving

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    1. Maria, yes tripod and 100mm-400mm lens. I have the fluid head on the tripod.

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  9. The video portrayed a moving and multi-generational tribute to those to whom we owe so much. Well done.

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    1. Thank you Graham, I am coming to the conclusion that, shooting video, recording sound. Then editing them is a multi-person job. I like doing title sequences.
      it would also help to have a spotter as it's all too easy to miss bits while concentrating on exposure and focus.

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  10. Fitting tribute and great vantage point.
    Parked nearby the memorial 18 months ago in the pouring rain, next time I'll give it more thought as a result of this post.

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    1. Jay, I got there early and set up on the Ironmongers steps.

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