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by kentek
Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Blu-Ray - about to die....... - in 12-15 months -
Replies: 68
Views: 3941

Re: Blu-Ray - about to die....... - in 12-15 months -

I agree with Tears... I buy a few DVDs but watch movies that I get from Netflix. I like the low cost and simple return method. Netflix would like me to download but that is a PIA to me. I also like the Netflix database. The only thing that is attractive in Blu-Ray is its possible use as a backup med...
by kentek
Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Blu-Ray - about to die....... - in 12-15 months -
Replies: 68
Views: 3941

Re: Blu-Ray - about to die....... - in 12-15 months -

Jim beat me to it.
There is a huge resurgence of vinyl and a whole new batch of players.
And, I just found all of my packed away 33s in the garage. All in mint condition.
Now where did I put that turntable? mumble mumble...
by kentek
Tue May 27, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Nizo Ultrawide Lens
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Re: Nizo Ultrawide Lens

I have one that is about to go on sale.
I will have jpegs tomorrow.

If you would like to have me email you reply to my email: kenwood@thesportsresort.com
by kentek
Wed May 07, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super 8mm w/widened gate
Replies: 20
Views: 2350

Re: Super 8mm w/widened gate

Mitch, you may be correct. I have sharp tool at home. I'll see if I can scratch it as a test.

The $6000 Sony HD is looking better every day. (Joking of course)
by kentek
Wed May 07, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super 8mm w/widened gate
Replies: 20
Views: 2350

Re: Super 8mm w/widened gate

ALL STOP on S8L!

Looks like the gate is the first part that was assembled at the factory. The two screws are accessible from the lens side which means everything has to be disassembled.
I think not!
by kentek
Wed May 07, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super 8mm w/widened gate
Replies: 20
Views: 2350

Re: Super 8mm w/widened gate

I guess one should avoid coffee or Red Bull before attempting this operation. I have a 2nd busted S8L to practice on. It already has the covers off the sides so there is a lot more room to work. Removing the sides is not too difficult: remove the control side first. Be sure to make some sort of mark...
by kentek
Tue May 06, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super 8mm w/widened gate
Replies: 20
Views: 2350

Re: Super 8mm w/widened gate

That looks great!

How much trouble was it to widen gate? Could you post instructions or PM me on how to do it?
I have a Nizo S8L that I think i want to experiment with.

ken wood
by kentek
Fri May 02, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Sony Vegas and Premiere Pro for commercial use?
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Re: Sony Vegas and Premiere Pro for commercial use?

If you want extensive info on Vegas Pro visit the forum website:

http://forums.creativecow.net/forum/sonyvegas

Many professionals use Vegas exclusively.
by kentek
Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Nizo S8L Repair Question
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Battery

Did you change the 2 meter batteries? They are under the handle when it is retracted. They are 1.2 v dc and were the old Mallory mercury type not available any more. There is a replacement that you can get off of Amazon for $4.50 each. I can't remember the part number but I have the spec in my offic...
by kentek
Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Recording Audio
Replies: 17
Views: 1736

Sony Minidisc MZ-NH1

I use the Sony minidisc. It is a piece of cake to download to PC.
I also use "Wavosaur" for audio editing. It is a free download from Wavosaur.com
by kentek
Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: help me test my new film site please
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Looks good but S L O W

I clicked on Arrested ... I took for ever to get through the buffering load. As it is only a 100MB film something must be wrong or it is just a slow site. Not acceptable for a film download. Site looks very nice and interesting. But I think the left side intro overwhelms the film menu items. Best of...
by kentek
Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: External hard drives?
Replies: 32
Views: 1548

SATA and Firewire only!

If you are going to buy an external get a SATA. And, while you are at it you may as well get the biggest one available: 750GB or 1 TB. Or buy the HD and buy a External Firewire case and install it yourself. The reason for Firewire over USB is that if you are doing a big transfer in real time you don...
by kentek
Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Blu-Ray - about to die....... - in 12-15 months -
Replies: 68
Views: 3941

New 1080p-commercials

I just got a new 1080p 42" Aquos because my tube Sony died. It is great new technology! That said, I watch almost everything in 720i (or p). The only thing in HD 16:9 format is the commercials. I'm not even going to buy the Dish digital as within a year most of the broadcasters will be HD. And, fibe...
by kentek
Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Which movie screen for Super 8
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Which movie screen for Super 8

If you were going to project your Super 8 films what movie screen would you buy?

I see a brand "Da-Lite" but it is really pricey. I think they are for home theater with electric motors etc.
Is there anything out there for less?
by kentek
Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What Editing Software Do you use?
Replies: 39
Views: 5727

Sony Vegas 8

I'm a real newbie using NLEs. I am slowly finding my way around Sony Vegas. It is like eating an elephant.

The new Pro Titler seems to be an awesome new feature.