[vcf-midatlantic] Volunteer signup sheet for recording VCFEast Classes

Ray Sills raysills3 at verizon.net
Tue Apr 12 15:46:03 EDT 2016

I won’t be at the VCF either, but I agree 100% with Matt.

Good audio is critical.  A mic with a long lead is probably the easiest remedy.  Sometimes, an audio recording device can be used to capture the sound, but it’s not always possible to synchronize it with a video sound track.

I’d suggest using 720P for the recording format.  Almost any modern TV can handle it well.  Second choice would be 1080i.  Both are very close in quality, and help conserve memory on solid state cameras.

73 de Ray


> On Apr 12, 2016, at 3:26 PM, Matt Patoray via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> Top post here, since its not chnging the signup sheet, since I will not be
> at VCF-E but here are a frew tips to make things better.
> 1. Biggest pet pieve here, uninteliagable, noisy audio, at the minimum if
> you are using a phone/tablet place it on something that holds the device so
> therte is not a bunch of handeling noise. If possible connect an external
> microphone that can be placed closer to the speaker, the acoustics in most
> of those rooms are really not tjhat great and you get a lot of room echo.
> 2.2nd  biggest pet peive here, if you are shooting with a smartphone/tablet
> please hold/mount it in landscape mode. TV's left a 3x2 aspect ratio once
> John Logie Baird's mechanical TV failed.
> 3. Whoever is going to take on the editing should tell the volenteers what
> format they need video in, that way you are not mixing SD,720P, 10801 and
> 1080P. They can be mixed but to make it work properly and look good takes
> more work and a lot more rendering time.
> 4. Please use a tripod, there are even tripods for smartphones, they are
> kind of crappy but do help.

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