The Insanoflex needs to be put together. It’s missing a vital piece. Master Shake, Meatwad, and Frylock go in search of it. They find it. They put it all together and then the last 30 minutes show what happens with it working.
You might think that Super 8mm is difficult to find. Not so. In fact, there is a company called “Super 8 Sounds” in Burbank, California that will take high-quality 35mm professional 8mm Film to DVD Miami, run it through a machine that cuts the film to the Super 8mm width and then load it into the Super 8mm cartridge Pretty neat, eh? The same company sells high-end Super 8mm cameras for the pro. Also, Kodak still makes a Super 8mm film. Visit their web site.
16mm films were introduced during the 1920s, and only intended to be used by amateurs. Nearly every family shot their precious events on them. So, if you’ve got 16mm films lying around your home, it’s time to do a 16mm film transfer to dvd and store them for posterity.
If you have the equipment to watch miniDV tapes, you can watch your backup tape like any other. Professionals have miniDV walkman for viewing tapes, and many people still have camcorders that can record and play back miniDVs. Our suggestion is that you limit how often you watch the tape. MiniDVs tend to be safer and more reliable than VHS or Video8 tapes, but watching any tape over and over again can degrade the quality of the images.
Firmware updates are software updates for your player’s operating system. Firmware is updated either by web (Samsung BD-P1400 and Sony PlayStation 3) or via CD (all others.) To update via CD you must visit the manufacturer’s website, download the firmware file and burn it to a disc. Be sure to follow all instructions when burning firmware discs! As Blu-ray is a new and evolving format, using the most recent firmware is critical for best performance so be sure to register your purchase so you are notified when updates are available and check the manufacturer’s website frequently for new releases.
Rule #4 builds on the two previous rules — vary your shots. Some shots should be from a distance to establish where we are and some should be very tight so we can really see the subjects in your video. Some shots should be long and some short. Here’s what to avoid: lots of mid-range shots with three or more people posing in them.
You can expect to pay anywhere from $10.00 (Baia plastic model) to $200.00 (Hahnel Motormat motorized metal unit) for one of these babies. People who know what these are worth would rather keep these than to part with them for cheap. Look for these items at eBay. You may have to search through many listings but you will eventually find a good one. Remember that one of the things an editor must not do is scratch the film as it runs through the sprocket, or all of your hard work will have been for nothing.