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June 5, 2011

True Film Restoration services in the B2C Market

RHMG – Bill Werba As a B2C business owner in the home movie transfer business, I’m always looking for ways to improve and add to my services for my customers.  Where are things trending?   What’s next for the industry to stay relevant? From my point of view, the next stage in services evolution is Film […]

May 26, 2011

Competitive Comparison of an HD Film Transfer

  HomeDVD has gone ahead again to check out the competition on the quality of an HD film transfer for small gauge movie film, with some surprisingly good results. A standard 3″ reel of  color 8mm film was assembled that exhibited a range of  transfer system challenges.  The film was old and was quite grainy […]

May 22, 2011

Certain Truths About Amateur Film

How poor is small gauge film –Really!! The fact is that that old 8mm and Super 8 mm film (and yes even some 16mm) is not all that it is cracked up to be in terms of its supposedly inherent super properties.  There is lots of talk in the forums, other discussion groups and blogs […]

May 19, 2011

CUDA based cards now have another home in CS5

In my search for a list of CUDA based NVidia video cards that will support Adobe Premiere CS5, I came across this web site www.Studio1productions.com.  It has an article that has the steps to unlock Premiere CS5 so that more than the few currently Adobe supported CUDA cards can be used to crunch video data […]

February 24, 2011

NTSC and PAL in Hi-Def!! I don’t think so

NTSC or PAL Operation in High Definition Video Lets start off by saying there is no such thing as NTSC or PAL in the High Definition video world.  Just scan rate differences. NTSC and PAL standards are color methods and scan/refresh rates that have their origin in the analog domain.  Their corollary does however have […]

January 23, 2011

Frame Blending Problem in Premiere CS4

Frame blending can be forced off in render. When I do my Premiere setups prior to doing an edit on my HD video files, one of the first things I do is to turn off the ‘blend frames‘ option in the Clip menu. It is on by default.  A simple test on the clip in […]

December 19, 2010

Creating Proxy Files in Adobe Premiere CS3 CS4 and CS5

Offline Proxy editing for High Definition Video When working with uncompressed YUV video files like we do at HomeDVD, we use a technique called proxy editing.  Why do this?  Uncompressed HD video files by nature are large and as such present a data handling problem on most computer platforms particularly when editing them.  Did I […]

June 1, 2010

Competitive comparsion of an SD film transfer

The wide range of film telecine methods, equipment, internal workflows and post production practices have a direct impact on the visual outcome of a telecined home movie film. Lets take a look at the differences. “If I were to transfer my once in a lifetime films to DVD, choosing a film transfer vendor could be […]