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Fabian
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I've just been flickin' through my 'complete' collection of Computer Video magazines.

Boy have things changed.

The prices, sizes etc of things. Phew !

Thank God there was no recession back then !!!

But my conclusion...

I MISS MY COMPUTER VIDEO MAGAZINE !!!!!!!

Fabian Murphy, murphyvideoservices.com

harlequin
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Fabian wrote:
I MISS MY COMPUTER VIDEO MAGAZINE !!!!!!!

As do I.
I want to find a good ( trusted ) review of canopus' new firecoder boards etc ............

Gary MacKenzie

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surferboy
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Yeh just dug mine out, its my version of the bible... now where's my DC30!

surferboy
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To be honest tho im just glad that we got to keep these forums lol, always glancing through as always.

tilski
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Unfortunately I had to lose some of mind during a house and then office move. I donated many to students (left them in the classroom).

But I held on to my favorites.

The best being......... wait for it........ BIG FOOT IS HERE!!!!!! 12gb Storage has arrived!!!!!

Fond memories.

To have a complete collection is just great. Don't throw them away. I regret losing mine.

Is there any other document out there that charts the technology like CV at that time? Me thinks not.

What's to become of us.... What is to become of us?

Alan Roberts
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Related topic, I've been rummaging Muybridge's role in the history of film and tv, and it's surprising. He was the world's first cinematographer, first to do 3-D, first to do 'time slice', first to do 'sliced time', first to operate a cinema. he also knew of and understood the geometric distortions due to mismatched shutters (e.g. rolling shutter in CMOS) and corrected for it. The only thing he didn't originate is intermittent media motion (as in film). All the rest was there, by 1879. Quite a guy.

Get my test cards document, and cards for 625, 525, 720 and 1080. Thanks to Gavin Gration for hosting them.
Camera settings documents are held by Daniel Browning and at the EBU
My book, 'Circles of Confusion' is available here.
Also EBU Tech.3335 tells how to test cameras, and R.118 tells how to use the results.

rogs
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I guess it's understandable that many of the 'tech' hobby magazines have gone to the great library in the sky - I certainly miss some of the electronics ones - and it's not quite the same thing reading online articles, as it was looking forward to receiving the monthly 'helping' of your hobby in magazine form.

Wish I'd kept some of my sets of magazines, but with a 'tidy' type SWMBO, it wasn't realistically ever likely to be an option! :) .
I did manage keep copies of those I contributed to though!

Re Alan's post above -- as an audio equivalant of Muybridge (i.e. a visionary, way ahead of their time!) I submit Alan Blumlein , with possibly Michael Gerzon as well?
Much later than Muybridge of course, but then audio types always seem to arrive a bit late at the party!

Alan Roberts
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Blumlein's a real hero, much more so than Eddison (he only invented the research lab., which is a good thing, but hardly ground-breaking).

Get my test cards document, and cards for 625, 525, 720 and 1080. Thanks to Gavin Gration for hosting them.
Camera settings documents are held by Daniel Browning and at the EBU
My book, 'Circles of Confusion' is available here.
Also EBU Tech.3335 tells how to test cameras, and R.118 tells how to use the results.

Rob James
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Gerzon was scarily clever. many of his theories have still not been fully exploited.

Rob The picture is only there to keep the sound in sync

Maxwell
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Magazines are a big business. Every hobby most people have are listed in one format on your book shelves.
The trouble with video magazines to many came out like the rising sun over the ocean. Many were absolutely rubbish.
Today it is the market for computer magazines. Apple Mac about four, PC six or seven. The trouble with most media magazines, the lack personnel touch in some section. Then again you may ask yourself? What do i want from a magazine. Information or new products or learning information how a product works.

Arthur.S
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Alan Roberts wrote:
Blumlein's a real hero, much more so than Eddison (he only invented the research lab., which is a good thing, but hardly ground-breaking).

Are we talking 'Edison' Alan? If so, that's a great disservice. I had the pleasure of visiting the Edison home in Florida a number of years back. The man was probably the mind of the century.