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Devon's Christmas Video

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Well, this is the first time that Ilona and I could get together to watch your video.

Well, the nature scenes were wonderfully calming and serene, and contrasted nicely by your pyromania.


Henceforth, we have decided to dub you "Firepaw"(F1rePaw)?, in honor of your pyromaniac antics and arms collection.

(It beat out "FireFork" which noted your fork-flinging skills).

Gloria, after watching your target practice, Ilona sends her sympathies as I had once forced her to assemble ber own computer.

Amusing highlights are your renditions of "Cops" and a minister teaching Psalm 23. Others include the ulogy for your car, Tobi's "drinking problem", not skateboarding down the dam and your pouring streams of gasoline on a fire while nearly being engulfed in the fireball several times in succession.



Thanks, and we'll see what we can do, although you already have access to my photo album, I'll try to post some from our return to Winnipeg. I was just given a USB 2.0 memory reader, and it allows me to copy my camera ram about 5-10x faster... it'll make it easier to edit - I won't have to keep the camera on.

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Re: Devon's Christmas Video

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Spectre_Eric wrote:Well, this is the first time that Ilona and I could get together to watch your video.
There's a Devon-christmas video? Aww, Devon doesn't like me anymore, he didn't tell me!
*sticks tongue out at him*
;)
Spectre_Eric wrote: Others include the ulogy for your car, Tobi's "drinking problem"
I deny everything!
Ohwait, you have filmed proof...
*cough*

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Well Tobi, aren't you using PAL while north america (including Devon) is using VHS?

Although, if you really want, I could MPEG encode it and email it to you. It'd only be about 300MB in DivX.
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I deny everything!
Ohwait, you have filmed proof...
Don't worry, we won't expose it to the public... yet. It depends on your co-operation...

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Spectre_Eric wrote:Well Tobi, aren't you using PAL while north america (including Devon) is using VHS?
Isn't it NTFS?
And when you know ho wto encode from video cassette to MPEG, could you tell me? I have some cool homevideos that I'd like to get onto CD. :D

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NTFS is a File System used by WinNT(!) , 2000, and XP. :)


I'd just use my ATI-All-in-Wonder Video card with TV tuner... (PCI, but I keep it around mainly as a high-resolution second video card )

I'm working on a secret project atm, and Ilona's last day here in the city is tomorrow, so I'll have time to do so Tuesday...

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Post by ZOMBIE USER 10925 »

ok, done.

The card didn't like saving more than 10m at a time... that made for 4 - 10min files and one 7min file.

I have packaged them in selfextracting RAR archives.

In about 15 - 5MB each for dial-up users and in 3.5 - 20MB files for high-speed users.

For the site, PM or email me. :)


Btw, Tobi, Devon does say hi to you by name at the end in his "thanks everyone" section at the end.

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Hey Eric!

I dunno if you mind the bandwidth, but I don't mind if you post the vids on here if you want. Just not the final message.

: )

Oh, and you may want to show which ones have people in them and which ones have scenery, cause... well, the scenery is boring for peeps.

Thanks for doing that dude.

-Devon

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You should show the clips of that wierd guy wearing a WMYLG shirt. He's such a dork, isn't he?
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Ok, Latest update:

This project is now complete.

I have DivX encoded the files hey have dropped to about 64MB each.

They are available in 5 and 25MB Self-extracting RARs at http://devon.r3d.net

At devon's request, the "greeting" is password-protected... see Devon for the password.

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Hmmm... now, if we could show a picture of that WMLG shirt-wearing guy WITHOUT the shirt.. we could increase the audience for the video by a wide, wide margin... that would be some serious cross-marketing power there... *snickers*
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TwoDifferentSox wrote:
Spectre_Eric wrote:Well Tobi, aren't you using PAL while north america (including Devon) is using VHS?
Isn't it NTFS?
And when you know ho wto encode from video cassette to MPEG, could you tell me? I have some cool homevideos that I'd like to get onto CD. :D
From Blackstar UK, some form of British online movie-retailer, the following list and map:
Pal VHS:
Abu Dhabi, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Ascension Island, Australia, Austria, Azores, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, China (Peoples Republic), Christmas Island, Cook Island, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Dubai, Easter Island, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Finland, Gambia, Gaza & West Bank, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece (also SECAM), Greenland, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Holland, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Madeira, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norfolk Island, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Sardinia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Tristian Da Cunah, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vanuatu, Vatican, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zanzibar, and Zimbabwe.

NTSC:
Alaska, American Samoa, Antigua, Antilles (Dutch), Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, British Virgin Islands, Burma, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Diego Garcia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, Johnston Islands, Korea South, Leeward Islands, Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Midway Islands, Montserrat, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Okinawa, Palau, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Samoa, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Surinam, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Virgin Islands.

Secam:
Afghanistan, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Benin, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia (Kampuchea), Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Peoples Republic), Corsica, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, France, Gabon, Georgia, Greece (also PAL), Guadeloupe, Guyana (French), Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Kampuchea, Kazakhastan, Korea North, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, New Caledonia, Niger, Polynesia, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia Republic, St Pierre, Syria, Tahiti, Tajikistan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Wallis Island and Zaire.

PAL M:
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And from this site the following about PAL, PAL M, SECAM, and NTSC:
PAL
PAL stands for Phase Alternation by Line, and was adopted in 1967. It has 625 horizontal lines making up the vertical resolution. 50 fields are displayed and interlaced per second, making for a 25 frame per second system. An advantage of this system is a more stable and consistent hue (tint). PAL-M is used only in Brazil. It has 525 lines, at 30 frames per second.

PAL countries include: Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina (PAL-N), Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei, Cameroon, Canary Islands, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Gibralter, Greece (also SECAM), Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, North Korea, Kuwait, Liberia, Luxembourg (also SECAM), Madeira, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay (PAL-N), Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia (also SECAM), Siera Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay (PAL-N), Yeman (the former Yeman Arab Republic was PAL, and the former People's Democratic Republic of Yeman was NTSC ), Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
SECAM
SECAM stands for Systeme Electronique Couleur Avec Memoire, which was adopted in 1967. It has 625 lines and 25 frames per second.

Countries include: Albania, Benin, Bulgaria, Congo, former Czechosolvakia, Djibouti, Egypt, France, French Guiana, Gabon, Greece (also PAL), Guadeloupe, Haiti, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Libya, Luxembourg (also PAL), Madagascar, Martinique, Mauritius, Monaco (also PAL), Mongolia, Morocco, New Caledonia, Niger, Poland, Reunion, Romania, Saudi Arabia (also PAL), Senegal, Syria, Tahiti, Togo, Tunisia, former USSR, Viet Nam, Zaire. The above was gathered from various older sources, so discrepencies in spelling or political changes are unintentional.
NTSC
NTSC stands for National Television System Committee, which devised the NTSC television broadcast system in 1953. NTSC is also commonly used to refer to one type of television signal that can be recorded on various tape formats such as VHS, 3/4" U-matic and Betacam.

The NTSC standard has a fixed vertical resolution of 525 horizontal lines stacked on top of each other, with varying amounts of "lines" making up the horizontal resolution, depending on the electronics and formats involved. There are 59.94 fields displayed per second. A field is a set of even lines, or odd lines. The odd and even fields are displayed sequentially, thus interlacing the full frame. One full frame, therefore, is made of two interlaced fields, and is displayed about every 1/30 of a second.

NTSC countries are: USA, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Burma, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Greenland, Guam, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, St. Kitts, Saipan, Samoa, Surinam, Taiwan, Tobago, Trinidad, Venezuela, Virgin Islands.

The following countries were listed as Monochrome 625/50 in one resource: Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Replublic, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia (or PAL or SECAM in other resources).
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Simple *links* to PAL and NTSC pages would have sufficed. :)

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NTSC!
Yes, that's what I meaned, thanks for clearing me up, Mr pengolodh. :)

I btw have to admit I never had problems to play any video cassette I got from the US when I tried it on my VHS here, it just never worked the other way around (I tried when visiting Devon).
So either my VHS-recorder is able to play both or maybe PAL and NTSC are compatible one way? If such thing exists?

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It would be the player - some modern players can take both PAL and NTSC, but these are common only in Europe, I think. Something to do with the European demand for VCRs capable of playing US videotapes is significantly greater than the US demand for VCRs capable of playing European videotapes. SECAM can, IIRC, be played on PAL, but with loss of colour or general image-quality..
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TwoDifferentSox wrote:NTSC!
Yes, that's what I meaned, thanks for clearing me up, Mr pengolodh. :)

I btw have to admit I never had problems to play any video cassette I got from the US when I tried it on my VHS here, it just never worked the other way around (I tried when visiting Devon).
So either my VHS-recorder is able to play both or maybe PAL and NTSC are compatible one way? If such thing exists?
Following up on an earlier comment, the designator "VHS" is the format of the tape itself (as opposed to "Betamax", 8mm etc), and NTSC/PAL/SECAM refer to the format of the video signal that is recorded upon the tape. Quite often, a video tape in one video signal format can be played on a different system, but the aspect ratio can get squashed or pulled, and/or the colour information gets lost, leaving you with black & white. Japan, always being good at taking someone else's concept and improving upon it, has a different flavour of NTSC than North America, with higher scan rate.

My TV and VCR are both multiformat, and can handle any of the above...
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