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Finished Clapperboard

Posted: Mon, 9th May 2005, 6:45pm

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Made this on sunday afternoon. Can write on it with Whiteboard pens. Works a treat! What you reckon?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v356/imaglassjaw/clapperboard.jpg
Posted: Mon, 9th May 2005, 6:52pm

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Must be great if you need one.

I like it, very clever.
Posted: Mon, 9th May 2005, 6:58pm

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That's a nice one. It's way more handy with whiteboard pens then mine with chalks that I made a year back. Don't use this one anylonger though, but isn't it retro? wink

Posted: Mon, 9th May 2005, 7:35pm

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how do u get your pics to show up in the post like that?
Posted: Mon, 9th May 2005, 8:05pm

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To get a picture to show up in your post, you simply type [img], then the url of your picture, then [/img].

So it'd look something like this:

[img]mypictureurl[/img]

And that's it. Oh, and nice clapboard, by the way. Hope this helps.
Posted: Mon, 9th May 2005, 8:05pm

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Have the image hosted on the net somewhere (like www.imageshack.us), and get the URL for the image. Then post that url between these tags, like this:

[img]www.thenameofyoururlthatyouget.com/theimagename.jpeg[/img]

Then your picture will show up. Hope this helps smile

Cheers,
Arktic.

Edit - Darn! You even stole my 'Hope this helps' razz
Posted: Mon, 9th May 2005, 8:51pm

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By golly it works!
Posted: Mon, 9th May 2005, 8:58pm

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Arktic wrote:

Have the image hosted on the net somewhere (like www.imageshack.us), and get the URL for the image. Then post that url between these tags, like this:

[img]www.thenameofyoururlthatyouget.com/theimagename.jpeg[/img]

Then your picture will show up. Hope this helps smile

Cheers,
Arktic.

Edit - Darn! You even stole my 'Hope this helps' razz
AHA! The FXHome de-Arkticification is almost complete! Now I just have to do one more thing..........wait for it.....
wink

Hope this helps! (Though I don't know why it would)

Cheers, Ben
Posted: Mon, 9th May 2005, 9:23pm

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What would you need that thing for, if you're shooting on Video? smile
Posted: Mon, 9th May 2005, 9:47pm

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Sollthar wrote:

What would you need that thing for, if you're shooting on Video? smile
I find it makes syncing video and audio a lot easier if you are recording to a different audio device to your camera.
Posted: Mon, 9th May 2005, 9:56pm

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That's true. If you're recording on a 2nd device, a clapboard does help indeed.

You still won't need to write down what "roll" it is though. smile
Posted: Mon, 9th May 2005, 9:59pm

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Sollthar wrote:


You still won't need to write down what "roll" it is though. smile
He can still write what tape number it's on... a clapboard is useful, but snazzy lookin' as well!
Posted: Mon, 9th May 2005, 10:02pm

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Never Hurts. It would make the capturing phase much easier as you wouldnt have to spend the time coming up with clip names. Of course if your the type that just captures an entire tape and then completely edits it, it makes the clapper board even less usefull.
Posted: Mon, 9th May 2005, 10:02pm

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Shouldn't it say "tape" then?

*nag* doh
Posted: Tue, 10th May 2005, 2:11pm

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Well, by the same token, you could argue that "Cameraman" is also unnecessary most of the time, since a lot of stuff on here is shot by the director.
Pedants of the world unite!

Andrew, that's a BEAST of a clapperboard!
Posted: Tue, 10th May 2005, 2:23pm

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Sollthar

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Just kiddin... it's a neat clapperboard.


Now I think about that camerman remark though... burst
Posted: Tue, 10th May 2005, 2:26pm

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uh-oh, I made Sollthar's head explode.

whistle

Just ignore me, I'm deliriously ill today *cough cough*
Posted: Tue, 10th May 2005, 2:33pm

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Sollthar

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Oh, I hope you'll get better soon then!


And no worries about my head. Happens from time to time. I'll just glue it back together.
Posted: Tue, 10th May 2005, 4:05pm

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I started shooting with external audio onto a CD recorder yesterday, and I'm realizing that I definitely need something like that. Just having the actors say the take number and clap isn't cutting it.
Posted: Tue, 10th May 2005, 9:35pm

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I filmed a short coversation at a table with 2 people onto a mini disc recorder a few months back. Had no clapper board back then so I just clapped my hands! Wasn't perfect but was all I had!

Good thing about a clapper boards is the black and white zig zags across the top. Never realized what they were for, thought it was just for aesthetic reasons, but what it allows you to do is see exactly when the clapper is shut. When the pattern is closed and together.

Then its a simple mater of opening the audio channel and you can physically see where the clap is with the increase in volume. Then line them up together, link the audio and vid back together and you're away.

The final gorgeous thing about the clapper board is, when you capture the footage, and view each shot back as a thumbnail, you can see a little pic of the clapperboard and all the info you need is staring right back at you.
Posted: Wed, 11th May 2005, 1:01am

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I did the hand clap thing too when recording to two devices... But I'd of rather had a clapboard smile hehe

and a director's chair too smile
and somebody to get me a donut! smile LOL
Posted: Fri, 13th May 2005, 12:38am

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I liked the clapperboard idea and checked ebay last year - http://search.ebay.co.uk/clapperboard_W0QQfrppZ50QQfsopZ1QQmaxrecordsreturnedZ300QQsacurZ3QQsalicZ3
I picked up a couple.

Nice idea when dealing with external audio. The last thing I did with my minidisc was an interview and just synced it up with very little effort. It can certainly be a very handy tool to have around.

Btw, for anyone looking at minidisc, I just upgraded to a Sony NH900 Hi-MD (Hi-minidisc). And being able to record uncompressed audio (PCM) is great. Also being able to upload via USB is fast and efficient. It's only been a week, but so far, the results are very promising. Anyone else using this medium?

Adam.
Posted: Fri, 13th May 2005, 2:52am

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mini disk is still compressed... unless this is some new technology smile
Posted: Fri, 13th May 2005, 3:17am

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very sexy, i need to design one myself..
Posted: Fri, 13th May 2005, 11:59am

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adamlightandmagic

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JamieC7 wrote:

mini disk is still compressed... unless this is some new technology smile
You're thinking of old Minidisc. This is Hi-MD, which was released last year. Here, take a look - http://minidisc.org/hi-md_faq.html and http://forums.minidisc.org/index.php?showtopic=6749

They can record on 1GB discs that allow roughly 95 minutes or UNCOMPRESSED recording. And like I said, it can be uploaded via usb. Smart stuff.

Adam.