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Posted: Sat, 4th Apr 2009, 9:25pm

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I'm tempted to buy some (but want all) of the new stock footage dvds. I wanted to know if there would be a discount if you were to purchase all the packs together, like there is if you bought them from the NC website.
Posted: Sat, 4th Apr 2009, 9:51pm

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Don't think there's a bundle, or it would probably be advertised.

Or just buy them from NC. razz
Posted: Sat, 4th Apr 2009, 9:54pm

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I just thought that if there's enough interest in buying the whole collection, then maybe they would do a deal. I would prefer to have the stock footage on dvd, but if they aren't doing a deal I may buy from NC, get the hint fx home, do us a deal. biggrin
Posted: Sat, 4th Apr 2009, 10:05pm

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The good deals you get from us. wink
Posted: Wed, 8th Apr 2009, 12:14pm

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http://www.nccinema.ch/
The top left is a bundle pack which includes all the new stock footage. Pretty big discount too.
Posted: Thu, 9th Apr 2009, 12:55am

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are they the same from NC ?
Posted: Thu, 9th Apr 2009, 1:24am

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Yep, if I am not mistaken, Solthar just gave them his own DVD's right?
Posted: Thu, 9th Apr 2009, 4:57am

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correct
Posted: Thu, 9th Apr 2009, 6:26am

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Hey Solthar,
I'm saving a little cash to get your stock footage bundle, I was wondering if you know what the shipping time is if you're over seas?
And also does the bundle actually come with all those dvds?
I've been to your site and that's an odd question but I just wanted to make sure. The last time I ordered something from another site it wasn't what I thought it was going to be because I didn't ask... Why? Because I'm a dumb ass.
But if so... wow!!! Awesome deal you've got there.
Thanks for any info and help.
Posted: Thu, 9th Apr 2009, 10:00am

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Hey!

We don't sell DVD's, we sell them all as digital downloads. Wich means, you'll get the download data as soon as your pruchase has been processed. So you can start working with the clips the same day (plus, you can redownload them at any time should you lose them). So no additional material costs and no shipping delay.
Posted: Thu, 9th Apr 2009, 10:17am

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Sollthar wrote:

Hey!

We don't sell DVD's, we sell them all as digital downloads. Wich means, you'll get the download data as soon as your pruchase has been processed. So you can start working with the clips the same day (plus, you can redownload them at any time should you lose them). So no additional material costs and no shipping delay.
See dude?
I read that part on your site and still asked a dumb ass question.
Damn I need some sleep. sleep
Hey thanks for clearing that up anyway. I'm gonna buy it in the next few days to about a week and a half, depending on how much longer my tax return takes. Oh and I really want to get you nightcast movie. I saw the trailers and it looks entirely bad-ass.
Thanks again man. biggrin
Now I really have to ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
Posted: Thu, 9th Apr 2009, 10:23am

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The FXhome DVDs contain the footage in both PAL and NTSC framerates while Sollthar's footage is PAL framerate. The only other difference is our attractive FXhome style packaging and DVD cover printing. The source material is Sollthar's fantastic footage.
Posted: Thu, 9th Apr 2009, 8:37pm

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schwar wrote:

The FXhome DVDs contain the footage in both PAL and NTSC framerates while Sollthar's footage is PAL framerate. The only other difference is our attractive FXhome style packaging and DVD cover printing. The source material is Sollthar's fantastic footage.
Cool.
Is there a way to get around the frame rate thing "pal"? Is there maybe a way to convert the footage to ntsc without the loss of quality?
I'm just wondering because I'm a little pressed for time and money right now. It would be faster to just pay for the footage and then download it right away and be able to use it rather than have to wait however many weeks for it to be shipped. I'm not being pushy or anything it's just that my friends and I are working on a few short projects right now. We could film our own stock but with time being somewhat short it'd be simpler to get Solthar's stock footage.
So if anyone has an answer for the coversion from pal to ntsc... please let me know and thanks. biggrin
Posted: Thu, 9th Apr 2009, 8:51pm

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spydurhank wrote:

schwar wrote:

The FXhome DVDs contain the footage in both PAL and NTSC framerates while Sollthar's footage is PAL framerate. The only other difference is our attractive FXhome style packaging and DVD cover printing. The source material is Sollthar's fantastic footage.
Cool.
Is there a way to get around the frame rate thing "pal"? Is there maybe a way to convert the footage to ntsc without the loss of quality?
I'm just wondering because I'm a little pressed for time and money right now. It would be faster to just pay for the footage and then download it right away and be able to use it rather than have to wait however many weeks for it to be shipped. I'm not being pushy or anything it's just that my friends and I are working on a few short projects right now. We could film our own stock but with time being somewhat short it'd be simpler to get Solthar's stock footage.
So if anyone has an answer for the coversion from pal to ntsc... please let me know and thanks. biggrin
So you have to convert the nccinema stock to ntsc? Crap, well, how do you do that? I'm such an idiot *cry*

Want...that...stock...*drools*

Will buy pretty soon I hope.
Posted: Thu, 9th Apr 2009, 10:23pm

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Yeah I know dude!
I was thinking that maybe I can stick it in my NLE and render it at 30 fps? I think that might work but I'm not really sure?
Otherwise why bother selling it to people over seas in pal if we can't even use it. I came really close to buying it last night but I need the cash right now so I didn't. I'm sure there's an easy answer out there. biggrin
Posted: Fri, 10th Apr 2009, 6:11pm

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So I have two to three days at the most. Things are getting down to the wire and I'm kinda stuck for time. frown My tax return showed up today so I now have the cash for the bundle but I don't know what to do.
I want to buy from Solthar, that is the simpler choice for the price and and instant download, hardly any wait and I can get to work right away. But then there is the conversion issue from pal to ntsc. Should I risk buying the bundle and find out that I cannot use it?
Or
I could buy the FXhome bundle which is the same thing as Solthar's stock footage that comes in ntsc but it would set me back 2 weeks worth of work or however long it takes to ship things from over seas. The thing is that I don't have that kind of time.

Christ in a cartoon! What to do, what to do?

Does anyone have a clue as to how to convert from pal to ntsc?
I'm feeling a little like I'm backed into a corner and there's a puma and a cougar stalking me. Can someone please help? wall
Posted: Fri, 10th Apr 2009, 6:41pm

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spydurhank wrote:

So I have two to three days at the most. Things are getting down to the wire and I'm kinda stuck for time. frown My tax return showed up today so I now have the cash for the bundle but I don't know what to do.
I want to buy from Solthar, that is the simpler choice for the price and and instant download, hardly any wait and I can get to work right away. But then there is the conversion issue from pal to ntsc. Should I risk buying the bundle and find out that I cannot use it?
Or
I could buy the FXhome bundle which is the same thing as Solthar's stock footage that comes in ntsc but it would set me back 2 weeks worth of work or however long it takes to ship things from over seas. The thing is that I don't have that kind of time.

Christ in a cartoon! What to do, what to do?

Does anyone have a clue as to how to convert from pal to ntsc?
I'm feeling a little like I'm backed into a corner and there's a puma and a cougar stalking me. Can someone please help? wall
I would go for nccinema and figure out the conversion later. It would probably take less than two weeks to work out.
Posted: Fri, 10th Apr 2009, 6:55pm

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Thanks Big gun,
I'm gonna have to do that, the way things are looking right now.
What do you think if I put the stock footage in my NLE and try converting it to 30 fps from there? I was even thinking about testing it by rendering a clip in vision lab then maybe convert it in video wrap?
I'm pretty sure that there's an answer out there. I just have to find it.
Thanks for the input man. biggrin

Oh and if anyone else has any info on how to convert the stock footage, if you leave a reply I'm sorry if I don't comment back. I'm gonna be at a friends studio helping him record a few songs and it may take a while.
So thank you, thank you for any help and advice. biggrin
Posted: Fri, 10th Apr 2009, 7:39pm

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spydurhank wrote:

Thanks Big gun,
I'm gonna have to do that, the way things are looking right now.
What do you think if I put the stock footage in my NLE and try converting it to 30 fps from there? I was even thinking about testing it by rendering a clip in vision lab then maybe convert it in video wrap?
I'm pretty sure that there's an answer out there. I just have to find it.
Thanks for the input man. biggrin

Oh and if anyone else has any info on how to convert the stock footage, if you leave a reply I'm sorry if I don't comment back. I'm gonna be at a friends studio helping him record a few songs and it may take a while.
So thank you, thank you for any help and advice. biggrin
No problemo.

Sry, I have no clue about video editor stuff. My dad explains it when I have an issue, and I haven't had this issue before. So Idk.
Posted: Fri, 10th Apr 2009, 9:39pm

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There are many different ways of converting footage. If you run it normal PAL and import it into an NTSC project, it will just run about 15% faster, which will work anyways and is the easiest way. Or you can stick time and use an image blend mode to create artificial images or you can convert the framerate with tools like twixtor or retimer or something, which are both not free though. Method 1 and 2 are the recommended ones.
Posted: Sat, 11th Apr 2009, 1:48am

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Sollthar wrote:

There are many different ways of converting footage. If you run it normal PAL and import it into an NTSC project, it will just run about 15% faster, which will work anyways and is the easiest way. Or you can stick time and use an image blend mode to create artificial images or you can convert the framerate with tools like twixtor or retimer or something, which are both not free though. Method 1 and 2 are the recommended ones.
Speed is not a major issue. Well, maybe it is with stock...but we'll see, eh?

Thnx for the input.
Posted: Sat, 11th Apr 2009, 7:44am

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Thanks Solthar,
I just got in from a long day of recording music and a long night of drinking beer and booze and read your post. It means a lot and thanks for your help. Once I sober up I'm gonna buy your stock footage bundle which is bad ass by the way. Thanks to anyone who has helped me with this. You guys ROCK!!! biggrin

Well I just ordered the stock footage bundle but I don't see a download page. Paypal says your order has been shipped. I think I'm screwed? frown
I thought the clips were downloadable.

Never mind dude. I really am a dumbass. I just got the links to the zip files on hotmail. I'm glad too because I was about to cry like a girl being chased by Satan. Heh. hugegrin

Hey guys I thought I'd just throw this out there for you in case you decide to get the easy download bundle from Solthar.
Go right ahead and do it. Vision lab opened them right up. I left the project settings to what I normally use, ntsc. The stock footage is in pal. I rendered a test with some of the stock and then opened the file in my NLE and it worked better than good. There was no issue with the 25 fps thing. It played just right. YAY!!! hugegrin