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Joined: May 21 2009

Hi all,

I’m very new to the community, so I thought I would introduce myself. I’m very much an amateur video maker, using basic consumer equipment to produce videos of holidays and other such events. I started many years ago using linear techniques – i.e. two video recorders joined together. I started using non-linear techniques around 2001 when I purchased Ulead Mediastudio to go with my Sony MiniDV camcorder.

My trusty Sony recently gave up the ghost, so I got hold of a JVC Everio HDD camcorder, which I’m not a bit happy with – its just a toy. So I’ll be seeking advice on some options for camcorders.

Since I couldn’t justify the cost of the latest version of Ulead Media Studio, I got hold of a copy of Corel VideoStudio Pro X2, which will do for now.

I’ve recently been playing around with time-lapse photography, as I have a digital still camera which will take photographs at intervals. Good fun.

My work is not going to win any awards – it is mainly for my own enjoyment. But I do enjoy learning new techniques and trying to push my basic equipment and software as far as I can. The sort of thing I enjoy doing is stuff like this….

I'm looking forward to learning new things from you all. Thanks for reading.

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Joined: Apr 27 2001

Hi and welcome. Lots of knowledgeable people here about just about anything video related (and lots of other things too) - ask away!

Martin - DVdoctor in moderation. Everyone is entitled to my opinion.

Joined: Mar 8 2007

Welcome to the forum and hope you enjoy the discussions, some of us like me are still learning:D

Joined: Nov 6 2001

Hi Alt - Welcome, we've all something to learn and this is the best place.
Trouble with pushing yer software to the limits is, you move onward and upward and do the same all over again :)

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Joined: Apr 2 2006

Welcome! I think your racing video had a lot of potential and was well executed. It was clearly limited by the equipment and your position in the grandstand, but a couple more angles (maybe a build-up at the beginning with some close shots) and a tripod, placed a little closer to the track, would pep-up the final product no end. The graphics were good too!
Let's see more.


Joined: Sep 7 2000
mooblie wrote:
Hi and welcome. Lots of knowledgeable people here...

...and a few not so knowledgeable ones too, but I'll do my best. :o

Welcome to the forum Alt. :)

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Joined: Apr 21 2007

Hi Alt,

Welcome to the forum.:)

Look forward to seeing some of your work.



H and M Video
Joined: Jun 5 1999

Alt are you in partnership with Ctrl & Del :D

Couldn't resist that one. Welcome to the forum.


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Mike Pulcinella
Joined: Jan 30 2007

Welcome to the forum! You couldn't have found a better place to learn.

I was a newbie in 2004. I'm still making mistakes and learning something new every day, but with the help of the fine people here I have improved my abilities and started my own little video company! My advice is to always ask for critiques and really listen carefully to more experienced people, no matter how much it hurts!! :D

I agree with the comments on the video. A tripod would really help to take it to the next level. You can also try spicing it up with a few shots of the drivers getting ready to build up suspense. Here's a two part video tutorial I made on that subject.

Joined: Jan 13 2007

Hi Alt.
Just had a look at your piece of raw footage.Do you have any knowledge regards making a video or do you just video your material as you see it?
What would you actually like to learn?. The art of making a video or the technique of editing?.