[toc] Over the past few weeks I’ve made digital copies of quite a few Super 8 films. The proper way of doing it is by scanning each frame individually but this involves expensive and hard-to-find equipment. You can send films away to various companies to be digitised properly for not too much money, but that […]Read more "Digitising a Super 8 film"
The other day, I wanted to find out which of the videos in my movie collection were encoded with multitrack (e.g. 5.1) sound. I found a tool for Linux called themonospot. Happily, it’s packaged with Fedora and can be installed simply by doing yum install themonospot-console Once installed it’ll quickly give you information about your […]Read more "Getting information about your video files"
Some years ago, my dad bought me a book about electronics, computers and robots from a jumble sale for 10p. It was published in 1984 and probably about 15 years out of date when I received it. Today I came across it on my bookshelf back at my parents’ house, and there’s a double-page spread […]Read more "The house of the future"
Recently, a friend asked me if I could copy her home videos from a miniDV tape onto a DVD. I said sure, OK, and if she lent me her camcorder I’d be able to get it done. I’ve never actually used miniDV before, and I’ve only ever tried to process video on Linux a handful […]Read more "DV editing on Fedora"