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Books on stopping domestic violence....for abusers or potential abusers?

I know there are a lot of great books out there for survivors of domestic violence. Are there any good books out there for survivors who end up abusive themselves, but would not like to be? In particular, I'm thinking adult children of domestic violence, who because they witnessed awful stuff growing up, think that anything not-that-awful is okay. [more inside]
posted by corb on Oct 6, 2013 - 4 answers

Written Testimonial in Restraining Order Case - What does it Need?

I have been asked to provide a testimonial of character to be used in a restraining order case. What sort of things are looked for in these? And are they even taken seriously, or should I consider personally appearing instead or appearing through skype? [more inside]
posted by corb on Aug 1, 2013 - 8 answers

When does cruelty become pathology?

What qualifies as domestic abuse (or who qualifies as a domestic abuser) and what is just shitty relationship behaviour? Trying to come to terms with a long episode of nastiness in my past and failing. [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday on Jun 23, 2012 - 39 answers

From Digital8 to YouTube.

What resolution is DV in and how do I get DV video from my camcorder to YouTube? [more inside]
posted by brenton on Dec 11, 2011 - 8 answers

How Do You Archive Old DV Footage?

A/V Filter: What's the best long-term way to archive and view miniDV tapes recorded on a Sony video camera? [more inside]
posted by Bobby Bittman on Aug 13, 2011 - 3 answers

A cheap analogue-video-to-iMovie solution sought for FireWire MacBook owner

I would like to route standard def DVD playback straight into iMovie on the cheap. I have a FireWire 2007 MacBook. Thinking about an obsolete, second-hand DV camera (and connecting DVD player to it), but don't know what models to look for. I'm also open to suggestions for software or other hardware. Please help me work out what I really need. [more inside]
posted by galaksit on Jun 25, 2010 - 8 answers

Why isn't Final Cut Pro 6 asking me to change sequence settings to match .avi movie settings?

Final Cut Pro 6 no longer asking me to change my sequence settings to match my clip settings. Why has it stopped doing this? [more inside]
posted by omnigut on Apr 19, 2010 - 12 answers

Best VHS to digital for under $500?

I'm looking for a way to convert old VHS tapes to digital. I have archival material and want the highest quality transfer I can get for under $500. I'd prefer to use a Mac to store and edit the resulting digital file before burning the output to a DVD. [more inside]
posted by zippy on Mar 8, 2010 - 19 answers

Help me get started on digital video making by buying a decent camera.

Help me get started on digital video making by buying a decent camera. I'm confused by all the available formats! [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on Mar 6, 2010 - 8 answers

Need help developing a Excel VBA Macro to Vaildate data entered into a textbox

Need help developing a Excel VBA Macro to Vaildate data entered into a textbox [more inside]
posted by complience on Nov 25, 2009 - 4 answers

Why must my MiniDV videos look like home movies?

Why exactly do videos shot on consumer grade MiniDV camcorders generally look like bad home movies as compared to that of high-end professional MiniDV cameras? What are the relevant differences between them? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on May 3, 2009 - 16 answers

What's the problem with this video camera?

One of our DV camcorders has started giving strange output. This is direct to disk recording, so it's not a dodgy tape. The output is pixellated and highly coloured (blue/green) as in this screenshot... Any ideas what the problem might be? Has anyone seen this behaviour before?
posted by handee on Dec 10, 2008 - 7 answers

Best Bang for the Buck in an Inexpensive Digital Video Camera

Best bang for the buck in an inexpensive digital video camera? [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Oct 10, 2008 - 1 answer

MiniDV camera research

Suggestions and research sites for DV camera? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Aug 27, 2008 - 7 answers

DV/HDV storage and cataloging

Hi all... long time listener, first time caller (poster) I have almost 100 DV/HDV tapes that I have recorded since about 2003. I have not been the best at labeling all my tapes, especially not lately since my twin sons where born. At the moment all my tapes are stored in a box in a drawer :-\ I am looking for a good method of cataloging and storing my DV/HDV tapes. Does anyone have any great, cheap and maybe do-it-yourself solutions for storing tapes. For cataloging I could imagine a google docs document or something, but if anyone has a better solution I would not mind. Stephen Copenhagen, Denmark
posted by StephenMeldalFoged on Aug 1, 2008 - 6 answers

why is the audio missing from the .avi file?

Help me get audio from a camcorder? [more inside]
posted by dhruva on Mar 9, 2008 - 11 answers

How do I record live video directly from DV to PC?

I'd like to record live video directly from my FireWire DV camera using Windows XP. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by russ9595 on Feb 18, 2008 - 4 answers

Help capture stills from a DV Camera.

Looking for a windows method to take stills from a DV camera. [more inside]
posted by TheDukeofLancaster on Jan 10, 2008 - 2 answers

Export HD Final Cut timeline to MiniDV?

FinalCutProFilter: What is the best method of converting footage captured on a HVX P2 and edited in Final Cut as an HD timeline onto a MiniDV for festival usage?
posted by idledebonair on Sep 23, 2007 - 11 answers

OS X Command-Line Vieo Capture

I need to capture full-size/framerate DV + audio from a firewire source on OS X. That's the easy part. Controlling it from a script is the hard part. If this were Linux I'd use ffmpeg, but it isn't... [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Sep 5, 2007 - 4 answers

Professional transfer of 16mm movies to digital?

I inherited some 70-year-old, 16mm home movies (not 8 or Super 8) and am looking for a reliable expert to transfer them to digital video. Many vendors say that they can do this. Can you comment on any from personal experience? (I have seen this thread and the links therein.) Are there any issues I should particularly look out for? Thanks.
posted by Dave 9 on Sep 4, 2007 - 15 answers

Capturing DV video straight to MPEG2?

I have a project coming up where I will need to capture (digitize) a full 8-10 hours of footage (to be captured on DV tape) and make DVD copies for 3 people by the end of the next day. Ok, so I know how to go from DV to MPEG2 via either Final Cut Pro (v. 5.1.4) or Avid Xpress. What I'm wondering is, is there a way to bypass capturing the footage to DV (then converting to MPEG2) and going straight from the tape to MPEG2 so I can save myself hours of encoding from DV to MPEG2 and then burning discs? [more inside]
posted by eatcake on Aug 21, 2007 - 9 answers

Help my daughter look better on the screen.

I need a lot of help with DV cameras. [more inside]
posted by oddman on Aug 19, 2007 - 4 answers

Short story adaptation on a budget - and camera too?

What stories (short or otherwise) are begging to be adapted into a low-budget film? And, what camera should be used to film it? [more inside]
posted by nervestaple on May 13, 2007 - 34 answers

Encoding DV for computer playback?

What's the best way to encode DV for playback on Mac and Windows? I'm editing in Final Cut and would like output that doesn't mess with the aspect ration (no fat/squished heads), no interlacing jaggies, and can play on a G4 ibook or Pentium4 without stuttering. (Bonus points if the file size is smaller than DV!) [more inside]
posted by kamelhoecker on Mar 5, 2007 - 14 answers

What's my must-have software for my Sony DV cam?

So I've come to own a Sony DCR-HC38 DV camera. What's my best options with regards to inexpensive software? [more inside]
posted by phearlez on Mar 1, 2007 - 4 answers

How to use After Effects to clean up crappy DV footage?

How do you clean up ugly DV footage? What are some specific techniques you use in Adobe After Effects to turn amateur DV footage into something cleaner? [more inside]
posted by idledebonair on Nov 8, 2006 - 12 answers

How can I output unrecompressed DV from iMovie?

How can I export DV from iMovie without it being recompressed and pixelated? And no - DV stream isn't doing it. [more inside]
posted by BlackLeotardFront on Oct 1, 2006 - 8 answers

How do I need to change my workflow and FCP configuration to work with 24p DV footage?

DV / Final Cut Pro question: We just upgraded cameras to a Panasonic DVX100B, largely for the ability to shoot in 24P. However, imported footage still appears interlaced in FCP, and it's unclear to me what our new configuration should be. How will we need to change our workflow in order to edit in 24P? (More specific inside.) On an unrelated note, we just imported a tape which appears to be corrupted. Can it be salvaged? (More details inside.) [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Oct 1, 2006 - 6 answers

Short film from Resfest 2004?

Where online can I find "Daydream" (or "Day Dream"), a short film by Su-Jin Kwon shown at Resfest 2004 in the US? [more inside]
posted by shortfuse on Aug 29, 2006 - 0 answers

Recovering a damaged DV tape

Is there any way to recover a damaged DV tape? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Jul 4, 2006 - 7 answers

mini DV recording: blinking red light

Is there any way to disable the red blinking light (card access indicator) when I am recording with my Canon Elura 100? [more inside]
posted by foraneagle2 on Jun 8, 2006 - 17 answers

Archiving strategies for DV?

Final Cut Pro users: What do you do with your bulky collection of project and video files when you're ostensibly done with the project?
posted by evil holiday magic on May 22, 2006 - 5 answers

Guerilla chroma key

DV Film Effects: Techniques & Tips [more inside]
posted by prostyle on Apr 26, 2006 - 8 answers

Alternate video format other than DV

What is the best alternate video format to archive DV video. [more inside]
posted by cowmix on Mar 21, 2006 - 11 answers

12GB per hour = too much

can someone recommend an app for recording video on a mac from dv input, but in a format more compact than dv? [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Mar 3, 2006 - 2 answers

Which mini-dv/still camera

My 5 year old jvc dvm90 minidv/still camera just gave up. It's my only digital still camera, so I want to get another, but don't have much money now. I was always disappointed by the low light filming any way. So, do I get an equivalent for ~$300 or go for a used "prosumer" like the canon xi, Panasonic 953, etc. for about$450 to $500 if possible(craigslist, ebay)? [more inside]
posted by 445supermag on Jan 16, 2006 - 5 answers

DV Compression Quality Differences?

DV video compression question - Do I have to recapture all these tapes?! [more inside]
posted by squirrel on Dec 21, 2005 - 9 answers

Panasonic or Canon?

Help me decide between two MiniDV camcorders (please?) [more inside]
posted by pmbuko on Oct 2, 2005 - 8 answers

How to find (or make) a DV reference movie?

I'm looking for a reference movie for testing video codecs, or tips on how to create my own. [more inside]
posted by danblaker on Sep 13, 2005 - 7 answers

vector graphics perspective effect in Final Cut Express

Mac Final Cut Express and vector graphics, maybe Flash: How to make a vector graphics motion sequence to be incorporated into a Final Cut Express video. [more inside]
posted by planetkyoto on Aug 6, 2005 - 7 answers

DV Deck FireWire Problem

My Mac won't recognize my DV deck... [more inside]
posted by jtron on Apr 26, 2005 - 3 answers

Suggestions for DV Camera Purchase?

I'm looking for a Digital Video camera but am at a loss as to what to look for, what technologies are on the horizon (that are, perhaps, worth waiting for), etc., etc.. [more inside]
posted by Lactoso on Mar 17, 2005 - 10 answers

Looking for a camcorder

Looking for a camcorder. [mi] [more inside]
posted by karen on Jan 7, 2005 - 12 answers

Is there something I can use to open, edit and save MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 files in OSX?

Digital video: Is there something I can use to open, edit and save MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 files in OSX? Bonus question: What would I need to render said files from After Effects, Final Cut Pro, etc? [more inside]
posted by erebora on Feb 25, 2004 - 8 answers

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