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Good place to get super-8mm home movies put on DVDs in NYC?

Lots of home movies, some are super-8, some are tapes, some are mini-DV tapes, etc. I'd like to get them put on DVDs that I can then easily edit. I'm in Manhattan, NYC. thanks (oh a long time ago there was another question like this and somebody suggested a mail-order place, but I don't feel comfortable sending off my precious home movies from the 1950s etc. away)
posted by DMelanogaster on Jul 14, 2014 - 6 answers

What application best for my photo-editing needs? and need tips...

I need to do a few things to about 50 photos, and would like to know what application I should use, and how to do those few things... [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Jul 28, 2013 - 6 answers

How can i play HD video without it horribly stuttering?

Any HD video files i try to play stutter horribly on my new computer, and just generally play inconsistently and in a not-smooth fashion. I've tried almost everything... [more inside]
posted by emptythought on Mar 14, 2013 - 19 answers

Streaming Video A No Go

When I stream video from almost any source, it gobbles up 100 percent of my CPU usage and becomes choppy and unwatchable. I've tried every trick in the book. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by ronofthedead on Jan 26, 2013 - 15 answers

What's that home video (VHS) introduction to home computers from the '80s?

What is the name of that 1980s home video introducing you to computers hosted by that famous TV personality husband and wife whose names I can't remember? The one whose background color changes depending on what section you're in? [more inside]
posted by dan_of_brainlog on Nov 27, 2012 - 5 answers

Camtasia headache = sadface.

Why are my Camtasia MP4 exports cropping 1/4 of the video? [more inside]
posted by denriguez on May 20, 2012 - 7 answers

I'm gif-less and sad.

I've switched from PC to a mac- help me alter my gif making process! [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate on Nov 2, 2011 - 2 answers

Mac video conversion/printing

Using a Mac, what would be one of the higher quality ways of taking a 1 minute digital video clip, converting that file so that the video is broken down into several hundred sequential still frames (high quality) and then finally printing those still frames (say each one being 3" x 3") so that I can make a flicker picture book from them? Free programs would be nice but willing to buy something if it means getting a superior result.
posted by lorebella on Aug 14, 2011 - 5 answers

Can you access a video camera remotely with a hotspot card?

I'm looking for the simplest and cheapest way to set up a video camera at a temporary site that I can access on line. Is there a way to use one of those hotspot cards? Usually we use a dvr system that has a static ip, forward the port within the router and then dynamic dns or something like that but I want to eliminate the need for the computer, router, and permanent connection. Thanks!
posted by Raichle on Jul 22, 2011 - 3 answers

Computer ignoramus at the helm over here.

How do I make videos to put on Vimeo when I just have audio? [more inside]
posted by custard heart on Apr 25, 2011 - 3 answers

I want to check some predictions

I'm looking for a short film I saw in a computing class about 10 or 15 years ago. It was set in the "close future" demonstrating the use of computer technology by a disaster recovery team after an earthquake in California. Notably, all the computers and devices like printers were wireless. [more inside]
posted by WhackyparseThis on Feb 24, 2011 - 2 answers

Play video or Power Point with motion sensor activation.

Need to find a way to activate a Power Point show via a motion activated sensor. [more inside]
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Feb 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me transfer some video, then muck with it.

Help me transfer some video, then muck with it. [more inside]
posted by lpsguy on Dec 1, 2010 - 9 answers

MOUSE ISNT WORKING in sc2

i just installed a new video caRD vn240gtmd1g and its workin and stuff but now i cant move the cursor in starcraft 2 everything else worlks fine i dont know what to do can anyone help?
posted by quseio on Sep 28, 2010 - 7 answers

starcraft 2 mp3s

i want to copy the starcraft 2 voice mp3s esp tychus in the odin but the sc2 file is one big file i cant open i would appreciate any help i could record it during gameplay i guess but it wouldnt b quite as good
posted by quseio on Sep 20, 2010 - 8 answers

Total e-clips.

Is there any good free-ware video editing software? [more inside]
posted by Student of Man on Jun 26, 2010 - 6 answers

bbc iplayer in usa

how can I watch BBC's iPlayer in the US? A one-step solution is ideal, without having to install and configure a system-wide proxy (which is the current way I can think of doing it). Some software or plugin custom-setup for iPlayer?
posted by lrodman on May 8, 2010 - 11 answers

What format to use to email short videos to luddites?

I have a four and a half minute video that a client wants to have in a format he can email as an attachment. What's the smallest, most broadly compatible video format I can use for this, and what software and settings should I use to convert it? [more inside]
posted by raygan on Mar 26, 2010 - 16 answers

Help me organize my video files!

Stand-alone Video Organizer - Is this possible? Please help me organize (with tags) my video files! [more inside]
posted by Master Gunner on Feb 26, 2010 - 20 answers

What's the current best computer for video editing currently available?

I work for a nonprofit and we're starting up a media program. [more inside]
posted by beardlace on Feb 9, 2010 - 7 answers

How to create online video classes?

I need advice in setting up secure, online video classes. [more inside]
posted by jabo on Nov 5, 2009 - 6 answers

Can I upgrade the graphics card on my aging desktop?

What is a cheap graphics card that is still better than my ATI Radeon X300 and will my old desktop be able to handle a more modern card? [more inside]
posted by Fluffy654 on Jun 13, 2009 - 4 answers

How does one play back 2-channel video?

It's becoming increasingly common in the art world to see various forms of multi-channel video: works or installations in which video plays back on more than 1 screen at a time. If I wanted to create a 2-channel video piece, what technical means would be available to me to play back both video channels in sync with each other? [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity on Apr 8, 2009 - 7 answers

Why does my satellite remote control now longer work with my new HDTV?

I recently purchased a new HDTV and all of a sudden I'm having a lot of problems with my satellite remote no longer working. [more inside]
posted by SweetJesus on Mar 25, 2009 - 9 answers

How to display a transcript in sync with a media file?

I have a transcript with timestamps and a media file. How do I display both of them on a webpage at the same time, synchronized? Oh, and it has to work in any browser or OS. [more inside]
posted by isnotchicago on Mar 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Not the most titillating way to take video of oneself, but...

Cheap digital video? Help me do time-motion studies on myself. [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on Mar 19, 2009 - 11 answers

Windows Vista Doesn't Work with VGA to HDMI Converter Box

We have an HP Slimline machine running video with an Nvidia Geforce 6150 SE graphics card. We are wanting to use a VGA->HDMI box to convert the video output of the desktop and connect it to our television: [more inside]
posted by ao4047 on Jan 9, 2009 - 1 answer

Youtube Videos to Ipod

I want to import a youtube video on to my ipod. I downloaded a firefox add on that is supposed to convert the files to FLV as well as a download helper. A little icon appears on the bottom of the screen and it is supposed to download the video to my computer, but it doesnt work. SO I downloaded itube and something called ares tube but nothing is working!!!! It always says error....am I doing it wrong? or is there an easier way to transfer videos to my ipod? Please help....and keep in mind, I am not technology minded at all.
posted by madmamasmith on Nov 7, 2008 - 8 answers

How do I guttenberg my digital?

[video/printing filter]I want to take video from Final Cut Pro, export them, and then print them on a grid on paper. I know how to do the first part, but am confused about the printing. How do I do it? [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon on Jul 6, 2008 - 9 answers

monitor vs projector

I'm thinking of replacing/supplementing my PC monitor with a projector, but I've never really used or shopped for one. Is it worth it, or should I just go for a couple of the biggest monitors I can afford? [more inside]
posted by dozo on Jun 27, 2008 - 11 answers

Need program to track progress in multiple TV series

Is there a good program to monitor progress in various TV shows? I.e. what episode I'm on in shows if watching multiple shows in different seasons irregularly. [more inside]
posted by lrodman on May 6, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me find the best real-time video generative software for someone with little programming experience.

Help me find the best real-time video generative software for someone with little programming experience (PC, no Mac.) [more inside]
posted by itchi23 on Feb 19, 2008 - 3 answers

Did my new RAM kill my video adapter?

BSODFilter: I tried to install a RAM upgrade in my girlfriend's Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop, and got nothing on screen after powerup. So I replaced the old DIMM, and got the BSOD -- the file that was missing was a driver for the Intel video adapter. Long story short, it's still not working. [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on Aug 2, 2007 - 10 answers

Video el Cheapo

How can I build a high-def editing system on the cheap? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Jul 7, 2007 - 9 answers

How do I stream real time digital TV across a lan (XP).

How do I stream digital TV from my PC to another PC? [more inside]
posted by tomble on May 12, 2007 - 8 answers

Explorer constantly crashing on video file thumbnails, can't take it anymore!

Windows XP / Explorer: MPG and WMV file thumbnails constantly crash Explorer, sometimes taking the entire OS with it. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by bradn on May 11, 2007 - 2 answers

graphics co-processor?

Does anyone have, or have you seen a computer with a video co-processor installed? (Like the PhysX card by Ageia) Is it worth the extra $250?
posted by crunchland on Oct 9, 2006 - 10 answers

Help me upgrade the video on my Dell Dimension 2400.

Help me upgrade the video on my (PCI-only) Dell Dimension 2400. [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on Jul 27, 2006 - 10 answers

Help me create a video with lots of eye candy for my anniversary.

Need recommendations for free/low-cost options for putting together a DVD video from still photos with lots of snazzy effects. [more inside]
posted by mattholomew on Jun 15, 2006 - 4 answers

Can I fix these recent horizontal black glitches on this onboard SiS chipset?

How can I fix my SiS onboard video? What did I even do to break it? I recently reinstalled my girlfriend's Linux machine, adding a hard drive in the process. For some reason, the display shows horizontal glitches and every once in a while blinks black for a few seconds. [more inside]
posted by adamwolf on Jan 17, 2006 - 9 answers

crashing makes the baby jesus cry

Problem with iMovie bloating files and crashing. [more inside]
posted by chronic sublime on Nov 6, 2005 - 4 answers

Easy DVD creation on newish Dell?

A friend of the family has a newish Dell, purchased in the last month. They want to make DVDs from a MiniDV camcorder that is playable on home players. They spent some time using Windows Movie Maker, only to discover that what it made were .avi movies, and not actual DVDs. I work on a Mac, and have suggested the Mac/iMovie/iDVD combination, but really don't know what to suggest for their platform of choice ... [more inside]
posted by jpburns on Jun 9, 2005 - 5 answers

The pretty pictures are 16.7% more flickery

Our Nvidia 6600GT claims to be sending a 60hz signal to the television, but the TV won't budge from 50hz. [more inside]
posted by ArmyOfKittens on Apr 28, 2005 - 2 answers

Is my CPU dead?

While in the middle of doing my taxes the other day, my monitor went to displaying a weird character over and over over the entire screen. The computer wouldn't respond at all, so I shut it off manually via the power switch on the back. Since then, whenever I've attempted to start it up, the fans come on, the hard drive clicks a couple times, as usual, and then nothing. The fans keep whirring but there's no beep, no usual startup process, and nothing ever gets displayed to the monitor. [more inside]
posted by DyRE on Apr 16, 2005 - 3 answers

TV on a lap through router?

I want to watch TV on my laptop via wifi. Does anyone know how I can do this? For example, Toshiba's new Qosmio laptops come with a 'Wifi TV Router'. Does anyone else make a WiFi TV router? Or, alternatively, I have another computer with a TV card in it. What software could I install to stream the live TV signal from my server? I know there are streaming video products, but I don't know if any of them can also handle changing channels on a live TV stream. Any helpful suggestions appreciated. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by PigAlien on Sep 1, 2004 - 3 answers

Anyone know who makes good blank CDRs nowadays?

VCD headaches. I used to be able to burn VCDs (or super VCDs) that would play on multiple DVD players until recently. Its not the drive as I've tried two different ones. I'm suspecting the media. Anyone know who makes good blank CDRs nowadays? Or if there's a brand that is DVD player friendly? [more inside]
posted by skallas on Jul 19, 2004 - 10 answers

How can I rip a RealPlayer streaming video?

What are some ways to turn a RealPlayer streaming video file into a ripped, usable file on your hard drive? I've seen stuff for the audio part, but not so much video.
posted by inksyndicate on Jun 28, 2004 - 4 answers

Convert mpegs to iMovie files?

Video amongst both a PC and Mac: I would like to edit home (i?)movies in iMovie on my iBook. The original movies are on VHS tapes. I have a TV tuner card on my PC which I have used to record things from a VCR, which it saves as MPEG files. If I go this route, how do I convert them into something that iMovie can use? Is there a better route to go altogether? [more inside]
posted by magnetbox on Jan 27, 2004 - 9 answers

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