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Graham Ritchie
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From: New Zealand
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 - posted December 06, 2016 11:39 AM      Profile for Graham Ritchie   Email Graham Ritchie   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Its been amazing response when I posted this small short video we took when visiting Scotland back in 1992, onto a Facebook page last weekend in the town where we first took it. It was only ever to be something for ourselves, however I have been playing about with "Moviemaker" on Windows 10 and came up with this 6 minute short.

One interesting thing in that response, was from a lady who said at 1.15sec that was her in the buggy with her brother pushing it next to her dad [Smile] ....The world through the internet has certainly changed how we share information....great eh!

Anyway if you like bagpipes and tossing the caber this 6 minute short you might like [Wink]

https://youtu.be/j8nPTj3zOik

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Steve Klare
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 - posted December 06, 2016 01:56 PM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Very Nice, Graham!

If this was a particular Saturday in the summer of 1992, I may have been getting married 5 time zones away.

I hurt my back two weeks ago (not permanently...), just watching the caber toss still gives me a twinge!

We have a great Highlands festival upstate. It's at a ski resort trying to figure out what to do with itself until the snow comes back. Everybody that can manage a set of bagpipes goes, and they can have a couple of hundred of 'em together on the mountainside playing Amazing Grace.

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Graham Ritchie
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 - posted December 06, 2016 06:46 PM      Profile for Graham Ritchie   Email Graham Ritchie   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sounds good Steve [Smile] you will have to go....

Hope your back improves.

After posting that video, my "great niece" [Roll Eyes] I will have to ask Yvonne if its niece or great niece.

Anyway Fyona who lives in Fort William sent me a link to her playing the bagpipes at this years 2016 games. Fyona plays for the Oban Pipe Band.....

https://youtu.be/jngHSVEq8fQ

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Steve Klare
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 - posted December 06, 2016 07:04 PM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
My back will be fine as long as I stop falling off the roof and landing on it!

Compared to the day after it happened, I am practically an Olympic Athlete!

I usually go to the German Alps Festival up there. They have really great beer and...

and...???

Damn! Now I have to go again! [Wink]

(-keeps happening!)

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Graham Ritchie
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 - posted December 06, 2016 09:04 PM      Profile for Graham Ritchie   Email Graham Ritchie   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Roofs [Eek!] ..you have to be careful, there has been a lot of accidents with folk falling of ladders as well [Frown]

That beer festival sounds great idea,.."much safer".. [Cool]

Well if anyone feels like a ride on the last sea going paddle steamer sailing down the "Firth of Clyde", hop on board, with this last of our 1992 home videos. I am surprised the tapes have lasted this long...glad they did. [Smile]

https://youtu.be/iJipExwpmCI

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William Olson
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From: Poughkeepsie, NY USA
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 - posted December 11, 2016 07:54 AM      Profile for William Olson   Email William Olson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Nice transfer, Graham. Did you do it yourself? If so, what is your transfer method(s)?

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Graham Ritchie
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 - posted December 11, 2016 12:01 PM      Profile for Graham Ritchie   Email Graham Ritchie   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
William

Years ago I decided to store the original video tapes that I took with the camera, a few years ago I transferred the content to DVD-R just in case those tapes which were now 20 years old, were unable to be used.

Lately I thought I would place the content of the DVD-R into the computer and with the Moviemaker that comes with Windows 10 have a play around with them.

Although Moviemaker is fairly basic stuff I was surprised with what I could do with the video content. At times though I did get a wee bit confused as to what I was doing [Roll Eyes] but with a bit of practice slowly got the hang of it....and I must add still learning [Smile]

Because of "Facebook" and the town in Scotland where all this stuff was taken long ago, I thought I would share some of it with them if they wanted to see it. I was very surprised at the reaction to the Games video in particular, as things had changed quite a bit over there in the last 24 years.

The internet has been an amazing place to share stuff that otherwise for the most part would have been forgotten

Over the weekend I put together "another one" using Moviemaker, this time using Yvonne digital camera showing extracts from a Super 8 Scope reel I ran over the weekend.

Anyway I will have to soon get out in the fresh air soon and away from the computer [Smile]

https://vimeo.com/195227404

[ December 12, 2016, 07:10 PM: Message edited by: Graham Ritchie ]

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William Olson
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 - posted December 12, 2016 12:12 PM      Profile for William Olson   Email William Olson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Silly me. I thought I was looking at a film transfer and not a video transfer. That said, it's good looking video.

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Graham Ritchie
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 - posted December 12, 2016 03:08 PM      Profile for Graham Ritchie   Email Graham Ritchie   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks William.

I will have to upgrade this one taken a few years ago [Roll Eyes]

with a new video showing the platter etc is the planning stage, also a little one at the Heritage park showing the Westar doing its thing [Smile]

https://youtu.be/s5Y5W57V25E

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Graham Ritchie
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 - posted December 14, 2016 11:50 AM      Profile for Graham Ritchie   Email Graham Ritchie   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well that was interesting, the short video showing the projector running a few Scope extracts on you-tube was blocked by Warner Bros as it breached Copyright, showing a 55 second worth screen shot taken with the video camera of The NeverEnding Story.

I still have in on Vimeo....no problem there [Smile]

Anyway I took it of you-tube and improved thing a "wee" bit, plus removing that particular extract and replacing it with some others. It was a good chance to tidy the video up a bit [Wink]

Anyway you can still view the original video on Vimeo the link is above. The new "improved one" is now back on you-tube at..

https://youtu.be/sbGOMk52j_Q

for the time being... [Smile]

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Phil Murat
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From: Villeneuve St Georges, France
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 - posted December 14, 2016 12:01 PM      Profile for Phil Murat   Email Phil Murat   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks Graham !!!!!!!

This movie is showing which is probably the first Flight (Test Flight, non commercial) for CONCORDE 001 with André Turca Test Pilot at work......
Souvenirs , Souvenirs for this Great and Beautiful Machine

This is a pure collecting item !!!

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William Olson
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 - posted December 14, 2016 01:35 PM      Profile for William Olson   Email William Olson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The scope extracts are awesome. I got a big kick out of "Super 8" on Super 8.

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