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I had to take the time to write and tell you how glad I am that I subscribed to your wonderful magazine. Put simply, every issue of Videomaker is a gold mine of information for anyone interested in video production. Not only does your publication cover a myriad of topics, your articles are concise and easy to understand. Keep up the good work!
Now that Ive heaped on the praise, I would like to offer a suggestion regarding your annual
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Stuck on S-VHS
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Seeing is Truly Believing.
First let me thank you for your wonderful magazine, it more than pays for itself every month. I would like to share my experience on the value of using a digital master, and dubbing down to standard VHS for copies. I was told by more than one individual, that since my eventual copy would always be VHS, there would be no difference in picture quality if I went from my digital camcorder to S-VHS, before dubbing down to standard VHS, versus going straight from my digital camcorder to standard VHS. Let me tell you, the DV to VHS copy blew the DV to S-VHS to VHS copy away. An excellent reminder that generation loss is the true enemy. 500 lines straight to 250 is far superior than going from 500 to 400 to 250. Seeing really is believing!
And The Winner Is…?
Question: what happened to the 1999
Thanks for the letter, James. Glad you asked about the contest. Were sure you arent the only one whos waiting to see the results. The winners of the Videomaker/Panasonic contest are in this issue on page 103. You can visit our Web site (www.videomaker.com) to see short clips of the winning videos.