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July 11, 2007 at 9:37 PM #39703AnonymousInactive
I am just an aspiring video enthusiast, who reads all kinds of stuff online and just wondered what this meant:
I saw a film/video contest where the general entry rules were
3. How to Enter:
Step 1. Read ALL the Rules & Guidelines.
Step 2. Fill out and submit the online form.
Step 3. Follow the instructions to submit your work via URL, FTP, or mail-in CD or miniDV tape.
Please DO NOT send us DVDs. DVDs will NOT be accepted.
..just what makes a video on a disc a "mail-in CD" type, as opposed to being a DVD that you had made by shooting the footage, editing it with an NLE, and putting the final product on a blank DVD?
Thanks in advance. I’m a very novice novice, if you know what I mean. I just read when I can.. which isn’t as much as I’d like. I do want to tackle making good video eventually. I am actually only at the researching/planning stages for a business proposal to get the equipment to even get started learnign this stuff. I may ask "stupid" questions often.. sry.. But VideoMaker.com site/forums/magazine kicks ass for sure thanks for helping others (especially get started) with video! 😀
July 11, 2007 at 11:19 PM #171350AnonymousInactive
Very strange instructions. 😕 A contest I’m about to enter has somewhat (but not identical) recommendations for submission.
They don’t want regular MPEG2-style DVDs. The reason is that the movie is too highly compressed for them to make a good copy for theater projection. They say to send in a miniDV tape, or a data-DVD or data-CD with uncompressed AVI or QuickTime file.
But the instructions for your contest say no DVD, but CD is OK. I think a data-CD might hold 4 or 5 minutes of uncompressed AVI. Fine if the contest is for very short movies. But why ban DVDs? Maybe they think people won’t know what a data-DVD is, and will send in MPEG2 DVDs. But suggesting you send in the address of a website or FTP site….that would usually be for highly compressed media. VERY STRANGE.
Hey, I’ve got it! They’re trying to restrict you to short, compressed movies. Yeah! Uh…except a miniDV tape can hold an hour of uncompressed movie. Now I’m REALLY confused. :'(
Maybe you should send them an email an ask why the ban on DVDs.
July 12, 2007 at 1:35 AM #171351AnonymousInactive
Fine if the contest is for very short movies.
Thanks for your insight Ken.. The contest actually is for a five minute long, (or less), film/video. It’s here
I think I will ask them when I get a good chance, lol. 🙂
July 12, 2007 at 4:07 PM #171352AnonymousInactive
That’s the one of the most stupid things I’ve heard. I suspect that they don’t want to go through the trouble of having to rip the DVD and then converting to a another format….but what’s wrong with a data DVD?
watever…it’s your world…I just live in it X-D
July 19, 2007 at 5:05 PM #171353AnonymousInactive
Well I haven’t recieved a reply back so far. oh well
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