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Old Oct 15 2007, 04:04 PM   #1
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Finally!

Yes, I finally found myself a program that worked and with which I could convert Sara's video footage to something a little bit more acceptable to the internet. That meant changing an almost 180 megabyte movie fragment to something under 10 megabyte without losing too much of the quality of video and sound.
This means you can finally hear my bad accent and see me presenting the first copy of the "40 Years of Pern" commemorative book to Anne at the Saturday night "banquet" at Eurocon 2007 in Copenhagen.

A big hug and an even bigger THANK YOU! to MoM member Sara for taping the whole thing!
If I get my act together you might see more later but I thought I should post this right away

A note of warning (no, not because you'll be looking at a moving and talking me) to those on dialup or a slow internet connection: I can't guarantee that this will play if you are on dialup or slow connection. If you have trouble viewing this I can't think of a better/easier way, sorry. I could put this in my YouTube account too, but I don't think that that facility has much advantage over Photobucket.

Please click or double-click the picture below to start the video.

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Old Oct 15 2007, 04:08 PM   #2
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Aha! Good to see that you've managed to get it up Hans!

NOTE: Any bad videoing is entirely my fault and not the result of Hans' editing. xD
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That is great, Hans.
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Great vids, i'll excuse the poor camera work.. mine's no better, when not on a tripod.
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Old Oct 15 2007, 05:24 PM   #5
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-Shrugs- The first time I've ever used a video camera.
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Old Oct 15 2007, 05:25 PM   #6
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pretty good either way... I wish my first attempt had been that good...
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Old Oct 15 2007, 05:46 PM   #7
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Hans Sara Hooray!!! ...we applaud you both for your lovely Pern Movie.

Hans,congratulations , most heartily on your 40th anniversary speech...and what bad accent are you talking about.. you were wonderful ???? This is a marvelous piece of film to see you and Anne again...and to get to HEAR you both too WOOPEEEEEEEE...Great Job
Congratulations to you Sara, for making all of this possible, you did an excellent job of capturing the occasion. I love getting to see this all again!!!
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Hans - your speech was wonderful! It's great to finally hear your voice!

Sara - thank you so much for doing the video! Good job for a rookie!

Thank you both for letting us share in your wonderful trip for a few minutes!
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Old Oct 16 2007, 02:43 AM   #9
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Thank you Hans and Sara,

Wish I had been there

"40 years on another planet"
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Old Oct 16 2007, 03:04 AM   #10
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Thanks so much for doing this, Hans and Sara! Lovely to see this special moment captured for posterity.

Hans - what 'bad accent'?! You speak English really well!
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Old Oct 16 2007, 04:23 AM   #11
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Hurray! Thank you, Hans, for converting and posting this. It's great to see this at last. And thank you Sara for taking the video in the first place. For a first attempt without a tripod, zooming in on moving subjects, I'd say this is pretty good.

I must admit I avoided the slow Internet connection at home by watching this at work , which means I haven't heard the sound yet. I'll try again at home later.

Hurray again. A big hand to Hans and Sara !
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Old Oct 16 2007, 02:21 PM   #12
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Oh wow! That was fantastic to watch.

Thank you Sara for bringing the video recorder and filming this special moment, and thank you Hans for making it possible for the rest of us to enjoy this video.

And Hans, you speak English very well. I wish the Dutch lady, which I spoke with on the phone today, could speak just a fraction as good English as you do. We ended up having a conversation where she spoke Dutch to me and I spoke English to her.
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Thank you for the wonderful video!!
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Old Oct 18 2007, 03:57 PM   #14
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Hmmm. It looks like the 0.5 MB broadband connection at home isn't up to it.

By the way, for anyone else with a marginal Internet connection, try right-clicking and setting the quality to "Low". That isn't enough for my connection speed, but it did improve things.
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Old Oct 18 2007, 04:20 PM   #15
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Steven, Sorry to hear that you and Lanen won't be able to see it here...but hopefully soon that will be made right!!!
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Old Oct 22 2007, 04:53 PM   #16
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Great job guys!! That was fantastic!!

Sara, Hans....neither of you have a single thing to apologize for!! A job well done by all. Thanks once again for allowing those of us who couldn't go, a taste of what it was like!!
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My green eyed monster is comming out. My computer at home doese NOT do viedos. I was hoping to watch it at the library, but that is a no go also. So it looks like I do not get to see it. ** POUTING **
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Thank you.
You speak brilliant English Hans!
(I won't repeat the joke about the difference between the Dutch and German accents that a German told me)
It was a very interesting video!
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Thank you, Edith.
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Old Oct 26 2007, 05:20 AM   #20
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I must admit I avoided the slow Internet connection at home by watching this at work , which means I haven't heard the sound yet. I'll try again at home later.
Steven: can you use earphones on the computer at work?

WELLDONE!!!!!!!!
that was brillant it was great to see.

(and Hans - your English is really good, hardy an accent, i have friends with worse accents!!!)
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Flamecat, most of the PCs used here don't have sound cards. The cynical amongst us would say it's to stop people playing CDs at work and getting distracted, but I expect the real reason is the bulk purchase of custom-built PCs at the lowest possible cost. But thanks for the suggestion.

I might try again at home some time. Our Internet connection was going through a bad phase the last time I tried.
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Thats the first time I've ever heard Anne's voice! Wow! Thanks Hans.
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Thats the first time I've ever heard Anne's voice! Wow! Thanks Hans.
"Wot she said" as P'ter would say!

Thanks to both of you for bringing something that not all of us would get to see or meet.
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@ Jube:

@ Hans: video's fine, audio's missing on my new home link.
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WowHow could I have missed this thread?!? I find something new on here everyday! Thank you so much for posting it! I would love to see more videos!!! I'm off to search for others!
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Pretty cool hey? I'm finding new things everyday. It's funny though, I always knew that Anne lived in Ireland, but it never occured to me that should would have an accent!!!
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Thanks for bumping up this thread. I tried the video again and it works fine at home now. It was good to see it again, plus sound.
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Thank-You Hans I thought it was wonerful see everyone there as
the Fans are all over the World and seeing that video brought us all together
for Anne wish I could have been there too but the Video helped
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