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 Music and Video Interest Group 

                      NEXT Mtg. 13th.June 2019

                                               Date : Second Thursday every month . Time :  12.00 pm

Report for Music and Video SIG for May 2019

The first half of the session was taken up with listening to some music that had been selected for the way it was played and presented. Different arrangers and musicians  put their own stamp on an original score.

The first piece was a composition played on the piano based on the infinite numbers of the TT  (pronounced pie) symbol .  This delightful piece was about three minutes long and the musical score was played along the bottom of the screen. If you would like to watch it go on to YouTube and enter “song from TT”  (David Macdonald@song Scout)

From the film LaLa Land we listened to the theme music  first played on the piano by the same artist mentioned above then a completely differnet version played by the pianist,Mia , the cellist, Hauser and accompanied by a symphony  orchestra. Both versions were excellent  but I do like the full on power of a symphony orchestra in full swing.

Everyone has heard the song ”Fly me to the moon”. There are dozens of versions on YouTube and they are all different. I made up a mash  track of bits of  eight different versions. These consisted of anything  from solo female vocals, duets, Jazz bands , Miss Piggy in the Muppet show, a Korean talent show and finishing up with old blue eyes himself, Frank Sinatra. A real contrast of talent singing the same song.

After that highly intellectual bit of musical appreciation a coffee break was called for!

A brief discussion on the requirements of videoing in 4K in so far as the SD card requirement was concerned. I recently bought a 64GB card that was rated class 10 and capable of speeds up to 150MB/S. I am going to try this out taking some 4k video on my Sony pocket camera in preparation  for an overseas holiday next month.

Since YTD download programme is now longer free, another app called Clipgrab was demo’d. After a couple of music clips were downloaded we put them into Pinacale  video editing suite and showed how to do a simple edit to string clips together in the making of a music video mash up. The clipgrab will convert clips into different formats like AVI and MP4 but will also convert videos to MP3 for music only. A very easy to install and use programme.

What made this session so enjoyable was having the high picture and sound quality that is now available to us after the recent install of the 65 inch smart TV. Over the last four months or so this has proved a great asset for the classes and SIG’s alike.

John Cordell













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