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 Music and Video Interest Group 

                      NEXT Mtg. 14th.March 2019

                                               Date : Second Thursday every month . Time :  12.00 pm

Report for Music and Video SIG Thursday 14th February 2019

The first session of the year started off with a demonstration of some of the features of the new Samsung 65 inch TV installed in the learning centre over the Christmas break. As the TV is connected to the WIFI we watched a short You Tube video and looked at the built in apps that are available. Using the remote control you are able to type in what you require on the built in keyboard. Not as convenient as a proper key board but you get used to it.  The tutorís computer is connected into the TV by an HDMI cable and there is another cable available for laptops and wireless devices. Over all there is a huge increase of clarity and image quality over the projector used previously.

We had a discussion on why an MP4 video clip would play in the computer from a folder but not in Pinnacle editing programme. It was asked if it would play in Movie Maker so we tried it and it worked perfectly. As the video to be edited is only short and not complicated it will be done in Movie Maker until further research is done about what conversion programmes  are available.

Mike bought along  two videos to show us. One made with two of his grandchildren about the hazards  of buying pest control equipment from dodgey online sellers, the results quite hilarious. The other one about a camping trip at the start of the fishing season by Lake Tekapo. Even though his camera went for a swim in the river, after a bit of a dry out it started to work again perfectly.

The two hours went quickly and the demo of Clip Grab is being held over until next month.

John Cordell



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