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    Starting a Production Company

    I was wondering if anyone could give me some information on starting a production company. I want to start one, but I don't have any idea where to start, and exactly what is involved.
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    File Conversion

    I have a Quicktime .mov file on my computer of a short film that I did a year ago that is very high picture quality, but for some reason it won't transcode when I try to put it on DVD. I've had trouble converting it to an .avi file while retaining the picture quality. What would be the best way...
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    Deleting Projects

    Where would be the easiest way to clear a whole project from your computer? Is there some place within the program I could do this, or do I have to go through all the computer files and delete all the files involved with the project? Thanks.
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    Burning project on DVD

    I completed editing a short video project on Adobe Premiere Pro, and would like to put it on DVD, but am having trouble. I tried using the option in Premiere Pro to export to DVD, but got an error in the middle of the burning process. I then tried exporting the project as an .avi file and...
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    Importing Movie Files

    Dah! One more question: Can you import a Quicktime movie file (.mov) into your .avi sequence in Premiere Pro? And if so, are there any problems with doing so?
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    Time Lapse

    I'm having a little trouble when speeding up the clip. I'm speeding it up a lot (3200%), and when I play it back, it's all jumpy, even though it was completely steady at a normal speed. Will this "jumpiness" carry over when I finally export the finished video, or is it just a factor of the...
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    DV Tape Types

    I was going to buy some professional quality DV tape, but noticed there was also "Master Grade" professional quality available (which, of course, is more expensive). Would the Master Grade tape be worth the extra $1.80/tape, or might I as well stick to the regular PQ tape?
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    Setting up a Website

    If I want to set up a website (with my own domain name) to post my videos to be available for download, but I barely have any money to spend on it, what would be the best way to go about doing this?
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    Black and White Video

    If I want to shoot a video in black and white, should I do this in post, or in-camera? Or, doesn't it matter either way?
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    Another question...If my computer has no FireWire port, can I import from my camera to my computer via an S-video cable? Thanks for the responses.
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    Drive Space

    If I have a 250GB internal hard drive, I wouldn't need an external hard drive, would I? For a short video that is.
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    Room Tone

    What's the best way to get room tone? Is it just as basic as recording a quiet room? Could I use a shotgun mic for this, or would it be better to use the in-camera mic? Or is there somewhere I can download some room tone if I can't get the type of sound I want?
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    Hey, I just joined, and wanted to introduce myself. My name is John Jaquish (as you can see), and I'm a sophomore film student at the University of Pittsburgh. Right now I'm working on a number of short videos for a class, as well as a sitcom for the school TV station. I'm looking forward to...
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    I would like to shoot a scene in a park for a short sci-fi/experimental video, and want it to be noticeably windy. Asside from waiting (possibly indefinitely) for natural wind, does any one have any recommendations for producing wind? I know the obvious answer would be to use a fan, but like I...