Re: [backstage] regional news - footage available online?

2010-09-01 Thread Jim Tonge
Phil Lewis On Fri, 2010-08-20 at 12:29 +, jim tonge wrote: Hi all. As the Blast tour moves around the UK, myself and my colleagues are frequently interviewed on local TV news and radio. There was a very funny appearance by a colleague yesterday I'd love to get the broadcast

RE: [backstage] regional news - footage available online?

2010-08-28 Thread jim tonge
At the risk of missing the joke and teaching my Grandma to suck eggs... MPEG Streamclip all the way. On non-encrypted DVDs you can rip and convert a DVD to an editable format in, well, about twenty minutes :) http://squared5.com/ You'll also need the rather overpriced MPEG2 component from Apple,

[backstage] regional news - footage available online?

2010-08-20 Thread jim tonge
Hi all. As the Blast tour moves around the UK, myself and my colleagues are frequently interviewed on local TV news and radio. There was a very funny appearance by a colleague yesterday I'd love to get the broadcast of... I'm pretty sure local news isn't accessible through Redux, right? Anyone

Re: [backstage] Audio levels on iPlayer material (again)

2010-07-09 Thread Jim Tonge
Unless I'm (quite possibly) misunderstanding you here David, I think he was just highlighting a valid issue. Jim On 9 Jul 2010, at 09:33, David Tomlinson wrote: Christopher Woods wrote: I posted a while back asking about why iPlayer videos start loud then get quieter a few seconds later...

Re: [backstage] web jobs to go?

2010-03-02 Thread Jim Tonge
On 26 Feb 2010, at 10:58, Mo McRoberts wrote: I'm tempted to offer a prize to the first person who can accurately determine what web pages are to be halved ACTUALLY means. It means I need to find a new job next year. Where do I claim my prize? Jim - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk

Re: [backstage] iPad

2010-01-30 Thread Jim Tonge
Just wanted to softly, gently throw my oar in on this debate :) Don't you need a computer in the first place to sync your media from? I think comparing the iPad and a personal computer is a little like comparing a scooter and a lorry. Of greater pertinence is the freedom of the device - more

Re: [backstage] iPad

2010-01-30 Thread Jim Tonge
On 30 Jan 2010, at 22:39, Alex Mace wrote: FUD. Nothing so grandiose, simply ignorance! :) Can any of those browsers be set to the device default? And iStore lock-in? For those without a computer, they have but one store to buy content from, no? - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk

[backstage] Bumptop

2009-12-16 Thread Jim Tonge
http://bumptop.com anyone used this? signed up about 18 months ago, forgot all about it and have have randomly been assigned an invite. nice idea, i'm kind of over it though. too different a paradigm to enter collective consciousness methinks. thoughts? Jim - Sent via the

Re: [backstage] The browser wars, reloaded?

2009-12-14 Thread Jim Tonge
On FF on OS X, and if I see another Chrome ad on Youtube or Google homepage I'll cry. Interested to see where this might leave Mozilla in the long run - as a matter of interest, can anyone tell me if FF's default Google homepage is whoring itself similarly? Come back IE6, all is forgiven...

Re: [backstage] The browser wars, reloaded?

2009-12-14 Thread Jim Tonge
On 14 Dec 2009, at 12:42, Mo McRoberts wrote: As somebody who still has to “fix” things for IE 6 on a regular basis, all I can say is: no, it definitely isn‘t, and please don’t come back. Just a joke :) - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit

[backstage] Low-latency vision mixer

2009-12-08 Thread Jim Tonge
Hello all, I have a question I'm hoping the collective backstage brain can answer... I'm currently using a Tricaster Broadcast to vision mix three live camera feeds, play out VT and record to disk (including audio from a mixing desk). I love it for being an all-in-one solution (and the keying

[backstage] Firefox curio: please help.

2009-07-02 Thread Jim Tonge
Hello, just wondering if any of the bright sparks on the list could offer some help? I'm creating an image to be deployed across 32 Macs - basically I'm having a really weird issue with Firefox where it appends Pr to the last two letters of any search query at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blast/

Re: [backstage] Firefox curio: please help.

2009-07-02 Thread Jim Tonge
wrote: Hi Jim, just out of interest, what happens when you search for a string less than two characters long? e.g. does a become Pr ? does become Pr ? is the Pr case sensitive? does this only occur on the blast site? Cheers, Neil 2009/7/3 Jim Tonge jim_d_to...@yahoo.co.uk Hello, just

[backstage] Sky Player coming to Xbox 360

2009-05-31 Thread Jim Tonge
http://corporate.sky.com/media/press_releases/2009/xbox.htm Thought this may be of interest. Jim - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive:

Re: [backstage] video cameras + sailing dingies

2009-05-25 Thread Jim Tonge
On topic, these Manfrotto magic arms are pretty good for solidly mounting cameras http://www.amazon.co.uk/Manfrotto-Magic-Arm-Camera-Platform/dp/B000J4GQVE jim On 23 May 2009, at 22:36, Dave Crossland wrote: I live in Poole :) Regards, Dave On 23 May 2009, 10:23 PM, Gavin Pearce

Re: [backstage] Digital Britain Interim Report is published

2009-01-29 Thread Jim Tonge
And plenty not to: (page 22) On the same basis, the Government has yet to see a case for legislation in favour of net neutrality. In consequence, unless Ofcom find network operators or ISPs to have Significant Market Power and justify intervention on competition grounds, traffic

Re: [backstage] If you had a ton of content to freely distribute

2009-01-19 Thread Jim Tonge
+1 BitTorrent +1 MP4 - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://www.mail-archive.com/backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk/

Re: [backstage] Iplayer the best video experience online?

2009-01-16 Thread Jim Tonge
Oh, while I'm on a roll, any plans for a Wii/PS3-friendly interface à la Youtube for Television? iPlayer with Wii-specific UI has existed for ages - or am I missing the point about Youtube for TV here? Sorry, was too busy looking for my accented ' à '. I meant any plans for an

Re: [backstage] Iplayer the best video experience online?

2009-01-16 Thread Jim Tonge
There's a hacky way that's been published on the old internet http://jonathan.tweed.name/2007/12/hacking-the-iplayer-embedded-m But not a proper way. Great link, thanks. As you say though, not official, or available to the layman.

Re: [backstage] Iplayer the best video experience online?

2009-01-16 Thread Jim Tonge
Sincere apologies. Just checked it on FireFox with user-agent switcher and, sure enough, there's the Wii interface... That'll teach me to check before complaining. Good job! jim - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit

Re: [backstage] Iplayer the best video experience online?

2009-01-15 Thread Jim Tonge
Apologies for revisiting an old thread, and for the stream-of- consciousness rant. After the suggestion of comparing Hulu to iPlayer, I found a proxy that lets me stream fast enough to watch Hulu. It's a great service, and I particularly love the (actually rather obvious) ability to embed

Re: [backstage] DOGs on the BBC TV online streams?

2009-01-14 Thread Jim Tonge
I've grown to love the BBC logo we've burned into our plasma. jim - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://www.mail-archive.com/backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk/

Re: [backstage] Iplayer the best video experience online?

2008-12-09 Thread Jim Tonge
personally, still haven't managed to get hulu working - please feel free to recommend a proxy/other method. reckon i'd use it a lot though. Joost lost my interest (and IMHO damaged their brand) with poor content and standalone player - haven't bothered with the in-browser version yet.

Re: [backstage] iPhone iPlayer

2008-10-15 Thread Jim Tonge
. Not only can you do this on WinMo but also over Bluetooth :p On Mon, 2008-10-13 at 02:39 +0100, Jim Tonge wrote: Jailbreak, then use PDAnet (available through Cydia). works over ad- hoc wifi network. On 13 Oct 2008, at 01:16, Ian Forrester wrote: Oh plus the iphone doesn't support that kind

[backstage] iPhone iPlayer

2008-10-12 Thread Jim Tonge
Apologies if this isn't the right place to ask - I emailed the iPlayer team through the website but got a stock thanks for your feedback response. So, with that proviso: why are the iPhone iPlayer streams not viewable over 3G? 3G has more than enough bandwidth to cope with the 512k

Re: [backstage] iPhone iPlayer

2008-10-12 Thread Jim Tonge
I mean it's disabled on the website - link to example image on Flickr. Jim On 12 Oct 2008, at 22:53, Fearghas McKay wrote: On 12 Oct 2008, at 22:28, Jim Tonge wrote: Apologies if this isn't the right place to ask - I emailed the iPlayer team through the website but got a stock thanks

Re: [backstage] iPhone iPlayer

2008-10-12 Thread Jim Tonge
Jailbreak, then use PDAnet (available through Cydia). works over ad- hoc wifi network. On 13 Oct 2008, at 01:16, Ian Forrester wrote: Oh plus the iphone doesn't support that kind of functionality :) Jim - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit

Re: [backstage] iPhone iPlayer

2008-10-12 Thread Jim Tonge
missed the irony. it's late... - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://www.mail-archive.com/backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk/

Re: [backstage] HD Videocamera advice please...

2008-09-30 Thread Jim Tonge
linked article from that page: Sanyo's line of Xacti camcorders have traditionally looked mighty fine on paper, but for one reason or another, expectations haven't exactly been met on the previous iterations. The firm's latest pistol-grip device yet again looked superb at a glance, but

Re: [backstage] HD Videocamera advice please...

2008-09-29 Thread Jim Tonge
Got a lower version of the Sony HDR-HC9E at work - last year's model. Pretty good for a Handycam: CMOS sensor, audio in. 'Spose it depends if you want DV/HDV or flash cards. For the price I'd probably go with DV tape though. Got 'em at Amazon for £645, but try Visual Impact Northern -

Re: [backstage] HD Videocamera advice please...

2008-09-29 Thread Jim Tonge
...had bad experience with sometimes the picture breaking up... Never had any problems with ours: try using better quality tapes and striping them first (I always do it but videophiles disagree on this). Jim - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please

Re: [backstage] Android UK launch set for Tuesday

2008-09-24 Thread Jim Tonge
is open enough to modify and change but for consumers what's the big deal? As Jim Tonge pointed out its all about marketing and google are not doing that. Anyway we'll find out real soon. I'm looking forward to dual booting my HTC phone real soon. Ian Forrester This e-mail is: [x

Re: [backstage] Android UK launch set for Tuesday

2008-09-24 Thread Jim Tonge
I got a pretty good compass out of a Christmas cracker last year ;) On 24 Sep 2008, at 20:34, Phil Wilson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It can't be a compass directly, but many GPS receivers can show you your direction of travel on a compass-like display. I seem to remember my N95 has a

Re: [backstage] Android UK launch set for Tuesday

2008-09-23 Thread Jim Tonge
good article http://valleywag.com/5053648/brin-and-page-show-up-late-wing-it-at-googlephone-launch - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive:

Re: [backstage] Android UK launch set for Tuesday

2008-09-22 Thread Jim Tonge
surely the proof of android's pudding will be in the eating? non-geeks i know who used WinMo were utterly flummoxed by it. - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list

Re: [backstage] Android UK launch set for Tuesday

2008-09-22 Thread Jim Tonge
Ok, I see what you mean. Although: - Web n Walk (it's on T-Mobile, right?) is £5 a month for unlimited internet. - Google is a brand non-geeks trust - if they market it with Google search, Gmail, YouTube and Maps they're laughing. As Apple rightly surmised, people do want the lighter

Re: Recall: [backstage] Slides from Kamaelia Presentations at Pycon UK this weekend

2008-09-16 Thread Jim Tonge
lol explaining my outburst to the office was less fun. On 16 Sep 2008, at 15:05, Brian Butterworth wrote: Jacqueline Phillimore is out of luck ;-) 2008/9/16 Jacqueline Phillimore [EMAIL PROTECTED] Jacqueline Phillimore would like to recall the message, [backstage] Slides from Kamaelia

Re: [backstage] Search yourself

2008-09-11 Thread Jim Tonge
Sorry to revisit a thread so old my Grandma read it, but this is a much better implementation of the [3D search visualisation] idea methinks: http://www.viewzi.com jim On 19 Aug 2008, at 15:08, Ian Forrester wrote: http://www.searchme.com What do you guys think? Ian Forrester This

Re: [backstage] Soundcloud

2008-08-11 Thread Jim Tonge
Sounds a lot like MythTV to me Great find! Looks like I've got a use for my old Mac and all that spare time I had... - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list

Re: [backstage] Soundcloud

2008-08-06 Thread Jim Tonge
Hello, I'm new here. PicLens is great for Google image searches and, to be honest, not much else. Been using it for about a month, and after the initial wow factor the novelty quickly wears off. As you say, the interface is a little idiosyncratic. Still, respect to the developers, it's a