|Articles||Featuring some of the best and worst from "It's IT!"|
|History||Read the "Semi-Official Federation History" from a 1988 issue|
This is from the Federation's 5th Anniversary Issue. The groundwork is laid by editor Jennifer Adams Kelley and
some other members contribute short essays on how they joined the Federation.
Article © 1988 The Federation
|Technical Info||Learn about some of our techniques and equipment|
|Video Hardware||Click on the thumbnail to see the Panasonic AGA-800 Editing Controller (21K)|
We have been fortunate to have access to some outstanding S-VHS and 3/4" Umatic SP editing equipment for our last
two projects. This is the edit controller, a Panasonic AGA-800. We still do simple assemble-editing for most of the
project with a sprinking of video and audio insert here and there. We may have access to non-linear digital editing
equipment some day, but at least there's no learning curve with this equipment. Favorite button: Preview. If it doesn't
look good, reset your edit points and check again. Photo © 1997 Panasonic, used with permission
|Video Hardware||Click on the thumbnail to see the Panasonic WJ-MX50 Video Mixer (55K)|
Here is the lovely Panasonic WJ-MX50 video mixer. Invaluable features include color
correction, a huge selection of wipes, strobe and monochrome effects. This is also where we handle chromakey effects
like Gordon Cole phasing in and out of existence in Realitywarp, fades to enable the TARDIS to dematerialise and
split-screen to enable Nicola and Colin to talk to Peri and the Doctor all together in the console room.
Photo © 1997 Panasonic, used with permission
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