Lock & Davies
89 Goldsmiths Row
London E2 8QR
Speak to Martin (at Lock & Davis). This place is good for smaller work. Good prices
020 7684 7390
Simon Beaugié Picture Framers ltd
Manor Farm Workshops, Hamstreet Road,
Ashford Kent TN26 1NW
Affordable quality framers as they are based outside of London. Pick up the work from your studio and deliver it back once framed.
Kay Mounting Service
4c Athelstane Mews,
LONDON N4 3EH
Mounting onto aluminium and diasec (face mounting to Perspex). Only Kay Mounting and Spectrum can do this in the UK as far as I know.
020 7272 7799
G N Hughes Picture Framing
Rear of Vandguard Court
36-38 Peckham Road
London SE5 8QT
020 7703 3182
Pendragon Fine Art Framers
1-3 Yorkton Street
Shoreditch, London E2 8NH
020 7729 0608
19-23 White Lion Street
LONDON N1 9PD
High quality framers used by the bigger galleries
020 7812 1200
4 Morris Place
off Stroud Green Road
London N4 3JG
Costly but excellent framing and lightboxes.
020 7281 5439
This is an old post from Larry Jordan, FCP instructor
NOTE: This process changed since this was posted. See the update at the bottom. When working with PAL just use DV PAL settings in place of NTSC
Tom Porett, from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, writes:
I enjoy your newsletter greatly – thanks very much.
I have a question about converting a 16:9 format to 4:3 in letterbox format (with bars). If there is an issue of the newsletter that has that info I’d appreciate it.
I am uploading work to Google video and they require 4:3 format only.
Larry replies: Yup, it can be done. In fact, I had a client this morning that needed to convert a DVCPro-50 16:9 sequence into a DV 4:3 video. Here’s how to do it.
1) Open the sequence you want to convert into the Timeline.
2) Choose File > Export > Quicktime movie.
3) In the Save As dialog, change Current Settings to “DV NTSC 48K” — if you are working with PAL video, you would select “DV PAL 48K”. Then, make sure that Make movie self-contained. is CHECKED.
4) The movie will export — and will take a while to do so, depending upon the length of the sequence you are exporting. Use this to rediscover the outdoors and sunshine. Look out a window, or something.
5) When the export is complete, change your Easy Setup to “DV NTSC” (or “DV PAL” depending upon where in the world you live).
6) Create a new project and import your newly exported QuickTime movie. Then, edit it to the Timeline.
Ta-DAH! Your 16:9 image format is retained, but Final Cut has now added black letter-boxing at the top and bottom of the image. You are now ready to output as a standard DV file.
The best part about this process is that no additional rendering is necessary; your file is ready to output as soon as you get it edited into a new sequence.
Fast and easy.
UPDATE – Jan. 2008
As Oren Hercz pointed out:
I just wanted to mention a minor problem I discovered with your “converting a 16:9 sequence to 4:3 video” article. I was following your instructions, using FCP 5.1.2, but when I exported my anamorphic sequence as “DV NTSC 48k” and then imported it into a NTSC DV timeline, I got a stretched image inside black bars (yuck!) I discovered that I had to export using “DV NTSC 48k anamorphic” setting to make it work. I don’t know if this is a change in FCP since you wrote that article, but I thought you might want to know.
Larry replies: You are correct. Apple has now made anamorphic video a specific menu choice in the application. If you are working with 16:9, then please select “anamorphic.”
This tutorial shows you how to enter data in an online spreadsheet to generate a set of placemarks in Google Earth and Maps. Google8217;s web-based, collaborative editing allows you and your team members to simultaneously enter data and instantly publish updates. Using this tool you could: showcase your organisation8217;s projects, programme sites or partners; map your offices, volunteers or resources; or visualise your data on local, regional or global scales.
Some of the new and improved features in Spreadsheet Mapper version 3 include:
Create 1000 placemarks 8211; add more if needed.
Six simplified balloon design templates 8211; add more if needed
Simplified publication process
Additional customisation options
Spreadsheet Mapper 3 uses Google Apps Scripts to help generate the KML placemarks and to provide useful tools. If you want to use the older Spreadsheet Mapper 2, which only uses spreadsheet formulas, but limits the number of placemarks and balloon templates, you can still access it here: Spreadsheet Mapper 2.0 tutorial
Spreadsheet Mapper is a powerful tool for mapping point locations. It starts with enough spreadsheet rows for 1,000 placemark points and provides a tool for adding additional rows. Adding more than a few thousand rows/points will slow down the spreadsheet mapper and produce a very large KML file, in which case you may want to look at other tools such as Google Fusion Tables.