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Hello from Kit

Postby Kitwn » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:14 pm

Hi everyone,

I've been browsing the forums for a year or so but have only just signed up with real money so thought I'd introduce myself.

Now living in tropical Western Australia, I used to be a pom (Aussie slang for British) and spent 21 years working for the BBC as an engineer and technical trainer. Involved in programme delivery rather than content creation I was lucky enough to spend 16 years at the Beeb's technical training centre at Wood Norton where I got to see, and sometimes try out, most of the whole programme making chain. If you want to know how to broadcast digital TV or radio, by the superior European methods of course ;) , I'm your man.

I didn't get into video making until after coming to Australia in 2004, by which time home editting had become practical, and, with my wife Christie, have produced three editions of our "Down Under Diary", a compilation of travelogues and pieces about what we get up to here in Australia designed to make the friends and rellies back in England jealous.

Current plans are to produce some training DVDs for lace-makers which will need more advanced menu structures than clunky old PE produces, hence finally subscribing to Muvipix and chosing Steve's guide to DVD Architect Studio 4.5 as my free book.

Keep up the good work.

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Re: Hello from Kit

Postby Chuck Engels » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:05 am

Hi Kit,
A very pleasant welcome to Muvipix

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We are happy and honored that you decided to join our community :)
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Re: Hello from Kit

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:07 am

G'day. Have a cold one for me. :-D :meet:
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Re: Hello from Kit

Postby Bob » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:11 am

Welcome to Muvipix, Kit! :meet:
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Re: Hello from Kit

Postby Paul LS » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:56 am

Welcome Kit, I hope you post some excerpts of your travelogues in the Gallery. I am sure folks would be interested to see them.
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Re: Hello from Kit

Postby JohnnyO » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:46 am

Kit - welcome to muvipix. You have come to the right place for helpin achieving your creative potential, as well as assistance along the way.

Happy video editing!
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Re: Hello from Kit

Postby Wheat King » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:47 am

Hi Welcome Kit!
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Re: Hello from Kit

Postby Steve Grisetti » Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:45 am

Great to have you aboard, Kit! It's always a joy to see our community grow and to find inspiration in each other's work!

And thank you so much for supporting the site and our books!

And, while you're waiting for the book, you can check out some of our "Basic Training" tutorials for DVD Architect.
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Re: Hello from Kit

Postby momoffduty » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:11 pm

Welcome Kit to Muvipix!
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Re: Hello from Kit

Postby Kitwn » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:41 pm

Thankyou everyone. I've already had a look at some of the tutorial content and Steve's Tips. Some very useful stuff in there.

Where abouts in Cheshire are you, John? I was raised in Wilmslow.

I have a YouTube account in the name 'Broadcastingskills' (the name dates back to when I did some freelance training after leaving the BBC) which has a few examples of what I've done. I'll have to read up on how to add links to this forum.

Not sure how much of my technical knowledge is useful to other members, mostly relates to how to get your finished masterpiece to 60,000,000 viewers at once, but I can rant all day about the details of PAL, NTSC, JPEG, MPEG audio and video coding and what an 'I' frame is if you really want me to.

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Re: Hello from Kit

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:30 am

Kitwn wrote:Where abouts in Cheshire are you, John? I was raised in Wilmslow.


Just five or so miles away from Wilmslow. I was born in Knutsford and now live near Tatton Park, near the Rostherne (main) entrance.

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Re: Hello from Kit

Postby Kitwn » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:23 am

Just five or so miles away from Wilmslow. I was born in Knutsford and now live near Tatton Park, near the Rostherne (main) entrance.


Small world! A lot of my school mates used to get bussed in from Knutsford and I remember spending many a summer's day at Tatton, even sailing on the mere a couple of times nearly 40 years ago.

Enough of that, nostalgia's not what it used to be.

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Re: Hello from Kit

Postby VernonRobinson » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:13 pm

Welcome Kit. Great to have you on board.

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Re: Hello from Kit

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:30 am

Kitwn wrote:.... A lot of my school mates used to get bussed in from Knutsford.....


How small can this world get? I was bussed in to Wilmslow from Knutsford to attend Wilmslow Grammar School (as it was then called)in the 60s.
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Re: Hello from Kit

Postby Kitwn » Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:04 pm

That's the one! My sister Diana was there from about 1963. I started in 1969 after the Wilmslow site became the boys school and the girls had moved to the new site in Handforth. Di told me she used to watch the steam trains going along the tracks adjacent to the playing field.

In later years I was one of the mad bikers who used to come back from a visit to the girls school 6th form common room along the A34 at 80 mph to avoid being late for the afternoon classes!

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