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1st message | this message only posted: 17 Feb 2010 23:02
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Andrew Fendick
Andover, United Kingdom



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I found this link on the BBC's web site to a collection of archive clips related to steam railways.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/steamtrains/index.shtml

Many are just short clips but some are full programs, such as this one following Alan Pegler's running of Flying Scotsman non-stop from Kings Cross to Edinburgh in May 1968.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/steamtrains/7307.shtml

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Hallo,
I appear to be suffering from my usual ineptitude at things computer in getting the
best from what look like a really enjoyable set of videos. My problem is straightforward
and crippling. The contrast and brightness of the images. In most of those I have looked
at they appear to have been made at the centre of a tropical thunderstorm. Taking the start of
the video of the ride round the dales the opening scene is a sepia black with a blurred yellow
band getting wider until the shape of a windscreen is just discernable above it. A wedge of deep sepia is also noticeable top left and appears to be the sky between the platform awnings. It has no blue to it whatsoever until a later frame when it appears again slightly less 'sepia'd '. Other videos are not
worth playing because the image quality is so poor it's untranslatable.

This is typical of all the videos I have opened - detail is virtually non-existent or undecipherable.

Is this normal? Can it be a wrong setting on my setup somewhere? All normal PC usage has 'normal' screen brightness I cannot say that any video's I have watched had comfortable levels of brightness except those of the journey on the model village railway.

Any buff with a suggestion? I know I appear a pain in the a...s but be gentle.

Many Thanks,

Donald P

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Donald

You do not say what program you are using to view the video.

Do you have the problem with other videos on other web sites, or is it just this BBC one?

You could try this modern video
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=9KtDF2929-g >
of the Bluebell Railway on a wet day, but there are quite a range of colours. Do they look reasonably natural?

John
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john,

only time for quick look, colours fine, again, general appearance
as though filmed at f22 with a very slow film on a dull day. Bluebell
line colours fine, image quality adequate, some others (particularly
the Pannier tank) silhouettes only as though filmed against the light
or 'underexposed'.

Thanks

Donald

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I would like to be able to help, but being in Australia. The videos are not allowed to be played.

The audio clips are great.

John

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Martin Wynne
West Of The Severn, United Kingdom



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Please do not send requests for help direct to me via email or PM.

Post your questions on the forum where everyone can see them and add helpful replies.
jadafmak wrote: I would like to be able to help, but being in Australia. The videos are not allowed to be played.Hi John,

Signing up with this site allows you to view UK content anywhere in the world:

 https://www.my-private-network.co.uk

Not recommending, just passing on the link. I know it's very popular in Spain to watch UK content. Not sure of the legality -- the site has been openly available without restriction for several years.

There is an option to access USA content instead.

regards,

Martin.




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