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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:44 pm 
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Heh. Pray for good luck that if you're filming a siren located in the middle of a railway yard a train does not get in your way. I remember the first time filming Sarnia's Modulator, the train cleared my camera not even five seconds before the system went into voice.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:52 am 
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If you are filming a siren going off for a real call, be mindful and make sure you are out of the way or at a safe distance away from the Fire Department, so they can get down to the fire


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This is more for editing, but if your video turns out shaky, use a video editing software to stablize it. But be careful on where you want it stablized. My 1003 video frame went all over the place when zooming out, so I didn't stablize it.

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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 6:39 pm 
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Daniel wrote:
2. Don't force viewers to watch two minutes of movie-style credits before a thirty-second siren clip. Your film will never make it big in Hollywood or online, so just get to the point and spare the big production stuff. All we want to hear is the siren.
Another thing to keep in mind: just about any information that can be put in a intro can be put in the title and/or the description. Because of this, you can put any stories or extra information (like the history of a town's system, when this particular siren you were recording was installed, or where in the town the siren is) in the description. The intros should be short, sweet, and contain probably no more than the day/time of the recording, the siren model, and/or who recorded it.

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 2:59 am 
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If you have to do something that makes a bit of noise while recording, move away from the camera so nobody watching the video can't hear you. (Breathing, clearing your throat, whispering, etc...)

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In my opinion, I think there way too many 2001's in Indiana!


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Guilty of this for multiple counts. Don't record a siren using your iPad, that is if you have shaky arms.

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 3:30 am 
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Make sure to message the authorities who activate the sirens and ask 1 or both questions if you aren't familiar with them.

When do you test?

Are you testing? (ONLY if the weather is crazy)

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Free Video editing Software:

http://filmora.wondershare.com/video-ed ... oCB3rw_wcB

"Top 10 Best Free Video Editing Software for Windows"

For you mac users..

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-6-free ... rs-mac-os/

Don't worry Linux people, I didn't forget you!

http://opensource.com/life/15/1/current ... eo-editing

I'm not sure which Linux's those support.. and I'm not sure if all the video Editing software in these lists are Open Source, AKA have to give credit or something, but For linux, Pitivi, Mac, Imovie, windows, Movie maker, those are the ones I KNOW is open source.. Atleast I think iMovie is Open source..

If you are on android.. there is DOZENS of apps. Nuff said.

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Another bit of advice: when giving your video a title, include the word "siren." There are other things in the world which use the same model numbers, and unless someone is searching strictly for a 3T22 or a SuperDecot Double Bansheelertor, they won't find your video at all.

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Video tags also work well too.

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