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Title: Encounters – The Secrets Of Loch Ness
File Name: lochness.avi
Channel Transmitted: Channel 4
Date: Sunday, 30 April 1995
Category: Documentary / Educational
Size: 376 MB (385,024 Kb / 394,264,576 bytes)
Running Time: 0:49:14.01
Format: .avi 528 x 400
Data Rate: 895 kbps
Video Codec: XviD (XviD 1.0.3)
Video Info: 25 fps 1055 Kbits/sec
Audio Codec: MPEG-1
Audio Bit Rate: 160 kbps
Audio Info: 48kHz PCM Stereo
About The Series:
Encounters is a Channel 4 series looking at the way in which people interact with their environment.
About The Episode:
Documentary film tracing the history of the first sightings of the Loch Ness monster through to the latest scientific data and trying to unravel the legend. Participants include: Alistair Boyd, an expert on the monster who spends time at the loch every year, David Martin a zoologist who specialises in the fish of Loch Ness, James Brown and his son Jim who claim to have seen the monster, Steve Feltham who has given up everything to try and film the creature, Adrian Shine who became the leader of the Loch Ness Project and Ronnie Bremner of the Official Loch Ness Exhibition centre.
Now you see it, now you don't
by DOMINIC EARLE Friday, 28 April 1995
Somewhere in the deep, dark depths of Loch Ness, there lurks a creature. Of that we can be almost certain. But whether it looks remotely like the humped beast etched on the mind of every impressionable coach party that passes through the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre is another matter entirely.
More than 1,400 people have seen it, some even have the pictures to prove it (or disprove it in the case of the surgeon's famous 1934 hoax). Personally, I spent a very agreeable week sailing along the loch, and wasn't woken by a single bump in the night. But I still believe in Nessie because it remains one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century. In Encounters: "The Secrets of Loch Ness" (7pm Sunday C4), opinion is, naturally, somewhat divided over the nature of the beast, as it surfaces in the fervent memories of the eyewitness accounts, then sinks beneath a deluge of fish stock statistics and blurred monster pics. Fortunately, for millions of Nessie fans worldwide, the programme is ultimately inconclusive - even while shooting the documentary, two dependable locals just happened to be wandering round Loch Ness with a huge camera and camcorder, taking pictures of deer (yeah, right) when there was a big swirl in the dark loch: "Then I saw a big dark hump come out of the water... and immediately it clicked - gosh, this must be Nessie." Can 1,400 people be wrong?
The Loch Ness Monster is a creature, most commonly speculated to be from a line of long-surviving Plesiosaurs, that is reputed to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is similar to other supposed lake monsters in Scotland and elsewhere, though its description varies from one account to the next. Popular interest and belief in the animal has fluctuated since it was brought to the world's attention in 1933. Evidence of its existence is anecdotal, with minimal and much disputed photographic material and sonar readings. The scientific community regards the Loch Ness Monster as a modern-day myth, and explains sightings as a mix of hoaxes and wishful thinking. Despite this, it remains one of the most famous examples of cryptozoology. The legendary monster has been affectionately referred to by the nickname Nessie (Scottish Gaelic: Niseag) since the 1950s.
Director: JEANS, Christopher
Production Company: ITN
Producer: WARE, Julian
Stage One: VHSRip (composite video, PAL_B) using ION VCR2PC saved as MPEG-4 AVI file
Stage Two: VHS editing with Pinnacle Studio Plus 11, edited media saved as large AVI file (Full Screen DV, 720 x 576, 28800 kbps, 25fps) – approx 10.5Gb
Stage Three: Large AVI file (10.5Gb) reduced in size with Ashampoo Movie Shrink & Burn 3, media saved as MPEG-4 AVI file (reducing 10.5Gb to 376Mb – 70% Compression – 528 x 400, 895 kbps, 25 fps)
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