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Thursday 18th June 2009
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Springwatch cameraman Gordon Buchanan presents a celebration of the emerging field of home-grown wildlife
film-making, now that new technology offers this opportunity to non-professionals -- even those on a tight budget.
Springwatch has become known not only for the camerawork of its own team, but for the amazing contributions
from its viewers. They often show fascinating -- or downright hilarious -- behaviour from wildlife which could only
ever have been filmed by those lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.
Gordon remembers the passionate amateur film-makers -- from teenagers to pensioners -- that Springwatch has
met over the years and finds out what they get from the challenges of filming wildlife. He showcases some of the
very best home-grown wildlife moments that viewers have sent in over the years.
Gordon and his Springwatch team colleagues look back at their own experienes as camerapeople, and Gordon
shares some of his golden rules of field craft and camera technique. He explains how to make a start at filming
and how to improve technique, in a light-hearted and easy-to-absorb wildlife film-making masterclass.
My PDTV recording was corrupted in two places. I've patched out the damaged bits from 0:14:22--0:14:47
and 0:52:29--0:52:45 with a backup sourced from BBC iPlayer -- their "very high quality" Flash video:
Video... : 832x468 pixels (16:9 exactly), H.264
Audio... : 48 kHz stereo, AAC
Bit rate. : 1502 kb/s in total
That bit rate is painfully low for the large video frame size; it also has a BBC digital logo, and is over-cropped
to an embarrassing extent.
The video and audio joins are frame accurate, and I've matched the audio volumes as best I can.
I'm sorry this cap is a week late: that's how long it took me to figure out this new repair method.
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