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Old July 12th, 2010, 10:30 AM   #1
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calling for help on weva submission

Hi guys,

I need help from someone in the US to send in some dvds of my submissions to weva.

Here's the story. The dvds that I submitted was on the wrong format.

My videos are PAL and it needs to be on a NTSC DVD REGION 1.

So I wonder if there are any of you who can download my videos from my vimeo page and make NTSC DVD REGION 1 out of it. I didn't know how to do it so I just made a region free dvd which should work with modern dvd players. But the fact is they emailed me and giving me a chance to re-send by this thursday. Since I'm in australia, it would be almost impossible to do that as it is already tuesday here now.

So if there is anyone that can help, I would really really appreciate it.

I am willing to pay the professional fee and the shipping fee involved. There should be around 3-5 dvds to be sent. I'm not sure how many dvds at the moment since they haven't let me know for sure which ones.

Thanks in advance

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Old July 12th, 2010, 11:35 AM   #2
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Hi Susanto,

Shoot me an email with the clips you want and we will be happy to help you out. Mark@VonWeddingFilms.com
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Old July 12th, 2010, 03:00 PM   #3
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Hey Santo
Let me know if for some reason Mark cannot make it on time. I am located just 45 minutes away from their address.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 05:08 PM   #4
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mark and jose

thank you thank you thank you!!!

we are on day two of exposed down under here in sydney with jason, michael, konrad and alvin and I can only say with the spirit of wedding film-makers, thank you!!!!

I think Jose will be a better person to do this since he lives very nearby weva. However if you (mark) have any advice on creating ntsc dvds region 1 from a pal source (25p) that would be very very much appreciated.

Will be in touch with jose via email

THANK YOU (again)

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Old July 13th, 2010, 03:05 PM   #5
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Susanto, I have a healthy disregard for all such organisations so you understand where I'm coming from. This specification is typical ill-informed BS. Region coding applies to commercial DVDs not weddings. Just send them an NTSC disk - though I'm surprised your NLE can't output this for you and equally that WEVA can't run to a PAL player. Anyway, I thought the only qualification for membership was a spare $250.
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Old July 13th, 2010, 03:54 PM   #6
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Philip, the issue that Susanto is having is nothing to do with his NLE not being able to output to NTSC, but rather that his submission has to be in DVD format. As he explained, he is in Australia and the WEVA address is in Florida and he has 2 days to submit this. His method is the most straightforward given the time frame.

I agree that it is odd as to why WEVA cannot play a PAL disc, but those are the submission specs.
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Old July 15th, 2010, 05:27 AM   #7
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Hi Susanto. Too bad I didn't see this the first day you posted it, I'd offer some immediate help (but it seems other excellent members of the forum did the right thing), since we screwed it up exactly the same way! We sent a region free DVD with PAL video and later we're told that NTSC was required! Finally we re-sent them and made it in time!

I'd have to add though, that it is not exactly our fault. Nothing is mentioned anywhere about NTSC only submissions.

But for converting PAL to NTSC and vice-versa, I used my favorite converter, Mainconcept Reference. The quality is the best I've seen regarding PAL<--->NTSC conversions.
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Old July 15th, 2010, 07:52 AM   #8
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How about saving yourself the time, headache and money for some award. Weva is a joke....
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Old July 15th, 2010, 08:42 AM   #9
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Joke or not, collecting any awards, positions, mentions or other similar things may not make you better, but is very good move for impressing potential clients and other PR reasons. And that's not all that is to it.
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Old July 15th, 2010, 08:59 AM   #10
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Hi guys,

thanks for that. Jose had been a tremendous help and he is actually delivering the dvds himself to WEVA to make sure that its not late or anything. so THANK YOU SO MUCH Jose!! this is what fellow wedding film-makers are all about. to help each other and I'm very thankful for that.

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Old July 15th, 2010, 09:01 AM   #11
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How about saving yourself the time, headache and money for some award. Weva is a joke....
WEVA is not a joke, they pioneer the wedding video industry long ago, they help me get where I am today and that is making a good living for my family, show us your work and see how good you are compared to any of the WEVA winners.
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Old June 10th, 2011, 11:36 AM   #12
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Re: calling for help on weva submission

WEVA wants 2 files on a DVD. One of the files is a H.264 1280x720. That much is clear but what file format is the main entry ? Can anybody clarify this ?

Lets say my movie submission is called "A". Would this work...

A_1080.mov {1920x1080 ProRes File exported straight from FCP}
A_H264.mov {H.264 1280x720 }

In toast, burn both files onto a SD DVD. Any particular settings that WEVA wants ? Autoplay on insert ?
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Old June 10th, 2011, 03:52 PM   #13
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Re: calling for help on weva submission

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I am located just 45 minutes away from their address.
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90 minutes of your time at $4.00 per gallon of gas is worth quite a bit these days...I'm sure Santo will appreciate it!

Speaking of WEVA, I went to a convention once, and attended their workshops, but later realized that all of the information I paid for was already online, just by using google.
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Old June 10th, 2011, 04:03 PM   #14
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Re: calling for help on weva submission

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WEVA wants 2 files on a DVD. One of the files is a H.264 1280x720. That much is clear but what file format is the main entry ? Can anybody clarify this ?

Lets say my movie submission is called "A". Would this work...

A_1080.mov {1920x1080 ProRes File exported straight from FCP}
A_H264.mov {H.264 1280x720 }

In toast, burn both files onto a SD DVD. Any particular settings that WEVA wants ? Autoplay on insert ?

I too have the same question. And what also happens if the original video is already in 1280x720?
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