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Tim Shary <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 21 Mar 2005 07:33:37 -0500
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Almost all DVD players today actually allow you to cue just like VCR tapes--
you advance to your chosen scene, stop the player, and it will resume from
that position.  Furthermore, many DVD decks will allow you to do this with
multiple discs.  So you can advance to your chosen scene on 3, 4, or 5
discs, stop at that point, and when you reinsert the discs, they will start
from that point.  As far as I know though, the only thing you can't do is
cue to a scene on one machine and then have another machine recognize that
cue, as you could do with VCR tapes.  I recommend trying to cue a few DVDs
on the deck in your classroom and see if that machine remembers those cues.
If not, I recommend finding a deck that can do this.

Best wishes,

Dr. Timothy Shary
Director of Screen Studies
Assistant Professor of Screen Studies
Traina Center for the Arts
Clark University
Worcester, MA  01610

on 3/20/05 4:18 PM, Lou Thompson at [log in to unmask] wrote:

> Hello all,
> When I test my undergraduates, I like to show them brief clips of films and
> ask them to comment on specific things (editing, lighting, etc).  Cueing was
> easy enough to do with videotapes, but now that I'm using DVDs almost
> exclusively it's becoming a problem.
> I was wondering if any of you have any suggestions as to hardware or software
> that will enable me to copy these short clips (usually less than a minute) for
> testiing purposes.
> Thanks.
> ______________________________________________
> Dr. Lou Ann Thompson
> Professor of English
> Department of English, Speech,  and Foreign Languages
> Texas Woman's University
> Denton, TX 76204
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