View Full Version : okay, can i get some help
2007 December 27th, 14:50
okay , this forum is supposed to be helpful to all , but i have written 2 posts on 2 seperate topics and i have not gotten anyone to respond to either of them. meanwhile, other posts have been made and have been replied to MANY times even though their question may not be any more important or relative than mine. can anyone out help answer my questions?
2007 December 27th, 14:58
if you ask questions that have already been answered here you will only piss people off and while i don't really care i don't have the answers.
2007 December 27th, 15:20
hmmm, thats odd, cause i was under the impression that asking an honest question for a new and unfamiliar person is exactly what this forum is for. i had no idea that even if it was a stupid question, just like the one that other people posted before and after me, that it would only piss people off and make them not want to reply. but, if this is true, then how do you justify them replying to the other "stupid" questions?
2007 December 27th, 15:27
The answers to several of your questions are available via the search function of the site. The filter size is printed on the front of your camera. It isn't uncommon to get "flamed" if you don't spend a bit of time looking for the answer yourself before hollering for help.
Buying the cheapest item you can find on e-Bay is risky, especially if the seller has no working knowledge of the camera and can't assist.
2007 December 27th, 15:30
This forum is not sponsored by Canon or any other organziation. Nobody is obligated to answer any of your questions.
2007 December 27th, 15:39
There is a comprehensive FAQs section that answers some of your questions, nevertheless, I have replied to two of your posts.
I have referred you to the relevant information in the manual (both PAL and NTSC), and responded regarding you eBay query.
We were all noobs once, and it's easy to forget how tricky even the simple things can be. (Even searching can be a nightmare if you don't know what question you should be asking.) I've taught enough people to know that things I can do with my eyes closed are a real struggle to some.
However, as others have said, nobody is obliged to respond to any post. Even my excellent posts go unanswered occasionally:hv20-smilie02:
2007 December 27th, 16:46
okay , this forum is supposed to be helpful to all...
Well, "all" is a bit of a strong word, as that would include SPAMMERs also, and we are not really helpful to them. :hv20-smilie77:
Baknforth, the members here answer questions in their own time, as they see fit.
There's no discrimination going on; and any question is simply answered by whomever happens to see it - or not, if they so chose.
A lot of members here have been moderators/owners and members of online internet forums FOR YEARS, and I'd say there's only a handful of things that don't go down too well;
- Mac vs. PC debates
- New members asking the exact same questions that have been answered NUMEROUS times, and to which the answer can be found easily if one would spend a few minutes looking around.
These online forums aren't the personal assistant for lazy knowledge seekers, and no demands can be made from any one particular member towards another.
You get what help is offered, not more, not less...
2007 December 27th, 21:14
sorry for being a little hard-headed, but hey, at least i did get people talking . Good Day--
2007 December 28th, 08:49
I am a comparatively new member and have found this forum very helpful indeed. I am not a technical sort of person but a practical one, so for example I do not jump in to answer technical questions. Rather i am happy to share my experience as i have grown with the HV20 and what I have found personally to work.
I also belong to an Adobe forum and have experienced there what you have experienced here and I know how you feel.
The only thing that bothered me when i first started here was the comment "read the manual". Believe me I had read the manual, sat in front of the tv with the manual and my camera for evenings (The sitting in front of the TV was to keep my wife "happy")
I still think the Canon manual is merely a navigational aid to the menus and offers very little as to what the various settings will bring to you video experience with the camera. It would not take much for me to call it a Pain".
The other thing that we need to remember is that we all learn differently. Some people can read a manual and learn from it, others need to hear the same information presented in a different way, and as for me, I really want to "see" it done, then I feel I understand it.
2007 December 29th, 07:07
I'm also a newbie and learning and experimenting. I use the search tool a lot, and there is a wealth of info and "opinions" on there. I bought my Rode SVM based on what I found with the search, and I've been reading people's opinions about pc's and mac's now for two months. After you have read a few hundred posts you will get a better "feel" for what to ask, or not to ask. I love this place...look at it 3 or 4 times per day and always read the "new posts". The Canon manual isn't great, but combine it with the posts and it can be figured out. Regards...bob
2007 December 29th, 08:06
:hv20-smilie58: I cannot overstate how critically helpful this forum has been to me in getting better acquainted with my new HV20. Not only was I convinced by this forum to buy the HV20 two weeks ago, but I am here to say that I would not be as far down the path in learning to use the camcorder without the support of the very fine folks here.
Yes I could have stumbled along with the HV20 manual and blindless trial and error use of the camera, but the knowledge and experiences gleaned from the HV20 Forum has been priceless.
With the camera and the $600-plus Premiere program, I thought I was set to video conquer the world. But when the quality of my initial video clips and DVDs turned out no better than my old standard definition camera, I turned to HV20 forum for help. I meticulously reviewed all comments, suggestions, and thoughts on subjects of particular interest to me.
Just last night, I completed re-post work on a couple of my first HV20 tapes and the results were awesome. Even the infamous 24p remove pulldown process worked to my complete satisfaction using the tools outline here.
So I say stick with it and use the resources here with the understanding that this is not a paid or official Canon HV20 Customer Support Service but that you can perhaps receive far greater support here than the official service....
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