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Joined: Apr 1 1999

First of all, I really like this mag! It`s thurough, reliable, and fun to read.
What I miss are more in-depth tests and reviews of equipment. Give me more pros and cons! More .."this is good, this solutins stink l" type of articles. Judging by the mass ammounts of articles posted on this board, people are having lots of difficulties with their DV-equipment. May we hope for a good analysis of the different systems on the market?

Joined: Apr 1 1999

I think that we all agree. BUT it will take a bit of time to get the more comparative reviews underway. For the moment the forum should at least cover some of these issues.
John Ferrick

Joined: Apr 14 1999

God forbid the use of "This piece of equipment stinks!" Not that I'm a religious man at all, but Terje, I presume, is Norwegian, and we have enough of this kind of childish underdeveloped language in Norwegian computer mags. So let us not be bothered with less serious English, please.
But I do agree with Terje on the essential of things as CV spends too much column space on all these listings of equipment. Could these listings be given smaller types? Less space? And perhaps more space given to, say, not only technical reviews of Premiere (referring to the series in CV), but also to the more creative sides of editing a film and what benefits and improvements it can do to a film? I also miss reviews of good titlers, the titler in Premiere 5.1 is just as bad as the one in 4.2 in my opinion.
Kaare Nilsen, Norway

Kaare Nilsen


Joined: Mar 7 1999

We finally finished the May issue today, only about 8 days late!


In this issue - on sale the last Thursday of April - you will notice that my editorial tells readers about some forthcoming price increases!

These increases are intended to pay for extra staff and equipment - and to improve the bottom line slightly - so that we can do the things we (and you the readers) know we need to do; without me dying of overwork.
[He writes, at 1.20 am!!]

From June, the magazine cover price goes up to £3.55 in the UK (from £2.85).

From July, the UK Subscription goes up to £40 (from £32) but European subscriptions FALL - to £45, from £50 because, after investigating the costings (following a couple of complaints), we had to agree that we were not giving our non-UK European readers a fair deal.

Prices for the rest of the world remain unchanged at £60 (sea) £80 (airmail).

We are also planning to make available an electronic subscription to the magazine, which will be less than the cost of any of the above paper subscriptions, but which will come free to all paper subscribers.

Bob C