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Old 09-12-2010, 02:03 PM
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This is a raw one take on my funky Nikon Coolpix no editing as close to live as I wanted to go for now. I wanted to test out what it might be like if it was live and if it would be okay.

It would be great if others on the forum did some video tutorials to get this new concept going. I know it can work and we can help each other.

There are some frame drops and a few points that it hesitates and goes again, not sure why.



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Old 09-12-2010, 04:09 PM
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Thanks Steve great demo, are you producing the rotatind solder fixture .Dave
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:11 PM
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Hi Steve; Great soldering set-up. I saw another post on the forum indicating the problems with producing the fixtures, but I really wish you would reconsider producing them again. I'd love to have one at work. Unless Rio Grande has some type of contractual hold on the design, perhaps you could find another backer which would allow the re-introduction of such a fantastic piece of equipment. Every jeweler should use one.
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:09 PM
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Steve,

What a cool concept - live video! Your tutorial is really well done. It's something we could all take advantage of.
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:35 PM
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Excellent demo and instruction. Your set-up is pretty cool. I have mine on turn table but the clamping is always a pain. Thank you for sharing. Fred
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:59 AM
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Great demo! thanks! I didn't see you adding solder to the platinum ring?
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:44 AM
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Thanks Steve for showing us this great demo, I agree with the others about the turntable.
There must be a market for such a nice tool.
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:31 AM
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Thanks Guys,

As far as making it again I would have to say I'm pretty much done working with machine shops. On the other hand if Steve Lindsay wanted to make a batch up he would have my blessing.

Gert, The Plat. chip solder was cut and placed in the sizing joint (tension fit) previous to heating. With Plat. I don't use a solder pick at all. I forgot to mention that, sorry.

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Old 09-13-2010, 12:24 PM
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Very nice!

And Kudos to your camera crew - not always easy to follow the action in such a way that we, the viewers can follow it.
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Looks good! I use a Meco Midget also and love it... But the valves/knobs are getting stiff on it... any idea of what I can do?

The turntable is a nice concept. I just put the tweezers in a hole in my bench pin and solder that way... but this would sure be convenient because I don't touch the item with my bare hands once it reaches 1400ļ unless I want to make a permanent impression of the item in my fingers.

Nice video... It's nice to meet all you people through video.
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:28 PM
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I realize that a lot of you guys use Macs and I don't know how pertinent this info is to them. Most cameras take video and save it as an mpeg file. These files are HUGE.

Save the file to your hard drive. Open Windows Movie Maker (which should come with Windows, or is a free download). Load your mpeg file into the program. Add title and credits pages, any transitions you desire, and do any editing you want. Then save your results as a wmv file. It will be up to 10 times smaller than the mpeg file with no apparent quality loss.

This is important if you host videos on your own website and storage space is at a premium. I'm sure there is a script to make it appear already framed in a window, but I don't have it. Otherwise, just clicking on the URL will open Windows Media Player and play it.

Try this:
http://home.comcast.net/~oldfoxtrade.../Lock_Time.wmv

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Old 09-13-2010, 07:49 PM
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That was unreal, Dave.

My wife walked in and wondered what on earth I was watching...
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Hi Steve,
Nice video and great idea.

A few years ago I made a number of videos setting an eternity ring with the lindsay. I used a Nikon Coolpix 2000.
The only problem is the microphone. It makes the the Lindsay sound like a two stroke engine without mufflers. That's why I never showed them
Which type coolpix did you use? It might be just the microphon in the 2000 series.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:23 PM
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Hi Daniel

It is just a digital coolpix S6. Not a very expensive cam. Does stills and Movie. For stills it .JPG for movie it is .MOV and uploads to YouTube direct and uses .WAV for voice.

Daniel, I would really like to see your pave setting on a vid. demo. and your flush mount!

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Hi Steve,
Thank you that was great.
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