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CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« on: 14:38, 26 February 18 »

Hey, everyone! I'm really happy to say the first episode of CPCine is now online.


The show charts a month of the CPC’s life in each episode, from launch to the modern day; taking news and other information from magazines of the time to build a view of how Amstrad’s machines went on.


Episode 1 covers the release of the CPC464; takes a look at some launch software; checks out a type-in and the MP-1 Modulator; and finishes off with a trip to the demo scene.


I hope you enjoy it!



https://youtu.be/f8kGWlXK0ts

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #1 on: 15:46, 26 February 18 »
Thank you Zoe!


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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #2 on: 16:45, 26 February 18 »
You’re welcome. :)

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #3 on: 20:42, 26 February 18 »
Very nice vid. Thanks for using my song for, like, 20 minutes :).

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #4 on: 20:53, 26 February 18 »
Very nice vid.

Aww, thank you. :)

Thanks for using my song for, like, 20 minutes :) .

Heh. It was a good song that worked well in the background.

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #5 on: 22:06, 27 February 18 »
Fantastic! Let's watch it now  ;)

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #6 on: 16:49, 05 March 18 »
Hi guys,


I'm still working on episodes 2-4 at the moment, with the plan of releasing one episode every two weeks (so episode 2 will go up next week). I want to make the show as good as possible, so if you think there's something missing that should be added and/or changed (or if you think there's too much of something) to make the show better, I'd love to hear from you. :)

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #7 on: 22:58, 05 March 18 »
Wow... THAT brought back a lot of memories. Thank you SO much. Although my 464 has 'given up the ghost' a long time ago, I still 'dabble' using emulators. Looking forward to the next video.

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #8 on: 23:23, 05 March 18 »
You are very welcome. :D

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #9 on: 07:49, 06 March 18 »
I want to make the show as good as possible, so if you think there's something missing that should be added and/or changed (or if you think there's too much of something) to make the show better, I'd love to hear from you. :)

Didn't wanna say this at first, because I was fairly sure it would be taken the wrong way, but since you asked yourself: One thing that I think you could do, is to clean the machine(s) a bit before filming them, removing the dust and such in between keys and elsewhere. Would give a much better overall impression I think.

My 2 cents.

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #10 on: 23:41, 06 March 18 »
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Didn't wanna say this at first, because I was fairly sure it would be taken the wrong way, but since you asked yourself: One thing that I think you could do, is to clean the machine(s) a bit before filming them, removing the dust and such in between keys and elsewhere. Would give a much better overall impression I think.

You know what the worst thing is when I look at Episode 1? The dust on the machine. You know why? Because I'd cleaned the bloody thing and I thought the computer looked really nice; then the studio lighting showed up the dust that settled and the gunk between the keys (none of which showed up on the little studio monitor when I was filming!).

I've half a mind to take the CPC apart and give it a thorough scrub so I can get some fresh B-roll for the next few episodes. Don't worry though, you weren't the first to think the machine didn't look as good as it should have!

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #11 on: 23:56, 06 March 18 »
I've half a mind to take the CPC apart and give it a thorough scrub so I can get some fresh B-roll for the next few episodes. Don't worry though, you weren't the first to think the machine didn't look as good as it should have!
I wouldn't bother - I am selling my laptop on the bay of e.... and even though I cleaned it so it was sparkling clean, the flash on my camera made it look ever do grubby. A waste of cleaning time if you ask me :)

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #12 on: 00:34, 16 March 18 »
Episode 2 is now online and it's a double-length episode because there was so much to cover.

This episode takes a look at Amstrad Computer User magazine; gives the lowdown on the FD-1 disk drive and DDI-1 interface; checks out some type-ins (including a surprisingly risqué one!); and reviews a few games: Oh Mummy!, Electro Freddy and Pentomino.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhokUTPPbCY


Hope you enjoy it! As always, please feel free to give constructive criticism about the show because I want to make it the best it can be. :)

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #13 on: 01:37, 16 March 18 »
Much appreciated Zoe.

Cheers,

Peter

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #14 on: 01:44, 16 March 18 »
Thanks, Peter. :)

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #15 on: 06:32, 16 March 18 »
Another excellent video. Thank you. Enjoyed the 3" disc segment. Here, in Australia at the time, the only other device that used 3" discs was the Fairlight Synthesizer. The discs where quite expensive here in Oz, but the extra speed of loading and saving, was worth every cent. When my 464 died it was hard to get rid of all my mags, discs and tapes. If I could turn back time....

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #16 on: 10:02, 16 March 18 »
Great timing.
I'm in bed with the flu, so this will have me entertained for a while.  :)

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #17 on: 18:48, 16 March 18 »
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The discs where quite expensive here in Oz, but the extra speed of loading and saving, was worth every cent.


I couldn't agree more. I wasn't all that well off as a kid so saving up for new disks was a big investment to me. I can't say I gladly paid the amount I had to because I didn't but it was a price I was willing to pay for the speed and convenience benefits. Disks were a superb addition to the CPC and I still love the FD-1 even now we have SD and USB drives. :)

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #18 on: 18:51, 16 March 18 »
The price of the disks were the biggest complaint I ever heard from my cousin. I would hear about that quite often. He ended up using tapes more than discs on his CPC6128.
Even somewhat recently when I ran into him after all these years, and the topic turned to the CPC, he brought up the crazy prices for disks again.  :)

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #19 on: 19:07, 16 March 18 »
100% correct. The discs were far too expensive.
Even buying them in bulk - 300/400 at a time only reduced the price by about 25% to 30%.
Cheers,
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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #20 on: 20:21, 16 March 18 »
300 to 400 at a time? What are you, Amazon?  :o

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #21 on: 21:07, 16 March 18 »
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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #22 on: 00:09, 17 March 18 »
Ha! Just found out, by accident, the purpose of the little triangle next to the 'cpcwiki' logo at the top of the forum. Learn something new every day....  :o

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #23 on: 02:17, 17 March 18 »
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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #24 on: 04:30, 13 April 18 »
Hey everyone, I know it's a week later than it was supposed to be but work got very busy very quickly. Nevertheless, episode 3 of CPCine is now online for your viewing pleasure.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAdRpfMRs08


Covering September 1984 with all the news from that month, plus a look at DEVPAC, Codename M.A.T., BaBa's Palace, Grab The Cash and the CPC 464 User magazine £2000 prize software contest (and probably more that I've forgotten about because It's 2:30AM and I've been working on this thing since 10AM yesterday).


Hope you enjoy it! :D