King John's media guides come from the moveking
website, and have been included on this site, for those who still seek them.
However they are no longer updated....
If your interested in making and sharing your home made movies, the
KingJohn guides on this site will help you. If you already have home movies on film or vhs
tapes and would like to transfer them to VCD or DVD, there are guides here
explaining how to achieve this.
Although DVD writers are now in-expensive, you might want to use your
present equipment. A CD writer will make VCD's and your current DVD player
should play them. Although you will need twice as many cdr blanks then DVD
blanks, and more... especially now when we have dual layer DVD writers.
Sharing Your Movies
You may have made some interesting home movies and would like to share them
with other movie enthusiasts. When you first transfer your home movies from
film or tape, they are probably too large to be uploaded on the internet, so
some of the guides will tell you how to compress them.
Once your home movies are compressed, you can upload them to an internet site,
or use a person to person file transfer program, like Microsoft Messenger,
or a more advanced program like KaZaa. If you wont something easy to use,
then KaZaa Media Desktop is very simple to use.
Fixing home movies
Sometimes peoples home movies get corrupted, the person who made them
might have had a problem on his/her local hard drive, some of the guides
will tell you how to fix some of the problems that home movies get when
sharing on the internet.
Any home movie you make, you own the copyright. You don't need to
register it with anyone, just add a notice to it, let others know if you
don't want them to edit your work. Some of the guides here also explain how
to make a backup copy of a DVD you bought, please make sure you are legally entitled
to do this, in some counties it is legal to make one backup copy for
These guides are for the home movie hobbyist, they should only be used
when working with your own home movies, or ones you have permission from the
owner to work on.