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Poster: Geonsey Date: Jun 22, 2005 11:32am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Any market for DVD Masters?

The question wasn't about making a profit. Sharing is the right idea I wanted to convey.

I am an enthusiast/hobbyist/collector of PD material. I've just started gathering a library and I know there's some material out there that's not in stores, or in this archive, that other people might have. Vice-versa: there's some stuff I might gather that someone else might want: what's the best way to offer that if they can't get it from a broadband download? That's the question I really had.

Should I pre-author just the movie without fancy menus and stuff for those who just want the DVD? or should I put mpeg2's on disks for those who want to make their own fancy DVDs? Or both?

The material would be gathered from various third-party sources, like vhs, tv (without any network logos) or DVDs, so the quality of them would vary depending on the quality of the original source media and the age of the material no doubt. Film media transfers are out of the question-- I'll leave that to those with business profit motives.

I spend time to reasonably make sure that the stuff offered for trade is in the PD, and if there's any doubt, I'll just take it off my list.

I definitely want to get involved with trading stuff with other people, but each of us would incur costs, like DVD-blanks and postage. (Not everyone would have broadband access.) All I meant was: is there a market, or a demand, or any interest in developing some kind of online "swap-meet" and exchanging DVD's or resources to PD material?

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Poster: Yellow_Pages Date: Jun 22, 2005 1:00pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Any market for DVD Masters?

As for the question if there is a demand for swapping I would say it is already being done here by the people that have been uploading material here on the site. Now for the friends of mine that have asked me to get a movie downloaded for them to burn later since they only have dial-up I would gladly do as I assume anyone else would do for there friends and family. I usually get something back for my troubles like extra blank dvd's or cd's. Now back to your original question if someone would buy masters I would have to say no.

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Poster: Geonsey Date: Jun 23, 2005 10:58pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Any market for DVD Masters?

Cool. Thanks for the debate. One way or another, this is a great resource to share with the masses and keep cinematic history alive. Eventually, these digitized footage will be the only surviving media. I hope generations will benefit. They just don't make 'em like they used to.