MEASUREMENT VIDEOS ON DVD
• In 1995 Tom Benjamin proposed that a measurement video be made.
• At the 1991 Annual Meeting Tom McBrayer showed a preview of a video he was working on.
• At the 1992 Annual Meeting Tom McBrayer distributed copies of his finished measurement video. It was made available through distribution by USATF.
• In early 1993 I received a video from Jean-Francois Delasalle. It is in French, and has the McBrayer video coupled on at the end. I had the European VHS tape converted to US format.
Last year I had the VHS, containing both versions, converted to a DVD. I asked the people who did the work to make the DVD copyable on a PC. The disc I received played OK on my DVD player, but I was unable to copy it using Windows XP’s Nero application. I asked the people who made the DVD what was wrong – there is no copy protection involved. They suggested using a disc cloning program. It worked, but the demo version had a life of only 14 days, and the purchase price was more than I cared to pay.
That’s the present status of the measurement video on DVD. I see from the internet that DVD copies can be obtained in lots of 100 for about $2.00 each, which isn’t bad. I am unsure where to go from here. Should the DVD option be made available? Who will do it?
Can the disc be made so that it can be copied using standard DVD-copying software, as is available on Windows?
Does anyone on this BB have the capability to do this? It is beyond my present abilities. I'll be happy to send a disc to anyone wishing to give it a try.
Where should we go from here?