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Mark V DVD Collection

#259835 by sfwood » Wed May 22, 2019 10:47 pm

So, received my first Shopsmith marketing e-mail. I guess I belong now. :--) Apparently my life will not be complete without the official "Mark V DVD Collection", rather enthusiastically priced at $108 on special. Are these DVD's worthwhile for a SS newb, or is everything on there available elsewhere with a little digging? http://www.shopsmith.com/ownersite/specials/7DV325

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Re: Mark V DVD Collection

#259882 by bainin » Thu May 23, 2019 8:37 pm

I don't have a full set, but i did receive the PowerPro upgrade one and the calibration alignment one. Both are informative, unfortunately the video quality is low so many times I am frustrated that I cant see exaclty what is being pointed out.

Have a look at the video quality in the Sawdust sessions, this is similar to what I have on these 2 dvds.

regards

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#259885 by jsburger » Thu May 23, 2019 9:08 pm

bainin wrote:I don't have a full set, but i did receive the PowerPro upgrade one and the calibration alignment one. Both are informative, unfortunately the video quality is low so many times I am frustrated that I cant see exaclty what is being pointed out.

Have a look at the video quality in the Sawdust sessions, this is similar to what I have on these 2 dvds.

regards



One thing to remember is that the Sawdust sessions were made a LONG time ago before cell phones and high quality video without a production studio.

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#259903 by Gene Howe » Fri May 24, 2019 7:58 am

Don't know what all the CDs cover. However, quite a few, if not all the Sawdust Sessions with Nick Engler are available on YouTube.

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Re: Mark V DVD Collection

#259930 by sfwood » Sat May 25, 2019 1:11 am

bainin wrote:. . unfortunately the video quality is low . .

Jiminy, you're not kidding. What is that, VGA quality?! Pretty spendy for that quality--seems like Shopsmith would be better served building the brand by making the videos freely available on-line. And what's with that guy? Why can't he ever find anything? Think I'll stick with youtube for now. Thanks all.

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#259938 by JPG » Sat May 25, 2019 10:26 am

sfwood wrote:
bainin wrote:. . unfortunately the video quality is low . .

Jiminy, you're not kidding. What is that, VGA quality?! Pretty spendy for that quality--seems like Shopsmith would be better served building the brand by making the videos freely available on-line. And what's with that guy? Why can't he ever find anything? Think I'll stick with youtube for now. Thanks all.

I wish I had 1/10 as much knowledge as 'that guy'!

Yes VGA quote reasonable considering the vintage.

Yes too much dinero!

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Re: Mark V DVD Collection

#259941 by RFGuy » Sat May 25, 2019 10:53 am

I agree the video quality is not good, but I purchased them a while back just to have. Sure, some content is online in places like YouTube, but there is NO guarantee that videos will remain online forever. Any channel creator on YouTube can pull a video at anytime. I think it comes down to what value at what cost for each individual. For me it was worth it, but if someone else wants it and really can't afford it they can try to find the appropriate video on YouTube and there are tools to copy that video down to your local computer. I'd recommend doing this, if you really want to keep it. Similarly, I absolutely can NOT see enough value in the PowerPro for me at $2k, but if it were more like $1k, then I could stomach it. Other members think I am crazy and that $2k for a PowerPro is money well spent. Similar arguments can be made pro vs. con for the 520 table system upgrade, the "new" PTWFE book, etc.

My guess is these were recorded on a VHS type camcorder at the time, so the source material is NOT going to improve (only 240 scan lines), i.e. they can't remaster these and improve it. Unless someone else is going to re-record them and star in them, this is as good as you are going to get. Any volunteers to be the next Nick Engler??? Perhaps Mr. Gale could be willing...that canoe movie was top notch!
:)

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Re: Mark V DVD Collection

#259957 by sfwood » Sat May 25, 2019 8:58 pm

JPG wrote:I wish I had 1/10 as much knowledge as 'that guy'!

Oh, absolutely--Nick clearly has a lot of great knowledge to share. Just think it's funny to see him constantly looking for things. (Reminds me of me.)

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