Advice for newbies and "students"
Posted 27 December 2005 - 10:31 AM
If you're a student, you should check with your professors about re-printing someone elses writings without attribution. Particularly when what you've pinched is largely wrong or it is obvious that, at your age, you could not possibly have direct experience on the topic you've picked to expound upon.
An 18-year-old kid is most unlikely to have sat in on enough 4K D.I.'s to be able to offer his "expert" opinion on the quality of any D.I. in particular.
You may have read several posts on the topic, scoured a few websites, feel like you've attained a reasonable understanding of what a D.I. is and how it's done and think you are offering sound advice when you pinch someone elses writings and reprint them as your own. But what you've REALLY done is called, "plagiarism".
IF IT'S NOT YOUR OWN DIRECT EXPERIENCE- YOU NEED TO POST A LINK TO WHERE YOU GOT THE INFORMATION!
It is NOT OK to just regurgitate it as your own.
For Tim- if you think this is out of line, remove it. But something needed to be said.
G . Stephen Bruno
Posted 27 December 2005 - 11:29 AM
please direct me as to where you were first annoyed at a post. im just nozy and want to see where the fire started.
Posted 27 December 2005 - 12:10 PM
Now if what you're talking about is considered common technical knowledge (for example, that HDCAM is 8-bit, 3:1:1) -- an easily confirmable fact -- you don't need to cite a source (probably the site where you read it was also cribbing from somewhere else anyway.)
I don't have any personal experience with a 4K D.I. myself...
We should all strive to only repeat information that we can verify, and if not, qualify what we say (I heard a rumor that... I think that... Perhaps.... Maybe...) rather than state it as a fact.
Of course we don't have to have the high standards of publishing an academic text, with footnotes and a bibliography -- it's just more useful to everyone if we at least get a sense where the info is coming from.
Just don't outright plagerize someone else's experience or research and pass it off as your own.
Posted 28 December 2005 - 05:36 AM
Posted 28 December 2005 - 11:25 AM
The two outlandish posts I saw this week was the one where someone said Jaws 2 was shot in three weeks and the guy who said my friend knew the guy, but I forget his name, who invented using nets behind a lens. But that may be a bit off topic but in the same vein.