Tomorrow I intend to start work on editing although we do have house cleaning to do as I guess our cleaners will have vanished once again, we only got them back for a couple of visits. I wish I'd grabbed a haircut before the Teir4 restrictions, I'll have to get the beard trimmer on the bits around my ears and fringe plus rear, at least we have already had practice at such things. I made a few phone calls today with New Year greetings to friends and family. My to do list stretches into the horizon so as long as we are healthy we will not be bored, in fact that hasn't happened at all last year. My mental list of DVDs to make keeps extending,I'm also wanting to go through original material used in early video masters and get them digitised and in the digital archive.
I did scan a couple of OTA films from the Battam collection today but those blasted plastic stickers as joints instead of cement make them really liable to 'go wrong', rewinding and rescanning is often the result but you can't sit and watch every minute. When I'm editing the HD scanned archive I work down to half a second to remove joins and plastic strips and glitches , poorly exposed sections, it is all so different from those early days. If I get Crick tram museum finished I'll start on the Bus Spot Ultra Accrington. Then I think I might digitise some early lorry film and put it on the net widescreen and tweaked for quality.