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:: HOW TO USE THE ARCHIVE ::

QUALITY OF MATERIAL

The archive contains material varying from final, edited and broadcast standard programmes to unknown source material of varying subjects and quality.

As we have made programmes since the late 1970's, the original material has been generated in all formats imaginable. Please allow these exciting historical formats their characteristic appearance and do not assume all material will be perfect in sound and image quality.

Where known, the tape information contains the details of the stage of completion and any obvious defects in the material.

VIEWING EXTRACTS

You can get some idea of the material by downloading the video clips of the programmes. All the video clips are created with Quictime. If you are having difficulties in getting the image or sound to play properly, make sure you have the most recent version of your player on your computer.

You can visite the Apple Quicktime site to download or update your Quicktime player for free. Click the icon below to connect to the download page. This will open in a new browser window.

Download Quicktime Player

HOW TO SEARCH INFORMATION

You can browse through all material by the main theme they are categorized under. These can be found in all pages in the top right corner.

Subject mennu looks like this

You can also search for specific programmes using the search engine on the right column of each page.

This is how the search looks like

The films will be listed in alphabetical order, with a link to more details next to the title.

FILM DETAILS

From the film details you can read more information about the programme and view a Quicktime movie of the material where available. This page will also list all the tapes we have of the programme, including final programmes and source material belonging to the production.

Film Details view

MASTER, ROUGH CUT OR SOURCE MATERIAL?

The final finished programme tape is called a MASTER. There is also often SOURCE material tapes (the unedited material straight from camera) or ROUGH CUTS or ROUGH EDITS (which are the various versions and stages of the programme making). Unless you specifically request something else, we will send you the most completed version of the programme.

ORDERING TAPE COPIES

You can order copies of any programme you can find through this site. On the top right in the detailed programme information page is an ORDER TAPE link. Clicking this will add the programme to MY TAPES, a saved tape list that works much like a shopping basket in an online shop.

Once you have selected all the tapes you want, fill in your details in the MY TAPES page and click SUBMIT.

ABOUT THE COPYING FEES

There is a 5/tape fee for community members. By this we mean the tape should be for your own personal use, and not for educational or broadcast purposes. If you are looking for tapes for public use, we would like you to get in touch with us and explain what your requirements are.

Please also note we woud prefer you to pick up the tapes from Pilton in person. If you are unable to make it, we will add a postage charge to your order.

WOULD YOU RATHER SPEAK TO A PERSON?

You are of course welcomed to contact us by phone as well. The phone number to Pilton is 0131-343 1151. FAX 0131 343 2820. The Pilton Video Website is at http://www.piltonvideo.org

Click the icon to download Quicktime player:Download Quicktime Player