Home movies
Filmed by Tony Copple
Scottish ski-ing 1962, 1963
HMS Ark Royal    This section also listed here with more detail. 1968 - 1970
Lara's Film    Lara was our dog.

1974 - 1980

1981 - 1983 (?)

    Home movies on tape 1 1996-2007: Glen Cairn United Church; living in Selwyn crescent; our next house in Kanata Lakes under construction; the family of robins


2000 2002
    Home movies on tape 2 2002-2004: North Norfolk with Debbie, James and Kathy; Saguenay; Florida: The Holy Land Experience, Cape Kennedy Space Center, Epcot; Yury Pelyushonok's band




2007 2008

From this date, I have generally used Flip Video for filming


From this date, some items are filmed with HD Flip Video, which has stereo sound.





2016 - Pemba, Mozambique


2018 - South Africa

2019 - South Africa

2020 - South Africa

2021 - South Africa

2023 - Canada

8 mm film - the background story of the production of the above YouTube movies up till 1970.

Home DVD production
Since 2009 I have had the technology to edit digital home movie footage and transfer to DVD. This has been a learning process! Films shot with my JVC Mini DV video camera and Flip video were edited with Windows XP Movie Maker, and I used Polderbits to design and burn the DVDs. In 2010 I first made labels for DVDs, and stuck them on with the help of a CD Stomper. I do not recommend making lables for CDs, because they can unstick in a car CD system which can get very hot, and ruin the CD system. (Better to use a CD/DVD Sharpie felt pen.) I do use them for DVD labels.

In 2009 I bought a Flip Video, and in 2013 the HD/stereo version. If I don't have one of the Flips handy I use Blackberry Q10 phone. I have a plastic holder that allows the phone to go on a tripod, which is essential for good-looking movies. The Flips are marvellous, and I was dismayed when Cisco discontinued manufacture in 2011. My first (standard) Fip continues operating as new, and my HD Flip did so until March 2019, when it suddenly stopped working, but it may be repairable in Canada when we return after South Africa. My editing is done on The Windows 10 video editor, or Cyberlink's PowerDirestor, version 9. I recently tried version 14, but my computer speed is insufficent for it. (Too many new features I don't need). I seldom burn to DVD any more, but upload to Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook and Flickr.

Flip Video - Wikipedia
. The tragic death of the Flip
Periscope -live web broadcasting from your android or Apple phone
Home Video Studio - Indianapolis, for digitizing film - excellent results
How to fix aspect ratio problems on existing YouTube videos
YouTube help
My YouTube site