The Running Tide 10 minute filler after 1977 PBS broadcast of OL

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    On 6/15/2013 5:00 PM, Chris J Brady wrote:

    > Wonderful.Just a request – can the files be captioned on the SkyDrive
    > page please. I can't remember which ones I've downloaded!! Thanks. Chris B.

    I see the problem and I'm not sure how to fix it. Skydrive asks me to
    enter a description and I do (same as the filename) but then it doesn't
    show you either filename or description on the default thumbnails view.
    Hover on the icons in the upper right corner — I think you'll find one
    is "Thumbnails" and another icon is "Details". Click on Details view,
    that will show you the filenames & sizes.

    Glad you like them!

    The Running Tide 15 sea chanties
    is up

    But this one is only an MP3, audio only, because there was no useable video

    That is the last of The Running Tides that I'm aware of

    I'll put this file list on the website as The Running Tide.txt

    file size
    min:sec file type
    The Running Tide 1 sails & ships 56,617,094 09:45
    .WMV 640×480
    The Running Tide 2 navigation 52,264,818 09:00
    The Running Tide 3 Superstition 48,952,614 08:26
    The Running Tide 4 Arts 44,848,350 07:42
    The Running Tide 5 crimping 46,112,428 07:55
    The Running Tide 6 steam 49,912,668 08:35
    The Running Tide 7 railroads 34,575,726 05:57
    The Running Tide 8 steamboat women 36,975,870 06:22
    The Running Tide 9 smuggling, piracy 47,072,491 08:05
    The Running Tide 10 luxury steamers 38,399,957 06:36
    The Running Tide 11 mutiny, duties 43,864,299 07:33
    The Running Tide 12 slave ships 44,624,341 07:40
    The Running Tide 13 medicine 53,088,869 09:08
    The Running Tide 14 American Civil War 46,032,425 07:54
    The Running Tide 15 sea chanties 7,307,642 07:36
    .MP3 audio only

    "The Running Tide" was broadcast on PBS ~1977 with one TRT video playing
    after each "The Onedin Line" episode. Two hours of TOL+TRT were
    broadcast on the same night and I recorded them all on a color VTR.
    There was no time to rewind the 1 hour 7" reel of videotape, I just
    removed the first takeup reel, and put on an empty reel and threaded a
    new full reel to get the second hour.

    PBS broadcast only seasons 1 & 2 of TOL. The subjects of TRT were
    approximately matched to themes of TOL during season 1 but I guess TRT
    had already been produced independently. During season 2 TOL they
    repeated one of the 15 TRT videos that were already broadcast following
    a season 1 TOL.

    The 15 TRT episodes I recorded are the only ones I know. I made up the
    filenames since they show no titles.
    Dino's search located a VHS copy of several episodes in a Philadelphia
    museum library

    That's all I know about the production of TRT. The only credits say

    Produced by WYES New Orleans
    for SECA
    Southern Educational Communications Association

    Here's why the video quality is so low. It was an antenna broadcast
    ~1977, to my trick TV with composite video & audio output, to Panasonic
    3160 VTR, then in early 1980's copied to VHS cassettes in 6 hour mode.
    Age VHS for 30 years and age VCR's for 20 years. The VCR output signal
    today is often glitchy enough to shut down my 640×480 AD, and even the
    320×240 AD can't compensate for frames that are defective. There was no
    useable video in the output of TRT15 so I only saved the soundtrack as
    .MP3. Conceivably the 4 VHS cassettes that include TRT videos could be
    professionally cleaned and transferred to DVD (that costs $40 per
    cassette) and that would recover TRT with better video.

    I don't plan on doing an Onedin Line website. If you want these videos
    on your Onedin etc website please take copies. I
    expect I will not delete these from my public skydrive

    until I know they're established elsewhere.

    – Lee Bonnifield

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