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Re: What if
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2015, 12:00:22 AM »
I hope the Adventures series does do more advance (ie: terrorism) plots then the UB series did.

One major difference between the early Casefiles and the other Hardy Boys series is that the series was aimed at the pre-teen (12-15) age range, While the other series have been aimed at the 8-11 group, or in the case of the originals, a general audience who would've had a grade 6 education at minimum.  So the Casefiles were allowed to do a few things that the other series were not.

Now then one book that would really need to be updated would be "Double Exposure".  Not only does it deal with the Cold War, but it even has Frank explaining the concept of non-linear video editing and being able to digitally replace faces a features in videos on computer, without losing generations.
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Re: What if
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2015, 12:42:14 AM »
One major difference between the early Casefiles and the other Hardy Boys series is that the series was aimed at the pre-teen (12-15) age range, While the other series have been aimed at the 8-11 group, or in the case of the originals, a general audience who would've had a grade 6 education at minimum.  So the Casefiles were allowed to do a few things that the other series were not.

Now then one book that would really need to be updated would be "Double Exposure".  Not only does it deal with the Cold War, but it even has Frank explaining the concept of non-linear video editing and being able to digitally replace faces a features in videos on computer, without losing generations.

Wish they all could have gone that way, there is something about the Casefiles that no other series has.

What does that mean with the video editing that Frank was talking about?
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Re: What if
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2015, 08:48:29 AM »
in the book Frank and Joe find a VHS tape that Chris Hardy had used as a test to digitally insert Chris Hardy's face into a scene from a movie, so that it looked like Chris Hardy was the actor, plus they could send it back out to tape with zero quality loss, unlike if they were doing it in a linear fashion where they would be going from one VCR to another, and they would lose quality (especially with VHS).  Back in the 80's this was very high-tech, and not a whole lot of people were doing it because you could only do about 30 seconds at a time, and for the video files you needed a lot of computer memory, more memory than most computers had. 
However in today's world, with all the software that's available, and on a consumer level, the number of camera's that shoot digital video, ranging from the Mini-DV/Digital8 camcorders of the late-90's/early-2000's, upto the more recent AVCHD camcorders and cell phones, people are able to edit video with nearly no loss of quality, plus with software like Windows Movie Maker available , the average person is able to create and digitally manipulate their videos nowadays.
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Re: What if
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2015, 11:14:24 PM »
I don't know what you call the tech they use in the UB's and the Adventures series. Stuff we probably don't have. ::)
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