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Bealach Na Ba' sample video - 4/4/2011 1:22:41 PM   
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Currently I am testing out video file creations for sharing.

Quality seems to be the main loss unless files are gigantic.

I uploaded a video of our drive down the Bealach na Ba’ (5 minute duration @ 12.8 Mb) which is one of Scotland’s now famous mountain routes.
My first visit up the pass, which was the only route over to Applecross, was up a rough road without any real protection.
Now it’s Childs play and there is a low level coastal route option to Torridon.

The video quality is around medium and suffices, I suppose.

I have added music to mix the sound and would be grateful for any feedback on quality in different download areas.

The Lake District has two shorter, but far more challenging, mountain passes.
These are the Rhinos and Hard Knot passes.

Any advice would be very welcome.

Geoff
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RE: Bealach Na Ba' sample video - 4/4/2011 6:36:50 PM   
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I got a smile from your musical selection:  Hall of the Mountain King.

Wonderful views.

I appreciated that you trimmed the video.  As beautiful as the scenery is, a 30 minute video of driving down the road would get rather long.  Consider making it even shorter.  I understand how difficult that can be.  I struggle with it myself.  I means a lot more to you than others, especially people who were not with you and have never been there.  I'm not being critical of the filming or the subject matter.  I'm just trying to offer one opinion as a third-party observer.



A "filming" thought for next time:

Turn the camera into the turn, rather than just pointing it straight forward.  I think that will make the video more watchable.

I remember years ago, watching a special feature on the making of "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom."  In that movie they have a wild ride through a series of tunnels on out-of-control mining carts.  The film crew road on a roller coaster over and other and tried different filming techniques, and found turning to camera to look at where you were "going to go" before you actually got the achieved the best effect.

This does assume you have a passenger to operate the camera.  And in that case, get a car with a sunroof and have the passenger stand up to film so you don't get any reflections in the window.  (Though safety would be a concern, so maybe that's not a good idea after all.)

Anyway, you now have a reason to go on the drive again. 

Thanks for sharing.  I enjoyed watching it.




< Message edited by justaviking -- 4/4/2011 6:42:02 PM >


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RE: Bealach Na Ba' sample video - 4/5/2011 2:07:54 AM   
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Thanks Dennis

quote:

I appreciated that you trimmed the video. As beautiful as the scenery is, a 30 minute video of driving down the road would get rather long. Consider making it even shorter. I understand how difficult that can be. I struggle with it myself. I means a lot more to you than others, especially people who were not with you and have never been there. I'm not being critical of the filming or the subject matter. I'm just trying to offer one opinion as a third-party observer.

You are right there.

I started off with an intention to create a 3 minute clip but it got out of hand as did the music.

I chose the wrong subject too. Maybe it would have been better with several short clips of something more interesting.

quote:

Turn the camera into the turn, rather than just pointing it straight forward. I think that will make the video more watchable.

That is a very good point. I was driving and had 95% of my attention on doing so and refrained from suggestions.

With hindsight I also realise that I should have maintained motion instead of trying to show it more as it was.

Thanks again, that was a great help and I may give it another bash later when I have time.

Geoff
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RE: Bealach Na Ba' sample video - 4/5/2011 7:35:38 PM   
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ORIGINAL: geoff_pell

Thanks again, that was a great help and I may give it another bash later when I have time.



I'm glad you appreciated the comments.  I'm sure you welcome any reason to take the beautiful drive again.

I will be more than happy to view another video of that awesome landscape!

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RE: Bealach Na Ba' sample video - 4/6/2011 1:14:38 AM   
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quote:

I will be more than happy to view another video of that awesome landscape!

Let's see, only a few weeks to go and we might be doing just that again.

This time I will try and get something more suitable for VFF.

Generally I finish up with photos and hope to stitch several together and make it into a pan clip in video as part of a slide show.

Then there are Otters, Red squirrels, Dolphins and porpoise; apparently Pins Martins like strawberry jam and who knows they might pay us a visit.

Geoff
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RE: Bealach Na Ba' sample video - 4/6/2011 12:49:45 PM   
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That is a neat video.
be neater to have GPS data included.  Like on:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh-trUHKVDY

By the way --- aren't you driving on the wrong side of the road?
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RE: Bealach Na Ba' sample video - 4/6/2011 3:09:02 PM   
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To be honest I never thought of having the camera tilted down video the GPS Screen.

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By the way --- aren't you driving on the wrong side of the road?

Aint no wrong side on a single track road.

We in the UK drive on the left side. Driving on the right side is a myth.
The right side is the wrong side.

Thanks for giving your views, much appreciated.

Geoff
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