Posted July 01, 2004 - 07:34 AM
Nick at www.dirtcams.com (TT member Squidward) is hosting this and asked that you right click and "Save Target As" to save bandwidth. It's about 22mb. Thanks for all the help Nick on getting me started with transferring video's.
Posted July 01, 2004 - 05:31 PM
Posted July 02, 2004 - 01:42 AM
No 4X4 or Canadians allowed , just kidding.
Posted July 02, 2004 - 05:38 AM
Simon, no 4x4's in there. The trail used to be single track but the quads have widened a lot of it so now some areas are almost 40" with whoops and rocks. The trail is a whole lot rougher than it looks and the weird thing is that you can't tell that there is quite a bit of vertical change. It all looks like it's somewhat flat.
Comp182, I bought the www.helmetcamera.com 380 Extreme kit and it's hooked to a Canon ZR60 cam corder. I bought the camcorder off Ebay for $200 and I didn't realize that it was a little tough to start the recording and it does not have LANC which allows you to get a remote start stop button. Look for a model with this feature, the older ZR series have it and they are much cheaper than the Sony's. I watched it on my 35" sony tv and it's plenty clear but I like watching it on a smaller TV since it sort of makes you sick there's so much movement.
As far as quality of the video, it's a numbers game. TT member Squidward has helped me a LOT and I'm still playing with importing the video. My wife is getting pissed since I'm spending so much time on it. Basically, the import is WAAAAYYYYY higher quality than what I posted. The key is to get something that looks decent but doesn't get too large. This could have been much higher resolution and I did one at home but it ended up being 500mb.
I downloaded Microsoft Movie Maker 2 off of their site and tried one last night and it was easier than the software I used to make the above video with the same quality.
Posted July 02, 2004 - 05:56 AM
Ok, I know where you were... that's one of best trails up there. I like to rail it, but there's always too much traffic to really let it hang out.
Endurodog and I have the same camera setup but both of us have cameras with the LANC connection and I agree, it's a pain without it.
Posted July 02, 2004 - 06:35 AM
I posted on the Rocky Mountain section that some guy had ridden behind Sprucewood and over to Waterton Canyon. Crap like this is going to get Rampart shut down. I asked Bryan Bosch to forward this info with the guys name to the Forest Service. Not sure if he'll do it or not but it's worth a try.
Posted July 02, 2004 - 07:16 AM