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Old September 9th, 2008, 10:52 AM   #1
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Thrash the cam in the surf...

There's about three WP video cams I've been working with ..and tried all sorts of mounts. This one is a chest mounting of the newish - you guys are going to hate these - Flip Video Cams. I got a kayaker to test it for me last Sunday.

http://wetstuff.com/movie/kayak_7Sep.mov

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Old September 11th, 2008, 09:00 PM   #2
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Just watched a small part due to the file taking ages to load..... did make me laugh in a a very sadistic way!!!
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Old September 13th, 2008, 08:04 PM   #3
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Should probably put in a warning that it is a 693 MByte download.
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Old September 15th, 2008, 04:42 PM   #4
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Sorry Bill - you're right. I shudda Red Flagged it.

...I've been having 'issues' with quality and file size. I'm having a helluva time finding a decent balance. I've got another - 2+min of a Motocross rider wearing my Grip - and it looks like sh/t unless it's raw... The guys over in Post Production are pointing me in the direction. Thanks.

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Old September 19th, 2008, 01:09 PM   #5
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Here's one that 10% the size... Got this using the ffmpegX encoder - pointed out by Derek in the Mac post processing section - which converted the big QT file into a mp4 It's not e-x-a-c-t-l-y the same quality ..but WTH - it's 10%!

http://wetstuff.com/movie/kayak_test.mov.ff.mp4

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Old September 19th, 2008, 01:16 PM   #6
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Woah! ...I went and looked at it in IE on a PC we use to run an embroidery machine that uses Windows XP ...and it's clunky as hell?! It seems the audio is ahead of the video, yatta-yatta... Maybe it has to load completely first?! I don't know anything about PCs.

Yeech.. it's loaded and I hit 'rerun' and got the same result.

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Old September 22nd, 2008, 08:24 AM   #7
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I re-coded the above video. (and killed that link...) This one is an avi vs. mp4. It is still 80megs, and pixelates on my Mac a bit ..but doesn't look bad on our PC.

http://wetstuff.com/movie/kayak_7Sep.mov.ff.avi

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