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Old 12-20-05, 04:08 PM   #1
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Post your Vids and Pics of Bad Drivers

This is the spot to post any vids/pics of roadragers, buzzers, boozers, and of course the clueless.

Here's the vid of my recent incident, it's a little less than 15 Meg.

http://rapidshare.de/files/9533099/12-18-2005.mpg.html

READ THIS:
This link will take you to a page where you must scroll down, and pick the "free" column, that will take you to a d/l page. Scroll down again, wait for the countdown, and then you have to do a verify of a gif (ya know where they put a few letters that you must type into a submission box) Basically it's a bit of a PITA, but it works. I just downloaded my file.

It's a decent enough place to upload large files for free, but as usual, if you don't upgrade to the pay premium, you have to deal with ads, and middle pages.
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Old 12-20-05, 04:11 PM   #2
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If using VirtualDub and compressing ATC-1000 video, what have you found to be the best codec (and which exact version) to use and with what settings to get the best quality/size ratio (i.e. small but still watchable?)

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Old 12-20-05, 04:19 PM   #3
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If using VirtualDub and compressing ATC-1000 video, what have you found to be the best codec (and which exact version) to use and with what settings to get the best quality/size ratio (i.e. small but still watchable?)

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I haven't the slightest.

I use VirtualDub just to edit out a section, then save it as AVI, then another freeware program called TEMPEnc to switch it to an mpeg1 (VideoCD) and there I chose the output resolution as 320 X 240 which takes it down even further.

But the quality still looks good.
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Old 12-20-05, 05:01 PM   #4
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That is a pretty obvious incident, but I'm guessing no law was broken. Cool you caught it on tape. Did you get his plates?
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Old 12-20-05, 05:12 PM   #5
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That is a pretty obvious incident, but I'm guessing no law was broken. Cool you caught it on tape. Did you get his plates?

Oh ya, got his plates.
Here's a still of the vid:



The cops identified it within an hour and had me identify a picture of him.
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Old 12-20-05, 05:31 PM   #6
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I love the Jesus fish sticker on his SUV.

Really spreading the glory of god by trying to kick your ass.
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Old 12-20-05, 05:47 PM   #7
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I love the Jesus fish sticker on his SUV.

Really spreading the glory of god by trying to kick your ass.
Ya, both me and Officer Clooney got a kick out of that too!
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Old 12-20-05, 07:22 PM   #8
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I love the Jesus fish sticker on his SUV.

Really spreading the glory of god by trying to kick your ass.
That is pretty funny, and kind of "says it all" I think.

Two summers ago, I was riding Thoreau street in Concord, MA. This is very popular riding country, as most area cyclists know. Traffic was light, the road mostly empty. This woman in a volvo wagon buzzes me, far closer than she needed to be. She lays on the horn, and gives me the classic death look. So, what was funny? The "Give peace a chance" bumper sticker. Ahh, but of course.

I love riding through Concord. Smell those trust funds!
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Old 12-20-05, 07:45 PM   #9
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What is he saying during all that? Did he get out and try to fight you? Do you carry mace?
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Old 12-20-05, 07:57 PM   #10
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I carry a knife - for purely utilitarian reasons, ya understand.... Whittling, digging out peanut butter, pulling out slivers, dealing with a-holes.

And it's ME that you hear on the video.
As I approach the van, you hear me say "You had a whole other lane over there. you had a whole other lane over there to pass me... why did you pass so close?"

Then when he was trying to drive me off the road you hear me say "You better not f'n hit me!"
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Ohh one other thing you hear me saying (right before I say "You better not f'n hit me") is his license plate number. To tell ya the truth, I'd forgotten about the camera running, given that this is about 5 miles into my commute (and the camera is new) - On the raw footage (the whole 40 mins) the last thing you see is me pulling up to the hardware store, then looking down and seeing the video still running, and saying "YES"!
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Old 12-21-05, 10:23 AM   #12
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Thankfully I have no videos of bad drivers and hopefully will have none for a while. This week traffic has been unusually light and subdued. Probably fewer people commuting and also I've been doing my PM commute at 3pm instead of 5pm which makes a huge difference. So I present a snippet of everyday video of how things should be.

http://www.optionnz.com/users/afs/corner.avi

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I do pass by a couple of shopping centers which are busier than usual with the holidays. But the real limiting factor for video from the ATC-1000 is that most of my commute is in darkness, even with 10 hours of daylight today. So video may have to wait until the spring.
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Old 12-21-05, 11:17 AM   #14
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But the real limiting factor for video from the ATC-1000 is that most of my commute is in darkness, even with 10 hours of daylight today. So video may have to wait until the spring.
I left 20min later (at 7:10a) than normal this morning just so there would be enough light to make a video.
I recorded the AM commute yesterday too, but starting at 6:50a and it was all blackness up until the last 10min when the sun was nearly up. Its also why I've been leaving at 3pm instead of 5pm.
I'll still record even if mostly blackness as you can still see the streaks of tailights and road signs that glow from my headlight. I erase them anyway.
I guess it is extra wear and tear - honestly I wonder how long the camera will last mounted directly on the bike given the shock and vibration it gets. I'll switch to helmet mount soon I think.

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Old 12-22-05, 09:58 AM   #15
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This is the spot to post any vids/pics of roadragers, buzzers, boozers, and of course the clueless.

Here's the vid of my recent incident, it's a little less than 15 Meg.

http://rapidshare.de/files/9533099/12-18-2005.mpg.html

READ THIS:
This link will take you to a page where you must scroll down, and pick the "free" column, that will take you to a d/l page. Scroll down again, wait for the countdown, and then you have to do a verify of a gif (ya know where they put a few letters that you must type into a submission box) Basically it's a bit of a PITA, but it works. I just downloaded my file.

It's a decent enough place to upload large files for free, but as usual, if you don't upgrade to the pay premium, you have to deal with ads, and middle pages.
too much trouble.
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Old 12-22-05, 10:05 AM   #16
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This morning a truck passed with fine clearance, but merged right too soon and its trailer surprised me:
(Remember to right click and 'save target as..." to your hardrive. Then play the video. If you click on link it doesn't play.)
~4MB Video:
http://www.optionnz.com/users/afs/trailer.avi




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to view this video is too much hassle.I can't make it work.
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Another close pass. Again, not crazy close like a buzz, but unneccessary as they had lots of room to their left. I was riding on white line.

1.4MB video: http://www.optionnz.com/users/afs/pass1222.avi Right click and 'Save Target As..." then open it from your hardrive to view.



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to view this video is too much hassle.I can't make it work.
What is the hassle?
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I click on the link, upload per the instructions, then it doesnt tell me how to view the video. I cannot make it work.

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I've not gotten it to play in Media Player or anything unless the drivers from the ATC1000 are loaded, or in QuickTime player. I have tried 3 different motion JPEG codecs. When I find a standalone codec that is free and works, I'll post an announcement.
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I've not gotten it to play in Media Player or anything unless the drivers from the ATC1000 are loaded, or in QuickTime player. I have tried 3 different motion JPEG codecs. When I find a standalone codec that is free and works, I'll post an announcement.
I have tried to view it with Media Player, and all I get is street noise. I follow the unstructions and cannot upload it and play it through their device.
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plays on my windows media player. Win NT
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The videos I posted are encoded with Indio 5.1. This comes with WinXP standard so you shouldn't need to download any extra codecs to play them. Just right click and 'save target as..."
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It might be the angle of the video but it looks to me in the second video you are riding the white line. Pick a lane. You shouldn't ride the white line in any type of vehicle; car, bike or other. The guy in the truck needs to learn to pull a trailer, he was way to close.
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