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Old 01-14-06, 01:22 AM   #1
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Commute video

I thought I'd give another shot at making a video, so HERE'S one of my weekly commute to PT. (It's 17.52 meg)

A couple questions for those of you that might know. I'm using Premier 6.0 but couldn't seem to convert to anything other than AVI, is there a way in that software?

Also, this is in MPEG format but lost a fair amount of quality, what is the best format to use?

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Old 01-14-06, 06:22 AM   #2
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That looks like fun. It's so strange to imagine commuting on anything but suburban roads for me. No wonder we get in so many arguments around here about how to ride. Your commute couldn't be much more different than mine. I really need to buy a camera.
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A couple questions for those of you that might know. I'm using Premier 6.0 but couldn't seem to convert to anything other than AVI, is there a way in that software?
Also, this is in MPEG format but lost a fair amount of quality, what is the best format to use?
Well even if not, you can save to AVI then convert with something like TMPGEnc. Not a huge extra step. Save your intermediate in HuffYUV (lossless) though or you'll be getting degradation twice.

MPEG is good, MPEG2 is better but not universally playable. XviD is excellent, there are codecs for most platforms, but the people might have to install the codecs (they're not on most OSs by default).

MPEG can be pretty decent if you do proper prefiltering and get the bitrate right.
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I thought I'd give another shot at making a video, so HERE'S one of my weekly commute to PT. (It's 17.52 meg)

A couple questions for those of you that might know. I'm using Premier 6.0 but couldn't seem to convert to anything other than AVI, is there a way in that software?

Also, this is in MPEG format but lost a fair amount of quality, what is the best format to use?

Thanks,
Steve
It needs to be compressed otherwise it will be huge. MPEG is prob your best bet for sharing on the internet. Nice video.
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Old 01-14-06, 11:29 AM   #5
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Sweet commute. You deal with nasty spiders/snakes/scorpions on that trail?
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I run Premiere Pro 1.5. There is a function under Export called Adobe Media Encoder that will output to MPEG1,2, Real Media, Quicktime and WMV. See if Premiere 6 has it.
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Old 01-14-06, 12:47 PM   #7
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Dude, Your commute rocks!
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Thanks for the tips, I'll look into them a little more for my next video (Crit race next weekend).

Yes, that is a fun commute. Right through the middle of a bunch of sub-divisions in a wash that consists of about 7 miles of the 10 mile ride.

Nope, no problems with critters, only avoiding the rabbits and quail

Joejack, many of my commutes are city streets as well, but that would make for boring video
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Joejack, many of my commutes are city streets as well, but that would make for boring video
Yep. Comparing to the videos I made, its interesting how different two commutes can be in the same metro area.
Looks like a perfect commute for a CX bike.
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I thought I'd give another shot at making a video, so here's one of my weekly commute to PT.
Cool video Steve,

Your neighborhood looks just like where my sister lives. Your offroad commute reminds me of when I was privileged to ride through the Los Penasquitos Reserve in San Diego as part of my commute. I guess you don't have too many problems with bad drivers. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-19-06, 04:42 PM   #11
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can I ask what kind of camera you used and how did you mount it
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can I ask what kind of camera you used and how did you mount it
Looks like an Oregon Scientific cam as talked about in this thread
Cheap Helmet Cam?

$80 online at eToys, $100 in some of the big box stores (got mine at Best Buy). You need an SD card also; a 1GB card is about $50 and records about 70 minutes of video (15 fps 640x480). It comes with a bunch of mounting straps and stuff.
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Do you have to log in to view it??

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that looks like an awesome commute.... I'd be stoked if I had a commute like that

what band is that doing the background music?
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Thanks Artkansas.

Ulle53, ItsJustMe is right, it's an OS with a 1 gig card mounted to my helmet with the supplied accessories.

John, no, you don't have to log in. Just click on the link and let it down load and play.

0-dog, thanks and it's Frenzal Rhomb - Never had so much fun

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