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Video of riding over the Golden Gate Bridge

Old 06-03-12, 09:24 AM
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Video of riding over the Golden Gate Bridge

I got some low-res video sunglasses for my birthday and used them to record a (real-time) ride over the Golden Gate Bridge. The video is a bit jumpy, even after youtube's stabilization.

This one is the ride going north from SF to Marin County on a day with a low number of tourists and lingering fog. It starts in the tunnel going under the toll plaza, heads up the ramp and then onto the bridge.

This one is later in the day going south from Marin County to SF by which time the sun is out but the wind is howling. It starts in the viewpoint's parking area and then heads onto the bridge.

Again, the video is low-res but some of the views are still fabulous.
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ray, very curious that. the visual effect is odd, makes me think of a "zoom out while moving camera forward" effect (I think first used in Vertigo, by Hitchcock)
what do you think, is it the Youtube "stabilization" you referred to? Noticeable when you were on the bridge, it just looks slightly odd and I cant put my finger on why...
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Originally Posted by djb
ray, very curious that. the visual effect is odd, makes me think of a "zoom out while moving camera forward" effect (I think first used in Vertigo, by Hitchcock)
what do you think, is it the Youtube "stabilization" you referred to? Noticeable when you were on the bridge, it just looks slightly odd and I cant put my finger on why...
The glasses have a small lens hole in the middle of the nose bridge. To my eyes, everything is smooth. But, to the glasses, things jump around to the point where it can be hard to watch. When I uploaded to YouTube, it said "your video appears jumpy would you like us to stabilize it?" When it was done, I noticed the date and time stamp jumping all over the place, which might be part of the problem. Also, I suspect the way I move my head as I ride has something to do with it.
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