Southern Ride

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by RideFreak, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    Monday Ride :clap

    Great conditions out there. Our guide, SouthernRider took us all over the place. Great Ride!

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    I shot this video with the new GoPro H3 Black cam @1080P/60FPS, rendered with Sony Vegas Pro V12. I'm still working on the settings to get a good video without the file being too huge. The orignal video is super clear and vivid, unfortunately when rendered, it takes a big hit :cry
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  2. Southern rider

    Southern rider n00b

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    great video, and great ride:clap
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  3. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    Another awesome RideFreak video!! :clap

    Killer ride with a great group! Thanks for the guide service Paul!! :thumb

    Just see if we can arrange some moisture in the sand next time, K? :evil
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  4. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    I'm rendering the second video at a lower bandwidth. The first video compiled out to a very large file (2.7G) :eek1

    The vid looks awesome at the house. Did ya notice chip in the plastic lens protector? That's what I get for riding too close behind Elgato on his KTM 570 :D
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  5. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Great video! :clap

    Watched the entire thing.. made me wish I was out riding.

    Question: the rider that headed off on the ledge (the one that ran from right to left and was kind of sketch at one point) - did he find a way out the other end or did he end up having to back track?

    :freaky
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  6. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    Geek... he made it out. It's actually a hero line with a ledge to drop off at the end. He had done it once before RideFreak got there with the camera. The second time he went to do it, his rear wheel slid down the ledge and he stalled the bike. Had a little difficulty restarting (kick start) on the side of the ridge, but then rolled off the ledge!
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    Southern Rider's fearless kid! :eek1
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  7. Southern rider

    Southern rider n00b

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    We need to get a name for Michael they call him Mr. T at Tae kwon do
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  8. DirtDad

    DirtDad Green Chile Guru

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    Nice Chris! Good ole Southern. :D Always fun.

    No Buckman. :ear
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  9. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    Cool video Chris! You can really see the detail with the new camera....the tire tracks, cracks in the ground, knobbies turning, etc.
    But, is it me or is the video less "fluid" than the old one? Either that or you might need a re-valve on your forks! :lol3

    Thanks for taking the time! :thumb
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  10. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    Thanks, I haven't been using any kind of stabilization in these vids. I'm still trying to figure out the best settings.
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  11. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    Easy Paul...two posts in the same year! Look out! :lol3
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  12. singletrackslayer

    singletrackslayer Legalize singletrack

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    nice video chris. seems like you're havin fun with the new camera.

    its been beutiful spring weather up here. :lol3 Im startin to think that november and december are the best months to ride in colorado. hunting season is over for the most part, the temps are perfect, and we finally have some moisture in the soil(even if its frozen for 20 hours a day).
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  13. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    Riding the Bombing Range.

    All in a days ride :clap

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  14. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    Yet another great video Freak! :thumb

    It's like doing the ride all over again! Those hills seem easier watching them in the video! :huh
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  15. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    Here's a few more random pics from the Southern Ride:

    Gordy on attack
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    Michael makes it look easy
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    usafric on the climb
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    Quite the dusty day
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    Uncle Gordy...King of the desert!
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    Trails are narrow in places, but a blast to ride!
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    Single file through the desert...
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    Ernge vs. Red
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    Gordy taking in the sights
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    Star Wars Canyon!
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    A little fuel transfer in the boonies!
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    The "Skinny Trail"
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    usafric, Gordy and RideFreak on break
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    Awesome day in the dez guys!! :clap
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  16. DirtDad

    DirtDad Green Chile Guru

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    Those are some great photo's Curtis. Wish I had the patience to capture some shots like that.
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  17. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Yep, ranked 49th.

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    Great vid RF. even if you are able to render at higher res, how are you gonna get around the down sampling from Internet video upload provider?
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  18. _Magoo_

    _Magoo_ master of disaster....

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    he will probably just use a flux capacitor....:deal (Happy Thanksgiving, Geo!)
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  19. RideFreak

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    Thanks Geo, I'm actually down converting to YT's max res. With this cam, I shoot at higher res (1080/60FPS) but rendering at 1080P/30FP which is supposed to be YTs max. Previous vids were shot at 760/60FPS and rendered (upconverted) to the same 1080/30. With the higher filming resolution there's allot more information (almost 2x) captured for the same amount of video, 11min = 2.5GB. The problem as I see it is how much of that "information" to use which relates to the quality settings at rendering time.

    The one thing that the new resolution accomplishes and the primary reason for upgrading the cam is that when I stabilize the video it doesn't loose much clarity like it does in 760/60. 1080/30 isn't fast enough frame rate to get away with much stabilization but the 1080/60 does it nicely. These vids are only stabilized in a couple clips to try it out but that part of the deal works nicely. Now I need to come up with ideal rendering settings that fits the constraints for sharing on the web.
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  20. NMTrailboss

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    "I'm not going down that...you go first." "Hell no...I'm not going down that!" :lol3

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