Media Coverage

Friday, Feb. 7th, 7:00 PM Pacific time – King 5 (Channel 5) - Evening Magazine will show some of the action from NAUCC & UNICON 2002.:stuck_out_tongue:

That’s a really funny coincidence. I posted about a month ago about being filmed by Chronicle, a local news magazine show. They interviewed me, Joey Cohn and Dan Lucal, and got some footage of us doing some MUni in the snow. I just found out the segment will air on Friday Feb 7th at 7:30 PM EST on channel 5 (WCVB-TV) in the Boston area.

I’ve heard that Chronicle can be seen in some other parts of the country, but I don’t know when and where. Check your local listings.

Ben

cool, anyone able to get video onto the net of this stuff?

by the way, if you’ve seen dropin 7 from http://www.pinkbike.com/video.php3 there’s a brief clip of a unicyclist there at a skate park, anyone know who it is. It’s a fun video anyway, worth downloading if you’ve got a fast connection (50mbytes).

Joe

I didnt mention that while I was in New York, I was riding my uni around the subway area. There was a guy getting videoed, like a host doing some show. He stopped, me, and I had an Interview, and they got some vid of me riding around. It turns out that he was from Telemundo(didnt speak spanish or anything) and I would air sometime in December. I never saw it, but i know it aired cause they called and said it would. Too bad i dont have telemundo.

Scott

Re: Media Coverage

There is a video of the Evening Magazine show in my Monster gallery.
<http://www.unicyclist.com/gallery/monster&gt;
The video is 10,500 KB and 5:29 long. It’s compressed with DivX 5 so you’ll need the DivX codec from <http://www.divx.com/&gt; to be able to play the video. 2 MB per minute of video is pretty good compression. DivX is a good thing.

Download the video and see if you made it on TV.

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Thanks for posting that John - another great bit of pubilicity for
unicycling.

—Nathan

“john_childs” <john_childs.isuoe@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote in message
news:john_childs.isuoe@timelimit.unicyclist.com
>
> at1pe_uni wrote:
> > *Friday, Feb. 7th, 7:00 PM Pacific time – King 5 (Channel 5) -
> > Evening Magazine will show some of the action from NAUCC & UNICON
> > 2002.:stuck_out_tongue: *
>
> There is a video of the Evening Magazine show in my Monster gallery.
> <http://www.unicyclist.com/gallery/monster>
> The video is 10,500 KB and 5:29 long. It’s compressed with DivX 5 so
> you’ll need the DivX codec from <http://www.divx.com/> to be able to
> play the video. 2 MB per minute of video is pretty good compression.
> DivX is a good thing.
>
> Download the video and see if you made it on TV.

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John, thanks very much for putting that up. Wow, I know I have to get to one of those national or international events sometime.

And as for Mr T’s apology, it is in my humble opinion, completely unnecessary. He’s given all his students a tremendous gift and deserves the credit and recognition.

Cheers,
Raphael Lasar
Matawan, NJ

PS This one was definitely worth the effort of getting DivX to work!

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Yes, you do need to go to the next convention. It’s going to be hosted by the TCUC. Prepare to be amazed at the display of freestyle.

But wait! There’s more!
Since I have the VCR connected to the computer I did a video capture of the Fox Sports “You Gotta See This” segment covering the Toronto convention.

Source quality was not as good so the compressed video suffers a bit in quality. I got it as small as I could without making it too blocky. It’s also in my Monster gallery.
<http://www.unicyclist.com/gallery/monster&gt;

This one is in DivX 5 again. Get the codec if you want to watch it.
<http://www.divx.com/&gt;

You can see that I wouldn’t make a good librarian because I’m starting to stuff everything in one gallery. My lame excuse for doing this is that Kris is in all of the videos. I’m lame.

I do have high bitrate versions of both the Evening Magazine video and You Gotta See This video. The high bitrate versions are at 640x480 and do look better. If anyone is keeping a library of video like this and needs/wants a high quality version let me know. The files are bigger than what I want to post in the gallery. I’d have to figure out some other place to post them if people want them or find out from Gilby if the gallery will puke and die from the large files. The Evening Magazine video clocks in at 37 MB and the You Gotta See This video clocks in at 17 MB.

There was a minor problem in the Evening Magazine video. Something in the AVI header was saying 640x480 but the video is actually 320x240. Don’t know what caused that. The video played fine in Windows Media Player and the DivX Player, but wasn’t sized right in the video player included with IrfanView. I suspect that there are some other media players out there that would also have problems with it.

I recompressed the video and this time the size info in the AVI headers agrees with the actual size of the video. The video in the gallery has been updated to the fixed version. If your media player isn’t having problems displaying the video then there is no need to re-download it.