Just finished up another video. Man, 3rd one in less than a month! Thomas, Devon, Karl and I doing some urban trials a couple of weekends ago at Nepean City Hall. Went with some light rock music to switch it up a bit.
Thanks for all the responses! Riding on ice is pretty fun, just don’t put too much torque on the wheel… It was a good day of riding, as are pretty much all of our outings. Snow should definitely not deter you from getting out there.
Ha, what a great tagline!
LOL, man it’s like that for anywhere from 4-6 months out of the year where we are.
I have a Sony DCR-TRV38 MiniDV video camera. I capture the video to my computer in DV-AVI format, which is high quality and very large - ~200 MB for 1 minute of footage. I keep it in this format until I’m finished the movie, at which point I have (in this case) a 604 MB avi file.
The quality/size you get in the end depends on the quality you start with and whatever you use to do the compression. I currently use the Windows Media Player 9 series encoder (freely available from Microsoft’s website) which is an MPEG-4 based encoder. You will get similar (or better) results from other MPEG-4 based encoders as well (ie, DivX).
I’ve never tried to compress .mov files before so I’m not sure what software is available to do that, but I’m sure you can find info online. Maybe someone else who’s done it can chime in. I find the following site to have a wealth of information on pretty much anything you want to do with video: http://www.videohelp.com
I started a thread in Just Conversation covering Converting from MOV to MPEG or AVI. People who have digicams that take movie clips in MOV format were having problems compressing them to make them smaller and/or importing them in to editing programs. I wrote up the guides to help get more unicycling clips compressed and edited.
The alternative is to pay $30 (USD) for QuickTime Pro which can do basic editing of MOV files and can convert MOV files to AVI. But why do that when there are free tools available to do the same thing?