The music is even better on the unicyclists version (stereo) with headphones. It bounces back and forth from left to right ear.
I was going to use a ballad, to emphasis the beauty of the trail and commoradory of the people. But this song better matched my fast camera pans and editting style.
We’re blessed/cursed with some of the most technical muni trails anywhere.
They’re always wet/slippery. I’m glad that came across in the video. I joked that we should grease the logs
Your feedback is welcome/encouraged. I’d like to discuss and learn how to make better videos. What did you like the most/least? What would you like to see more of? Did you like this video (Salvation) or Deepcove more? Why?
That looks very interesting, but sounds a little too good to be true. HD video on an SD memory card? The only way for that to work is if you compress the crap out of it. So in a sense it’s not true HD, even at 720p. I’d wait for DP Review or Steves Digicams to review it before purchasing…
Great video Frank! Thanks for putting that together, it’ll be a nice memory of my trip up there. I’m sooooooooo glad I decided to come up there cause I wasn’t going to but then decided it’d be worth the 3 hour drive there and back and damn was it ever.
For anyone who has never been up there, put this towards the top of your To Do List. I strongly recommend Vancouver for MUni, not only cause of like the best trails in the world, but also some pretty cool people as well.
I know video compression well… thats something I do for EA games.
Firstly, this is Canon. They make great cameras.
Its likely SDHC based, which has a 2-6 MB/s throughput.
Hopefully its AVC based, like Sony & Panasonic are doing. But even motion jpeg will get by on 2 MB/s (for 1280x720 30 fps).
The optical stabilization in my 700IS works well… especially for muni. Its dark on the north shore trails, and I like to move the camera. Other brands dont implement optical stabilization as well.
Also good are Art of Noise and Champion. Know any others with a simular sound?
Music is key to a good video. I pick a song that fits the video, and then edit the video to fit the music. We were excited to meet Jamey and show him one of our best technical muni trails. But we were missing Ryan, who would have done crazy stuff, so I picked a song that holds back a little but is upbeat and technical.