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Old Jun 14, 2008, 11:21 PM   #1
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Howdy all. I've been making motorcycle videos for about 6 years now.

Mostly mini-DV camcorders, bullet cameras, and custom mounts ... but dabbling with the solid state stuff.

Some examples from my rig:

http://www.magicratproductions.com/m...p?f=2&t=93

Lots of info on this site. Very nice.

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Old Jun 15, 2008, 12:20 AM   #2
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Nice site, Rat. Great work you do. I especially liked "Ride of the Patriots". But being a Vietnam vet, I am biased that way. Anyway, welcome to the forums. You will find folks here are friendly and more than willing to help.
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Thks! I'm kinda proud of that one. Was fun.
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Welcome M. Rat

Very nice videos1

The Rolling Thunder/Patriots was very nice video and audio wise!

Your other video I watched payed played well (rolling thunder but mostly following a red bike but "Highway to Hell" saved it).

The Patriot one is super but it kept pausing despite me having DSL.

I live in Brooklyn, NY and a few years ago there was a Rolling Thunder /Run to the World Trade Center site in NYC. Never saw so many bikes in one place! When it was time to leave Marine Park here and the ground was vibrating for such a long time as the bikes left the lot and street side parking area. There were many fire engines too (a lot of the bike clubs were fire dept. people also. I just moved here and have to find my cd of those pictures and make a slide presentation of them).



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Old Jul 11, 2008, 4:40 PM   #5
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Welcome M. Rat

Very nice videos1

The Rolling Thunder/Patriots was very nice video and audio wise!

Your other video I watched payed played well (rolling thunder but mostly following a red bike but "Highway to Hell" saved it).

The Patriot one is super but it kept pausing despite me having DSL.

I live in Brooklyn, NY and a few years ago there was a Rolling Thunder /Run to the World Trade Center site in NYC. Never saw so many bikes in one place! When it was time to leave Marine Park here and the ground was vibrating for such a long time as the bikes left the lot and street side parking area. There were many fire engines too (a lot of the bike clubs were fire dept. people also. I just moved here and have to find my cd of those pictures and make a slide presentation of them).
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Thks! It was a ton of fun. I'm going back to see them on 17 AUG to shoot an instructional seminar. Not sure what of yet.A "how to" fix sumthin on a Harley is what they tell me. Should be fun.


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Old Jul 11, 2008, 9:08 PM   #6
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By the way what forum will you sticking around (Welcomes don't last for ever!

What still photography camera(s) do you use?

That Patriot film would get a lot of viewers on You Tube.

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Old Jul 12, 2008, 5:55 AM   #7
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Bill,

I been spending most of my time in the "Hybrid Still/Movie/MP3 Digicams" forum. That's actually how I found the site ... a google brought me there.

I'm real interested in very small solid state DVRs that are capable of analog input.

Here's a post I made the other day:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=92

I have:

- 2, Sony DCR TRV 27 Camcorders

- 3, VuPoint DV-DA1-VP DVRs

- 1, Canon Powershot G5

- 1, Canon 700is

- 1, Jazz HDV178

All low priced consumer equipment; most bought used off ebay. I crash alot of gear and expose it to some extreme environments, so can't really invest in any high-end equipment. Maybe someday ... but for now it's all about getting the best used stuff I can find.


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Old Jul 12, 2008, 6:02 AM   #8
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P.S. - I've known FishyComics for several years from another forum on Windows Movie Maker. It was kewl when I saw him here moderating. Small world.
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 6:26 AM   #9
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On YouTube ...

I've only tried to upload there one time and it didn't work. Other people have sucessfully uploaded some of my stuff there, but it looks terrible. YouTube converts it to "bottom of the swimming pool looking up" quality.

There is some trick to getting decent quality out of YouTube, I just don't know what it is and since I run my own site, I never messed with it.

I just logged in and tried to upload it. It looks like it worked. I'm getting a message that says: "Uploaded (processing, please wait)"

I titled it: "Ride Of The Patriots - Rolling Thunder 2008" and my screen name is "therealmagicrat"

So, we see if it works.
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 6:47 AM   #10
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It worked. Not too bad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_VC79jLb04


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