Full Titan point-of-view video posted to Lone Star Thrills

Posted Monday, January 7, 2002 5:57 AM | Contributed by Lone Star Thrills

Now that the off-season is in full swing we have posted a full on-ride video of Titan at Six Flags Over Texas. Filmed January 1, 2002 in 30 degree weather.

Link: Lone Star Thrills

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Monday, January 7, 2002 7:46 AM
Wicked!
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Monday, January 7, 2002 9:32 AM
Yep, just like I thought, Titan looks absolutely F-A,B-O,L-O,U-S! Looking evermore forward to this trip in May!
jeremy

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Monday, January 7, 2002 1:09 PM
Umm .. was it me, or were there three posts earlier!? I think I'm going insane.
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Jeremy Murphy
www.lonestarthrills.com
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Monday, January 7, 2002 1:29 PM
Much kudos on the video!  Execellent music selection.  =)  Seems like everybody is gong to DV.  I'm too scared to even mess with my camera!  Great job, keep it coming!

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Lotus notes SUCK!!!!

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Monday, January 7, 2002 2:16 PM
Wow ! That sure brings back mermories of my first front seat ride.

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Titan Laps: 19

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Monday, January 7, 2002 3:33 PM
what song is that...it is very good...
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Monday, January 7, 2002 4:17 PM
Yes, mine was deleted. It was a simple comment on the Divx codec used.

-Nate *** This post was edited by Nate on 1/7/2002. ***

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Monday, January 7, 2002 5:02 PM
Either im an idiot, or this thing is strange. I downloaded the file, but hen i extracted it and opened it, I got a punk song! No video, just music. Help please!

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How much more floorless can they get?

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Monday, January 7, 2002 5:24 PM
...Exactly the reason I am so vocal about new non-standard codecs that fragment the market and prevent people from seeing content, especially in light of the availability of better codecs found on nearly every machine, like Sorenson 3 via QuickTime.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"

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Monday, January 7, 2002 7:11 PM
You need the DivX codec. You can download it here:

http://www.divx.com/divx

Personally, I like DivX, but Quicktime is ok. Since my other videos are only in Windows Media Format, I decided to do something for the Mac users and other people. My next video project will be encoded with DivX, Quicktime, Real and Windows Media to suit everyone. :)

Oh and the soundtrack is No Use For A Name from "Making Friends".

And to finish. MPEG and DivX can actually be run on a non-windows platform unlike Quicktime, hence why I embrace DivX. Running Slackware and FreeBSD, I have a hard time seeing Quicktime.

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Jeremy Murphy
www.lonestarthrills.com


*** This post was edited by Lone Star Thrills on 1/8/2002. *** *** This post was edited by Lone Star Thrills on 1/8/2002. ***

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Monday, January 7, 2002 7:36 PM
Uhm, I don't mean to be a butt.... but whats the difference in downloading the divx codec and installing it and having to download and install quicktime to play it's content? 

Divx is free.  Quicktime nags you to send apple $29.95 everytime you run it. 

If you REALLY want to have a universal already on the machine codec, you should be using .mpg format. 

No offense Jeff, but just because you like quicktime doesn't mean that we all do.  I, for one, embrace divx, as it is open source, and has a much, much better compression ratio.  I can install the codec and play it all within Windows Media Player.  On the other hand, I have to download and install a completely different player to run quicktime files. 

 

Oh, and nice video Jeremy.  You made me spend $500 on a new camera today just so I can take POV movies.  And it records them in AVI format.  Which I will then compress with divx.  And that way, I dont have to be nagged to death or send Steve Jobs $30 bucks. 

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Monday, January 7, 2002 8:46 PM
What song(s)?
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Monday, January 7, 2002 9:15 PM
You shouldn't use QuickTime because I say so, you should use it because it reaches the broadest audience. The QuickTime audience is the largest, period. That's a fact.

Divx does not have a better compression ratio. In fact, they recently did a test on TechTV's The Screen Savers where they encoded to four different formats, Sorenson 3 won by several MB for the clip they encoded. That was the basic codec, mind you, they didn't use the more efficient 2-pass version you have to pay for (averages a good 20% reduction in file size).

Then there's the issue of quality. Divx is notorious for compression noise, especially when it comes to quick pans and solid areas of color. I'll have to look up some screen shots... it's really ugly.

Windows Media and Real have been neck and neck, but with WM8 I have to get give Microsoft the edge. Both still suffer from odd chroma noise at low bit rates, but it's getting better. I just wish MS would work on making the Mac version of the player more stable.

As for MPEG, it's never the smallest. It was never meant to be transmitted on the Web.

Open source... I love that bandwagon. Open source should be called perpetual beta, because without money involvement, there's never any reason to enforce a ship date. It all sounds great in theory, but the reality is that no one who wants to eat every day is going to sit around and debug someone else's code for free. Not only that, but there's nothing "open source" about Divx. It makes library calls to Microsoft's MPEG-4 code. That's hardly what I'd call "open source."

QuickTime as a platform is the de facto standard for professional video media. It's what Avid and Media100 use, for example. If you watched a movie or TV today, you saw something edited on these systems.

The Sorenson 3 codec is the standard for Web delivery. It is, by every professional account, the greatest balance between quality and file size. Don't take my word for it, ask Hollywood, especially Lucasfilm. Remember, it's their job to look for the greatest quality possible.

Divx gained quick acceptance not for any technical reasons... quality and execution wise, it's nothing to get excited about. It was, however, sucked up by the undercurrents who liked to steal movies and distribute them via IRC.

This doesn't even get into the issue of streaming at different bit rates (something QT, WM and Real can all do). All three of the big players make great looking video at 200K/sec.

I've done my homework... see just how lovely Badnitrus video looks.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"

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Tuesday, January 8, 2002 3:20 AM

"This doesn't even get into the issue of streaming at different bit rates (something QT, WM and Real can all do). All three of the big players make great looking video at 200K/sec."


I totally aggree on that point. Hence why I plan to use other media forms in the future.

One another note. Damn, you people have upped my bandwidth by 6GBs in 1 day, thank you :)
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*** This post was edited by Lone Star Thrills on 1/8/2002. ***

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