Snapping footage

Wednesday, October 20, 2004 5:12 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar Anyone have any good footage of flyers being snapped. None of my friends have any idea what I get so excited about. I tried to look around on Dave's (Rideman) site, but I couldn't find the footage that I thought was there before.

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Wednesday, October 20, 2004 5:37 PM
Apparently you simply don't know where to look. :)

Try looking here.

Old content on my site doesn't usually go away, but sometimes it falls off of the front page menus.

(If anybody has suggestions for ways I should re-do my site, let me know! Bear in mind, there is no back-end database.)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2004 11:44 PM

RideMan said:
(If anybody has suggestions for ways I should re-do my site, let me know! Bear in mind, there is no back-end database.)

May I respectfully suggest re-encoding the flyers video with a more common Quicktime codec that Windows users don't have to scour the internet for? I've been trying to watch that video for a looooong time.

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Thursday, October 21, 2004 12:31 AM
ApolloAndy's avatar I too am having trouble getting the video to play correctly and I downloaded the codec listed on the site.

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Thursday, October 21, 2004 1:34 PM
Hmmm...I need to check...I thought I re-encoded that with the newer version of that codec, which IS compatible with Apple's MPEG-4 codec built into QuickTime-6, though I might not have updated the info on that page.

I wonder if I still have that footage in the computer, or if I need to reload it.......

I'll have a look tonight when I get home. I'll announce here when I know it's plain QT-6 compatible.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Thursday, October 21, 2004 1:55 PM
.. damn Windows users right Dave??

Worked on mine (XP) first try...


June 11th, 2001 - Gemini 100 VertiGo Rides - 82
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Thursday, October 21, 2004 2:39 PM
eightdotthree's avatar I dont see the point in using a codec people have to download seperately for a 320X240 digi cam video. But, whatever floats your boat.

I still dont get that ride, nor do I get DDR either. That could explain a lot. j/k.

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Thursday, October 21, 2004 3:56 PM
It's working for me now. It didn't work yesterday when I tried to watch it (before and after) I downloaded the plug in.
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Thursday, October 21, 2004 4:09 PM
Heck, I'm using Mac OSX and still had to download the codec for Quicktime. Not sure why he continues to make this difficult....Oh well....
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Thursday, October 21, 2004 5:20 PM
Come on guys, it's all DivX these days.
[/Fletch mode]


I couldn't get the video to work the last time the big snapping thread came up a few months ago. I'll try again.

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Thursday, October 21, 2004 5:52 PM
eightdotthree's avatar Just go here, http://www.3ivx.com/download/ install it and download the video somewhere to your hard drive. It should work then.
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Thursday, October 21, 2004 5:55 PM
No, the problem is the age of the footage (2001). Back when I did that, it was all about DivX, but there was no DivX codec available for OS-X. There WAS a 3IVX codec, which I used, which is MPEG-4, and which the DivX codec should be able to interpret (because, after all, 3IVX and DivX are both MPEG-4). Then Apple finally released QuickTime 6, and I bought QT-Pro, which gave me Apple's MPEG-4 codec.

The later clips (notably the Dragster video) are also 3IVX, but a later version of the codec which identifies itself correctly so that QuickTime 6 can play it natively. Or, use QuickTime 4 and a 3IVX or DivX codec.

Again, I thought I had re-encoded that footage with the later, more-compliant codec. If it turns out I didn't, I'll re-encode it so that QT-6 can play it without any more jumping through hoops. Once I do that, I'll announce it here and re-write the text on that page accordingly. :)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
(Hey, at least I didn't use that WMV crap...!)

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Thursday, October 21, 2004 7:36 PM
http://www.pkicentral.com/Parkinfo/video/flyers_small.wmv

there is a video, still working on the final video.


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Thursday, October 21, 2004 10:16 PM
Dane...16.2Mb and you call that "small"?! Okay, so you don't have the compression artifacts that I've got, but mine is only 5Mb! :)

(Dane's video is good, but beware if you have a slow connection! It's WMV, but it's one of those rare WMV clips that actually plays in Windows Media Player 9 for OS-X. It's a few seconds longer than mine, also a bit cleaner looking, as I would hope for that bitrate!)

I've re-encoded the video on my site (the original DV version WAS still loaded into my computer!) with a modern codec. If you have QuickTime 6, you can watch it. No more jumping through hoops, downloading special codecs, or any of that CRAP.

Thanks for the heads-up on the un-updated video!

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Thursday, October 21, 2004 11:23 PM
That, my friends, was some good snapping. Still nothing compared to some of the cycles I've seen, though- especially at Knobels.
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Friday, October 22, 2004 1:16 AM
Snapping video works fine, Dave. Thanks. It's hard to believe the Flyers ("RIP"...sort of) have held up to that type of flying for so long.

*** Edited 10/22/2004 1:51:02 PM UTC by Raptor Pilot***

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Friday, October 22, 2004 2:14 AM
john peck's avatar Was I in that video, Dave? I couldn't tell for certain.
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Friday, October 22, 2004 6:13 AM
I'm on one of them newfangled Macs and it still worked! Imagine....

Dave, I hope you keep that vid. up for eternity. Great footage.


"If we can dream it, we can do it"

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Friday, October 22, 2004 8:15 AM

Arrow Guy said:
I'm on one of them newfangled Macs and it still worked! Imagine....

Dave, I hope you keep that vid. up for eternity. Great footage.


You can always save the vid to the hard drive to watch at your leisure anytime you want. I just hope the folks at Carowinds don't watch it. I can see the "no snapping" signs now....

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