Starcoasters.com premiers Hurler music video

Posted Wednesday, January 2, 2002 6:42 AM | Contributed by StarCoasters

In an attempt to assist in curing your off-season blues, Starcoasters.com has posted a coaster video shot at the end of the 2001 season of the Hurler at Paramount's Carowinds. The video is set to a selection from Bohemian Rhapsody (what else?). You will need the free Real Player and WinZip to download and view the video.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2002 7:07 AM
Last time there was a discussion about the Real format I used for my vids. I experimented for many hours with QuickTime and Windows media formats using a lot of different codecs and such (don't have the money to spend on expensive ones), but I still find the best quality with lowest size is with Real. The other section of vids on that page (currently has the Thunder Road POV) use steaming QuickTime, as they do not need as high a quality, and they have no sound.

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|| Jonathan Hawkins ||
http://www.starcoasters.com
http://www.thrillspot.com

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Wednesday, January 2, 2002 11:36 AM
If you are using QuickTime, use Sorenson 3 to encode (as Jeff would also tell you).  I use that for the QT videos and 3D Thrills animations on my site, and it works well.

Also, its best to offer videos in at least two different formats.

-Jeff

http://americacoasters.com

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Wednesday, January 2, 2002 11:57 AM
Cool Music!

Good Job!

Starcoasters, good site!

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Wednesday, January 2, 2002 2:09 PM

If you are using QuickTime, use Sorenson 3 to encode (as Jeff would also tell you). I use that for the QT videos and 3D Thrills animations on my site, and it works well.

Yes, I also heard it costs a few hundred dollars (maybe less?), and as I mentioned above, I'm broke :P

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|| Jonathan Hawkins ||
http://www.starcoasters.com
http://www.thrillspot.com

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Wednesday, January 2, 2002 3:13 PM
Jeff's avatar Yeah, it's a few hundred bucks, and to do the 2-pass encoding that dramatically reduces file size, you need a program like Cleaner 5.

However, I believe that if you pay the $20 or $30 for QuickTime Pro, you can save files with the basic Sorenson codec. Use open to open almost any file, then export as a QT and change the settings to use the Sorenson codec (the audio codec depends on the source material). You'll get really good results.

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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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