With a new camera I enter 3 digits of this cycling video series!
The new camera is great but has taken some getting used to! First, it doesn’t show the date/time on the screen so I’ve missed the fact it had reset to default. It’ll probably happen again but I’ll try to keep my eye on it. The low light quality isn’t great and on auto white balance you can just see a few spots of light. Setting it to cloudy makes it visible with an orange/yellow tint, but it’s better than black so it’ll do. Clipping with ffmpeg from past cameras has been quick and simple with the -c copy switch but that yields glitches at the start of each clip with this camera, so I have to recode, which takes a bit (not much) longer. On the positive side, the quality is awesome, there is no stopping after 29 minutes and the battery life is, in comparison to my past cameras, quite stunning.
The Century Edition is a whopping 10 minutes and 25 seconds! Lots of red light jumpers and not just bikes this time!
As it’s a special number, I’ve made another face to camera video. Still quite a lot on ums but maybe I’ll get there eventually… if I can be arsed to practice! I never know what to say so making these is actually quite difficult.
Anyway, that’s the first 100 out of the way. Enjoy the videos!
I had a few days off work for the Ingress event in Bristol, so it took longer. Next one will probably be similar (I have a few days off for my wife’s birthday) but it’ll be with the new camera, and the century episode!
I’m going to script another face to camera video for that. Same place, same channel 😉
Over 8 minutes this time around! I’m back in sync with my work schedule now so normal running times should follow for a while.
The running theme seems to be the Psychic School Of Motoring and Must Get In Front impatient b’stards that can’t stand to see a cycle ahead of them at traffic lights, even if it means cutting in at the last moment!
In this set of clips we have a good variety. Overtaking to turn left, impatient taxi drivers who can’t wait 3 seconds, a pointless bike lane, red light jumpers (car and bikes), some idiot handbrake turning in a car park, ignorant pedestrians acting like sheep, late decisions, drivers who think everyone else is psychic, some very loud quads, due courtesy from me, and an unbelievable, impromptu formation weave.
The main theme of this episode appears to be taxis. Some taxi drivers seem to have found their licences rather than passed any test.
It’s longer than average this time, with 26 clips. I normally wait until the midweek break at this point in my roster, but a week off has pushed things out of sequence. I’ll publish the next one before my long weekend to get back in step 😉