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Aversion To Posting Video?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I have been watching the "videos" sticky that I posted up (with the help of ssh) the other day, and I have noticed that it has not been very active... Now, this comes as a surprise since a good percentage of the posters in the instruction section have posted clips of their skiing at one point in time. Why the aversion to posting it again, all in one thread? The original thread didn't allow for discussion, so this might be helpful in sparking more posts, or finding out why it has not been active...
Later
GREG
post #2 of 16
Well, since the first video I have ever seen of myself was the "before" shot at ESA - let's just say that nobody wants to watch me "tractor drive" my way down the hill!
post #3 of 16
OH, so I'm not the only one with that technique, huh? I was definitely doing a "tractor drive" on Friday late in the day when the light was getting flat. Something about reading terrain through the feet does that to me....

The only video I have of myself was from about 15 years ago, when I skied like old-school Stein Erickson with legs glued together, going sideways back and forth like windshield wipers. If I had wool pants and a sweater on, I could probably pass it off as vintage ski footage.
post #4 of 16
There is very little video of me and none that would be worthwhile as a current representation of my skiing. I'm trying to get a couple that were taken recently, but until I do, I don't have anything to contribute.
post #5 of 16
I have to admit that I have an issue with the video thread format. First off, there's three video threads up in the stickys. Then, I don't like the idea of having a seperate thread for the videos, and being told not to post comments to those threads. It think it works much better to have the video and the MA in the same thread. Otherwise it's too hard to follow.
post #6 of 16
had i access to such a camera, i'd be boring the sh*t outta all y'all with videos of my skiing/snowboarding
post #7 of 16
does your ski school not own one?
do you not have some old footage?
post #8 of 16
Greg,

I've been wanting to post something, but I'm in need of a videographer....

L
post #9 of 16
I don't own a camera. I have never seen myself ski. Until I see the video, I can go on making believe that I ski like a WC Downhiller. Ignorance is bliss.
post #10 of 16
I think there are 2 things that prevent people from posting videos in that “sticky” thread:
1. Most people generally think (or say here) that they ski well.
2. When they look at their video first thought is – oh, crap, it is probably because conditions are less then ideal, bad camera angle, whatever else. I generally ski better then this video so I’ll wait till I get next one, then I post it.

That is why I do not post there – I do not have anything where I like my skiing As soon someone captures my perfect turn on video I’ll proudly post it. Till it happens I’ll have to post videos in separate topics asking for MA/critique.
post #11 of 16
The main problem for many would be finding an internet site that would allow downloading storage intensive video files. I have a business web site that I pay fees to the provider depending on the amount of user traffic including uploading and downloading. Video files are far larger than about any other type of internet files with my compressed 640x480 pixel avi files using about 1 megabyte per second. Posting just 20 seconds worth of a 20mb video file takes more space than 100 screen sized 200kb jpg images. So you want to store some of my video files on your site for user download?

...dave
post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 
Well the purpose of the sticky was NOT for MA. I requested that no comments be made about the skiing so someone wouldn't post their skiing and then have it ripped apart without them wanting any "MA" done on it. If MA is desired on the clips it does in fact belong in different threads.

Regarding file storage, you can use www.putfile.com or www.zippyvideos.com

Later

GREG
post #13 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by disski
does your ski school not own one?
do you not have some old footage?
did you NOT get it when i stated, ad nauseum, that my school is in
EUROPE
and i am in

NEW YORK,

THIS SEASON????

YOU WANT ME TO TYPE MORE SLOWLY?
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by vlad
YOU WANT ME TO TYPE MORE SLOWLY?
Would it lower your post count/rate? (don't take offense, just poking fun)
post #15 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by dave_SSS
The main problem for many would be finding an internet site that would allow downloading storage intensive video files. I have a business web site that I pay fees to the provider depending on the amount of user traffic including uploading and downloading. Video files are far larger than about any other type of internet files with my compressed 640x480 pixel avi files using about 1 megabyte per second. Posting just 20 seconds worth of a 20mb video file takes more space than 100 screen sized 200kb jpg images. So you want to store some of my video files on your site for user download?

...dave
Just use Windows Movie Maker (if you have XP it's on your computer) to shrink that 20 second video into a 1-1.5 meg WMV file.
post #16 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier
Would it lower your post count/rate?
I vote this post of the day.
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