Lost Wizard on the Road #4

The latest episode of my Lost Wizard on the Road video series is up at Youtube. New with this episode is a road identifier and, gasp, music during the quiet sections. Many thanks to my good buddy at Neferiu Records for pointing me to their various releases. If you like the sound track, I strongly urge you to support the artists through the links in the video credits.

Lost Wizard on the Road #3

The third installment of my road videos series is now online. Nothing terribly exciting this time. I am, however, getting more proficient with actually putting the videos together. Well, once I got past a bad update to ffmpeg which was causing the intermediate recoding to create an artifact storm on the video.

Without further ado, here’s the video:


More Video Adventures

The other day, I recorded a trip to Walmart using my fancy new camera arrangement. I took the back way there to get something more interesting than city streets and freeways. As a result, I needed to do some more complex editing than on the previous video.

This time around, be awestruck at the fact that multiple speedups are in use. The urban areas are sped up by a factor of 4 while the rural areas are sped up by a factor of 8. There is even a handy speed indicator on the bottom right of the video. I also spliced the two legs, there and back, into a single video with a crossfade between the two. Much excitement. I think I’m starting to get the hang of this video editing thing.

And here’s the video.


I’m On YouTube!

I’ve finally done it. I’ve been threating for years to start filming “drivelapse” road trips and put them up on YouTube. And now I’ve finally gone and done it. My first video went live a short time ago. Sure, it’s just a test of the equipment but it makes a nice proof of concept at least.