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I orginally posted this video as the punchline to the Downhill Jerk thread/gag. Judging from the PMs and emails I got quite a few folks never made it to Post #118 and missed the video.

Located near Palm Desert, The Art Smith Trail is a 8.5 mile one-way out-and-back that include some steep terrain, awesome views, a Palm oasis or three and gnarly trail features. There is a voluntary closure scheme in place for this trail during a portion of the year to help the Big Horn sheep out during the lambing season. I believe it is Jan 1st through June 30th.

I was going to make a different version of this video but I like the special MTBR edition well enough that I going to leave it as is. So here is the video of the Art Smith trail that includes some of MTBR's most interesting and banned members. Right Click on the image below to download the 75 MB file.



 

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Wherewolf said:
Mighty fine job of capturing some mighty good riders on a mighty gnarly trail!
Thanks, it was one of my best days on my bike from a technical perspective. There were some good group dynamics going on as we were all feeding off of one another's efforts. I also ride a little better when 29.97 frames per second are involved :D
 

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LBmtb said:
Nice vid, bill. What do you use to edit the footage?
I currently use Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 for 99% of the video work. The rest is done with After Effects 6.0 for text graphics and some other effects when I use them.

I'm most likely going to put together a Hi-Def Helmet Cam setup here in the next few months which I think will require moving up to Premiere Pro 2.0.
 

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Not sure about the Hi-Def

I was actually thinking of upgrading to High Definition from my setup (Mini DV) also, but apparently the technology is only to the level of being able to watch the footage in HD with the camera hooked up to you HDTV. I sort of figure what's the point until it's a little more user friendly. That said, I could be wrong because I haven't researched it extensively...

Neil

mtbbill said:
I currently use Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 for 99% of the video work. The rest is done with After Effects 6.0 for text graphics and some other effects when I use them.

I'm most likely going to put together a Hi-Def Helmet Cam setup here in the next few months which I think will require moving up to Premiere Pro 2.0.
 

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Awesome vid!

Your vid's are some of my favorite's. Your editing is excellent and the quality is great. Most vid's on this site lose their luster after a minute or 2, because of poor editing, or one long continuous washboard decent with limited to no obstacles and I rarely watch them all the way through. Thanks for the effort! I'm reminded of a couple things while watching this...

1. I miss Pete's posts

2. I don't miss JD's posts...
 

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mtbmeister said:
I was actually thinking of upgrading to High Definition from my setup (Mini DV) also, but apparently the technology is only to the level of being able to watch the footage in HD with the camera hooked up to you HDTV. I sort of figure what's the point until it's a little more user friendly. That said, I could be wrong because I haven't researched it extensively...

Neil
In my case I'm having to replace my camcorder anyway (My house got buglarized two weeks ago and the bastids got my camcorder plus other goodies...With the tape of this trail in it!) so if I'm going to drop some coin, I might as well get a HiDef rig. The HiDef format is a grinder on my computer, so a new editing machine would be required as well. Of course those on the web will not get to see the true coolness of HiDef MTB footage, but the compressed stuff I have seen on the web has been amazing. The toy list grow...
 

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what am I doing wrong?

mtbbill said:
I orginally posted this video as the punchline to the Downhill Jerk thread/gag. Judging from the PMs and emails I got quite a few folks never made it to Post #118 and missed the video.

Located near Palm Desert, The Art Smith Trail is a 8.5 mile one-way out-and-back that include some steep terrain, awesome views, a Palm oasis or three and gnarly trail features. There is a voluntary closure scheme in place for this trail during a portion of the year to help the Big Horn sheep out during the lambing season. I believe it is Jan 1st through June 30th.

I was going to make a different version of this video but I like the special MTBR edition well enough that I going to leave it as is. So here is the video of the Art Smith trail that includes some of MTBR's most interesting and banned members. Right Click on the image below to download the 75 MB file.



I right click on the image but there is no "Save as..." option to indicate I'm downloading a video. I've got standard Windows video playing ability (have downloaded a ton of other videos) but I just cannot download yours. Even went to your website, right clicked on the image there and all I downloaded was the image!
 

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Core 2 Duo time!

mtbbill said:
... a new editing machine would be required as well...
I bought a Core 2 Duo E6700 the day they came out and it's really fast! Also got 2 GB RAM and 2x250 GB hard drives. It just flies through the Windows Media Encoder. Since it does not max out the processor and uses only a fraction of the RAM you can even do other things on the computer while it's encoding. Do they make any small HD camcorders or is your neck going to get even bigger?

After viewing your videos I wonder why I even bother :confused:
But it is true, I'm a much better rider with the camera rolling.
 

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and what finally worked was

Wherewolf said:
"Save target as..."
"Save link as..." then open. Never was a "Save Target as..." I'm looking forward to this video because I lived in Indian Wells for a winter "back in the day", before I mountain biked and know the terrain around there from hiking. Lot of rock around there! And I'm still not clear who yelled "Yield, MF". Hope this video clears this up.
 

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Finally!

Great video! And just as rocky as I remember. It was always cool to come upon palm oasis's (if that's a word).

So--the uphill rider said "Yield MF Yield!" then the downhill rider replied "I have the right of way"???
 

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Wherewolf said:
I bought a Core 2 Duo E6700 the day they came out and it's really fast!
What he said Bill. My new box flies compared to my old video machine.

Core2 Extreme X6800, 4gb Ram and two 500gb drives running in RAID 0 have reduced my editing and rendering times significantly.

And porn downloads much faster too.
 

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Excellent Vid!!

Damn sweet vid Bill, :thumbsup: excellent :thumbsup: Love the music and the riding is truly skillful. That stuff looks steep and tech in the video, so in person I wouldn't want to know what it's like.
 

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I second the Mac...

I picked up a couple of months back to create a website, and have found it much faster to use for my video production as well. It's superfast for burning DVDs and graphically superior too. Final Cut likely isn't necessary being that most folks wouldn't appreciate what you can do with it though...Just my $0.03...

Neil

LBmtb said:
Hey Bill, since you're getting a new machine anyways why not move to Final Cut Pro and a Mac Pro? I was a Mac hater before I actually tried them but now I'm getting ready to buy a MacBook :)
 
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