6 Day Prototype Video Contest

Mr. Train Apr 17, 2009

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Vote for your Favorite Video

Poll closed Apr 30, 2009.
  1. Coal train- by Mr Train

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  2. UP Northern #844- by Mystere

    7 vote(s)
    43.8%
  3. BNSF freight- by Keith

    5 vote(s)
    31.3%
  4. Circus is in Town- by BigSteam

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  5. Crandic's Job12- by BuddyBurton

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  1. Mr. Train

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    This week we are focusing on VIDEO! This contest is for PROT0TYPE videos. Please follow this link to the simultaneous (Modeling challenge).

    *Please read all rules as they may have changed from previous weeks*
    If you notice a typo, error, or confusing statement, please notify Mr. Train or Mystere immediately for correction and clarification.

    Topic: "Run By"



    Video Contest Rules:
    • This challenge will close at 10:00 PM Pacific Standard Time Wednesday April 22nd 2009 and will be noted with a "Time's up!" post within the thread.
    • Please use the challenge as a motive to take a new video rather than using one that you have taken in the past.
    • Challenges are open to everyone, have fun!!
    • Though not required, commenting on other peoples videos is encouraged.
    • Only one video per participant so please choose carefully. Please choose the Cutting Room Floor Thread to share the videos that did not make the cut.
    • Any posts with videos taken before the commencement of the challenge will NOT be included for voting.
    • For videos to be eligible they must be recorded between the April 17th and April 22nd 2009.
    • Ensure dates and times on your camera are correct.
    • Videos must be under 3 minutes so that no one must spend hours going through videos for judging.
    • The topic this week is "Run By"
    • Make sure to allow time for editing your video and uploading it. Don't wait till the last minute and find the poll closed before your video finishes uploading.

    Please follow instructions on this thread for recommendations and instructions for working with video files online and posing them to TrainBoard.

    -Mr. Train​
     
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  2. Mr. Train

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    Oh well

    I had a short 1.5 min I did during a break at the job site. A CSX train was switching cars. But youtube keeps saying there is an error on the upload:mhissyfit:
     
  3. Mark Watson

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    Lets see if I can help you out. How large is the file size? Will the video play with out any glitches in a media player? YouTube is extremely picky on certain things, perhaps your video file is an un-supported format. There's also Vimeo.
     
  4. Mr. Train

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    100,475KB runs fine on the computer just clicking on the file. uploading to Vimeo now will see what happens.
     
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  5. Mark Watson

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    100mb is quite large for a minute and a half video. It will upload, but you're looking at about a half hour - 40 minutes upload time. If possible, I'd recommend compressing the video. I'm uploading my video for modeling now that is 1:15, 50mb and taking 18 minutes.
     
  6. Mr. Train

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  7. Mark Watson

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    Excellent! Love those sounds.
     
  8. SteamDonkey74

    SteamDonkey74 TrainBoard Supporter

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    I am going to TRY and do this. I have problems with video, typically. I have seen Mark's thread on uploading so I will see if that helps me out.
     
  9. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    I'm here to help. Just a post or PM away. [​IMG]
     
  10. Mr. Train

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    Working on your video?

    I know there are others out there working on their video. Or at least I don't want to win by defult :ru-err:
     
  11. SteamDonkey74

    SteamDonkey74 TrainBoard Supporter

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    I am going to try and shoot one tomorrow during the day and then upload tomorrow night or Monday.
     
  12. Keith

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    Gonna try for something tomorrow. IF I'm lucky enough
    to catch a train headed in the right direction!
    Moffat action was in mind, but with more than 48 INCHES
    of snow near Rollins, that ain't happening! Gonna stay down low
    where the snow doesn't exist now! Maybe Tuesday, while I'm
    up, before going back to bed prior to going to work.
     
  13. Mr. Train

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    Still need Videos

    Any videos out there in the works?
    I see the model contest is going to be a tuff contest. There is still time to get in on the fun. At this point any thing moving can beat out my entry. LOL
     
  14. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    I'm uploading mine right now. [​IMG]
     
  15. Keith

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    Will be working on mine a bit later.
    Gotta take Mom out for a couple of quick errands.
     
  16. Mark Watson

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    Chute, I have to wait 80 minutes before my video is converted. At least I can use this as an example that you should post your video URL as soon as it is UPLOADED. As long as the file is online (ie. fully uploaded, but not converted) and the URL present before the end post, the entry will be accepted.

    Ok, here's my entry:[​IMG]

    UP Northern #844 at Pinole, California April 20th 2009 on Vimeo
     
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  17. Keith

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    Another question:

    What do folks use to edit videos??
    I gotta shorten mine by a bunch! But, need
    to know HOW to remove a portion of video before posting.

    Do I do it on the camera, then upload, upload, the modify on computer etc.....?
    Want to enter, but need some bigtime help right now!
    Thanks!
     
  18. Mark Watson

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    Which operating system are you using? For windows, there is a program called Windows Movie Maker and on Mac one called iMovie. Each ship with the operating system and both are great for simple editing and compressing tasks. Import your media from your camera as is.. editing in camera is permanent and I do NOT recommend it. Once the file is on your computer you can make a copy so that you don't accidentally cut out any bit you might want later. Once the file is on your computer, just open it up in Windows Movie Maker or iPhoto and play around. They are both easy to figure out.

    Let me know if this works out for you.
     
  19. Keith

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    Running Win XP on one laptop, and Win Vista on the other laptop.
    However, the Vista machine is undergoing a reload, after I totally screwed it up!
    And don't know how!!
    I'll see what I have and what I can do.
    Thanks.
     
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