So some of you may have picked up on the fact that we have a dashcam fitted in the windscreen. It was a thing I wanted to experiment with and wasn’t really sure what would come out of it.
So the first (and perhaps most obvious) aspect of it that needed (needs) solving; is what does one do with so much recorded data? HD recording for up to 12 hours a day produces an incredible amount of gigabytes to be archived and stored.
The second aspect that was unexpected was the fact that we could (and actively wanted to) look back over parts of the days driving to re-view parts that were amazing or that we missed at the time because of split attention or too many things to take in at once.
But the third and hardest to imagine was how to present these videos in a way that didn’t fall in to the category of looking at 1000’s of someone elses holiday photos politely whilst wishing that there only 100 to look at. So I am experimenting with fast motion and finding the correct amount of ‘fast’ and the correct amount of ‘motion’ … so please leave me a comment – good or bad – on any or all aspects of the video below … it will help me work out the best format which will work for the largest number of people.
So without further ado here is the first (of many?) video which shows the day that we drove from Jasper national park to the Banff national park via the icefields parkway and the athabasca glacier (formed during the Great Glaciation, or Illinoisan period – 238,000 to 126,000 BC).
The video is shot in full HD so if you are getting a pixelated or blocky view check the settings that YouTube have provided and that your connection is as fast as possible – The audio track is distorted in places, it is my recording not your speakers or connection … I just wanted to use this track and it’s the only copy I have with me …