What Does a Day’s Driving Look Like from Hanna’s Perspective?

What Does a Day’s Driving Look Like from Hanna’s Perspective?

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 …

16 Responses

  1. Justine
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    That was great! Ah, felt like I just shared a leg of the journey with you. Can you please give the camera a wave, each time you get out the van please?

    • Mark
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      Hi Just, Thanks for being the first to watch and feedback, wil take the waving thing on board – the next few will be old stock so now waving but from now on … you got it 🙂 x x x

  2. Crofty
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    Wow!!!! Amazing!!!! Goose-bumpy!!!! Loved every second. How long did the 7 mins represent?? Loved it. Loved the music. Loved the mountains. Loved the transition through dusk to evening to night. We’re good here btw. It’s been interesting but things are looking better. Huge huge love to you both xxxxxxxc

    • Mark
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      Hi David,
      Lovely feedback, thank you.
      That days drive took about 5 hours – 2 hours ish to the glacier, then we went for a walk on the glacier approaches, then maybe 3 hours from there to Banff.
      Glad things are looking better, still thinking of you all everyday. Lots of love Mark and Sas x x x

  3. D/S
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    It seems to work well. It certainly gives a good idea of the scenery and the drive. At first i felt a little car sick which was to be expected but it soon settled down. I look forward to the next one.

    • Mark
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      Thanks Simon
      There are more to come and when I get to the ‘Across Canada in 7 minutes’ the carsickness might be a little bit stronger … we shall see 🙂 x

  4. M & D
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    Quite scary in the dark glad it wasn’t real time. does the cam. turn would be good to see some of the side scenery. You are both very clever. lots of love

    • Mark
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      Hi Mum and Dad, It was quite scary in the dark mainly because we were having such a good time walking on the glacier we didnt leave enough time to drive the rest in daylight – lesson learned – the camera is mounted behind the rear view mirror and we only have one mount so for now that is the view. There are other videos coming where the sides of the road are not pine trees so you can see to each side. it is a very wide screen camera – 2500 x 1080 – and with the fisheye lense it picks out quite a lot from the sides. Lots of love to you both x x x

  5. Michael renovich.
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    Excellent. I watched it all!

    • Mark
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      Thanks Michael 🙂

  6. Jamie
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    Hiya Again,

    That video is awesome!!!! I loved watching it. What camera do you have? We keep checking in on you and your blog. Hope you are still having an amazing time. Jamie.x

    • Mark
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      HI Jamie – Thanks for checking back with us. Glad you liked the video hopefully more to come soon. The camera is a mini0806 – not the most robust but with care it handles everything well. Stay in touch. Mark and Sas x

  7. anna
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    Hey all the way from Hungary!:) loved the video, no need to change anything! planning on moving to our Hymer 644 this spring, glad I found your page guys! Awesome honemoon! 🙂
    Would you write which version is this of the track sorrow? its one of my fav track, but I have only known it in a faster pace. I really like this smoother lounge version . Thanks:)!

    • Mark
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      Hi Anna – Thanks for the vote of confidence on the video. Glad to hear that you are joining the Hymer roadshow 🙂
      The track is – Finally (Dance Ritual Mix) – Kings of Tomorrow – hope that helps, I love house but mainly deep or funky house so there are more videos to come and they will mostly be accompanied by that type of music – so I hope you like the next video and tune. Mark x

  8. Vannie
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    Haha! Great video – love the stop and seeing you and Sas walking off. Even better seeing the reflection of you getting back in the cab. And of course the elk 🙂 x

    • Mark
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      Hi Vannie – I have just managed to get enough wi-fi to get the editing suite that I used for this video back to working piece of software – we take fast broadband at home soooo for granted. Thanks for the vote of confidence with this video, I intend to do produce more – we have video pretty much all the way from Niagara to Baha (some bits we unfortunately missed due to technical issues) and in the end to produce one video from top to bottom of the americas … but that might be a while yet.
      We have been trying to walk in front of the camera more, if only for the Benny Hill moments when it is speeded up!
      Lots of love to you all
      Mark x x x

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