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Old 15th Sep 2006, 13:31   #1 (permalink)

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Cool ROTORHEADS AROUND THE WORLD: Videos

Guys,
Just had a thought. we have the photo's thread and the Cockpits view thread, how about collecting the cool vids that we see quite often in one thread?
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Old 15th Sep 2006, 15:27   #2 (permalink)
 
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I agree.
We have scores of videos in various threads, and it would be good to have them (or a copy) in one place. I thought about merging the video files into one but that wouldn't work because many of the videos generated good discussions which would mean little or nothing in a merged thread.

I've discussed a similar idea with one of our regulars who has a website and is willing to help but, at the moment, he's too busy.

One of the problems we encounter with the picture collections is that we lose pictures if the person who posted breaks the link by moving picture files on their website, closes their website or stops using the photohosting service that they used to post the picture(s).

It's been a long process but I now have backups of the majority of our thousands of pictures, and have set up a photo-hosting account to rehost them if the link is broken.


(1) Do we have any volunteers prepared to help build up a collection from videos already posted on the forum?
ie Look through old threads for video links, copy the links and post them into a 'Videos from Around the World' thread.
MD900 Explorer - Would you like to start the ball rolling by being one of the first to volunteer?


(2) Do we have any volunteers with their own websites who would be prepared to help by hosting some videos?
ie Save copies of videos and host them if necessary on their own websites? (The links would have to be direct to the videos, not to a page of the website with a second link to the video.)
Some of the links no longer work and I'd like to avoid losing any more.
For a linked purpose -


(3) Do we have any IT experts who can save Flash Player videos as a file?
I don't mean tell me which programmes will do it (there are several downloadable from the net), I mean willing to help by creating files.



NB: Please don't post links to websites with helicopter videos on this thread.
The idea is to create our own collection of videos - just as we have with our picture collections.



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Old 15th Sep 2006, 15:41   #3 (permalink)
 
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Just got home, trying to be less busy this weekend, I am happy to host the videos as we have previously discussed , and create an initial set of links to my collection.

If anyone wants to post a link or PM me with one, i'll do my best to download the file and get it hosted on my server.

The only drawback with the direct links approach is that all the code that could be written to provide file type conversions and thumbnails isn't usable so it will only ever be a limited version of what it could be.

I'll then come back and edit the list as appropriate when i've hosted any new videos.

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Old 15th Sep 2006, 16:24   #4 (permalink)
 
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Thanks VeeAny.

A thumbnail link to the video isn't essential. I agree a still from the video makes the list look more attractive, but that can be included in the post as a gif or jpg.
All we really need is a title and a link (or a title in the link).

eg

Shocking experience
(Non-aviation, just an example)

eg

Low level in Africa: Link
This is a large file. If you're using a dial-up connection, it's best to save the video to your hard disk before playing. (In Windows, right-click on the link and select Save target as ........' from the drop-down menu. If using Mac .............. etc)


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Great idea

I've seen a lot of great videos online, but some of the more interesting ones just seem to get lost especially when you're looking for them to illustrate a point.

One thing though - as inveterate rubber neckers most of us seem to be fascinated by crash videos, but could people also contribute "day in the life", aerodynamic phenomena, beautiful location, or just plain different aspects of the industry too?

I'm fascinated by the machines and somehow being immersed in the business most of my waking life doesn't make it old (yet - everyone tells me it will...), so would love to see more of various rotorheads experiences. Keep the old enthusiasm fires stoked!

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Old 16th Sep 2006, 11:59   #6 (permalink)

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Here we go....

Fresno Water Rescue
Its a biggy at 26Mb,notone for anyone with a 56k connection.

A day inthe life of a helo pilot
Old US Army Apache vid
Another biggy

Old US Navy Intro to helicopter flight with some basic P of F
30 Mb This one....

Full down auto from cockpit

Hope this has the ball rolling. I will search the archives and see what i churn out.
Regards
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Old 16th Sep 2006, 12:29   #7 (permalink)

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River rescue

V22 Osprey Vid






Man with rocket powered batsuit

Basejumpers from a 407 Niagara Falls

Russian Helicopter accident

Africa Ride...AS350 in South Africa

R44 Helicopter auto demo from the Helicopter Concepts CD

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Old 18th Sep 2006, 13:28   #8 (permalink)
 
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Video Hosting

Heliport, VeeAny et al,
Since hosting videos can be quite disk space & bandwidth intensive, I'd recommend to anyone to upload their videos to youtube. It converts whatever format you upload into a format most browsers can play (Macs & PC work fine), gives an easy to use link, and best of all is free. The only possible downside I can think of is that it is very public. i.e. on some obscure server somewhere, you link my never go outside PPRuNe, but youtube has a very good search facility. Anyway, just a thought.
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Low level with Puma:



Even lower level (BO-105):



Good idea to get a topic for videos too
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Other downsides to YouTube -

You can't (as far as I know) link direct to the video. You have to link to the YouTube page and then to the video.

You can't save the video file to hard disk without additional software and the knowledge to use it. So, if the video is removed for any reason, it's lost.
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OH-58D Kiowa autorotation training accident
download (6,63 MB)
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I don't think many people are aware of Google Video yet because it's still officially in beta form and doesn't therefore appear on the main Google page, but go to:- http://video.google.com/ (It's basically Google Images but for videos).

Try putting "helicopter" into the search box and you will currently get 1,481 direct links to videos with thumbnails......although some are repetitions and many are about R/C models.

Here's a trial link, although it does go via Google -
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...4&q=helicopter

But caution - don't go to the "comedy" section unless you've got a spare three weeks on your hands!
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Some interesting OH-58D footage...

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...&q=FSXXI&hl=en
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Some more

Helimatic Hughes 500 Tree cutting (20Mb)

Merlin Minicam (50Mb)

A109 Low Pass

V22 Osprey At airshow

German BO105 Aerobatics

R22 first hover
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And the list goes on

H300 Trip

Low Level BO105

gUS Army BO105 Intro

Oops

AA Air Ambulance landing on Motorway

Ride from hell - in German

Destruction with mini gun
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Just 16sec. video, but it's mine!

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You didn't use your phone to make that video did you?!

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With my pay I can't buy a phone that makes movies...
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Brantly being used as a back yard leaf blower. About 40 seconds.
You can right-click on the link and "Save Target As" to save it to your local drive and play it from there, if the viewing speed is too slow.
Smaller file for slower internet connections (about 3MB)
Larger file (and picture) for faster internet connections (about 13.5MB)

Both of these files are the same clip. Just one has a larger picture than the other.

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