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High Speed: water plate (28 Aug 2006 at 14:39)
high speed: water plate


Another high speed video. This was towards the end of the evening when we thought we'd have to return the camera soon, so we just put a bunch of stuff on an aluminum plate and smacked it with a steel rod.
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Anonymous (c-71-235-60-138.hsd1.ct.comcast.net) – 08.28.06 19:48:04
What program do you use to display these videos? Every time I click on your link, my computer crashes and then my aol disappears, even though I am using mozilla. Please stop taunting us with these high speed videos only to have us crash our poor PCs. It's audience abuse.
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Tom 7 (h-66-167-56-213.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 08.28.06 21:24:43
Weird. I recommend installing XVID (http://www.koepi.org/xvid.shtml) and using Media Player Classic (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=82303) instead of windows media player. Just installing XVID should help...
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Arthur (p54805126.dip.t-dialin.net) – 09.06.06 13:42:16
All those codecs... why don't they just develop a single movie format like mp3, or ogg, for movies?
Why make it so difficult that an avi never is just an avi, but an avi-which-is-not-playable-until-you-install-some-codec?

Imagine the mess if it was like that with audio.
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Tom 7 (lolo.wv.cc.cmu.edu) – 09.06.06 14:06:57
Well, I think the answer is that videos are much larger (so it matters to compress them more) and many people tried to get their technology to be as popular as MP3, so there are just lots of codecs out there. There are some standards coming out of the works, I guess...

Anyway, XVID is a good choice because it's free and open source and produces great results.
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Arthur (ctwboo101.ctw.utwente.nl) – 09.07.06 04:42:55
Yeah, I agree with you on XVID. These vids sure look good!
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Tadbot (c-69-242-31-156.hsd1.pa.comcast.net) – 09.08.06 04:50:30
unrelated:
I was reading through His Sophomoric Effort a second time, and noticed a typo in the second edition: On page 150 of the 8x11 version, "the" should be changed to "they" in "the just needed to do little jumping".
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Tom 7 (pool-151-201-248-195.pitt.east.verizon.net) – 09.08.06 08:21:41
Thanks tadbot! I fixed it...
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Anonymous (c-71-235-60-138.hsd1.ct.comcast.net) – 09.13.06 16:46:42
Hey - You must be very busy. No new posts for days...
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Tom (h-66-167-56-134.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 09.13.06 19:18:41
Yes, I'm preparing to go on a conference leaving Friday!
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Kirima (211-150.2-85.cust.bluewin.ch) – 09.14.06 20:39:15
I'm planning to buy a new camera. Is your Canon Elan II still a good advice? Or what would or could you recommand?

Good luck for the conference!
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Tom (h-66-167-56-134.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 09.14.06 21:31:21
The Elan II is a fine camera, but I think a digital SLR like the new Canon digital Rebel is a way better choice. Film is more expensive, less convenient, and worse quality, IMO.
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Kirima (96-143.1-85.cust.bluewin.ch) – 09.16.06 19:22:37
It's called Canon EOS 400D in Europe - I'll think about it, thanks for your advice.
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Kirima (96-143.1-85.cust.bluewin.ch) – 09.16.06 20:16:03
I thought your Elan II'd be digital as well, sorry for my error!

I've got a wonderful tiny and very old Minox reflex camera, it's size is like a cigarette pack - do you know if anything like that exists on the market? I'd love to buy a real reflex camera, not that kind of an autofocuscompact-thing. I wonder if anything tiny like my old Minox exists in a digital version? Of course I want a digital reflex camera - you're right, film is certainly less convenient and more expensive, but I doubt about quality? But 10 Megapixel should be fine.
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Tom 7 (72-254-45-51.client.stsn.net) – 09.17.06 19:37:34
I do think the quality is better, except for really high end film and long exposures, which is somewhere that digital can't really compete yet. But, decide for yourself! =)
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Karthik (eliserver.eliresearch.com) – 09.19.06 14:23:56
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYf3g4i91fg

the state is bad
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Cortney (pool-151-201-248-195.pitt.east.verizon.net) – 09.22.06 09:10:45
hear, hear! I suggest a review of the establishments (breweries and others) that you visited in Portland!
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Tom 7 (72-254-4-33.client.stsn.net) – 09.22.06 11:48:49
Loads to talk about when I get back!
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Arthur (ctwboo101.ctw.utwente.nl) – 10.12.06 10:03:12
SLAP!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDbR-yW8Pf0&eurl=
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 10.12.06 13:53:25
Man, I wanted to do one of those...
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