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skawdiver

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  1. I usually just grabs myself a couple of Jack Daniel's to remove the worst shaking....... - good news Wags, I will have a look at it. WTF - no Vegas plugin........ :-(
  2. Does anyone know why they did not put them in to production ?
  3. Hi. More and more hosting company's offers large amount of traffic and also okey for big files download. I have made a test account with a webhosting company i Los Angeles, but the download speed is awful, and it's buffering all the time, making it's useless. It might be the distance from Denmark to the US westcoast, so couldt any of you in Califonia test this videofile, and see if it will download okey ? It's a 480x360 - 1mbit wmv file - www.skagenmedia.com/skagen/fireworks.wmv Anyone else with a good webhost ?
  4. Nick, The Brightcove console is nice, I does not matter that it takes a little time to load. Here in Denmark the videos downloaded fine, playing without buffering. I have a 4Mbit connection. The quality was best with the Flix pro encoder.
  5. Hi Ron, I does this on a regular basis, find it beautifull. You can see some exsamples in this videclip: www.skawdiver.dk I use Kowalski torches with dimmerswitch, which is superb. The dimmerswitch allows you to balance the light with the background. When i makes these shots, I usually sets the camara (PD-170) on full auto (-but use focus-lock) , and that works perfect. HCA
  6. Thanks for the good laugh - I needed it :-)
  7. G'morning All of the encoders have problems with the blue water, but some was better at it than others. This is my verdict. Best: Flash - for overall performance Second: QT H.264 - Best at the blue water, but I have a feeling of some stuttering, or is it just me ? Third: Xvid Fourth: WMV+Divx -now we just need to make a comparison with a clip that has lot's of different colours and some fast moving action...... B)
  8. - and so you did, without making the links available Pssst Wags - are you sleeping ? - it's only 7pm now, so you cannot go to bed yet ZZzzzzzzzzzzz Sweet dreams........................ Edit: Argh.... I was posting while you where uploading. Thanks, now go to bed !
  9. The whales are fine, but the blue water has some visible pixel's, but that's how it goes when a big area almost got the same colour. And yes, a pair of steady hands would have helped The summer here in Denmark has been awful, windy and cold AARGH - and very wet - not so much because of diving, but the amount of rain we got, has made new records several times. I haven't got a clue where "this" will end
  10. All files downloaded nicely to Denmark. All played fine in Mediaplayer, except Phenom.avi, which only played in the DivX player.
  11. Yeah, tell us about the blacks, it was very impressive ! HCA
  12. Hi Jules, Nope - been too busy with ordinary land media productions, that I haven't any new and stunning material this season - and I am pretty sure, that I will not be able to find the time to visit the festival. However, I just might travel to Haag (NL) and se what Ed can do with his attempt to make an underwaterfestival there (www.northseafilmfestival.com) HCA
  13. L'estartit - Yep, nice place. Problaby the "biggest" place in europe whith organized diving trips. The octupus was acutually the largest one I have ever seen in the Med, and yes it was pretty "beaten up" HC Edit: Cool, found this site with a live webcam from L'estartit towards the Medes islands. Link
  14. Has been a while since my last sharing, so I thought that I would stitch together a little 4 min. video for all of you. But beware - it's antique 4.3 stuff........ Clik her to watch Hans Christian
  15. Cold water and thick neoprene gloves....... -still it's a good tip !
  16. Blah Blah Blah........ Been away for a while, good to know that everything is as it used to be Are busy with a new online local news e-paper (nope nothing about diving ). Will be back later, but right now I am on my way out of the door, and going to drive 220 km with my daughter to see Metallica with 50.000 other fans. Stay cool B) HC
  17. The best camera that you will ever get Pssst ! - you forgot to mention, if your PD170 is PAL or NTSC
  18. Wags and Kelly, I thought that you would like some feedback on your Naturally Ningaloo DVD. First of all, I was expecting images of high quality - and guess what ? I got it ! I must say, even thoug it still is only a SD DVD, the images on my LG 32 " LCD is truely awesome The nature shots from the canyons was fantastic (All the time I was looking for Crocodille Dundee, or was it Mad Max ) Underwater images was extremely sharp and colorfull. For pure image quality, I haven't seen anything close on my LCD TV before, and that's quite a statement For your information, I can tell you that just after I saw your DVD there was a show on the national danish tv station about artificial reefs, the undewater shots in that show was terribel, absolutely 110% crap, so much for the stations high standards on raw material - bulls... So it was a wonderful experience to se your DVD. Finally, just so you don't think that there is nothing to improve. In my opinion: I like it when the naturally sound is in the background. When I see the surf, I like to hear it too, when I see a boat speeding through the water, I like to hear it too, you get the point ? To many "fade-to-blacks", tricky, cause I like to use them aswell, but they tend to stop the ongoing action. Kellys voice, your narration is great but, how shall I put it, I know you don't have a professional sound studio, but I think there is to much "room" (I don't know how to say it in english), but it is the sound from a room that is not "sound-dead". I sometimes try to optimize the voice-over in a sound program, playing with the equalizer, and sometimes it helps. But when all that is said, it is still a great DVD witout any doubt I have made a small posting in my blog, sheduled for later today, and hopefully some danes might get by your site, and actually buy your DVD. Stay cool B)
  19. GOT IT Looking foreward to se it to night. Thanks alot
  20. Yep. I know It's just like sowing seeds, which is importen, if one wants anything to grow Keep up the good work Wags B)
  21. But you absoluty should ! Why give them all this free promotion ?
  22. Nice little story Hope you did wear your shades B) By the way, Lars Von Trier is known to be just as strange a person, as his films are.. Justin, sorry for posting off topic in your thread, I will make a haste retreat.
  23. Drew, you know about Lars Von Trier ? I thought that the only Dane known worldwide was Hans Christian Andersen (no not me - )
  24. Bonnie, Sorry, not much I can do. I have made a search on the danish newsgroup for diving, and it appears that this company are doing things thier own way. It used to be possible to phone them for service, but that function is no longer available, not difficult to figure out why. Several post about poor costumer service too. So if they do not wish to respond to your emails, it looks like it's no different from there normal costumer relation procedures. The only thing left to do, seems to be to warn people from buying anything from sportextreme.com
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