When I visited Elphel Inc. in spring 2010 we went on a 3 day trip to the South Utah Canyonlands. A huge desert area that is famous for it's red rock colors and stone/rock structures and low number of human inhabitants.

Together with Oleg I filmed around 23 GB worth of Elphel video footage there.

After a long time I eventually finished editing this short.

Though I also did learn a few things through this, like camera internal binning is something that should really not be used at all ;)

I shot everything with 2x2 binning in 720p to get the widest possible angle with the lenses we had available. When reviewing the footage after the trip I realised the binning resulted in sub-sampling artifacts all over the image. What a disaster... So I am releasing all stills and videos only at 50% of the intended resolution: 640x360 pixels so you can't see any flaws ;)

I then removed all binning options in Elphelvision.... its better to shoot at the full resolution then you don't get any artifacts!

Another funny story:

Around one week after we shot in this valley Disney rolled in with their trucks to shoot "John Carter (from Mars)" imdb.com/title/tt0401729/ at pretty much the very same spot. I guess the red rocks make it a natural Mars location. Though we got all the good weather and I heard that it started to get really dry and hot just a week after we left, not convenient for shooting anymore... though I guess closer to Mars climate....

More details: apertus.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=114

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