Snowmobile Trailriding

  1. This 7 minute montage presents highlights from the scenic snowmobile trailriding DVD "Saddlebag Sledding". The Highlights are subtitled "The Heart and Soul of Snowmobiling". It has an easy-riding music soundtrack.

    The 90 min., widescreen, documentary DVD is for sale at elitesnow.com/.

    TECHNICAL: DivX PRO / Unconstrained was used to encode from 16:9 anamorphic 720x480 DV.avi to Custom 848x480, 3 pass, 4000kbps, Key Frames every 30 frames, Bicubic (Sharp), Enhance I-Blocks, De-interlace source. FILE: Saddlebag Highlights RGB 848x480 3pass.avi

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  2. NOTE: This 2 min DVD trailer is presented on Vimeo in HD as an experiment to evaluate the quality of a 16:9 anamorphic NTSC DV original that was "upconverted" to 1280 x 720 HD. This would provide an alternative to the otherwise forced reduction in the height of the already undersized SD display window. Evaluate Vimeo playback quality in both HD "On" and "Off".

    This trailer is for a 90 minute DVD documentary of scenic trailriding snowmobiling in 6 eastern North America areas: Quebec, Gaspe, Maine, Labrador, Ontario and Pennsylvania. All footage used 3CCD DV camcorders and MII recorders I brought along on trips and tours I took over a 5 year period. A lot of hoodcam footage is featured. I briefly introduce each area but most of the soundtrack is easy-riding music.

    The widescreen DVD is for sale at elitesnow.com/.

    This was both converted and encoded with: DivX PRO 6.8 / 720HD Profile made directly from NTSC 16:9 DV .avi using: 4000kbps, 3 Passes, Key Frames every 30 frames, De-interlace, Bicubic/Sharp & Resize to 1280 x 720. However, the file "reports" as 720x480, yet plays (poorly) in DivX, WMP and VD players displaying as 1280x720.

    Q1. Will Vimeo give this the HD treatment? Answer: yes.
    Q2. Image quality? Answer: soft, but cleaner than I expected.
    Q3. Smoothness of play? Answer: HD is "jerky" and SD is almost perfect on 4 year old 3GHz P4 .

    File: "Trailer DV avi 720x1280 PRO3.avi"

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Snowmobile Trailriding

Ted Perkins

Snowmobiling trailriding with family, friends, clubs and tours.

Ted's snowmobiling archives since 1967 will appear here - from Film, SD and HD. Most are in upstate NY but many of the longer trips are to Quebec and Ontario. Lots of helmetcam, hoodcam…


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Snowmobiling trailriding with family, friends, clubs and tours.

Ted's snowmobiling archives since 1967 will appear here - from Film, SD and HD. Most are in upstate NY but many of the longer trips are to Quebec and Ontario. Lots of helmetcam, hoodcam (the best), handcam and tripod.

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