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gkram
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The Taranaki, New Zealand
Narrowneck/Main Beach, Gold Coast, Australia
Style: Surf style
Gear: Eclipse Kima 6m & 9m & Eclipse Nano 11m
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New Vid up - Kitesurfing in New Zealand

Postby gkram » Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:10 am

Winter kitesurfing sessions at Lyall Bay in New Zealand:
http://www.kiteforum.tv/index.php?optio ... 42&Itemid=

Or a better quality Quicktime version that you can download/watch is here: http://www.markg.com.au/lyallSessions.htm

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Postby Chuckster » Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:28 am

HAHA sweet video man! Initially i thought it was a surfer with a helicopter following - cant see lines from kite!

Is that the beach right by the airport??? ive only driven past once, and there was a HUGE swell rolling in! looked mint :thumb:

once again, very nice vid!

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Postby K3rM1t » Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:55 pm

Which camera was used for this? The video is great quality and the other videos I've seen from CamRig housings are not nearly that nice.

I have a CamRig for an older Pentax camera and the video is garbage.

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gkram
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Local Beach: Lyall Bay, New Zealand
Favorite Beaches: Lyall Bay, New Zealand
Titahi Bay, New Zealand
The Wairarapa, New Zealand
The Taranaki, New Zealand
Narrowneck/Main Beach, Gold Coast, Australia
Style: Surf style
Gear: Eclipse Kima 6m & 9m & Eclipse Nano 11m
Firewire surfboards http://www.firewiresurfboards.com
Brand Affiliation: Riding for "The Kiteboarding Shop" in New Zealand
Location: Wellington, New Zealand & Gold Coast - Australia for the summer :-)
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Postby gkram » Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:28 pm

Chuckster wrote:HAHA sweet video man! Initially i thought it was a surfer with a helicopter following - cant see lines from kite!

Is that the beach right by the airport??? ive only driven past once, and there was a HUGE swell rolling in! looked mint :thumb:

once again, very nice vid!
Yep, thats the beach by the airport. Gets some nice waves every now & then, but most of the time its dead flat. You can only ride it in the southerlies & need to call up the airport control tower for permission to do so before heading out.

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Local Beach: Lyall Bay, New Zealand
Favorite Beaches: Lyall Bay, New Zealand
Titahi Bay, New Zealand
The Wairarapa, New Zealand
The Taranaki, New Zealand
Narrowneck/Main Beach, Gold Coast, Australia
Style: Surf style
Gear: Eclipse Kima 6m & 9m & Eclipse Nano 11m
Firewire surfboards http://www.firewiresurfboards.com
Brand Affiliation: Riding for "The Kiteboarding Shop" in New Zealand
Location: Wellington, New Zealand & Gold Coast - Australia for the summer :-)
Contact:

Postby gkram » Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:32 pm

K3rM1t wrote:Which camera was used for this? The video is great quality and the other videos I've seen from CamRig housings are not nearly that nice.

I have a CamRig for an older Pentax camera and the video is garbage.
I used the Pentax Optio W30. I spent a lot of time grading the footage to give it the look it has in the film. I should post a frame of the footage before the grade & after the grade so you can see the difference.

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Postby fishy » Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:14 pm

cool vid - how do you compress your videos for use on the net or sending to somebody else, i have done some fairly good videos and re-orientated them and put some sound tracks on them. but the problem is they end up such huge files i cant really send them anywhere and they also seem to need the previously edited versions to work ie i cant delete them??. i'm using quicktime pro, maybe i should be using something else??

you seem to know what your on, any advice would help, cheers

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Postby ntks » Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:41 pm

What editing software do you use ? I've been taking some footage with mine ( I have the W20 ) but don't know how to stabilise myself in the centre of the frame as the kite rotates.

Great video by the way.



Mike

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gkram
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Favorite Beaches: Lyall Bay, New Zealand
Titahi Bay, New Zealand
The Wairarapa, New Zealand
The Taranaki, New Zealand
Narrowneck/Main Beach, Gold Coast, Australia
Style: Surf style
Gear: Eclipse Kima 6m & 9m & Eclipse Nano 11m
Firewire surfboards http://www.firewiresurfboards.com
Brand Affiliation: Riding for "The Kiteboarding Shop" in New Zealand
Location: Wellington, New Zealand & Gold Coast - Australia for the summer :-)
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Postby gkram » Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:02 pm

fishy wrote:cool vid - how do you compress your videos for use on the net or sending to somebody else, i have done some fairly good videos and re-orientated them and put some sound tracks on them. but the problem is they end up such huge files i cant really send them anywhere and they also seem to need the previously edited versions to work ie i cant delete them??. i'm using quicktime pro, maybe i should be using something else??

you seem to know what your on, any advice would help, cheers
There is a really good article on this compression & uploading to the web here: http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/yo ... _gary.html

I use Final Cut Pro for editing & do all of my compression either through Compressor or Quicktime Pro. I found that the best codec to use for best quality & file size is the H.264 out of Quicktime. I've got a 17mb version of 'The Lyall Sessions' on my site that is 640x360 & I'm pretty happy with that quality. The only issue I find with using H.264 is that not all of your target audience will be able to play it because they don't have Quicktime 7 of later. But this seems to be changing with people using itunes.

I also use Flash Video on my site as this is what YouTube & others use as their compressor. Pretty much all of my target audience will be able to play my movies compressed with flash, although not as nice as H.264, as least everyone can view them.

When uploading to other places like YouTube kiteforumtv etc I use Quicktime Photo-JPEG compression. Although the file size is a heap larger then H.264 it seems to give the best results once those sites compress your moive again.

Hope this helps

Now enough of the tech stuff - Back to the kiting :D

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Postby ryansurf1 » Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:58 pm

great video...how big is that board?

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Favorite Beaches: Lyall Bay, New Zealand
Titahi Bay, New Zealand
The Wairarapa, New Zealand
The Taranaki, New Zealand
Narrowneck/Main Beach, Gold Coast, Australia
Style: Surf style
Gear: Eclipse Kima 6m & 9m & Eclipse Nano 11m
Firewire surfboards http://www.firewiresurfboards.com
Brand Affiliation: Riding for "The Kiteboarding Shop" in New Zealand
Location: Wellington, New Zealand & Gold Coast - Australia for the summer :-)
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Postby gkram » Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:14 am

ryansurf1 wrote:great video...how big is that board?
Thanks!

I'm using 2 boards in the vid. The white one with red flame type graphics is a 6 foot surfboard shaped by Stuey Martin. I always ride that one strapless. The yellow board is a 5'4 Naish wave board which I always ride strapped in.

I prefer to ride the 6 foot surfboard unstrapped in waves, it feels more like surfing & gives me the extra freedom, but when it does get really windy I go for the 5'4 Naish.


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