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Old 08-18-2003, 09:34 PM   #1
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I just made this video today...got a similar one I made a bit back but it was pretty bad. This one has better, more stable camera angle (clearer, too), more aggressive driving and the beautiful music of the STi engine...

There seems to be some sort of very quiet buzzing in the background and I honestly don't know what it is. And I know there are two spots (near beginning and end) where video seems to skip...dunno why that happened either.

Anyways, it's STiParkRun2.mov, at:
http://www.schoolsubjects.com/sti/video

I promise, no more of that road...just had to improve on what I had. Hopefully, I can get the 944 guys or turbo Eclipse to run and get it on video soon. Let me know if the video is any better than the first.

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Old 08-18-2003, 10:08 PM   #2
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I like the video... it's nice to see and hear what being an STi will be like, hearing the shift indicator and seeing the light, hearing the BOV... and seeing that the cup holder can hold a decent sized Chik-fil-a drink...

one comment, you do the same thing as me... we tend to leave our right hand on the shifter... someone told me that we're not supposed to do that???
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Old 08-18-2003, 10:11 PM   #3
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I like the video... it's nice to see and hear what being an STi will be like, hearing the shift indicator and seeing the light, hearing the BOV... and seeing that the cup holder can hold a decent sized Chik-fil-a drink...

one comment, you do the same thing as me... we tend to leave our right hand on the shifter... someone told me that we're not supposed to do that???
Product placement is a must.

I try not to leave my hand on the shifter except when I know I'm going to need to shift. Sometimes I leave my hand there anyways, without realizing it. But when going hard down that road I try keeping both hands on the wheel...safest that way.

Oh, and thanks for the compliment.

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Old 08-18-2003, 10:36 PM   #4
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Owners manual states that leaving hand on shift knob may cause excessive wear. Gas
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Old 08-18-2003, 11:31 PM   #5
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just curious, what did you use for a camera mount?

i had a headrest homemade thingamajob for my WRX, but now that the STi doesnt have the movable headrest...
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Old 08-18-2003, 11:36 PM   #6
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just curious, what did you use for a camera mount?

i had a headrest homemade thingamajob for my WRX, but now that the STi doesnt have the movable headrest...
I'm using a tripod that's a few decades old...big and heavy but each leg can operate independently of the others, so one can spread out and the others not have to (I'd prefer my new Kodak one but the mount is down now). I buckle the two side belts in the back seat, then with tripod as short as it goes, put two legs against base of back seat and one on front of the seat or extend to floor. Loop a strap around the top of the tripod, under the camera, and around one of the shoulder straps from a seatbelt...tighten it up a lot. Do the same with another strap for the other rear seatbelt. Then with a longer strap, loop around tripod under camera and around through the "headrest" loop for the passenger seat. Sounds complicated and looks it too, but this way has the tripod held securely in place at 3 points and it has a firm footing too. This way gets better view than strapping it to the "headrest" and, in my experience, is more stable as well.

I can get pics next time if need be.

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Old 08-19-2003, 12:11 AM   #7
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uhhh ... i hate to be a dick but I'm getting a little tired of these crap homemade videos ... I expect to see something cool ... and whoopeee ... somebody cruising at a moderate pace down a so-so road .... somebody had to say it .. I might as well take the heat

track footage - cool (except for rookie first day out crap)
1/4 mile footage - cool only if you are breaking records or your car explodes
rally footage - cool
wrecks - always cool
stupid stunts - cool

anything that anyone can replicate easily any day of the week (see previous video)- BORING!

now that I have bruised some egos, I will put my flame suit on.

Understand it is my opinion only. You do this for your enjoyment not mine. If you can't take a little heat .. get off the internet. Some people surely found it insightful . No I don't have to be abrasive.
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Old 08-19-2003, 12:18 AM   #8
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nice !!!!!


where is this place? so damn pretty.. and no traffic..


and damn.. you were gunning it pretty hard..




glad to know what the car can do beyond 4K rpm
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Old 08-19-2003, 12:26 AM   #9
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uhhh ... i hate to be a dick but I'm getting a little tired of these crap homemade videos ... I expect to see something cool ... and whoopeee ... somebody cruising at a moderate pace down a so-so road .... somebody had to say it .. I might as well take the heat

anything that anyone can replicate easily any day of the week (see previous video)- BORING!

Understand it is my opinion only. You do this for your enjoyment not mine. If you can't take a little heat .. get off the internet. Some people surely found it insightful . No I don't have to be abrasive.
Thank you for being honest but please pull your head from your ass and see you aren't describing the video. It's not a moderate pace down a "so-so" road. You cannot easily replicate the video any day of the week, so by your definition, it must not be boring. Personally, I can't watch my own video. It's semi-awkward. Driving it is more fun.

Seeing your huge cache of action-packed videos amazes me. Perhaps before you MAKE yourself a dick, you should consider thinking about what you say first, or perhaps pay attention to what is actually going on before you stick your foot in your mouth.

Your comments have been so insightful.

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It's in Florence, Alabama. And thanks.

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Old 08-19-2003, 04:03 AM   #10
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Cool video....thanks for taking the time to post it. Just one thing: PUT YOUR HANDS ON THE WHEEL....BOTH OF THEM! Just a little pet peave of mine. Once again, cool video....thanks for taking the time to post it.

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Old 08-19-2003, 09:53 AM   #11
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it's a home video, what do you expect!?! of course it's not an action packed mega-million blockbuster... renichms never claimed he was doing something awesome or unique...

Renichms, since I don't own a STi yet, I wanted to say that I greatly appreciate the movie. Also, I've done the tripod in the backseat before and there's nothing quite like a webbing of rope to keep the camera steady. What kind of camera is it? It's possible that the background buzzing you're hearing is just camera motor noise (notorious in canons) or microphone noise, I didn't really notice it at all though
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Old 08-19-2003, 01:06 PM   #12
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it's a home video, what do you expect!?! of course it's not an action packed mega-million blockbuster... renichms never claimed he was doing something awesome or unique...

Renichms, since I don't own a STi yet, I wanted to say that I greatly appreciate the movie. Also, I've done the tripod in the backseat before and there's nothing quite like a webbing of rope to keep the camera steady. What kind of camera is it? It's possible that the background buzzing you're hearing is just camera motor noise (notorious in canons) or microphone noise, I didn't really notice it at all though
Thanks guys. Better to come later...Mustang GT races, turbo Eclipse races and MUCH longer, MUCH higher speed windy roads with a 944 and 944 turbo and sometime after that, a top speed run.

I suspect the buzzing was a noise of all the straps shifting a little as I went and the mic picked it up or something. Will try to fix next time. The camera is a Sharp Handycam of some sort. My grandparents gave it to my brother since they couldn't get it to work. They gave me the tripod too, along with about a dozen others. And the strap webbing simply can't be beat.

If anyone wants some TRULY boring footage, I had to save some highway footage from when my PT was stock...

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Old 08-19-2003, 08:15 PM   #13
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Seeing your huge cache of action-packed videos amazes me.
RN
So if I post the in-car video from when I set a fastest stage time on the Maine Forest Summer Rally ... will you never post a boring video again?
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Old 08-19-2003, 08:23 PM   #14
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So if I post the in-car video from when I set a fastest stage time on the Maine Forest Summer Rally ... will you never post a boring video again?
No. By your definition, my video isn't boring and you're a dick. If you don't like them...here's a WILD idea...DON'T WATCH THEM.

I find it amusing that you think this is boring and state it's at a mediocre pace, yet have never been on this particular road and know nothing about it and also don't have the faintest clue how fast I was going. Quit looking for the Fast and the Furious and you'll see that's as fast as an STi can go...see, there's this redline thing you don't go beyond. Running all-out, as fast as the car can muster, is a far cry from "cruising." The only way I can think of that you make such a mistake is where I coast because of the complete lack of pavement in one section, which I know you didn't notice.

Please, quit being a dick. You are the ONLY person that has not liked it to some degree. This has been posted on several forums and I've had people on AIM ask for it. Apparently, you're the odd one out. Maybe you'd like it better if I slapped on neon lights, a huge aluminum wing, fart can and some decals. I'm sorry, but this isn't the Fast and the Furious. No pinkslips, no cash passing hands, no well endowed, paid women standing around, no risking other people's lives. Welcome to reality.

If you stop watching my video, will you stop harassing me and trying to ruin my threads?

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Old 08-19-2003, 09:59 PM   #15
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I really shouldn't respond, but I'm in that venting mood.

This is a public forum. If you were to make a real actual produced movie and ship it off to be viewed by the whole world ... you could expect at least some negative criticism.

... so you tape a short movie and post it on a public forum .. how can you expect not to get razzed a bit? If you were a friend I'd tell you the movie sucked, you'd say "F U!", and we'd have a beer.

This isn't a character attack ... no need for ad hominem attacks back.

You have to be going extremely fast before anything looks fast on an in-car camera. That extra 10% makes all the difference. When you are clipping corners, missing things by inches, and at the edge of control ... anything else looks boring

... so putting about on public roads will always look pretty boring on film. again ... just my opinion ... others thought otherwise
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I really shouldn't respond, but I'm in that venting mood.

This is a public forum. If you were to make a real actual produced movie and ship it off to be viewed by the whole world ... you could expect at least some negative criticism.

... so you tape a short movie and post it on a public forum .. how can you expect not to get razzed a bit? If you were a friend I'd tell you the movie sucked, you'd say "F U!", and we'd have a beer.

This isn't a character attack ... no need for ad hominem attacks back.

You have to be going extremely fast before anything looks fast on an in-car camera. That extra 10% makes all the difference. When you are clipping corners, missing things by inches, and at the edge of control ... anything else looks boring

... so putting about on public roads will always look pretty boring on film. again ... just my opinion ... others thought otherwise
If you don't want a negative response to your comments, don't ask someone to promise not to post again. Or say, as if it's some fact, that it's "cruising" on a "so-so" road because you don't PERCEIVE speed. It may be your opinion that it's boring, but opinion is not fact. Your opinion doesn't cancel out all others. I don't stop posting "boring" videos when several dozen people like them and ONE guy doesn't.

Your manner was, quite intentionally, insulting and the response came in kind. If you don't want such a response, don't post online where your comments can be perceived in any manner other than they were intended. A video can be criticized, as can your rude comments about them.

Something along the lines of "I think this video is boring" would have been quite sufficient.

I also have a video of completely leaving the ground, which qualifies as a stupid stunt, but since I made it, it must be boring.

If you would like to post your record setting video, please do so. If you don't have space, depending on size, I can host it. I have no objections to you putting up video, but that's when it's not done in an insulting manner.

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Old 08-19-2003, 11:52 PM   #18
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I know... Sorry this thread got ruined. Next time, I'll just be sure to ignore it or report it to a moderator. Don't need every one of these threads to turn into a mini-flame war.

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Old 08-20-2003, 12:14 AM   #19
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just messin with ya

you both do need to lighten up though.

couple of camera tips:

if you use a wide angle lens, stuff comes at you slower because of the perspective. get the camera back as far as you can and zoom in a bit. just catch the tach and the speedo in the corner of the frame. maybe run a separate mike to the engine compartment.(turn the gain down so it doesn't overmodulate) you can even use a walkman and splice them together in Premier (or something). get a camera with motion stabilization.

Keep going though. -I know a lot of people appreciated your video. They at least got to hear what the motor sounds like and see how the car accelerates on the straights. I personally would have been railing around those corners hella faster...don't crash your car though, trying to make a cool video or kill someone, cause then you'll really feel stupid!!!

Beldrueger,
I look forward to seeing your video too! post it.
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just messin with ya

you both do need to lighten up though.

couple of camera tips:

if you use a wide angle lens, stuff comes at you slower because of the perspective. get the camera back as far as you can and zoom in a bit. just catch the tach and the speedo in the corner of the frame. maybe run a separate mike to the engine compartment.(turn the gain down so it doesn't overmodulate) you can even use a walkman and splice them together in Premier (or something). get a camera with motion stabilization.

Keep going though. -I know a lot of people appreciated your video. They at least got to hear what the motor sounds like and see how the car accelerates on the straights. I personally would have been railing around those corners hella faster...don't crash your car though, trying to make a cool video or kill someone, cause then you'll really feel stupid!!!

Beldrueger,
I look forward to seeing your video too! post it.
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Thanks. Got no extra mic or other recording device other than my computer (desktop)...making do with what I have. I can try moving the camera a bit more though, although the speedo will be a bit difficult to get into the shot.

Until I have someone to spot the ends of the road, I won't be railing around the corners...although I can speed up now that they've put pavement down again and I get traction (I have video of the rear end coming out on that patch when it was gravel and dirt...not cool).

Whatever is next should have a cameraman, though, so we can get shots of whatever we want. Practice makes...uh...better, in my case. Far from perfect.

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I dig the video. That was by no means, slow, in spots yes, but i liked the acceleration runs (and that bov...damn thing is loud). Besides not having both hands on the wheel, it was relatively safe 'spirited' driving on empty backroads. You slowed when the truck was ahead and didn't run up on him. Keep improving the vids, look forward to more.

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Old 08-20-2003, 12:10 PM   #22
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I dig the video. That was by no means, slow, in spots yes, but i liked the acceleration runs (and that bov...damn thing is loud). Besides not having both hands on the wheel, it was relatively safe 'spirited' driving on empty backroads. You slowed when the truck was ahead and didn't run up on him. Keep improving the vids, look forward to more.

-Matt
Thanks. Been working on keeping hands on the wheel and found it's easy to make habit. I have video, from in the car, of completely leaving the ground but because it was dark and I didn't have the headlights turned all the way up, you can't see jack...just hear engine rev quick then see the landing...so that video really is lame. Maybe in daylight sometime...

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Hey, that was a fun vid. I love hearing that engine rev like that. The rpm buzzer is pretty handy, isn't it?

As for the Beldreuger, ur an ass.
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Old 08-20-2003, 01:33 PM   #24
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Hey, that was a fun vid. I love hearing that engine rev like that. The rpm buzzer is pretty handy, isn't it?

As for the Beldreuger, ur an ass.
Without the shift light buzzer, I would not have broken the car in as the manual says to...It reminded me to stay under 4000 RPM. VERY handy feature.

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Any amount of work invested by a fellow Subie owner in a video such as this is appreciated.....shows the spirit of most owners.

It's amazing what some people feel they have to say sometimes. You whine about wasting your time viewing a video you didn't care for, yet you spend more time to publicly complain.

Do you bitch out the 16 year old girl at the box office when you see a movie you didn't like???
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