I have recently been experimenting with my Car cam recorder, for those that followed my posts last year on our journey to Coober Pedy outback Australia, you will recall I posted a few videos of that trip. Those videos were of three minute duration.
Now learning the mechanisms of the cam, I see I can run three, five and ten minute videos, great says the old Emu, let’s make a ten minute video, not a wise move as I soon found out for a number of reasons.
Now these are the facts I discovered after my ten minute video was completed, so couldn’t change it.
First of all , after the facts and post mortem, one must first upload to You tube to download a post link, a three minute video can take up to four hours to upload, to download the link can still take a few hours, so the longer the video the longer the upload download time frame is.
I checked out why most posts on You tube were three minutes and deduced that they were bloody interesting, not ten minutes of bloody repetitive scenery, even some of the three minute videos shows great road rage incidents and car crashes, also a few cops and drivers scenes, all encapsulated in three minutes. There were even a couple of three minute videos that captured an Abominable snowman crossing the road, another of the Lock Ness monster crawling out of the water, and a few showing Alien flying saucer landings.
So the lesson to be learnt out of my recent experiments are, stick to a three minute loop on the cam and hope to catch something that is interesting, the next is to make sure the bloody windscreen is clean and lastly, try to pick a day that is not overcast or dreary.
I chose for my ten minute video, an off road drive down along the Murray river here in Mildura, this drive normally takes fifty minutes, thus translating to five, ten minute video clips, I selected the first ten minutes before I fell asleep.
Sit back and put your seat belt on and have a little snooze.
It’s 40 degrees here so I’m off to get a beer and relax in the glory of posting an educational, informative, entertaining and boring video.