Slipstream Traces – Barcelona!

Nu finns det två nya episoder i Slipstream Traces! Traces är en videoserie där Slipstreamåkarna utforskar nya delar av världen att åka på. Tidigare avsnitt har varit från den Norska landsbygden, Portugal och Sardinien. I år är det Barcelona!

Jag har varit kreativ projektledare och stillbildsfotograf för både årets Barcelona-videos och förra året på Sardinien.

Läs mer och se filmerna på Slipstreams hemsida! Många av stillbilderna jag tagit finns på Facebook men guldkornen sparas till olika marknadsföringsmaterial.

 

Slipstream Longboards – Team meeting video

The Swedish Slipstream team and I did short video edit from Ramberget this winter. With an interview with our two new team riders Ming Chan and Marcus Tjernström.

We went out one afternoon and shoot the action part at Ramberget. We did the interview at Wieselgrensplatsen. I did photo and edit.

All work on this video is done as an employee at Medium Distribution.

Elixirfilm spring 2011

Elixirfilm is a Swedish actionsport film festival that runs twice a year. It’s now time for the spring version of 2011. It features the following movies:

Watch all trailers on Youtube or on the Elixirfilm web site.

Disclaimer: I’m involved in marketing this event.

HandBrake to encode HD video for Youtube

I’ve just defeated a problem I had with Youtube not accepting my videos encoded with Handbrake.

I usually encode videos using the High Profile preset in Handbrake but for some reason Youtube wasn’t very happy with that. It uploaded fine but after converting it it only displayed the first 30 seconds of my video. And that in fast forward speed. Not what I wanted.

By default Handbrake use the x264 encoder. If you select FFmpeg in the Video tab it works fines. I also increased the quality to QP:5 which seems to be ok for Youtube.

Making screencasts for Youtube with CamStudio

Yesterday I needed to find a simple and robust solutions for recording a screencast. It turned out to be not as easy as I thought.

To get a similar workflow as with my other video editing I wanted it to work like this:

  1. Record a 1280 x 720 section from my screen to a high quality format
  2. Open and edit the recorded file in Sony Vegas Platinum 8
  3. Render it from Vegas to a lossless format
  4. Re-render it using HandBrake
  5. Upload the file to Youtube

Record with CamStudio

I started out with the latest beta of CamStudio. It a nice, simple and easy tool that does what I need.

My first attempt was to save an AVI file with the included Microsoft Video 1 codec. The quality was pretty low so I tried to use the CamStudioCodec (from their web site). I got a nice looking AVI. However Vegas didn’t really like this file. It worked, but it was very slow.

Then I tried to use the Huffyuv codec that I had installed recently when I optimized my HDV workflow. It created a BEAUTIFUL HUGE file that I could work with in Vegas. I edited the file, normalized the audio and rendered the video almost exactly the same way as I render all my other videos (described in my HDV workflow). I just lowered the resolution from 1440 x 1080 to 1280 x 720.

Re-render and upload to Youtube

I opened the file in HandBrake and selected the High Profile. I exported the file the same way as in my normal HDV workflow. It created a good looking file. I uploaded it to Youtube. Everything went smooth. Until I looked at the video on Youtube. It came out gray. No video at all. I made a test upload to Vimeo. No problems. I tried with different codecs and settings. Both in Handbrake, Vegas and CamStudio. All came out gray on Youtube.

I tried really hard to understand why this didn’t work but I couldn’t get it to work so I resorted to Avidemux. I opened the file in Avidemux. Selected the MPEG-4 ASP (Xvid) codec for video and MP3 for audio (I increased the quality on both). I exported the file and boom. It worked fine on Youtube.

I’m not sure what went wrong. Or why. And I ended up yet another tool in my belt. But I almost reached my goal of having similar workflows so I’m pleased.

Two days in Kjugekull – A bouldering video

I just uploaded a bouldering video from two days in Kjugekull this summer.

Two days in Kjugekull, 2010 from Ola on Vimeo.

Kjugekull is a well known bouldering area in south-east Sweden.

You walk among the many problems in the beautiful nature reserve. With lakes, meadows, european beech trees and sheeps.

Also. See my Kjugekul set on Flickr.

Enjoy!

Problems

  • Sick dynamique
  • Beaver fever
  • Eager beaver
  • Hajfena
  • Perssons dyno
  • Forza
  • Myrkott
  • Fajers dyno
  • Jag har sett snubbar i Fontan göra det här utan händer
  • Whatever
  • Nasa
  • Två goa juggar
  • Sprickan

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Bouldering video from Fontainebleau October 2010

I’ve just uploaded a bouldering video from our trip to Fontainebleau October 2010. Enjoy!

Fontainebleau 2010 from Ola on Vimeo.

Fontainebleau is located about 60 km south of Paris. It is a well known bouldering area. I want to show how it is to climb there. You walk around in a beautiful forest all days. With many other people. Whole families are out in the forest. Having coffee. Playing with their kids. Seniors climbing harder than you ever will be able to. I love it so.

Also. See my photos from Fontainebleau.

This video contains problems from mostly the blue circuits in

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