October 25, 2005 - Autumn Snow
video of the my first snow of the season. This years'
first snow came a week before
Halloween on October 25. After a glorious and unusually
warm Autumn, the peak
around October 21. Immediately followed four days
later by a hard and swift hit of
I've seen many snows here at the
Ranch, it is always
a little exciting. This first snow
only ended up accumulating about half an inch, but I still wanted to go out
an capture it to share.
video is about 4
minutes long. It is footage I took of the snow and
the house and then a quick walk out to the
looking back at the house.
I was working very hard on my NAPA work on
day and was just able to spare a few minutes to capture this "first"
year. The photos on both sides of this text are stills from the video.
To get this video on to the web and small enough for you to
download it, it has to be encoded (compressed). When encoding
it is always
a tradeoff between quality and file size. The original un encoded video is
13GB (13,000MB)! After encoding, the Medium resolution video is only 48MB but the quality is
not that good. I'm offering it for those folks with slow Internet connections.
The High Def version is 122MB and of better quality. I'll continue to play
with the size and quality. I want to offer the best quality I can afford to be
download. Excuse the crudity of the video production. I'm still learning the
ins and outs video production and have a ways to go.
Sorry Apple folks, but the video is currently only available in Windows Media Player
format. I'm continuing to try to encode the video in the new H.264 format so that
it will be viewable in QuickTime. This has been the technical difficulty that
I mentioned in my Blog. I decided to go ahead a let the Windows folks see it
while I continue to work on the problem.
For Windows folks, you will need Windows Media Player version
9 or higher. You can download the latest version by clicking the Windows Media
Player link at the bottom of the page. If your machine is not fairly
new, you will probably have to download the latest version. If you are not
sure what version you have, you should probably download the latest version.
Important! Please download the video
file to your computer and play it from there.
The amount of files that can be downloaded from my site is
very limited. By downloading the file to your computer and playing (and
hopefully replaying) it from there you will only have to get the file from my
website once. This allows other people the opportunity to view the video also.
Once the downloads reach my maximum download limit I will have to take this
video off the site. I'm not sure how long this will take to happen, this is
all one big experiment.
The version of the Autumn Snow video you choose to download
will depend on your connection speed and how much free disk space you have to
save the video onto your computer. The sizes are listed beside each version.
Both are the exact same video, one is just compressed more than the other.
To save the file Right-Click your mouse on the link you choose
to download. In Internet Explorer choose "Save Target As..", in
"Save Link As..". Then choose the location where you would like to save the
video. If you are new at this you may want to save the file to your Desktop.
After the file is downloaded, go to the location where you
saved it and double click it. If you saved it to your Desktop a new shortcut
should have been created somewhere on your screen! Depending on how cluttered
your Desktop is, you may have to shrink your browser down and look for the
shortcut behind it.
I hope you enjoy...
Requires Windows Media Player version 9 or greater, download by clicking
link at bottom of page
| Autumn Snow - Medium Resolution - 768x480
48MB) Duration 3 minutes 56 seconds.
Download time about 4 minutes with a 1.5Mbps DSL or Cable Modem,
3.3 hours with a 33.6k dial-up connection
| Autumn Snow - High Definition - 1152x720
(Size 122MB) Duration 3 minutes 56 seconds.
Download time about 11 minutes with a 1.5Mbps DSL or
Cable Modem, 8.5 hours with a 33.6k dial-up connection
||This movie is best viewed with Windows Media Player version
here to download the latest version.
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