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wasilla rod

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Posted: 08/23/10 08:28am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DSH and the Northern Leak at the Million Dollar Bridge out of Cordova, Alaska.
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Had a great time watching the Childs glacier calve! (My video clip)


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Posted: 08/23/10 08:49am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I assume there is a reason you refer to your camper as the Northern Leak.


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Yes, when we bought it we were assured that it "does not leak". Loosely translated in any camper transaction it means we never paid attention, never looked, never noticed or don't really care.

We found many leaks, wood so rotten all around the basement door flap I removed it in piles with my bare hands (just the frame trim around it, thankfully). This was only about 4 years old when we got it.

We had a long thread on the camper forum on finding and fixing leaks. It does not leak now, but we are always checking. We love the Bigfoot and Northern Lite campers and are always on the lookout for a little bit bigger one. They just require a little PM, just like any camper.

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Posted: 08/23/10 09:15am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow! Looks like you're shooting in high-def, 16:9 wide-screen!

Very well edited (nice transitions, good intervals between clips, great color); a video is worth a million pictures [emoticon]

Your Report is now in Trip Reports: Alaska section, of course...

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Thanks!

Yes it is HD 16:9. I am new to the HD thing, it takes a LOT of hard drive space! That little video is 411mb!

I am building a new computer to handle editing them. It is a real strain on my 5 year old desktop and a little 20 min video can take 8 hours to render to DVD.

I had posted these two pictures to the wrong forum and was trying to move them to the camper photo forum. Now they are duplicated. I haven't posted in about a year so I forget between posts!

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Posted: 08/23/10 09:36am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WR:

Well, you haven't forgotten a thing !

On a side note: don't even consider a system for HD editing unless it has the Intel Core2 Quad Processor on the motherboard or better (and NLE video editing software that can handle all 4 cores), with a Seagate Cheeta 15,000 RPM 600-GB enterprise SCSI hard-drive (its MTBF is about 1.6 million hours! And, it pipe-lines 6 Gb/sec).

I designed systems for massive public history university video repositories at one time (where the actual hard drives are archived along with the tape, thousands of them).

Have fun!

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I am going with the core i7 930 (can't afford the 6 core version![emoticon]), 12mb Ram, triple channel, 1gb sapphire radeon 5770 video card (can't afford the 5870!) and a 1tb Caviar black 64mb cache 2 chip hard drive, SATA III with a mobo that supports it and USB2. Can't justify the cost for the other drives, especially the SSD's. Maybe in the future...[emoticon]

I have most of my video on a 1.5tb Hitachi Ultrastar, they are long life enterprise drives, as opposed to the Deskstar series. Pretty fast and quiet compared to the Seagates I have. No complaints on them, either. I am running one that is about 6 years old.

I have only had one drive failure, a WD that was in an enclosure that did not have a fan and I cooked it. I kept ice packs on it while I was using it because it was getting hot, but I was not paying attention and fried it. Did get back most of my data and I was redundant anyway so did not lose anything but a days work photo editing.

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Posted: 08/23/10 10:40am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why, oh why, in this technologically advanced age, can they not produce RVs that don't leak??????


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Looks like it could be a bridge to somewhere, eh?

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Posted: 08/23/10 10:50am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wasila rod: Thanks for the great video.

I was with you until you got to all that techno-geek stuff. LOL
My son is in that business and he answers my questions but
first I`d have to know what to ask.
I`m a HP,Torque and injector type.
Always good to listen to new stuff.
Thanks to you both E.P.

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