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Main Hall / Lightning Video - Real or Fake?
« on: June 23, 2010, 01:58:46 PM »
Here are two clips that originated from me, I had to put a last project together over the last few hours in order to pass all my modules before

graduation day. Whats left is a report which needs survey answers.


I want you to answer, which clip you think is fake, which clip you think is real, or if you think both are fake or both are real.

I would also like your reasoning as such.

Regardless of think fake or real, I would also like an answer if you think the lightning in either or both clips looks good or bad, and why.

Sorry for the poor youtubedness quality.

To present in a 'survey format' that I can show on my report.
1. Which clip(s) do you think is/are fake? (or if both are)
2. Which clip(s) do you think is/are real? (or if both are)
3. Why do you think these clips are fake and/or real?
4. Which clip(s) look bad?
5. Why?
6. Which clip(s) look good?
7. Why?

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wCGKX2QLz8

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Main Hall / Might be off to China for 3 months
« on: March 27, 2010, 10:17:09 PM »
So I graduate (hopefully) in July from a bachelor's degree (hopefully).

I can rent a place near the Hong Kong border in China pretty cheaply (not a shit place either), cheap food and all.. much cheaper there than here, I wouldnt need to work, hence can simply get the automatic visitor's 3 month VISA on entry given to Australians at Shanghai airport.

Any people travelling to China this year?

I'll probably set up the apartment as my base and travel around the country a bit, spend some time in Japan too.

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I'm just going to explain and vent quickly.

HDV is a video format, it is in fact MPEG-2.

QuickTime Pro 7 on Windows has a plugin that allows it to play MPEG-2, but you must buy it (or pirate it), Apple makes it.

HDV wont playback or decode through QuickTime Pro for Windows with the MPEG-2 plugin.

So no captured High Definition Video for Premiere Pro, unless you captured it through premiere.

Final Cut Pro captures HDV to Quicktime/HDV, Premiere to an MPEG file (same shit though), Premiere captured footage is cross-platform.

In FCP you can capture or transcode to ProRes, which you can import to Premiere fine on Windows, but its transcoding, takes a long time to do so, is very slow to play back and edit on either system (in comparison to HDV) and takes a lot more disk space.


Pissed off, I used to use VLC to transcode it to another format I could load in Premiere.

Not being satisfied at transcoding (you lose quality.. and there are other issues that happen), I looked at a way of demuxing.

Finally I started demuxing with ffmpeg at the command line into mpeg and wave files, then I muxed them together into an MPEG-2 PS (program stream) in AviDemux, the processing to do so is rather fast, as it doesnt touch the actual video data, just extracts it and puts it inside a new container.

With my newly muxed .mpeg file.  For shits and giggles I opened it in QuickTime 7 Pro to see what it would do.. it played back flawlessly, the QuickTime 7 Pro MPEG-2 plugin is 100% capable of decoding "HDV".

There is nothing stopping it, except for Apple that is, that seems to think its okay to charge for an MPEG-2 plugin and then piss on its customers.




I hate working with HDV, its shit and its old.

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Main Hall / Some Photos from Sweden
« on: July 01, 2008, 02:44:48 PM »
Some of these overly dark due and too intense due to the lcd monitor at the time i was using these on.












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Main Hall / So I'm in Sweden... what to do?
« on: June 12, 2008, 11:14:57 AM »
I've already done the obvious.. meeting a nice girl...

Anyway, what to do? ive got my pano head that eliminates parrlax when rotation the view point of the camera.. ultra wide angle lens (120 degrees horizontal on my 35mm film camera, 100 deg on my digital, non-fisheye).

I should post some pics... but i need to get to comp to process and upload them

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Main Hall / Nihao
« on: June 09, 2008, 08:08:26 PM »
Checking out of my hotel in beijing.

China is a bit strange.

Shanghai looks like simcity from above, everything (all the buildings etc) are like carbon copies.

Chinese people are quite friendly, more helpful than people in Sydney thats for sure, example, at McDonalds about 11pm in Beijing airport, one young guy translated for me what I wanted etc.

I just walked out of beijing airport... not security check or nothing... but I did go through immigration in Shanghai first (without a visa).

Lets see... walked off in the middle of night to have a look around, some guy from the hotel followed me to make sure I didn't get myself into trouble (staff member).

There's also a lot of bad stuff here, and while a lot of the disaster stuff (earthquake) and other things shown on local news, it all has a "feel good" vibe to it, as many here dont lead very good, interesting, or happy lives.

Anyway about to go to airport and get on a plane to Stockholm.

Customs and immigration also only took a few minutes at both ends (Syd and Shanghai).

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Main Hall / Im going to Sweden
« on: May 19, 2008, 02:42:50 AM »
Okay so my ticket is issued and all paid for $1744.30 USD from Sydney Airport to Beijing, then on to Stockholm ^_^
yay i cant wait.

specially since i can get $100 AUD return from Stockholm to London, and $150 for return from Stockholm to Dublin or Paris :D

going from 9th of June to 6th of July.

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The Cafeteria / International Association of Time Travellers
« on: May 11, 2008, 05:49:39 PM »
http://www.abyssandapex.com/200710-wikihistory.html
Members' Forum Subforum: Europe – Twentieth Century – Second World War
Page 263

11/15/2104
At 14:52:28, FreedomFighter69 wrote:
Reporting my first temporal excursion since joining IATT: have just returned from 1936 Berlin, having taken the place of one of Leni Riefenstahl's cameramen and assassinated Adolf Hitler during the opening of the Olympic Games. Let a free world rejoice!

At 14:57:44, SilverFox316 wrote:
Back from 1936 Berlin; incapacitated FreedomFighter69 before he could pull his little stunt. Freedomfighter69, as you are a new member, please read IATT Bulletin 1147 regarding the killing of Hitler before your next excursion. Failure to do so may result in your expulsion per Bylaw 223.

At 18:06:59, BigChill wrote:
Take it easy on the kid, SilverFox316; everybody kills Hitler on their first trip. I did. It always gets fixed within a few minutes, what's the harm?

At 18:33:10, SilverFox316 wrote:
Easy for you to say, BigChill, since to my recollection you've never volunteered to go back and fix it. You think I've got nothing better to do?

11/16/2104
At 10:15:44, JudgeDoom wrote:
Good news! I just left a French battlefield in October 1916, where I shot dead a young Bavarian Army messenger named Adolf Hitler! Not bad for my first time, no? Sic semper tyrannis!

At 10:22:53, SilverFox316 wrote:
Back from 1916 France I come, having at the last possible second prevented Hitler's early demise at the hands of JudgeDoom and, incredibly, restrained myself from shooting JudgeDoom and sparing us all years of correcting his misguided antics. READ BULLETIN 1147, PEOPLE!

At 15:41:18, BarracksRoomLawyer wrote:
Point of order: issues related to Hitler's service in the Bavarian Army ought to go in the World War I forum.

11/21/2104
At 02:21:30, SneakyPete wrote:
Vienna, 1907: after numerous attempts, have infiltrated the Academy of Fine Arts and facilitated Adolf Hitler's admission to that institution. Goodbye, Hitler the dictator; hello, Hitler the modestly successful landscape artist! Brought back a few of his paintings as well, any buyers?

At 02:29:17, SilverFox316 wrote:
All right; that's it. Having just returned from 1907 Vienna where I secured the expulsion of Hitler from the Academy by means of an elaborate prank involving the Prefect, a goat, and a substantial quantity of olive oil, I now turn my attention to our newer brethren, who, despite rules to the contrary, seem to have no intention of reading Bulletin 1147 (nor its Addendum, Alternate Means of Subverting the Hitlerian Destiny, and here I'm looking at you, SneakyPete). Permit me to sum it up and save you the trouble: no Hitler means no Third Reich, no World War II, no rocketry programs, no electronics, no computers, no time travel. Get the picture?

At 02:29:49, SilverFox316 wrote:
PS to SneakyPete: your Hitler paintings aren't worth anything, schmuck, since you probably brought them directly here from 1907, which means the paint's still fresh. Freaking n00b.

At 07:55:03, BarracksRoomLawyer wrote:
Amen, SilverFox316. Although, point of order, issues relating to early 1900s Vienna should really go in that forum, not here. This has been a recurring problem on this forum.

11/26/2104
At 18:26:18, Jason440953 wrote:
SilverFox316, you seem to know a lot about the rules; what are your thoughts on traveling to, say, Braunau, Austria, in 1875 and killing Alois Hitler before he has a chance to father Adolf? Mind you, I'm asking out of curiosity alone, since I already went and did it.

At 18:42:55, SilverFox316 wrote:
Jason440953, see Bylaw 7, which states that all IATT rulings regarding historical persons apply to ancestors as well. I post this for the benefit of others, as I already made this clear to young Jason in person as I was dragging him back from 1875 by his hair. Got that? No ancestors. (Though if anyone were to go back to, say, Moline, Illinois, in, say, 2080 or so, and intercede to prevent Jason440953's conception, I could be persuaded to look the other way.)

At 21:19:17, BarracksRoomLawyer wrote:
Point of order: discussions of nineteenth–century Austria and twenty–first–century Illinois should be confined to their respective forums.

12/01/2104
At 15:56:41, AsianAvenger wrote:
FreedomFighter69, JudgeDoom, SneakyPete, Jason440953, you're nothing but a pack of racists. Let the light of righteousness shine upon your squalid little viper's nest!

At 16:40:17, BigTom44 wrote:
Well, here we frickin' go.

At 16:58:42, FreedomFighter69 wrote:
Racist? For killing Hitler? WTF?

At 17:12:52, SaucyAussie wrote:
AsianAvenger, you're not rehashing that whole Nagasaki issue again, are you? We just got everyone calmed down from last time.

At 17:22:37, LadyJustice wrote:
I'm with SaucyAussie. AsianAvenger, you're making even less sense than usual. What gives?

At 18:56:09, AsianAvenger wrote:
What gives is everyone's repeated insistence on a course of action which, even if successful, would only save a few million Europeans. It would be no more trouble to travel to Fuyuanshui, China, in 1814 and kill Hong Xiuquan, thus preventing the Taiping Rebellion of the mid–nineteenth century and saving fifty million lives in the process. But, hey, what are fifty million yellow devils more or less, right, guys? We've got Poles and Frenchmen to worry about.

At 19:01:38, LadyJustice wrote:
Well, what's stopping you from killing him, AsianAvenger?

At 19:11:43, AsianAvenger wrote:
Only to have SilverFox316 undo my work? What's the point?

At 19:59:23, SilverFox316 wrote:
Actually, it seems like a pretty good idea to me, AsianAvenger. No complications that I can see.

At 20:07:25, Big Chill wrote:
Go for it, man.

At 20:11:31, AsianAvenger wrote:
Very well. I shall return in mere moments, the savior of millions!

At 20:14:17, LadyJustice wrote:
Just checked the timeline; congrats on your success, AsianAvenger!

12/02/2104
At 10:52:53, LadyJustice wrote:
AsianAvenger?

At 11:41:40, SilverFox316 wrote:
AsianAvenger, we need your report, buddy.

At 17:15:32, SilverFox316 wrote:
Okay, apparently AsianAvenger was descended from Hong Xiuquan. Any volunteers to go back and stop him from negating his own existence?

12/10/2104
At 09:14:44, SilverFox316 wrote:
Anyone?

At 09:47:13, BarracksRoomLawyer wrote:
Point of order: this discussion belongs in the Qing Dynasty forum. We're adults; can we keep sight of what's important around here?

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Body Energy Arts / New video on the wiki
« on: May 02, 2008, 11:41:51 AM »
New qigong video on the wiki page http://vsociety.net/wiki/Video

I thought it was quite good, it is demonstrating external qigong (dont get confused by this term, for example Tai Chi is a form of external qigong).

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Main Hall / Trying to find Japanese translation software
« on: March 30, 2008, 08:04:51 PM »
This is being a real PITA.

Im trying to find software to convert phrases in Japanese, or from Japanese into english.

More specifically, Romaji to English and vice versa, for example, Nihongoga Wakarimaska? to Do you understand Japanese?

I can find English<->Kanji software and online services which do whole phrases and grammar (Romaji lines up exactly with Kanji, its the same alphabet, but spelled phonetically with Roman alphabet characters to help pronunciation and learning), but cant find any damn English<->Romaji software! argh.

Only Romaji stuff I can find is for converting single words and its an online thingy..

It is quite irritating..

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The Cafeteria / Dear AB4242
« on: February 23, 2008, 03:57:00 AM »
My avatar is more powerful than yours, I also hand drew mine :)

http://forums.vsociety.net/index.php?action=profile;u=4456

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The Cafeteria / How to behave on an internet forum.
« on: February 23, 2008, 03:52:00 AM »
There are certainly people on here that could take serious note of this :D

http://www.spikedhumor.com/articles/143399/How-To-Behave-On-An-Internet-Forum.html

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Main Hall / Tilba Trilogy ~ Cheese Club
« on: January 28, 2008, 03:56:37 AM »
Right now Im having Tilba Trilogy - can be found in most super markets - i generally find it difficult to find this cheese - although it is there it just takes me a good 10 minutes of searching.

These cheese is quite strong and sharp, great for those who like a rich flavour like me - yet it has other advantages it is very soft, and is not crumbly in the slightest - thus it will not make your mouth or tongue itchy nor will it make your throat sore.

Trilogy is three stripes of Tilba cheese - Vintage in the middle, Sun Dried tomato on one side, and various herbs and spices on the other - like a neopolitan of cheeses - im in flavour country.

The crackers - out of an assortment box of cheese crackers.. that brown one is quite delicious subtley sweet whole grain thick, its firm, but very soft to bite into.

Photograph and post your cheese.



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Main Hall / Tom Cruise has done it again
« on: January 17, 2008, 11:17:34 PM »
Well... I guess you may have seen on tv about the lulz.

Ranting on about scientology blah blah blah, anyone the video was posted on youtube various times, but taken down with the reason "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Church of Scientology International", even though its just a claim, and they dont actually own the copyright

Anyway, just for the lulz I have hosted it - http://photodan.com.au/tomcruise.html

Feel free to download and re-host for epic lulz.

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The Cafeteria / MY new unholy qigong technique
« on: December 28, 2007, 01:59:12 AM »
I've perfected an unholy spiritual martial arts technique derived from bad breath.

*breathes on you all*

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