Quality Compressed Videos with GoPro Hero

A Few Waves by GP

Here is how I compressed this Giampaolo’s amazing video:

  • Premiere Elements Shadows/Highlights filter (enable remove flicker in clip’s field options)
  • Sometimes it is worth to add just little bit of sharpen filter too, but not in this case
  • Frameserve (Debugmode) video to VirtualDub to resize to 400×304 (multiple of 16) and convert sound to 22050Hz Mono
  • Mencoder to encode into H.264 at 650Kbps (gobs of settings in the bat file, also need MP4Box)
  • Served from Amazon S3 using this script (the script needs unique player names if you have more than one player on a page). GP also points out (thanks!) that you’d want to remove page breaks if you post it on Blogspot.

    12V Portable Shower / Washer


    I don’t like to wash my wetsuit. This is usually the last step after wrap-up and it involves taking suit from the bag, going to backyard, hosing it inside out and the carrying it back to dry. Really kills your mood after the session.
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    I don’t like to wash my wetsuit. This is usually the last step after wrap-up and it involves taking suit from the bag, going to backyard, hosing it inside out and then carrying it back to dry. Really kills your mood after the session. Continue reading “12V Portable Shower / Washer”

    Mast Mount for Gopro Digital Hero Video Camera

    Very helpful thingumabob for freestylers and just about any windsurfer working on technique.
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    cam on a mast

    Order your professionally made mast mount for GoPro Hero here:

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    Very helpful thingumabob for freestylers and just about any windsurfer working on technique.

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    Mike Godsey’s SF Bay Area Weather Glossary

    Meaning of the geek-speak from iWindsurf forecasts you always wanted to know.
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    Advection
    A horizontal movement of any weather condition by the movement of air. For example along the West Coast summer fog occurs when warmer moist air moves over the cold upwelled waters near shore.
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