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Nice video T Man.
I enjoyed it. I knew you had a Elmo somewhere.:D
Christmas Train looks great.
One suggestion if I may..............................,


Slow the train down some it flew buy so fast I couldn't really check it out.:D

I wonder if you got a step ladder and got up on top of it to shoot the whole layout at once how that would come out? (that's 8x8 right?)

I don't have a video camera, can you cut out the sound and add some music or are you stuck with the loud clank clank of the rails?
I heard music in the beginning but the closer you got the less I heard the music.

I did get as a Christmas present sunglasses with a video camera built in and records sound too. I haven't fooled around with it yet though. Can't be as nice as yours. I got to charge it up and play with it some.

Happy Holidays back to you!:D

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Glad you liked it.
Speed is an issue if I go slower they tend to stall on the curves.
I did reshoot the reindeer to slow it down. More could of been done.
The radio was on, as you can tell the trains made a racket.
I use windows movie maker so I can cut the sound but I wanted a noisie table.
I didn't think of a high shot. Most of it is in focus so it is an improvement from last year.
I can reshoot something if you tell me what interests you.
 

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T-man = trainman/teacher to me.:D I told you that before.

Anything you do interests me.
I judge an engine by how slow you can motor around your rail. Not just by how fast you can go.

Have you tried powering the curves with a constant power source?

Instead of clips.......................................,

Cut a tin can up into tabs big enough to slip in the underside of the tube rail and attach a wire to the tab with solder and slip it into the rail it will squeeze up it nicely. Don't solder to the rail itself. You might have to open the tube a hair to slip it up. But once up and tight it won't come out. (tin cans are free and you get to eat and save on the landfill fees:):D



I liked the videos but would like to see them from like up on a ladder so you can see all running together.

And some of the clank..itiy clank would be good......if you could drown it out some. I guess you would need some video imaging program to take it out?

Only video recorder I owned was back in the dinosaur days.:D

And you don't have to do anything I say....... as everything I say is just a

suggestion. :thumbsup:



How big is your layout 8x8?
 

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T-man, i like your videos and it is good that you do edit them to cut empty frames, but i have only one word - tripod!
you can not shoot without it. those small handycam are not meant to be shot hendheld. what you will immidiatley notice is boost in quality even besides steady picture. it does not take much to record stuff that is constant from frame to so your bitrate goes where it supposed to go, encoding the motion part better.
 

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Thank you for the comments. I was glad to get it done and in focus. Just the set up took a lot of time.
So a tripod, power on curves,camera glasses :D,slower engines, tin strips,:thumbsup:eek:verhead views,sound. All good ideas but I need a source for sound/music. I would think that would double my production time. I know it can be done but that will need some practice.
Thanks again.

Everthing is still in place if there are any request.:D
 
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