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Ted Dillard replied to the thread Ride Videos - Tips and Tricks.
" No worries - I don't know how to do things like make my phone run my bike, so I try to help where I can!

OK, so yeah, if it looks OK there, you may be using weird settings that are rendering it badly out of the Windows app, and yes, your camera shoots the MP4 codex that Bill Gates doesn't like. If the Windows thing saved the Project, you may be able to just go in and try exporting it again with high-quality settings. That is if you want to wait another 3 days to have it rendered.

I sure get it with the learning curve. I took a trainer's class in Final Cut Pro to get certified, and I bet you $10 I wouldn't remember how to use it today. AND I just spent the morning trying to remember all the stuff I'd learned and forgotten about SketchUp.

iMovie on that old Mac you mentioned would take a whole lot of the sting out of it, I think. It's really intuitive. If you ever decide to try this again, fire up that old Apple box and give that a go. Which of course I'm going to ask for on your NEXT build... "

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Stevo replied to the thread Ride Videos - Tips and Tricks.
" Hey Ted thanks for all of the suggestions and intended help. This videography thing is a hobby I really don't have time or desire to take up. The editing process is way too much like work for me to be fun. It took probably 12-14 hrs to complete.
I was using a GoPro Hero3 I believe. A buddy loaned it to me. The GoPro Studio app was downloaded for Windows7. When I view that clip we are discussing using Windows media player, it appears fine without any of the blurriness.
The GoPro studio had some issues working on the Windows platform. One edit completed, after much work, without any soundtrack whatsoever. It just erased for no reason at all... very frustrating. I dislike Microsoft for many reasons, this being one of them.
I have a love-hate relationship with most things Microsoft.
However, as mentioned, I couldn't get much success with the open source programs I tried either. I suppose if I paid for a proper video program, it would be much better. No thanks! "

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Ted Dillard replied to the thread Ride Videos - Tips and Tricks.
" OK here's what I've got. A little more detail from you on what you did would be helpful, but with what I've got, here goes.

Most of the GoPro cameras that I could find shoot MP4 files, but with a codex Windows doesn't like. Here's a good explain: https://www.easefab.com/gopro-workfl...vie-maker.html Finding out what camera you used would help, but it's a good guess this is the issue based on what you've said.

Using a third-party converter is pretty common for video work, and it generally doesn't compress, it just transposes. I'm a little baffled as to why you couldn't do that with the GoPro Studio software, and I'm still not convinced it's a result of the conversion to MP4 you did, but until you confirm that the original GoPro files are better quality and don't have the compression issues in the final video, I got nothin'. If it were me, in your place, I'd just cut the thing in GoPro Studio anyway. It has all the tools you need:


Cut it, export it, game over.

I get you're not looking to be a professional, that's kind of the point. I'm trying to give you a simple, easy, low-no cost high quality option. Cutting videos is tedious and time consuming, at least in my opinion, and it kind of bites when you've invested all that and the quality isn't what it could be.

There's a remote possibility that the appearance is from your final export settings out of Windows Movie Maker, if you chose a really aggressive compression or resolution option, which Windows tends to let you do without giving you fair warning. Seeing your settings when you exported would answer that. "

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Richard230 created the thread The latest California motorcycle warnings.
" I visited my local BMW shop today and they were required to place the attached warning card on every one of their motorcycles, both new and used. I hope that made some regulator happy. What will be next? The mind boggles. And I bet that auto dealers don't have to place those tags on each new and used car. "

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Ted Dillard replied to the thread Ride Videos - Tips and Tricks.
" ...still looking for an answer to this.

Which model GoPro do you have? "

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Stevo created the thread Front wheel stand.
" I want this out of my garage and I'm giving elmoto users first crack at it. Keep in mind that whatever offer you make on it, I will donate 10 % to elmoto.net. . buyer is responsible for shipping costs.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...cbbee3e76f.jpg

Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk "

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frodus replied to the thread Electric Race Kart build.
" I doubt I'll ever do a bolt-on kit for motorcycles. The electrical can be a kit, but brackets, battery box, etc, that's all going to be custom for just about every motorcycle build. One guy wants a VFR, another wants a Gixxer, it's too much $$$ to invest when it might only sell 1 or 2.

The thing about Karts, is they're pretty standard chassis dimensions and format. Things are made to be fairly standard. Motorcycles, not so much.

Here's a video of their kart:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_ahrI7TrRw&t=42s "

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Stevo replied to the thread Electric Race Kart build.
" That's the perfect direction you should head: Build and offer model specific kits that anyone can convert in their garages with the right skills and tools.
VFR, GSXR, V-strom, R6 and R1, Hayabusa,.... Shit, I'd rather just buy a kit then do it all myself if the kit was complete with everything needed.

Nice Kart BTW....WE WANT VIDEO!!!!LOL! "

2 Days Ago

frodus replied to the thread Electric Race Kart build.
" This dropped off a while while I was waiting for some mechanical parts from a company in Latvia. I've been working with them a little on their Race Kart, and they make a really nice bolt-on kit for several kart manufacturers. I'm hoping to bring them into the states to start selling as well. We'll see how this progresses, I might start selling bolt-on kits, including batteries.

I decided that I'm going to put some time and money into this kart. I might be upgrading the chassis, the motor might start with an ME1616, water cooled plate for the Sevcon, and some new custom electrical I'm developing with a couple companies.

Item 1) We're testing a bluetooth to CAN dongle that can talk to Sevcon and the Zeva BMS. That will allow users of Torque to make their own dashboard. More info here
Item 2) I'm working with a local company to make a 5" touchscreen LCD, IP67 sealed, CNC aluminum case that can connect over CAN to the Sevcon and Zeva BMS. We'll do a couple of skins, but it'll be plug and play with our Sevcon motor controller files for the me1507, me1616 and me1304 motors. More information coming soon.

Some pics:
Motor mount
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Battery bracket for the battery packs
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A picture of the Blueshockrace kart, assembled
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Stevo replied to the thread Ride Videos - Tips and Tricks.
" LMAO... I'm not trying to start a new career!! I know what you mean about the blurred images though. That was intentional artistic license, btw. Right!!!

Still... not a bad little video for a very first attempt... you gotta admit! Comon...throw me a bone!!

The problem I was having with Windows proprietary software was importing straight into it with the gopro. I dont have a clue why it was so difficult.
I really dont want to spend too much time with this videography thing. LOL. That kinda work is for the pros like you!! "

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Stevo replied to the thread Alta Shutters.
" I've seen Mark Cuban invest in a Si Valley startup on the Shark Tank... it was a unique leaning electric vehicle https://allsharktankproducts.com/sha...tric-vehicles/

Seems to me that Alta would be a much better investment. "

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Stevo replied to the thread Aerial Ace.
" Go Monster!!
Suzuki made the Gamma, also a square 4, but a 2-stroke... bizarre is right. "

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EVcycle replied to the thread The Juiced Drag bike progress post.
" Thanks!

Just having fun!

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