Friday, January 17, 2020
Getting my mind right
That bad eh?
Yeah, yesterday's post sucked. Yesterday was not a good writing or posting day. The spark really wasn't there. I probably should have punted, but I did not.
Certainly not the first time I've expostulated when I should have sat quietly with my cake 'ole shut and my hands in my lap.
Why I once remonstrated myself directly from a tiny ass chewing to Captain's Mast! I got skills, baby!
Perhaps the lesson didn't stick.
I did sleep awesome-goodly last night. Wednesday night I guess. Always a plus.
This morning I did some side-by-side comparisons with the new camera and the trusty old but micro-pitted canon. I also did three (I think) comparisons which included the phone.
They weren't rigorous trials mind you. I held the canon next to the new one to compare ride-along video quality. The new one is firmly fixed in a mount, and hand-holding the canon meant sliding and wobble and even a canted angle. Also the canon isn't locked in a soundproof box so I can get sound on it but not on the new one. I'll keep fiddling. I decided not to bore you with highway driving or hill climbing comparisons. They're on my dumpster fire u2b channel if you're into that kind of torture.
County road into south unit, akaso:
County road into south unit, canon:
Isandlwana ridge and glacier. Kind of a January look today.
Little Bluestem. Go figure.
The only reason this balloon fragment remains is its tether is wrapped around barbwire.
Those stills were shot with the canon.
Chicken fail with phone; amusing but possibly only to me:
Now the good stuff!
Before we start with the videos of my incredible feats of manly prowess, please pay no attention to anything I say in the videos having anything to do with numbers, counting, or (horrors!) addition and subtraction. Couldn't pull the math off today. Not with this equipment.
Akaso hand held:
Canon hand held:
Phone hand held:
Post gully one:
For the record (as best I can do with this equipment) I did one gully-and-back with the akaso, one with the canon, one with the phone, and four with no recording whatsoever. That makes seven gully over-and-backs. My watch credited me with 14 floors, and in settings on the watch I made the vertical value of a "floor" 22 feet. What the actual up and down value for each gully crossing is I don't know. I'll measure it on a nicer day. I'd guess 30 down and 30 feet up on each side is about right.
Red was right. "Too much blah-blah."
So what have we learned today (besides the fact that I can't count, add, subtract, measure, speak clearly, or tell time)?
It looks and sounds to me like all three platforms make video and are bothered by wind noise. I was slightly surprised to have less wind noise problem today than I expected across all three. Without a doubt the new camera image and sound quality is not as good as the canon and the phone. Makes sense really, as the camera cost $800 and the phone cost $800 while the new camera cost $60. So maybe I'll have to buy a gopro. I'll play with the ahchoo a bit more but I'm pretty disappointed. With myself, not the camera. I was expecting Porche for VW price. Spring hopes eternal in the mind of the moron.
I did enjoy the hell out of those gully dashes. Better exercise (if less convenient) than running underpass stairs.
Be well and enjoy the blessings of liberty.