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Thread: Inside the B-17G "Yankee Lady"

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    Inside the B-17G "Yankee Lady"

    I took a ride on Yankee Lady at the WWII Weekend airshow in Reading this past weekend. What a blast. These pictures do not do it justice. I shot some 1080p of the trip as well, but I still don't know how to convert it from the native .mts without a huge loss in quality.

    Being on a plane like the one my father flew over Germany certainly made me appreciate what he did even more. We only went to 2 grand; I can't imagine the environment at 20,000 feet. All shots taken with the Nikkor 12-24f/4G.



















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    My girlfriend actually caught our landing:

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    nice!
    A ride you'll never forget

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    William awesome story and pictures! I am certainly jealous :-)

    Anyway, give "Super" a try... it is a free swiss army knife video/audio converter... basically a front end GUI to open source tools. It may fit the bill. Otherwise, I am open to doing it for you if you wish. I have Premiere Pro CS5 and various other video tools... just upload it to Megaupload or similar...
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    I forgot to add details. .MTS files are nothign more than AVCHD files... MTS is actually a transport stream, similar to Blu-Ray but optimized for Internet streaming.. blah blah blah. Inside it likely contains either VC-1 or H.264/MPEG-4 PART 10 ... standard stuff :-)

    Is it from a Sony product?
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    Those were some awesome photos William. That had to be the ride of a lifetime for you! I can only imagine what that must have been like. After seeing that I may have to consider ponying up the dough for one of those flights next time I see one at an airshow.
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    Wow! Just wow! What an experience and what an amazing set!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzalu View Post
    I forgot to add details. .MTS files are nothign more than AVCHD files... MTS is actually a transport stream, similar to Blu-Ray but optimized for Internet streaming.. blah blah blah. Inside it likely contains either VC-1 or H.264/MPEG-4 PART 10 ... standard stuff :-)

    Is it from a Sony product?
    It's actually a JVC GZ-X900. If it's optimized for Internet streaming then I sure wish I could edit some of the footage and post it up without it turning back into what looks like standard def. The software it comes with isn't very helpful- it basically has a "convert" button but no settings. So footage looks great when viewed in the native format but blah when converted to mp4.

    I may hit you up offline for some assistance if this last piece of software I have isn't helpful. Thanks for the offer!

    And thanks for the comments guys

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