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megatop412
06-07-2011, 09:59 PM
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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Downwind for 31
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My girlfriend actually caught our landing:
http://media11.dropshots.com/photos/476411/20110604/b_111236.jpg

jerslice
06-07-2011, 10:17 PM
nice!
A ride you'll never forget

gonzalu
06-07-2011, 11:23 PM
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...

gonzalu
06-07-2011, 11:26 PM
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?

steve1840
06-08-2011, 05:59 AM
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.

wunaladreamin
06-08-2011, 09:37 AM
Wow! Just wow! What an experience and what an amazing set!

megatop412
06-08-2011, 05:57 PM
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