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HIGH DEFINITION VIDEOS


I'm posting some High Definition videos here that I've shot with the camera described below.

If your internet connection is fast enough and your computer is recent, either Windows Vista or Windows 7,
and if the internet is not congested, both HD formats I'm using (WMV HD & MP4 HD) should stream
.
If not,
you can download the videos to your computer by right-clicking the links and choosing "Save Target/Link As...",
or use the YouTube Link, choosing the 720p or 1080p resolution and Full Screen.
 



My Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5
Images: 12.2 megapixels - Video format: 1080i AVCHD
This camera, about the size of a cell phone, is excellent for casual shooting. At about $300 in 2010 it was reasonably priced. but there are two caveats: 1) You need to buy a flash memory card, it doesn't come with one.  2) Battery life is not good, so you must buy a second battery. That brings the price to about $450 - no longer cheap. I didn't have to pay for mine, so I love it!

 


 

 

Halloween Pumpkins ...
November 3, 2011 - 3 min

The sun was shining Thursday afternoon on November 3, and I remembered the Victoria custom of lining the Mt. Doug Park Way with Halloween pumpkins. By the weekend there may be even more, but the sun might not shine. So, imagine the road with twice as many if you prefer... :-)


YouTube Link

 

 

Christmas in Vancouver
December 24/31, 2010 - 13 min

I went to Vancouver to spend Christmas with my friend Scott. The ferry ride over on Christmas Eve was pretty rough, being the tail end of a stormy night. Christmas itself was warm and rainy, but then the weather became quite wonderful.


YouTube Link

 

 

Flying from Victoria's Inner Harbour
December 9, 2010 - 4 min 50 sec

This is the way the harbour looked on a Victoria winter afternoon. Two seaplanes taking off, I was hoping to catch one landing, but no joy.


YouTube Link

 

 

A Drive around the Block
December 4, 2010 - 6 minutes

A circle tour starting at the house and going down to the Salish Sea (Haro Strait) coast and back.


YouTube Link

 

 

Mount Douglas Park Way
December 4, 2010 - 3 min 30 sec

Near home, a short run along the side of Mount Douglas - not very eventful


YouTube Link

 

 

Inner Harbour to Oak Bay
December 4, 2010 - 15 minutes

Same sunny Victoria December afternoon. From the east side of the inner harbour, legislative buildings on the left, along the east coast going north through Oak Bay (home of the nearly dead), to Cattle Point, where my camera's battery ran out of juice.


YouTube Link

 

 

Looking East from the Esquimault Lagoon
    &
North from Mount Tolmie Park
November 29, 2010 - 1 min 30 sec

Test videos:
a) The coast west of Victoria at the Royal Roads Lagoon near the Fisgard Lighthouse and Esquimault
b) Looking north from the "summit" of Mount Tolmie. You can almost see my house in the distance between the trees.


YouTube Link