Creating a Two Part DVD
I don't think it is Off Topic and normally I would agree that a 5 DVD set of a holiday that lasted just over two weeks would be boring. For example my recent 2 week cruise of the Eastern Mediterranean lasting a similar duration will - when completed last between 90 minutes and 2 hours.Devil wrote:Glad you haven't invited me to watch your California video, Steve, if it's that long. For my last holiday (touring Malaysia and Thailand), I used 6 1-hour DV tapes. The final DVD is about 52 minutes by the time I shortened the clips to prevent boredom and removed 2 shots of my feet walking along!
This would make the subject of a poll: what is the ratio of final:raw footage for holiday videos? In my case, it was about 1:7. Maybe 1:10 would be even better.
Sorry to go OT
The Trip around California was by coach, stopping in Hotels at night time.
This was the most intensive holiday i have ever had, and I don't think I will ever have another holiday that will beat this one or come close.
The locations were so diverse. one day I would be in a Desert, the next in Disney. Then in a Wild West Ghost town, then the glitz and glammer of Las Vegas. I would then find myself in San Fransisco and the famous street cars, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Sea World, Yosemite, Grand Canyon - plus a helicopter ride. Universal Film Studios, then another cowboy town.
The California DVD set is designed so that you can watch a particular location and then return to the menu. I would not expect anyone to sit and watch the whole collection, and certainly not in one sitting!
Incidentally I shot 12 x 1 hour tapes with the camcorder plus about 800 photographs - and yes I did end up with some pictures of my feet!!
This lot got pruned down to about 4-5 hours.
You may find the following video of interest, it is my intro sequence created with MediaStudio Pro 8. At the end of that sequence I have added to that sequence the various menus used. Duration just under 5 minutes.