Wick to Orkney – 30 miles across the mouth of the dreaded Pentland Firth. 38 minute film.
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If I am to re-boot the series with a boat that can keep me, the camera gear and my clothes dry and warm I need to average £2K per film – or about a third of the money that the bikini sailors earn per Week. Thanks for considering helping that happen
Wonderful photos, will watch video tonight,Any chance you can add a slideshow button to the photos?My fat fingers are ipad challenged this early….CheersWarren
try now W
Great film Dylan liked the tour of spey 1 always wanted to see one up closeJohn
I’m afraid the the volume is still very low Dylan. I can hardly hear it even with headphones. ( I’m using an iPad .)Looks like a good film though. Spey 1 is a nice boat-a credit to its owner. Couldn’t hear much of what he said though.Perhaps I’m just a deaf old git !
it appears to be a problem, on some systems…. can’t track it down
can you try on a desktop
or – can you mono it maybe
I am wondering if it is a phase problem with my camera mike
I wish I could reproduce it here
I will make a version with the actuality monoed and see if that helps
Are you applying for a patent on your new gear lever?
it is a KTL universal fitting(patent applied for). 50 year old teeth on the spline had been chewed up and were not gripping the 50 year old gear lever
Is the shaft thick enough to drill a hole through and also through the gear lever to take a roll pin?
Now sold the boat and on the second centaur with a new gear lever
Hi DSound fine when I turn off ‘surround’ sound on my desktop – otherwise fairly inaudible when from the camera mike – voice over is fine on both settings
damn I wish I could reproduce it here
shooting in the dark otherwise
Dylan I have just watched again on desktop, the problem seems to be the audio level from the camera as the voice over audio level and background music level are fine.
do you have standard desktop stereo speakers on your desktop bert?
Yes Dylan, standard Labtec speakers.
Hmmmm, watching the Vimeo-feed on a standard desktop tower PC and definitely sound issues. Very uneven, some OK, some rather tinny narration and no background noises, and some no sound at-all even when people obviously talking.
I.E. The bagpipe school(?) total silence….
I have re-made the film and converted everything from the camera mike to mono
I will let you know when the replacement film is up
takes about three hours to upload here
no sound issues here. Sounds good on desktop. another great film worthy of a tap! I also like the film of the dancers, the respectful chap sitting on the stage appears worried he might get bumped and drop his sandwich!
Tip top Dylan……… Tap up you mob’s……
Dylan – there’s definitely a phase problem with the camera microphone; you could try inverting one of the L/R channels.
you sound as though you know what you are talking about
all suggestions gratefully accepted and processed
I have £25 speakers on the desk – which I hoped would be pretty typical
I have doubled up the left track so we will see if that does anything to help
the interview with george was out of balance – not sure why…. and later on I had to get a microphone part made up – a conversion from a mini to a micro audio lead to fit in the camera
The old camera was replaced last winter as the poor bligthter was getting tired.
I will have to watch out for the phase problem in the next film
David’s report of it sounding weird in surround sound but okay in stereo is a bit weird
and the problem appears most common on ipads – but not all of them
As the rest I hear sound problems on version 1 of the movie. There is a high frequency tone on parts of the movie and there is scratching sounds. Maybe a cable problem on the external mic or the plug not in?
BTW, I got a new a 4K TV. Any chance of 4K version KTL movies comming up?
I fear that is some way off
the cameras are really pricey at the moment
Drone is the next investment
can you see the difference between std HD and 4K?
never seen one in the flesh
Well done Dylan, great video, a very nice pre-Christmas treat for us all.
Wishing you, Jill and the family a very happy Christmas.
Very best wishesRoss
same to you guys
Jake and Danie are moving into their new boat home Jan 11th
they will just move the old one alongside and transfer all their stuff across
that is better than renting a removal van
They have a permanent mooring? Or have to shift ever two weeks?
Having to commute into a town-job when you are transient strikes me as near-impossible.“Oh dear. Where did I park last-night?”
this one has a permanent mooring
I am a simple soul and away for them all to be finished then request a DVD version pretty please .
Sound issues all resolved- thanks! (Great film as always.)
Spey Oneanybody think she has a feathering prop?looks a bit like one from as distance……w
just listened on my laptop using headphones and no issues with sound did I watch the fixed version?
Keep them coming, been waiting on these films
Great as ever Dylan Merry Xmas and a Happy Sailing New Year to you and Jill, spent the last half an hour of Christmas Day on my new iPad watching and enjoying no problems looked and sounded first class.Ade
cheers Ade…. got a Kindle Fire today – watched some of the films – man they sound ropey – and some are not allowed to play on the Kindle because of the music used. Bumma
Hi Dylan I have been watching your videos since I found you on you tube visiting staithes and then your visit to the Tees where you came up the river. I have had boats on the river Tees since I was 13 and never been without a boat to this day and I am now 45 wish I had the time to visit some more of the ports up the coast which you have visited maybe next year if wife allows lol. Keep up the good work and hope you and your family all have a good new year.
Take care Chris
I did enjoy exploring the Tyne, Tees and Wear. The wear in particular was lovely. It always amazes when people sweep past the east coast hardly stopping on their way around.
In retrospect I did go on a bit about the songs though….. going to edit it back a bit eventually