KTL 8: 6 -Wick to Orkney

Wick to Orkney – 30 miles across the mouth of the dreaded Pentland Firth.  38 minute film.

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Each of these films takes about three weeks to edit. I have 12 more films in the can before I run out of material. These films will cover the West Coast of Shetland including Scalloway, the rough nightime crossing of the Pentland Firth,down to Loch Eribol, around Cape Wrath which was a pussycat that day, down the North Minch to the Summer Isles, to the amazing Handa,Loch Drambuie, Salen, Tobermory, the sound of Mull, CorryVrekan, Craobh, through the Crinan canal and the Clyde to Glasgow – and a few more places along the way.

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

 

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37 Responses to “KTL 8: 6 -Wick to Orkney”

  1. 18 December, 2015 at 12:18 pmWarren says:

    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….
    Cheers
    Warren

  2. 18 December, 2015 at 9:56 pmjohn says:

    Great film Dylan liked the tour of spey 1 always wanted to see one up close
    John

  3. 18 December, 2015 at 10:49 pmSteve says:

    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 !

    • 18 December, 2015 at 11:07 pmdylan winter says:

      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

      D

      D

  4. 18 December, 2015 at 11:46 pmBert says:

    Are you applying for a patent on your new gear lever?

  5. 18 December, 2015 at 11:55 pm[email protected] says:

    Hi D
    Sound 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

  6. 19 December, 2015 at 12:06 amBert says:

    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.

  7. 19 December, 2015 at 5:36 amTed B. (Charging Rhino) says:

    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….

    Sorry, friend…

    • 19 December, 2015 at 8:43 amdylan winter says:

      sorry Ted,

      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

      D

  8. 19 December, 2015 at 2:58 pmDave says:

    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!

  9. 19 December, 2015 at 8:39 pmjack says:

    Tip top Dylan……… Tap up you mob’s……

  10. 19 December, 2015 at 8:57 pmAndy Davis says:

    Dylan – there’s definitely a phase problem with the camera microphone; you could try inverting one of the L/R channels.

    • 20 December, 2015 at 1:27 amdylan winter says:

      you sound as though you know what you are talking about

      all suggestions gratefully accepted and processed

      • 20 December, 2015 at 5:17 pmdylan winter says:

        Thanks A

        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

        D

  11. 20 December, 2015 at 11:28 amHenrik Scheel says:

    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?

  12. 20 December, 2015 at 11:36 amHenrik Scheel says:

    BTW, I got a new a 4K TV. Any chance of 4K version KTL movies comming up?

    • 20 December, 2015 at 5:19 pmdylan winter says:

      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

  13. 21 December, 2015 at 5:58 amRoss says:

    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 wishes
    Ross

    • 21 December, 2015 at 9:48 amdylan winter says:

      thanks Ross

      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

      D

      • 23 December, 2015 at 10:01 amTed B. (Charging Rhino) says:

        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?”

  14. 21 December, 2015 at 6:29 pmPhil Sitch says:

    I am a simple soul and away for them all to be finished then request a DVD version pretty please .

  15. 21 December, 2015 at 7:03 pmSteve says:

    Sound issues all resolved- thanks! (Great film as always.)

  16. 21 December, 2015 at 9:21 pmWarren says:

    Spey One
    anybody think she has a feathering prop?
    looks a bit like one from as distance……
    w

  17. 23 December, 2015 at 9:08 pmEuan Mckenzie says:

    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

    Excellent

  18. 25 December, 2015 at 11:22 pmAde Moore says:

    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

    • 25 December, 2015 at 11:41 pmdylan winter says:

      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

  19. 30 December, 2015 at 1:39 amChris smith says:

    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

    • 30 December, 2015 at 8:18 amdylan winter says:

      Thanks 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.

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