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San Diego Derby Dolls - Jantastic 2017

I'm serveral months late with this post, either way this is the third annual All-Star tournament Jantastic at the Doll House and a major congratulations to My Little Ponies for their third championship win.

Again this year I went and shot for fun on one of the two day event. I've rebuild my pelican based portable desktop for this event and attached a 22" monitor inside the lid. All that was needed was to open the pelican up and plug it in and it's ready to go. Why go through the trouble of a deskptop setup? copying footage over SATA will beat out USB 3 anytime as well as ability to add more powerful graphics card (even tho that was not needed here). Eventually I plan on adding a dedicated RAID with SSDs to get 1GB/s read/write rate, which is what I get on my RAIDed SSDs for my main desktop. 

Part of the reason it took so long to make this post is the video made from the footages ended up being a promo for 2018, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXkv8zkS5Ng which has just officially been announced on http://www.sandiegoderbydolls.com/jantastic. The music is like before is from Really Slow Motion, it is really hard to find any other good music to cut to and Really SLow Motion makes it extremely easy.

This is the first time I've ever uploaded a video in 8K resolution, and yes for those who did not know already Youtube supports 8K video streaming! The video was encoded with VP8 from Adobe Premiere, I tried VP9 for couple of the test renders but VP9 takes an insane amount of time to render. The 8K resolution tho was upressed, original footage was captured in 6K only.

In all I shot just under 1TB of footage. I've pulled a number of still snapshots from the footage and included the HD version here. If you want the full resolution image please feel free to contact me through my site's contact form, http://www.gtsai.com/index.php/contact/contact.

360 VR

on: 20 October 2016

For the better part of a year I had been working on Virtual Reality 360 video production and technologies for what is now HypeVR.

Jantastic 2016

on: 31 January 2016

San Diego Derby Dolls - Jantastic 2016

This is the second annual All-Star tournament Jantastic at the Doll House and a major congratulations to My Little Ponies for their second championship win.

Again this year I went and shot for fun on one of the two day event. Before the tournament I created a short promo video for the San Diego Derby Dolls, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_ROVa44udc. The music is from Really Slow Motion was actually cleared and license paid for, who was very helpful in the process.  

For this shoot I was shoulder mounted most of the time and rigged up an tethered trigger for recording. With this I could toggle the recording without having to reach up to the camera to press the record button. I also put together a desktop computer inside a pelican case. Since I didn't have the time to integrate a monitor inside the case I used my Surface 2 RT as controled the desktop with remote desktop. Over all worked very well, only exception is that Redcine X couldn't run since opengl was not supported over remote desktop.

In all I shot just under 1TB of footage. I've pulled a number of still snapshots from the footage and included the HD version here. If you want the full resolution image please feel free to contact me through my site's contact form, http://www.gtsai.com/index.php/contact/contact.

 

Update:

Check out the two highlight videos from Jantastic:

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profile.largeGeorge Tsai attended California State University, Long Beach and graduated in 2010 with BS in Electrical Engineering, Audio Engineering, and an Entrepreneurship Minor. He is also a United States Marine with combat deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan. He concluded his service with an honorable discharge as a Sergeant. Today, he freelances in the film industry with his Red Epic-X camera package and production audio equipment. He is also the founder of FUZE Ti.  Read more...

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