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Thread: Hand built stirling engine
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On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 7:40 AM, Olin Lathrop <RemoveMEolin_piclistspamembedinc.com> wrote:
> ... the video was painful to watch.  ... it does say a lot about the person.

I spend time recording a local geek group, and it just takes too long
to set things up nicely, and the environment isn't suited for video

So I have a choice.  1) I can put up my videos with the poor sound and
lighting, obviously inferior camera framing, movements, and shaking or
2) I can do nothing at all and so the opportunity for others to see
what I've seen is lost.

I, for one, am very, very, very glad he chose to put up this crummy
video - many people are doing really neat homebrew projects which
aren't shared because it takes a long time to do it well.

The fact that with a standard cell phone you can take a video, email
it to your youtube account and have it up within 15 minutes of you
taking it today is just amazing.

Who cares how bad the video is, just get it up there!

This one was certainly more than adequate, and better than many in
that it actually panned around the model while it was running.  Too
many people, in search of rock steady videos, put them on a tripod and
you don't get to see it from more than one or two views, and rarely
more than one view while running.  In some cases telling someone to
add more light washes things out too much - the contrast in this video
was nice in that I could see the smaller moving rods which could
easily have been lost with a lot more light that wasn't well placed.

While your intentions are undoubtedly well meant, I know people who
are reluctant to put themselves out there because they'll receive such

"If you can't say something nice, say nothing."

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