We got the Ramer Comfort display done this morning. We’re now shooting more video of the bindings as it’s so essential to show how they work. I’m also working on the museum intro page which will index all the displays, as we’ll eventually have at least 40 different bindings in the virtual museum. Here is the link.
It’s been interesting doing video of the backcountry skiing binding collection. Since we only need small short clips for web publication I’ve been using my Canon A-620 digicam to shoot the clips. They’re shot at 640×480 size, with the only tweaks being setting the white balance and making sure the lighting is fairly even. I then bring the clip into Windows Movie Maker, quickly add a copyright title and some music, then save/compress for web publication. I like more complex video editing software for bigger projects, but using a consumer style editor such as Movie Maker keeps things simple. It loads fast, has few confusing options, and seems to compress the video quickly with decent results. Downside is we’re only providing clips in the Movie Maker (.wmv) flavor. Most people’s web media players can handle those, apologies if yours can’t. We’ll try to provide different size and flavor clips in the future.