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December 29, 2009

Michael Jackson – This Is It

Filed under: blog,music — Tags: , , , — technofranki @ 23:21

Michael Jackson died in June this year. It was the year for his great comeback with a lot of concerts on O2 Stadium in London. But he didn’t get that far.

Even though the This Is It concerts never happened, the single was released this fall which you can see in the video bellow made by Spike Jones. A movie, also called This Is It, was realesed in cinemas worldwide in the fall. Sadly, I didn’t managed to go and see it. Luckily, the movie This Is It hits DVD and Blu-ray in the begining of 2010. This will be a must buy for me.

Enjoy the music video of Michael Jacksons This Is It by Spike Lee.


Michael Jackson – This Is It – Directed by Spike Lee from 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks on Vimeo.

December 24, 2009

Bergensbanen in only 7 minutes and 14 seconds

Filed under: blog,TV — Tags: , , , , , , , — technofranki @ 02:12

Read my Norwegian version of this post on FrankEivind.net.

A lot of people watch the 7+ hours documentary of Bergensbanen on TV when it was aired on NRK2. It’s also available as a 22GB download in HD (direct-link to torrentfile). But for a lot of people, a 7 hour watch can be a bit too much.

Greatfully, NRK used a Creative Commons Share Alike lisence for this download. So I made this time laps video. It have the same CC-lisence. Original materials found at http://nrkbeta.no/bergensbanen. I’ve uploaded the video to Mininova.org, it’s a 300 MB torrent at 720p.

The time laps is only 7 minutes and 14 second long (not counting the star- and end-credits). Enjoy!

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How I made the video. The 22GB video-file played fine on all mediaplayers I’ve had installed on my computer. But for some reason when I used it in my video-editing software, all the tunnels went grey as seen in the picture on the right. I’m not sure, but I guess it have something to do with the keyframes when the picture goes from light to total dark. Nero Recode showed the file right. So I re-coded the whole 22GB file to a new editfriendly version. It took a night to do that.

The next step was to reduce the numbers of frames displayed. I used TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress to do that process. I chose the output to be singleframs (in BMP format) and 1 frames per second. The resault was 26 053 single frames and 67GB of data. I made the start- and endcredits in Edit Studio Pro (a great editor for DV-video). Then I made a project with TMPGEnc Xpress, adding the start and end-credits and the single frames. The single frames was set to show 60 fps, which then made Bergensbanen only 7 minutes and 14 seconds long. The whole project was encoded in 720p at 25 fps in MP4-format.

Next step was to add a soundtrack. I used the built-in scoregenerator (ScoreFitter) in Pinnacle Studio 14 HD to make the music. I ended up using the category Dreamscape and the tunes Sleepless Eve og Endless Fields. The sound was exported as MP3 and muxed with the video using YAMB. When everything was done, I’ve uploaded it to YouTube.

I can admit that this video was made in a rush to be the first to make a time laps video thanks to the CC-lincense NRK provited with their original video. I do se that the music stops a bit to early and that the last frame of the video should have stayed a couple of seconds and then faded out. But in all, I think the video works well. Hope you enjoy it too.

September 30, 2009

Hands-on PSP Go by Joystiq

Filed under: blog,psp,Sony — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 23:18

Joystiq.com have made a hands-on on the new PSP Go by Sony. You can also read their full review of the new handheld.

September 28, 2009

Cory Doctorow speaking in Oslo

Filed under: blog,book,internet — Tags: , , , , , , — technofranki @ 23:01

In mid-September Cory Doctorow was in Oslo, Norway for the Norwegian release of his book Little Brother. In that context he also held a speech at Litteraturhuset where he among other things talked about DRM. Luckily, this speech was taped and you can watch it below. It runs for about 30 minutes.


Doctorow @ Litteraturhuset from Veslebror Serdeg on Vimeo.

September 17, 2009

Reggie Fils-Aime at PAX – interviewed by G4TV

Filed under: DS,DSi,Nintendo,videogames — Tags: , , , , , — technofranki @ 21:54

Reggie Fils-Aime – president of Nintendo of America – where interview by G4TV.com at PAX 2009, and talks about DSi and the Nintendo Wii.

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Source: GoNintendo.com and wii.kombo.com

Fringe gag reel

Filed under: TV — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 14:13

Here is the gag reel from season 1 of Fringe.

September 15, 2009

New Super Mario Bros. Wii PAX 2009 Interview (G4TV)

Filed under: Nintendo,Wii — Tags: , , , — technofranki @ 23:28

Here’s a video interview with Nintendo PR man Kit Ellis showing and talking about New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

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(Source: G4TV.com via GoNintendo.com)

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