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May 14, 2010

News Bloopers

Filed under: blog — Tags: , , , — technofranki @ 21:58

Bloopers are always fun to watch. This time it’s some bloopers from the news.

January 1, 2010

Great Barack Obama parody

Filed under: blog — Tags: , , , , — technofranki @ 22:35

At the Norwegian Comedy Award in the fall of 2009, the comedian Are Kalvø held a great parody of Barack Obama. Watch the video I found on YouTube. Jump to around 1 minute to see the start of the parody. The first minute is in Norwegian, the parody in it self is in English. Enjoy!

December 27, 2009

YouTube’s most viewed videos in 2009

Filed under: blog,humour — Tags: , , , — technofranki @ 13:01

YouTube is a great place to get the greatest music videoes, movie and game trailers, tutoriels, comedy and entertaining videoes. And some videos get more views than others do. The official YouTube blog sums up the most viewed YouTube videos of 2009:

  1. Susan Boyle – Britain’s Got Talent (120+ million views)
  2. David After Dentist (37+ million views)
  3. JK Wedding Entrance Dance (33+ million views)
  4. New Moon Movie Trailer (31+ million views)
  5. Evian Roller Babies (27+ million views)

Under you can see the Top 5 most viewed videos on YouTube in 2009.

1. Susan Boyle – Britain’s Got Talent

2. David After Dentist

3. JK Wedding Entrance Dance

4. New Moon Movie Trailer

5. Evian Roller Babies

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!

bergensbanen_feil_koding

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.

December 19, 2009

Jack Bauer Interrogates Santa Claus

Filed under: humour,TV — Tags: , , , — technofranki @ 18:23

No one walks free when Jack Bauer are at work, not even Santa Claus. In this fan-made YouTube-video, Jack Bauer interrogates Santa Claus about what he realy is up to.

Link via @MajorNelson.

September 28, 2009

Is this the new iPhone 3GS firmware update?

Filed under: blog,humour — Tags: , , , — technofranki @ 22:50

The power of firmware updates are great. But is this the next firmware update for Apple iPhone 3GS? Probably not, but the video I came across on YouTube is great – a transforming iPhone 3GS.

August 29, 2009

Michael Jackson would have turned 51 today

Filed under: music,news — Tags: , , , , — technofranki @ 20:53

Michael Jackson would have turnet 51 today if he still was alive. He would have been in London at the O2 stadium playing the This is it concerts. It was also known this week that Michael Jackson death was a homicide.

Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”.

The Los Angeles County coroner rules Michael Jackson’s death a homicide. CNN’s Kara Finnstrom reports.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on the results of the coroner’s report in Michael Jackson’s death and the drugs that killed him.

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