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Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Jan 11, 2013 - 10:12pm PT
Maybe not particularly great, but very good. What year was it taken?
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jan 11, 2013 - 10:16pm PT
A big YAY ! for Harry and his video camera !
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Jan 11, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
It was July 1990 and I remember it was a bad wudfibr day with that pungent perfume in the air,don't miss that.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 11, 2013 - 11:11pm PT
the next mischief monkey comes along

I'd go with retarded rodent. :-)


Harry that video was hilariously 1990s. Who are the folks in it? I recognize them but can 't put names to faces. The early '90's are a total blur to me. I had babies in '90 & '91. I remember nothing until 1994 and then for the next two years it's only little hunks & chunks . Babies are SUCH hard work.
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Jan 12, 2013 - 07:56am PT
Tami the people in that video are myself leading the traversing crack, my ex wife Trish McCarthy from my practise marriage and John McCallum from NZ who lived here in Vancouver from 89 until 92. Met him sharing a cave bivi in the middle of the fiordland RAINforest. Later I found out he was born in the same hospital as myself, in Hamilton(the Hammer),Ontario that same year.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 12, 2013 - 08:09am PT
Harry, thanks! I hope Nick sees that, should be just what he needed. After our winter epic he said "I never want to climb that again!", looks so much different not frosted over

Anders, thanks. Funny, I specifically didn't go for this one becuase I wanted someone else to have it, but I end up with it anyways... ;)
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 12, 2013 - 05:38pm PT
Did anyone climb at Squamish today? How was it? Sounds like it'll be a touch cooler and breezier on Sunday.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 12, 2013 - 06:17pm PT
Anders,



Brrrrrrrrrrrr, it was chilly but fun. We got there a little too early I think. Stick to the sunny slabs & ur golden.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 12, 2013 - 09:31pm PT
We are still gonna try tomorrow Anders. Looks like it will be chilly...
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jan 12, 2013 - 10:11pm PT
It's Winter, you guys... If it ain't in The Sun, You're Done!
Or suffery(!?), anyway. Unless you like that frozen sh#t.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 12, 2013 - 10:30pm PT
Unless you like that frozen sh#t.

It's what we live for.

Well, okay, it's what they live for. I've been living in the US long enough that I've turned into a wussy American. But until I left Canada, "that frozen shit" was the sh#t.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 13, 2013 - 12:28am PT
Harry just watched that AC vid, cool stuff man. What kind of camera were u packing around BITD when u caught all this awesome footage?
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 13, 2013 - 07:58am PT
Harry - How'd you transfer all that video to digital? I'm just asking because Paul Berntsens material is all still on tape and is really starting to lose it in quality. I only have VHS copies and I'd really love to get it preserved. I'm sure Paul has some better preserved tape but I know he hasn't had the time or inclination (or money?) to transfer it.

Harry that last tape of yours was sublime. It sure isn't the camera that is key, its the handling and of course the editing and story. Did you ever use sticks or something to steady it? Excellent framing and composition too



By the way, for those blackcomb rock aficionado's ..... Tuesday they're calling for 2200 meter FL , sunny and clam.



I think they mean calm. I really doubt there would suddenly be clams up there.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 13, 2013 - 10:15am PT
Keep clam Bruce. HEe hee.

Are you sure about that FL ? The wxoffice is callin' fer a high of 3 in Whizzler on Tues.

Quite chilly here in Van. The ground is froze up.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 13, 2013 - 10:18am PT
Inversion. Theres a huge warm advection ridge off shore trying to push on shore. They claim another one for next week too.

Its looking like a drought maybe.


Anyone up for cragging call me
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 13, 2013 - 10:23am PT
I think Kieran Relic Nathan n I gonna do some sub zero bouldering up in the bluffs just east of cockburns in an hr or so if u want to scuff the heels on your climbing shoes Bruce your welcome to join.
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Jan 13, 2013 - 10:31am PT
What kind of camera were u packing around BITD when u caught all this awesome footage?
Hey Ryan, I'll give the abbreviated history of my experience with video cameras.
In 1985 I bough my first system from jvc, Camcorders were not out on the market yet so your camera was connected to a portable recorder by a cable like this one. My camera was larger than this one and did not include the shorts ( when did it become illegal for males to reveal their quads anyway?) This system weighed 12Ibs and was regular VHS (low quality 240 lines of resolution)I dragged that thing up countless mountains including Waddington.
Credit: harryhotdog



My first camcorder came out a year later in 1986, it was big but weighed in at 5Ibs. It was also regular VHS but considerably lighter and used a mini casette
Credit: harryhotdog



In 1989 super VHS and High8(Sony)came out and it was a considerable improvement with 400 lines of resolution. The Angels Crest vid was shot with this camera which weighed in at about 18 oz.
Credit: harryhotdog



I had a couple of cameras after this but only for size reduction as the format was the limiting factor for resolution.
Then in 1997 the first digital camcorders came out,what a difference. I paid $3700 for this one at that time,they saw me coming. The advantages of the DV format was that you lost no quality from copy to copy unlike analog and the quality was light years better than super VHS.It only weighed 8oz.
Credit: harryhotdog



I used this format untill 2007 when I bought an HD video camera which is unbelievable compared to previous formats.
So as the camcorders got better over the decades the amount of trips I recorded went down exponentially do to life getting in the way. I'm now waiting for that magical software that will convert old footage into HD quality,I think I'll be waiting a long time.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 13, 2013 - 10:50am PT
Nice Harry! thanks for the behind the scenes look at hot dog productions®©

That's awesome you were towing those rigs up walls & mountains, really cool to see your camera progression! That first one with the hip recorder must've been a beotch to tow around. Looks like it was worth it though because you have some pretty awesome memories captured.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 13, 2013 - 10:59am PT
Crazy Harry! I'm so glad i didn't start filming until High 8.

As far as converting to HD check this software out!

http://www.effectmatrix.com/hd-video-converter/index.htm
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 13, 2013 - 11:04am PT
For bonus points, when was the first film of climbing at Squamish made? What route? (Tricouni not eligible to particpate - sorry!)

Somewhere I think Harry even has film of me climbing, as does Allen A.
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