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blacksun

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe, California
Topic Author's Original Post - May 25, 2008 - 11:52pm PT
Hi Everyone,

I've been a climber and a web designer for many years. Recently I decided to combine the two and construct a website providing a service which I think is somewhat lacking on the internet. The site is called Climb Clips. Simply put, it's a climbing video community. It runs using a system similar to You-Tube. You-Tube works fine, but why lose our climbing videos among millions of other non-climbing related clips?

Users can
 sign up and upload their own climbing videos,
 view other videos sorted by category,
 send messages to other users,
 Create and modify personal profiles
 Create interest groups with other users
 Rate videos
 embed videos on other websites, just like you-tube
and more

There are few rules:
 Mostly all directly climbing related content, though there are "lifestyle/fun" and "other" categories. Go nuts!
 No overly violent of overly obscene content etc..Swearing and huge whippers = ok.
 I want to try to keep videos depicting areas with access issues off the site. At least don't tell where it is.

So, the site is in it's infancy. You might call it "ClimbClips: BETA", no pun. Embarrassingly enough, I only have 2 video clips on it! But you have to start somewhere right?

I plan on adding "exclusives", my own video work on various climbs/subjects. I'm not trying to compete with the big boys in that regard though. It's all about fun. ClimbClips will always be 100% free.

Again the site is new, so there may be bugs in it still. If anyone has suggestions or comments, I'd like to hear them.

Thanks!!
-T. Carrier

http://www.climbclips.com

http://www.climbclips.com

Nostrodomas

Trad climber
Visalia, Ca.
May 26, 2008 - 12:50am PT
Well now you have 3 videos. Well two good quality vids and one shitty one...hahaha
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
May 26, 2008 - 01:37am PT
clucking ok, or not?
L

climber
A place with cats...lots and lots of cats...
May 26, 2008 - 02:02am PT
Cool! Good luck with this.
Standing Strong

Trad climber
the secret life of T*R
May 26, 2008 - 02:03am PT
that's hot
blacksun

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe, California
Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2008 - 02:33am PT
Thanks for your interest peeps

" So no climbing porn then, eh?"
 If you can figure out the rigging, go for it. ;p

" clucking ok, or not?"
 errrr, what's clucking?

" Well now you have 3 videos. Well two good quality vids and one shitty one...hahaha"
 That's ok. Shitty videos are welcome too. That's kind of the point, everyone can use the site. Thanks for joining!



Standing Strong

Trad climber
the secret life of T*R
May 26, 2008 - 02:35am PT
can we post snowboarding videos?
L

climber
A place with cats...lots and lots of cats...
May 26, 2008 - 02:37am PT
Blacksun: Clucking.

http://www.struttergear.com/products/CLUCKING_INFOPAGE.html
blacksun

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe, California
Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2008 - 02:41am PT
" can we post snowboarding videos?"

-I suppose you could in the 'lifestyle' or 'other' categories. I'd mostly like to stick to climbing vids, of course, but if you have something to share, go ahead.
blacksun

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe, California
Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2008 - 10:34am PT
@ L

Oh yeah, I've seen that, lol.

Damn, that gives me an idea, I should have named the site CluckingClips.com instead. What was I thinking!
Jingy

Social climber
Flatland, Ca
May 26, 2008 - 01:12pm PT
Nice site.... I'm thinking its a sham, though. Waiting for my username and password to be emailed to me now. I think the information is going to be used against me at some point.
blacksun

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe, California
Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2008 - 09:57pm PT
"Nice site.... I'm thinking its a sham, though. Waiting for my username and password to be emailed to me now. I think the information is going to be used against me at some point."

 I haven't written the email policy yet. Basically it will be the "we will not give or sell your email address to any one else, ever" type things.

So don't worry.

Thanks for reminding me to do that though.

dirtineye

Trad climber
the south
May 26, 2008 - 11:16pm PT
Thanks for promoting your site in a straight forward way.
dolomite_said

climber
the real
May 27, 2008 - 01:05am PT
i'm gonna re-edit my stuff into a more worthy (bouldering) vid to upload to the site . is there a file-size limit ?
blacksun

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe, California
Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2008 - 01:30am PT
"i'm gonna re-edit my stuff into a more worthy (bouldering) vid to upload to the site . is there a file-size limit ?"

 The size limit is set to 300mb, though I haven't tried anything higher than about 120. From what I understand, encoding to a Constant Bit Rate (CBR) is better than Variable Bit Rate (VBR) if that means anything to you. The output resolution is 480x360. Starting with that res is supposed to give best results. I'm not sure what starting formats/codecs work best yet.
Let me know if you have any trouble.
dolomite_said

climber
the real
May 27, 2008 - 12:07pm PT
sounds good . i think youtube has a 100mb limit . thanks
nature

climber
Santa Fe, NM
May 27, 2008 - 12:26pm PT
nice site.

Someone needs to post that video of Jingy falling head over heals off that boulder problem.

Is it OK if I post a video of an electric drill? I was gonna do that on this forum but apparently now that is against the rules.
Jingy

Social climber
Flatland, Ca
May 27, 2008 - 12:30pm PT
nature - Attempted to load that yesterday or Sunday.. Still waiting on the background check from the webmaster at that site.

What's taken so long? Do you think they found other info that may be incriminating or otherwise bad for the site?

Still waiting though.

Load it!
blacksun

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe, California
Topic Author's Reply - May 28, 2008 - 12:50am PT
@ Nature

"Is it OK if I post a video of an electric drill?"

Yeah, it's ok. Just put it in the "other" category. I assume it's related to bolt hole drilling? As the site grows, posting random or off topic things will be no big deal, as the vast majority of clips will be directly climbing related. Because I have so few videos on the site now, I'm a little wary about people getting confused regarding what the site is "all about". But, still, it's fine, go for it. Maybe write a little explanation.

That bouldering fall video sounds gnarly.

I'm just happy to see a few people checking the site out.

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