High-Def Train Videos? Pro productions

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Mike S.
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High-Def Train Videos? Pro productions

Post by Mike S. » Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:20 pm

Do you guys have any good recommendations for HD train videos. I've got Playstation 3 (Blu-Ray) and a HD Plasma TV.

Was thinking of getting these to start. I would imagine that as time goes on, more and more will be out there. Any others?

http://www.highdeftrains.com/products.html

I'd love to see some Amtrak HD on the 42inch screen.

Mike S.

LNJ614
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Post by LNJ614 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:28 am

Well thats funny, I had just brought 2 high def camcorders-the canon vixia hv30 and the sony Hc-7. Both are taped based camcorders. I shot at night with canon at night shooting high speed commuter trains and it did suprisingly well.

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Post by jtbell » Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:37 pm

From what I've read, it's rather expensive to produce a Blu-Ray disc, and of course the number of players out there is still small. It was apparently cheaper to get into HD DVD, so I was hoping that it would win the "HD format war."

I don't think we'll see niche-market material like railroad stuff appear for a while. Remember how long it took for railroad-video producers to switch from VHS to regular DVD? Several opera and classical music videos (another niche market) did appear on HD DVD before it went belly-up in February, and they're only now starting to come out on Blu-Ray.

LNJ614
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Post by LNJ614 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:39 pm

In time prices will come down-Hd is worth every penny. As far as the format war goes, from what I understand, Blu-ray has one the war.

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Post by CarterB » Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:06 pm

BluRay disc of a C&O H-8 huffing a string of coal up from Hinton to Clifton Forge on my 7:1 surround sound home theater with a 46" Sharp Aquos LCD!!!

And for icing on the cake, a UP Challenger hauling varnish through the Wasatch!! Add a cold one and some chips......heaven!!!
Bring back the Slumbercoaches!!

LNJ614
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Post by LNJ614 » Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:47 pm

In time,like everything else, the price of Hi-def equipment will be affordable to just about anyone.

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