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ralphhardwick 16 Jul 2012 12:39

Full video of Tunisia Trip in 95 LR Discovery
It has only taken 2 years, but I have finally finished and uploaded the fully edited video of our overland trip, in a 95 LR Discovery, to Tunisia with Atlas Overland.

The trip took place in October 2010 and the write up can be found here:

Tunisia October 2010

and the videos are here:

Tunisia 2010 - The video


bobn 16 Jul 2012 18:29

Tunisia video
Absolutely brilliant video, especially the soundtrack. You've given me itchy feet again:clap:

ralphhardwick 17 Jul 2012 13:17

Glad you enjoyed it.

The picture and sound editing got better as I went along. I did try and make the music fit the scene.

This was the result of over 60 hours of video and over 2500 photos.

As you can imagine it took many hours to finish.

ralphhardwick 17 Jul 2012 20:15

Just for a bit of fun, here is a trailer I posted on Youtube before I managed to get the videos finished

Bob asked me a few questions via a PM. I thought the answers might be of interest to others so I have copied my response here:

This is the camera mount that I used:


It was very stable and you can even mount it on the outside of the vehicle if you're feeling brave.

I would advise against the idea of mounting the camera and just letting it run for the following reasons.

1. A fixed view, through the windscreen, leads to a pretty boring video after a while. That's why I inserted still photos, just to add some variety. On my next trip I shall be using various mounting points and 2 cameras to add some variety. There is a programme running on BBC at the moment called 'world's most dangerous roads'. It is worth watching the variety of camera angles and viewpoints they use to add interest. There seems to be a general rule that any clip over 10-12 seconds-ish showing the same view becomes very boring. If you watch most films/tv programmes it's amazing how often they change the angle/view. I tried to stick to this with my videos but it was very difficult with just one angle of view.

2. I had over 60 hours of video from one 2 week trip. It was a mind numbing task to go through it all and edit it down. It probably took me the equivalent of 10 full days to put together the 1h 45m that is on the website. Anything more than that becomes a real slog to watch in one go. I ripped several DVDs for other group members and >2 hours still allows you good quality video on one DVD disc.

I have now bought a GoPro Hero2 HD (£299) and a Kodak Playsport (£90) for the next trip. They are both 1080p HD, water and dust proof and come with a variety of internal and external mounts. In addition I have already 'mapped' out, in my mind some of the angles and 'shots' that I want to take before I leave.

For the editing I used imovie and an Apple MacBook Pro. I have used PCs for many years but, last year, decided to try a mac and I am now pretty sold on it. Especially for video editing. Imovie is a fantastic package considering that it is free.

If you want to stick with PCs then I can recommend Adobe Premier Elements which is about £70-ish.

I hope this is of interest.

tacr2man 22 Jul 2012 16:44

connection difficulty
I cant seem to get to the video sites or the blog link , anyone else getting a problem?

ralphhardwick 23 Jul 2012 13:54

Many apologies but it would seem that my site has been 'hacked' and hijacked. It now seems to direct you to a search page.:censored::censored::censored:

I have contacted my host company and I hope it will be back up and running soon.

ralphhardwick 24 Jul 2012 16:29

I have now received a grovelling apology from my webhost. Apparently they 'upgraded' my site to new secure servers. Unfortunately they left the domain name behind so it defaulted to a search page.

Still its up and running again now.:thumbup1:

scott.l. 3 Sep 2012 06:46

I would like to have a chat with you about Tunisia. As you know im in Norfolk too, so let me know when you are free? Im looking at doing Tunisia in Aug 2013, so gathering info now.
Are you going to the Overland show in Oct? If so, hope to see you there.


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ralphhardwick 3 Sep 2012 12:32

Happy to meet up and share info.
I have sent you a PM.

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