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Major Highway Driving

Posted: Fri, 9th Nov 2007, 5:58pm

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DaFlea

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I am requesting some stock footage at 1080 resolution of some highway driving at different times. I am not looking for film gran look so 30fps should be fine but I would like it to be letterbox. Unless some would could offer more assistance on this subject.

The footage I am looking for would either on some of California Major highways or Chicago or Atlanta would be nice. Something with like 8 lanes of traffic.

In the footage I would like to have included the merging of traffic, switching lanes, and exiting the highway.

I would need samples at different times of the day when you would experience the different levels of congestion.

For Example:

Major congestion
Heavy traffic
Moderate Traffic
Light Traffic
Express lane driving

This footage would need to include forward view and curb side and street side views as well.

I would do this myself but I don't live close enough to a city that would offer the scale of highway lanes I'm looking for.

Also I would image that 5 to 10 Min's of footage would be enough from each view.

The project I am trying to pull off is a spoof of how packets are routed through our information superhighway (aka The Internet) and how bandwidth is effect from congestion.

If someone would be willing to guide me on this short project and or offer there time to film what I need this would be greatly appreciative.

Also please dont respond with harsh words stating to Google this. I have not found anyhthing close to what I am looking for using internet search engines so I am asking the great people of this fourm for there help.

Thanks

Doug
Posted: Tue, 18th Dec 2007, 10:05pm

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FXhomer26819

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I would look for something like that on google video, then click "download to psp" so it will be in mp4 format. You could also use vixy.net to download from Youtube but the quality might not be that good.
Posted: Wed, 19th Dec 2007, 12:54am

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SilverDragon7

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DaFlea wrote:

Also please dont respond with harsh words stating to Google this. I have not found anyhthing close to what I am looking for using internet search engines so I am asking the great people of this fourm for there help.
Ok I won't...

FXhomer26819 wrote:

I would look for something like that on google video, then click "download to psp" so it will be in mp4 format. You could also use vixy.net to download from Youtube but the quality might not be that good.
Oh wait, someone already did anyway.

But anyway, it's gonna be hard finding someone to do this... I would except I live in Oregon, not Cali.
Posted: Wed, 19th Dec 2007, 10:43am

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Koradin

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You are asking someone to spend many hours over several days (maybe even weeks) to get all of the footage you need. With each clip being 2-3 gig in size, which would require several DVD's to send to you.

I highly doubt you will find anyone that can accommidate your request on here.

Your best bet would be to purchase stock footage which will probably cost a fair bit. I did a quick search on google for driving stock footage and found 2 sites fairly quickly.

http://shop.footagefirm.com/10Browse.asp
http://www.fotosearch.com/video-footage/driving.html

If you can't afford to purchase then it would be best to stick you camera in your car and film some your self, atleast that way you would get exaclty what you need. Although you did say you don't live near those types of roads, so it would invlove a hell of a lot of driving for you, but still probably cheaper than stockfootage.

Koradin
Posted: Sat, 5th Jan 2008, 3:42pm

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DaFlea

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Koradin wrote:

You are asking someone to spend many hours over several days (maybe even weeks) to get all of the footage you need. With each clip being 2-3 gig in size, which would require several DVD's to send to you.

I highly doubt you will find anyone that can accommidate your request on here.

Your best bet would be to purchase stock footage which will probably cost a fair bit. I did a quick search on google for driving stock footage and found 2 sites fairly quickly.

http://shop.footagefirm.com/10Browse.asp
http://www.fotosearch.com/video-footage/driving.html

If you can't afford to purchase then it would be best to stick you camera in your car and film some your self, atleast that way you would get exaclty what you need. Although you did say you don't live near those types of roads, so it would invlove a hell of a lot of driving for you, but still probably cheaper than stockfootage.

Koradin
Thanks for the reply, I guess I wasnt using correct keywords on my search.

I will look into what the sites have to offer, I did manage to get some footage while i was in Atlanta...

Doug