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Hey all, this is the chief light bulb changer over here at MaxAttack! World Headquarters. Been trying to figure out a way to document the great MaxAttack! action from this year. Grant, who has logged countless hours and spent much cashish on the awesome videos for us, is busier than a one-legged man in an asskickin' contest this year, so I am happy to announce that Matt "Bling" Johnston has offered to give us a hand! Humungoid thanks to both Grant and Matt, as well as to all the guys out there shooting for MaxAttack!

Here's the scoop. Gonna do a full season wrapup webisode that covers all 3 2011 MaxAttack! events.

Here's what we need from YOU! If you have in-car video from any (or some...or all) of the MaxAttack! events, you can upload it to Matt's FTP site. Inside the MaxAttack folder, create a new folder. Name the new folder with Driver and what the video is (which rally, etc.). If you know what footage is what, feel free to add a little text file in there to help Matt navigate your footage. (In other words, if you know of a piece of awesomeness and where it is on which clip, your chances of having it make the webisode are better if you take the time to tell us!)

Here's how to get the data to Matt.

ftp.mattjohnstonsfp.com
login: [email protected]
pass: [email protected]

Deadline? ASAP. (I'm sure Matt will give me something concrete as soon as he reads this.)

Thanks again to ALL OF YOU MAXATTACKERS for making 2011 another successful year of MaxAttack! 2WD competition.

That's it! Hope you're all straightening your suspension, welding up your cracked bits, rebuilding your broke stuff, and getting ready for an even crazier 2012 MaxAttack! season!

Lurch
 

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Are you using an FTP client? Or web browser?

If you're sitting behind a router, sometimes there are issues with ftp, passive vs. active mode. I don't recall which is which, but maybe post what kind of client you're trying to use to do the upload first.
 

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I'll try to get some stuff together by Friday afternoon. Don't have time to get to my footage until then.
 

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Are you using an FTP client? Or web browser?

If you're sitting behind a router, sometimes there are issues with ftp, passive vs. active mode. I don't recall which is which, but maybe post what kind of client you're trying to use to do the upload first.
I just got a FTP client and seems to be working now, Thanks I'm now to this ftp stuff
 

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Should be the best image format you have- he'll compress it when he's done.
Yup. Please don't re compress anything unless you have too. Original camera files are fine.

If you want to cut down a huge 10 minute chunk of incar to 20 seconds where the action happens, that's cool. Preffered codecs for that would be Prores 422 LT, Avid DNxHD, MotionJPG or even H.264 would be fine as long as it is a higher bitrate and same framerate, resolution etc. as the original video. (So no Vimeo, Youtube preset). The more res the better, so please don't shrink anything down. My FTP can take it :)

But otherwise, just the original file would be cool.
 

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If you want to cut down a huge 10 minute chunk of incar to 20 seconds where the action happens, that's cool.
What would be better would be to send a message with the files that lists filename and areas of interest and a description:
IE:
Mann_ss6_lspr2011.mov
1:15 - Stage start
4:25-5:10 - Tight and fast spot ending with big jump at R5 over yump
8:10-8:30 - Water splash and went wide on corner into ditch for a second
Etc...

Mark Malsom spent a ton of time watching a ton of in-car video for me doing just that so that I wouldn't have to watch through 25 files worth of in car. One of the 'benefits' I always listed of getting in-car video well after the event. Ferdinand did this for their video for us. Greenhouse actually made new files of interesting sections.
 

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my FTP is all jacked... keeps looping the upload once it hits 100% so it never gets on the FTP. Anyone know what would cause this? Tried 2 different programs and same stuff.
 

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my FTP is all jacked... keeps looping the upload once it hits 100% so it never gets on the FTP. Anyone know what would cause this? Tried 2 different programs and same stuff.
At least one of your files is 88meg, and not zero like before :)

Also - Only 3 teams have uploaded. C'mon guys.

If you don't jive with FTP drop me an e-mail and I will give you Dropbox access too.
 

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Currently uploading a bunch of clips. Included is a text file with some basic descriptions. These are the same files we provided to Grant, we can provide more upon request.
 

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EDIT:

Sorry about that. There is no more quota on the MaxAttack account. If you guys that had trouble could retry, it should work fine forever now.

OR if you are having FTP trouble

e-mail me at [email protected] and I will reply with access to my dropbox account - that would be cool. Don, I will DL those from you.

-Matt
 
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