Elk rescue, magic words that draw a lot of attention, How often does one hear about an elk needing rescued from a hazardous situation?
Regular readers have followed the incident at the old school in Benezette, Pennsylvania quite closely. I have spent a significant portion of the last week editing an extremely short film of the incident.
If you have problems playing the video read the instructions in the latter part of the post before giving up. One of the best work-arounds is to turn the HD off. The quality is still quite good for web video.
Pennsylvania Elk Rescue from Willard C. Hill on Vimeo.
For an even better viewing experience Click Here. It will take you to Vimeo where you can view the video in a larger player.
For those who are technically minded, I filmed the incident with a Canon Xl-H1 with normal lens. Editing was done with Sony Vegas 9.0b.
This is my first attempt at compressing high definition video for the web. Video enthusiasts will notice some compression artifacts where the video fades from the title page into the opening scene.
To prevent "stuttering" or hang-ups on playback, it is best to allow the video to buffer before playing. It may help on a slow computer to turn off HD(look at right side of video player, hover the mouse over the play bar, or you may need to hit play, and you should see three boxes appear in the right side of the player: share, embed, and HD. Click once to turn HD on, and once to turn it off. It should be on by default on your first visit).
I hope to incorporate more video in future posts is this works out well,as I actually do more work with video than with stills, but hesitate to post clips because of quality problems.
At any rate, this should wrap up the series on The Elk Rescue unless I learn further information about the fate of the bull.