Post by Dashcam Georgia on Oct 13, 2015 20:23:43 GMT -5
Hello everybody... Just starting out with posting dashcam videos to YouTube. I've had the camera for a couple of years, and have just now started finding my way around YouTube. Channel is "under construction" and I'll give a shoutout when I post my first real video...
Most of my videos will be of my daily commute within Cobb County (NW suburb of ATL).
Camera: GoPro Hero 3+ Black (1080p 60fps Medium FOV) Car: 2005 MINI Cooper Sport Software: Final Cut Pro 6 Hardware: 2009 Mac Pro running Snow Leopard
Post by Dashcam Georgia on Oct 14, 2015 10:59:00 GMT -5
Hey man; I recognize that car... I found PRR yesterday and figured it would be a good place to put my channel name into play (even if I haven't loaded any actual videos yet)
Also, on Stilesboro Monday, after pulling out of Kroger (Brookstone), I almost got tagged by a maniac in a silver late model F-150. Camera was rolling; best clip for me to date (it's trailer worthy). I'll be posting the raw clip; look for it late tomorrow or Friday.
Thursday night update on the F-150 clip: Clip is uploaded to YT. What's not shown in the clip: When I pulled out onto Stilesboro, the F-150 had just turned onto Stilesboro from Mars Hill (100+ yards (I think) from where I pulled out). It was clear that he was in a hurry. I noticed him "think about" moving to the right lane but then he moved back to the left lane and that's when I turned onto Stilesboro.
Shortly after I turned onto Stilesboro, he blew by between me and the other truck. I didn't think I would be able to catch him, but I managed to (SUPERCHARGERS: Everybody should own one). I think he was surprised to see me back there and that's when he decided to move back to the right lane and stop at the subdivision entrance. That's where I cut the clip; brake fade in the MINI scared the crap out of me and I let out a few F bombs. Anyway, by the time I turned around there at the subdivision entrance, he had turned around to go back from whence he came (tail between his legs; I hope he was late for work).
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