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Posted by BRAKIE on Friday, May 17, 2019 4:33 AM

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Yes, I'm aware of the YouTube footage--but honestly haven't been impressed with much of it.

Again these are guys like you and me that uses a quailty camcorder to shot their videos and has limited editing unlike the professionals that shoot videos with their high grade professional cameras and professional grade editing. Some companies even has a editing staff that work their computer magic to improve their videos.

Apples to oranges IMHO.

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Posted by BRAKIE on Friday, May 17, 2019 4:18 AM

Ed,Oh,you was talking about those plug nasty keyhole videos then I fully agree. 

Those "keyhole" videos is a insult to the railfans that shot full video.

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, May 17, 2019 1:28 AM

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Cut'em some slack since they are willing to share their videos with like minded modelers/railfans..

I don't mind cutting someone some slack, certainly. As I said above there ARE some good videos on the Tube but the majority are a bit on the rough side. I have an aversion to this vertical "smartphone" format, too. Trains are W I D E, my computer screen is W I D E and my eyes are in a horizontal format. I'm a child of the Cinemascope era.

 CBQ_vertical by Edmund, on Flickr

So why do we have to suffer through all these videos that have been shot through a keyhole? Add to that the jumpy, excited, pan, zoom, pan some more, zoom back out — ad infinitum.

I have some YouTube videos posted myself and I hope that they are pleasant to watch and the viewer doesn't need medication to calm the nerves after viewing. (cue Blair Witch Project)

Just sayin' Free videos are like free computer software, 'ya pays yer money and ya' take yer choice. Eat the meat, spit out the bone.

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Posted by PRR8259 on Friday, May 17, 2019 12:29 AM

Yes, I'm aware of the YouTube footage--but honestly haven't been impressed with much of it.

I'm looking for professionally filmed/edited dvd's that have a better picture.

The Abo Canyon double tracking project was completed during 2012, and apparently security is fairly tight.  Most available dvd footage of Abo Canyon seems to date from 1999, when it was still single track...I was somehow hoping for something better than YouTube quality, and it appears to be partly a security issue.

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Posted by BRAKIE on Thursday, May 16, 2019 5:58 PM

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There may be an occasional "good" video on YouTube but IMHO, they are rare, indeed. Some of the video producers have samples available on-line so you can get an idea of what is available.

Ed,Average Joe railfan is not a professional like the companies you mention nor does he have professional cameras and studio in which to dub,edit and add voice over and yes,some times sound..

Cut'em some slack since they are willing to share their videos with like minded modelers/railfans.. It can take a lot of time to edit and upload a video to YouTube. I know I have uploaded some of  my railroad videos and one gaming test.

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Posted by SPSOT fan on Thursday, May 16, 2019 7:22 AM

gmpullman
 

I can not say what's out there for BNSF but I will mention that compared to YouTube I would never give up my collection of Green Frog, Herron Video, Sunday River, Pentrex, Hopewell, etc. professionally produced DVDs.

I could agree with that! Professionally produced DVDs certainly have a higher quality on average than most stuff on YouTube. I just don’t do DVDs because they cost something, while YouTube is free! Not that they are not worth the cost though...

There is some professionally produced stuff on YouTube. My personal favorite is a channel call “Distant Signal”. Though it focuses mostly on CSX in Florida and doesn’t really help the OP, it’s still worth checking out, very well done conten and always entertaining.

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, May 16, 2019 5:04 AM

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I wouldn’t look for DVDs when there is so much free stuff available online.

I can not say what's out there for BNSF but I will mention that compared to YouTube I would never give up my collection of Green Frog, Herron Video, Sunday River, Pentrex, Hopewell, etc. professionally produced DVDs.

Some of these are expertly transfered, many from 16mm color film or pro video equipment (although most of my library is pre-1970) and I enjoy the quality of the production.

There may be an occasional "good" video on YouTube but IMHO, they are rare, indeed. Some of the video producers have samples available on-line so you can get an idea of what is available.

 

http://www.greenfrog.com/BNSF_WesternSpectacular_5PAK.shtml

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Posted by BRAKIE on Thursday, May 16, 2019 4:58 AM

IMHO Pentrex makes the best railroad DVDs on the market.

As already been mention there's tons of railroad videos on You Tube plus there is live stream cameras like Virtual Railfan that covers BNSF.

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Posted by SPSOT fan on Thursday, May 16, 2019 3:03 AM

I suspect you will easily be able to find some footage of BNSF stuff on YouTube. Videos are probably endless regarding such a common, modern railroad. MRVP also has some railfanning stuff, though it’s mostly subscription only. I wouldn’t look for DVDs when there is so much free stuff available online.

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Posted by nealknows on Thursday, May 16, 2019 2:19 AM

You may want to check out the Trains magazine forum or the magazine itself to see who is advertising DVD's. there are so many, I think the people on that forum would know best. Good luck!

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Opinions on best BNSF dvds?
Posted by PRR8259 on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 6:26 PM

Hello folks--

Just wondering what your thoughts are on the best dvds out there regarding BNSF diesels (all the various versions of pumpkins or swishes, and not necessarily the pre-BNSF paint schemes).

Also, Is there any good footage of Abo Canyon, NM, since the double tracking project was completed?

Thanks for your thoughts.

John

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