On-ride videos are one step beyond simple pictures

On-ride videos are one step beyond simple pictures

Post by Brad » Wed, 06 Jun 2007 03:13:06


Sidewinder and KBF...Why didn't I think of that!  Take an on-ride video of
your reactions throughout the entire ride. I'd buy a CD/DVD of that.  Would
you?

In fact, why don't they setup on-ride video cameras on every coaster in a
park.  You just swipe a card or something as you file into the train and the
video automatically gets switched on and is stored in your directory on a
server.  They could even offer a package deal for 5, 10, or whatever number
of videos you want and then at the end of the day, you simply pick up the
VCD/DVD on the way out.  All they would have to do is network all the ride
videos together to one server and compile it in one location by the main
gate to get a professional looking DVD of your special day.

It sounds good to me.  I'd pay for it.

Any thoughts?

--
Brad D.

 
 
 

On-ride videos are one step beyond simple pictures

Post by BaSSiStiS » Wed, 06 Jun 2007 06:22:35


Quote:
> Any thoughts?

Write it up and send it to Six Flags...there'll be a Vice Presidency gig
waiting for you.

 
 
 

On-ride videos are one step beyond simple pictures

Post by Jim Shaffe » Wed, 06 Jun 2007 06:48:09

The one onride video installation I've seen (Talon) charges $21.
That's a lot of money for 2 minutes of video.  (Keep in mind that I
think onride photo prices are ridiculous too.)

 
 
 

On-ride videos are one step beyond simple pictures

Post by Brad » Wed, 06 Jun 2007 11:07:52

I agree with you.  They're ridiculously expensive.  Videos would surely be
way more but what a great idea.  If only it could be done without being too
pricey for the "average Joe".  I bet Cedar Point could do it.  That would
make them really stand out and lead the pack in a truly revolutionary
experience.

Brad D.


Quote:
> The one onride video installation I've seen (Talon) charges $21.
> That's a lot of money for 2 minutes of video.  (Keep in mind that I
> think onride photo prices are ridiculous too.)

 
 
 

On-ride videos are one step beyond simple pictures

Post by Gil » Wed, 06 Jun 2007 11:22:14

That's not that expensive, actually. The onride photos cost that much
for any decent sized photo. Considering the cost of the hardware,
cameras, network etc., I don't think they could sell them that
cheaply.
 
 
 

On-ride videos are one step beyond simple pictures

Post by KeRu6 » Wed, 06 Jun 2007 11:48:42


Quote:
> Sidewinder and KBF...Why didn't I think of that!  Take an on-ride video of
> your reactions throughout the entire ride. I'd buy a CD/DVD of that.  Would
> you?
> It sounds good to me.  I'd pay for it.

> Any thoughts?

> --
> Brad D.

Carowinds started that last year on Top Gun. I don't know if they are
still doing it this year.

Ken

 
 
 

On-ride videos are one step beyond simple pictures

Post by Dave Althoff, Jr » Sat, 09 Jun 2007 23:08:43

: In fact, why don't they setup on-ride video cameras on every coaster in a
: park.  You just swipe a card or something as you file into the train and the
: video automatically gets switched on and is stored in your directory on a
: server.  They could even offer a package deal for 5, 10, or whatever number
: of videos you want and then at the end of the day, you simply pick up the
: VCD/DVD on the way out.  All they would have to do is network all the ride
: videos together to one server and compile it in one location by the main
: gate to get a professional looking DVD of your special day.
:
: It sounds good to me.  I'd pay for it.
:
: Any thoughts?

A few years ago, the "hot new idea" at IAAPA was video.  Two on-ride
video systems appeared, and another system that was a very interesting
idea, though no real proof-of-concept was shown.  The idea is that you
get an RFID tag when you enter the park, and your whereabouts is reported
to a computer system throughout the day as your image is captured by
cameras all over the park...on-ride cameras, midway cameras, whatever.  
At the end of the day you visit a kiosk where a custom DVD is made for
you.  The idea is that the disc contains a generic park promo video, with
generic "drop in" locations where your video can be inserted.  So for
example, if you rode the roller coaster, the DVD would contain an image
of you riding the roller coaster.  If you didn't ride it, the DVD would
contain equivalent generic footage.  It was a neat idea, and I can see it
working, but I'm not sure how to make it work *well*...especially given
that there may be multiple choices for some of the video.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
    /X\        _      *** Respect rides. They do not respect you. ***
   /XXX\      /X\     /X\_      _     /X\__      _     _        _____
  /XXXXX\    /XXX\   /XXXX\_   /X\   /XXXXX\    /X\   /X\      /XXXXX
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On-ride videos are one step beyond simple pictures

Post by Brad » Sun, 10 Jun 2007 02:57:29

Very cool concept but you're right, it's hard to make it work well.  I'd
just like to see an on coaster video looking back at you like we see in so
many professional documentaries.  That would be cool.

Brad D.



Quote:

> : In fact, why don't they setup on-ride video cameras on every coaster in
> a
> : park.  You just swipe a card or something as you file into the train and
> the
> : video automatically gets switched on and is stored in your directory on
> a
> : server.  They could even offer a package deal for 5, 10, or whatever
> number
> : of videos you want and then at the end of the day, you simply pick up
> the
> : VCD/DVD on the way out.  All they would have to do is network all the
> ride
> : videos together to one server and compile it in one location by the main
> : gate to get a professional looking DVD of your special day.
> :
> : It sounds good to me.  I'd pay for it.
> :
> : Any thoughts?

> A few years ago, the "hot new idea" at IAAPA was video.  Two on-ride
> video systems appeared, and another system that was a very interesting
> idea, though no real proof-of-concept was shown.  The idea is that you
> get an RFID tag when you enter the park, and your whereabouts is reported
> to a computer system throughout the day as your image is captured by
> cameras all over the park...on-ride cameras, midway cameras, whatever.
> At the end of the day you visit a kiosk where a custom DVD is made for
> you.  The idea is that the disc contains a generic park promo video, with
> generic "drop in" locations where your video can be inserted.  So for
> example, if you rode the roller coaster, the DVD would contain an image
> of you riding the roller coaster.  If you didn't ride it, the DVD would
> contain equivalent generic footage.  It was a neat idea, and I can see it
> working, but I'm not sure how to make it work *well*...especially given
> that there may be multiple choices for some of the video.

> --Dave Althoff, Jr.
>    /X\        _      *** Respect rides. They do not respect you. ***
>   /XXX\      /X\     /X\_      _     /X\__      _     _        _____
>  /XXXXX\    /XXX\   /XXXX\_   /X\   /XXXXX\    /X\   /X\      /XXXXX
> _/XXXXXXX\__/XXXXX\/XXXXXXXX\_/XXX\_/XXXXXXX\__/XXX\_/XXX\_/\_/XXXXXX

 
 
 

On-ride videos are one step beyond simple pictures

Post by Dave Althoff, Jr » Sun, 10 Jun 2007 12:38:15

: Very cool concept but you're right, it's hard to make it work well.  I'd
: just like to see an on coaster video looking back at you like we see in so
: many professional documentaries.  That would be cool.

In that case, go visit certain Cedar Fair parks where exactly that system
has been implemented on several rides this year, or visit the Santa
Monica Pier and ride the West Coaster.  I don't know where all the system
has been implemented, or how long the clips are, but I know Cedar Point
installed a ride video system on Raptor this year.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
    /X\        _      *** Respect rides. They do not respect you. ***
   /XXX\      /X\     /X\_      _     /X\__      _     _        _____
  /XXXXX\    /XXX\   /XXXX\_   /X\   /XXXXX\    /X\   /X\      /XXXXX
_/XXXXXXX\__/XXXXX\/XXXXXXXX\_/XXX\_/XXXXXXX\__/XXX\_/XXX\_/\_/XXXXXX

 
 
 

On-ride videos are one step beyond simple pictures

Post by xrae » Mon, 11 Jun 2007 01:01:13

BGT has an on-ride video available from SheiKra. From what I could
tell, you don't get individual reaction shots, just train overviews
from about three spots on the ride (with riders clearly
distinguishable). Cost was about $20. We didn't buy. If it had been an
entire on-ride video we would have considered it for that price. ~ Rae
 
 
 

On-ride videos are one step beyond simple pictures

Post by lambertma » Mon, 11 Jun 2007 01:39:48

On Jun 8, 11:38 pm, "Dave Althoff, Jr."

Quote:

> In that case, go visit certain Cedar Fair parks where exactly that system
> has been implemented on several rides this year, or visit the Santa
> Monica Pier and ride the West Coaster.  I don't know where all the system
> has been implemented, or how long the clips are, but I know Cedar Point
> installed a ride video system on Raptor this year.

...and on Woodstock Express. It's not yet on TTD, MF, Wicked Twister,
Magnum, Iron Dragon or Corkscrew, and I didn't ride the others when I
visited last month so I can't speak for them.

The videos are at least 45 seconds long; I didn't catch the price.

Not having this on TTD seems to be a huge missed opportunity.

-Chris in Indy

 
 
 

On-ride videos are one step beyond simple pictures

Post by Wolf » Mon, 11 Jun 2007 08:08:19

Quote:
>> In that case, go visit certain Cedar Fair parks where exactly that system
>> has been implemented on several rides this year, or visit the Santa
>> Monica Pier and ride the West Coaster.  I don't know where all the system
>> has been implemented, or how long the clips are, but I know Cedar Point
>> installed a ride video system on Raptor this year.

> ...and on Woodstock Express. It's not yet on TTD, MF, Wicked Twister,
> Magnum, Iron Dragon or Corkscrew, and I didn't ride the others when I
> visited last month so I can't speak for them.

> The videos are at least 45 seconds long; I didn't catch the price.

> Not having this on TTD seems to be a huge missed opportunity.

Woodstock Express is a great idea.

--
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-Wolf

 
 
 

On-ride videos are one step beyond simple pictures

Post by Brad » Tue, 12 Jun 2007 06:28:56

A full start to stop on-ride video of yourself on TTD!  That would be SO
great!  I'd definitely buy that if it was $20 or so.  $25 would be my
cut-off though.

Who else would buy one from TTD?  At what cost would be too much for you to
cough up the dough?

Brad D.


Quote:
> On Jun 8, 11:38 pm, "Dave Althoff, Jr."

>> In that case, go visit certain Cedar Fair parks where exactly that system
>> has been implemented on several rides this year, or visit the Santa
>> Monica Pier and ride the West Coaster.  I don't know where all the system
>> has been implemented, or how long the clips are, but I know Cedar Point
>> installed a ride video system on Raptor this year.

> ...and on Woodstock Express. It's not yet on TTD, MF, Wicked Twister,
> Magnum, Iron Dragon or Corkscrew, and I didn't ride the others when I
> visited last month so I can't speak for them.

> The videos are at least 45 seconds long; I didn't catch the price.

> Not having this on TTD seems to be a huge missed opportunity.

> -Chris in Indy

 
 
 

On-ride videos are one step beyond simple pictures

Post by BaSSiStiS » Tue, 12 Jun 2007 08:45:05


Quote:
>A full start to stop on-ride video of yourself on TTD!  That would be SO
>great!  I'd definitely buy that if it was $20 or so.  $25 would be my
>cut-off though.

Have you SEEN what TTD does to the human face???

I never want to see my jowls riding that.

 
 
 

On-ride videos are one step beyond simple pictures

Post by Brad » Tue, 12 Jun 2007 11:17:10

I would!  That would be a hoot to see.


Quote:



>>A full start to stop on-ride video of yourself on TTD!  That would be SO
>>great!  I'd definitely buy that if it was $20 or so.  $25 would be my
>>cut-off though.

> Have you SEEN what TTD does to the human face???

> I never want to see my jowls riding that.