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March 20, 2018

Catching Up

So, I've decided that I want to make a video of some sorts out of my trip. Now, I have to root around and see what videos I captured on the trip. But, the first thing I want to find is the video(s) that Jen and I made from our trips to mexico last year. Last year, we went to Cancun/Chichen Itza/Tulum for Spring break, and then to Los Cabos, Todos Santos, and La Paz in the Summer. And I know we made at least one video from all of that, if not 2. One of them was to the song Hero.

1) Find video Hero.
2) Find GoPro footage from trip.
3) Identify the 2 guys I was riding with in Colombia and Ecuador.
4) Identify the people I was riding with in Honduras. I believe that the people I was riding with in Honduras was Michelle Davis (michelleleighdavis@gmail.com) and M'hamed Jebbanema (mjebb@yahoo.com).
5) Identify the 2 guys I was riding with in Colombia and Ecuador. - It was
Carlos Andres Alvarez Bedoya & Eduardo Revelo. I'm friends with them on Facebook. I have Carlos' contact in WhatsApp.

So, if I launch iMovie, and click on "Audio" at the top, I do see the audio for Hero in here. Then I see a bunch of audio recordings from my 2nd trip to Alaska, which is pretty cool.

Hmmm. I do see my video for Guanella Pass that I made shortly before I left. That makes me think that maybe I copied my video off from last year with Jennifer. I might have copied that off. Let me see if I copied it onto my S drive.

OK. So, I located a few things. Here's the location where I was uploading my files on a daily basis:


So, this is where I was uploading my files on the road from the MacBook Air. I'd pick a few of my favorite photos, and upload them to this file location. The thought being that, if I ever crashed and burned and totally destroyed my MacBook Air and my backups, then at least I'd have these photos anyway.

Export of MacBook Air before leaving Colorado:

Also, there is a file somewhere that shows date time stamps on all of the videos I exported on the road, as Apple Sux and loses the date time stamp on the videos when you export them.

I don't see our video from Mexico with the song "Hero" anywhere. Not clear where it is.

OK. Now, I want to focus on finding my GoPro videos from the trip. These videos would not be something that I was uploading on the road, as they're too large. So, these videos would only be on my MacBook Air, or else on one of the 2 external drives that I took with me on the trip.

Now, I'm certain that I took two external drives with me. Right now, I only see one lying around. Big surprise. It's a Seagate 4 TB drive. OK. This is the one we want, I think. It's a new one I got for the trip, apparently.

OK. So, it looks like I exported all of my videos from iphotos(*.mkv) on 1/3/2018. Yeah..this looks right. Yeah...OK...and, I remember that a few videos I kept on the local drive (death-defying ride through Honduras, etc).

Date-time Stamp Secret Decoder Ring: This web page seems to have videos, along with the date time stamp which is lost at the time the videos are exported because Apple sucks so fucking hard:


But, if I just focus on the videos that are still in the laptop....just go to iPhoto - Videos, and there are a lot of videos in here.

Some of the vidoes are from my iPhone 6s Plus(IMG_XXXX.MOV). Some of the videos are from the GoPro cameras (GOPR9999.MP4).

The still shots I was apparently exporting as follows:

and 2 weeks later, when I calmed down a little...

Posted by Rob Kiser on March 20, 2018 at 10:08 AM


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