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August 18, 2006 1:43 AM   Subscribe

Google Video + Google Maps + Rendezvous = Awesome Its been posted previously, but now with a map illustrating the route taken in real-time.
posted by lemonfridge (26 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Rendezvous is one of the most irresponsible (+ awesome) pieces of filmmaking I've ever seen. The map makes it a bit more interesting.

One problem: When rewinding the video (I missed one 90-degree turn), the map course continues regardless. This should probably be fixed.
posted by neckro23 at 2:03 AM on August 18, 2006


Crazy delicious.
posted by slimepuppy at 2:11 AM on August 18, 2006


According to the film's Wikipedia page the accompanying text is not correct. The car was not a Ferrari.
posted by edd at 2:33 AM on August 18, 2006


It was a 6.9L Mercedes, and the audio was overdubbed with a Ferrari at the top of fifth gear to give the impression that he was going faster than he really was.
posted by Plutor at 4:17 AM on August 18, 2006


It was a mercedes
posted by strawberryviagra at 4:17 AM on August 18, 2006


what plutor said
posted by strawberryviagra at 4:18 AM on August 18, 2006


My picture's bigger than his.
posted by strawberryviagra at 4:18 AM on August 18, 2006


One problem: When rewinding the video (I missed one 90-degree turn), the map course continues regardless. This should probably be fixed.

This page is like Dark Side of Oz. It depends on you clicking "Go" at exactly the right moment in the video, and synchronizes that way. I don't know if it's possible to get timing data out of a Google Video flash object, but I'd kind of be surprised if it was. *firing off email to my Googler friends*
posted by Plutor at 4:19 AM on August 18, 2006


I'd be curious, too, Plutor.

Aflax has a demo of firing javascript events with flash video cue points, so I guess that puts it within the realm of possibility.
posted by ph00dz at 4:46 AM on August 18, 2006


Hmph. I did this with screen caps from the video nine months ago. Lot more effort synchronizing screen caps than "Oh, just hit play and hope you got the right start time."

/unimpressed.
//bitter
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:53 AM on August 18, 2006


I found that hitting GO at 3.5/4 seconds did the trick.
posted by lemonfridge at 4:56 AM on August 18, 2006


Plutor's Dark Side of Oz comparison seems apt. The map is updated independently of the video, using this XML file:

http://bhendrix.com/wall/mdata.xml

which contains a list of location coordinates, each location associated with a time value:

marker lat="48.869436" lng="2.271284" t="22"
marker lat="48.870728" lng="2.273151" t="28"
marker lat="48.871313" lng="2.274266" t="34"
etc.

Still a neat mashup.
posted by shortfuse at 5:14 AM on August 18, 2006


Could have picked a more direct route...
posted by shecky57 at 5:34 AM on August 18, 2006


Cool way to tour Paris.
posted by stbalbach at 6:05 AM on August 18, 2006


I love the sound of burning rubber in the morning.
posted by Skygazer at 6:33 AM on August 18, 2006


Man I love this film. I would be happy with this and Climb Dance just playing on loop forever.
posted by Skorgu at 6:42 AM on August 18, 2006


Stutters too much. Maybe they should start ... uh.. slow and re-enact OJ's 25 MPH white Bronco chase in LA?
posted by hal9k at 6:59 AM on August 18, 2006


I just noticed this, but why does google use the clearly evil Mercator projection?
posted by ChasFile at 7:50 AM on August 18, 2006


Booooorrrrringg. Paris is much nicer if you walk around and actually look at things.
posted by Mister_A at 8:02 AM on August 18, 2006


Good watching but totally overdubbed. But you know the most impressive vid i saw was a similarly illegal cam on motorcycle lon-paris i think, called 'ride on the p...?' I lost the link and have never found it since (so mad..) That made this guy look like a gradma's sunday drive. His average speed was something unthinkable ...140? Anyone know it? The film quality was much better, even though the speeds were higher and therefore it was sometimes a blur, but there was incredible late-break weaving to avoid the many, many slow cars. Most of the ride was inbetween lanes, truely edge of seat watchin'.
posted by uni verse at 8:02 AM on August 18, 2006


Obviously its early morning. Catch that? The origin was not London, he he.
posted by uni verse at 8:06 AM on August 18, 2006


Awesome little mashup and definitely a cool improvment on an already great little film.
posted by mathowie at 9:30 AM on August 18, 2006


It's awesome to make at 140 Km/h in paved streets of Paris

awesome
posted by zouhair at 1:22 PM on August 18, 2006


ride on the peripherique?
posted by marvin at 1:32 PM on August 18, 2006


marvin, if that was the video uni verse was talking about, it was indeed impressive. I can imagine that kind of riding is much more under control than it looks... the real hairy bits are when other motorists do things you are not expecting, like changing lanes and closing up gaps. Gut-wrenching stuff!
posted by Acey at 5:41 PM on August 18, 2006


YES marvin thank you, thank you... for finding that which I mentioned! That is indeed the most gut-wrenching 'your are the driver' video ever.
posted by uni verse at 10:33 AM on August 24, 2006


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