Wow, amazingly thorough and detailed job. Thank you for such an honest and thoughtful review.
I get that a lot. My dad was in radio (he was a DJ in Detroit during the 60's), so I guess I inherited some of that.drliu said:Also it's impressive that you have a radio voice! You could be Movie Preview Guy #3
I thought you were going for a Cinéma vérité or documentary look for the driving scenes.brian said:The driving footage was shot with my little Panasonic Lumix TS2. It's a great little camera which I was able to stick to the car with a single suction cup mount that I got on eBay for like $3. Unfortunately, the TS2 shot only 720p @ 30fps which didn't match up right with the 24fps video from the HMC-150 which is why the footage you see of the road are a little jerky. Next time I have to remember to set the HMC to shoot 30fps so that it'll match the TS2.
Those were some roads that run along Lake Travis by my house. Very scenic, but very slow roads. In one clip there was a cop on the right shoulder waiting for speeders to come around the corner, but that shot got cut from the final edit. Those are some of the most scenic roads in Austin, but not really the best for driving. There are better yet less scenic driving roads farther to the west and southwest.Sigurd said:Great job Brian. You impress me by the amount of time and effort you have put into this and Fisker Owner's Club. Even though I have had a somewhat different experience and impression of some of the features of the Karma, I must say I agree with the vast majority of your statements.
Now my question for you is: What roads are you on in the video. I'm definitely coming to Austin to drive some of those. Just can't decide if I will bring the Karma or the Gallardo yet.
That explains a lot. I saw the video before I knew it was you. Very well spoken. I'm looking forward to the 20 minute video on the command center.brian said:I get that a lot. My dad was in radio (he was a DJ in Detroit during the 60's), so I guess I inherited some of that.drliu said:Also it's impressive that you have a radio voice! You could be Movie Preview Guy #3
Loved the dedication to your video but can't tell if you're happy w your karma or not ...I hope that u are, thanks for sharing.brian said:Over the last few weeks I've been putting together a pretty thorough review of my car. I had to edit it like crazy to keep it from being an hour long, but the results are still about 27 minutes:
You know, I'm confused about my mileage. In the video I stated that I usually get 42-44 miles on a charge, but I'm starting to question that. I was calculating that based on what the battery indicator was telling me as I drove over "known" distances, not what the actual trip computer said, since I was just letting that run up to 1000 miles to get an average.ixtractm said:Fantastic review!! Incredibly well done. I am envious of your 42 mi range on electric. I am getting 32-35 mi. on Long Island. Do you think the colder temperatures have some effect? I am still averaging 70 mpg with my driving habits so i am still pleased. Again great job.