Installing Rotor BearingsSubmitted On: October 1, 2006, 10:00 pm
We are planning to shoot weekly how-to videos and post them for free downloading Rotary Engine Illustrated.
At some point, we will compile them on DVDs and offer them for sale at very reasonable prices and perhaps even create a super-high-quality engine rebuilding DVD along with a printed manual, but we want to get our feet wet with little, mid-quality videos first.
We started off last Thursday by shooting an improptu, unscripted video on rotor bearing installation, using only one cheap camcorder. I think we spent 15 minutes total on it, if not less. Yeah, it ain't much to brag about, but we learned a lot about what we need to improve upon. Lighting, sound, cameras, editing. This week, we will go from only one camera to four, add some lighting, perhaps use a real microphone and maybe script it a bit more. Haven't decided on the subject yet, however. It, again, won't be great but should show modest improvement. Once we get a bunch of these modest vids in the can, the plan is to go full-bore with professional cameras, lighting, sound and editing. But for now...baby steps.Here is a temporary link to the trial video, just to give you a taste. The format is Quicktime video. In the future, we may offer other options, like WMV or a flash player.
Please give us some suggestions by posting comments, thank you! Enjoy!