It’s been interesting doing video of the backcountry skiing binding collection. Since we only need small short clips for web publication I’ve been using my Canon A-620 digicam to shoot the clips. They’re shot at 640×480 size, with the only tweaks being setting the white balance and making sure the lighting is fairly even. I then bring the clip into Windows Movie Maker, quickly add a copyright title and some music, then save/compress for web publication. I like more complex video editing software for bigger projects, but using a consumer style editor such as Movie Maker keeps things simple. It loads fast, has few confusing options, and seems to compress the video quickly with decent results.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.