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(The Weather Network)   Think you have been in a terrible blizzard? Watch these two reporters get knocked on their arse in 160km/h gusts of wind during a Nor'easter snow bomb   (theweathernetwork.com) divider line 22
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2014-03-27 08:09:18 AM  
I was hoping for death and destruction of the person that sent them to stand in the middle of that.
 
2014-03-27 08:16:23 AM  

SVenus: I was hoping for death and destruction of the person that sent them to stand in the middle of that.


Could have been worse. The newsroom could have pranked them by giving them extreme weather coats that are actually disguised wingsuits. They might be miles inland before they managed to grab onto something.
 
2014-03-27 08:16:25 AM  
God, I love Canada!
 
2014-03-27 08:20:56 AM  
Maybe it's adblock but I don't see a video

/not unblocking
 
2014-03-27 08:27:59 AM  

abhorrent1: Maybe it's adblock but I don't see a video

/not unblocking


Yeah, it's adblock. I tried with my backup browser, and could see the video.
 
2014-03-27 08:33:23 AM  
i249.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-27 09:27:25 AM  
How was the camera not shaking during that snowicane?
 
2014-03-27 09:42:34 AM  

InterruptingQuirk: How was the camera not shaking during that snowicane?


I was wondering the same thing. There is clearly no actual cameraman---used to work in TV before personnel cutbacks got so insane---so I'm guessing it was on a tripod inside a van or something. You'd still think it would be knocking around a bit, no?
 
2014-03-27 10:05:37 AM  
I'm thinking faked.  The way they stumble just looked fake.  But, then, that's just, like, my opinion.  Man.
 
2014-03-27 10:24:41 AM  

MelGoesOnTour: InterruptingQuirk: How was the camera not shaking during that snowicane?

I was wondering the same thing. There is clearly no actual cameraman---used to work in TV before personnel cutbacks got so insane---so I'm guessing it was on a tripod inside a van or something. You'd still think it would be knocking around a bit, no?


If it was in a van, then being an even larger surface for those snowicane winds to affect, wouldn't it be rocking around? I know news van are considerably heavier with all the extra equipment, but they still have a suspension system that has to give and take on the road same as any other vehicle.
 
2014-03-27 10:38:29 AM  
If you watch to the end, it was in a vehicle.  Why that vehicle wasn't shaking as bad, I do not know.

The storm was real - lived thru it and the winds weren't so bad inland, thank dog.  Still, had to schelp thru 1-2foot drifts to get to work today.  Halifax was a ghost town, yesterday
 
2014-03-27 12:01:32 PM  
Mobutu

I'm thinking faked.  The way they stumble just looked fake.  But, then, that's just, like, my opinion.  Man.

I was thinking the same thing. Man.
 
2014-03-27 12:33:54 PM  
160 km/h

That's like, about 15 mph 'Murican ?
 
2014-03-27 12:42:14 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: MelGoesOnTour: InterruptingQuirk: How was the camera not shaking during that snowicane?

I was wondering the same thing. There is clearly no actual cameraman---used to work in TV before personnel cutbacks got so insane---so I'm guessing it was on a tripod inside a van or something. You'd still think it would be knocking around a bit, no?

If it was in a van, then being an even larger surface for those snowicane winds to affect, wouldn't it be rocking around? I know news van are considerably heavier with all the extra equipment, but they still have a suspension system that has to give and take on the road same as any other vehicle.


Could it have been stabilized? Maybe they parked the van and then put it leeward.
 
2014-03-27 12:54:37 PM  

Fubini: Could it have been stabilized? Maybe they parked the van and then put it leeward.


You mean something like this?

www.brickshelf.com

I've never noticed them on smaller commercial vehicles, but I suppose they might have something like that to counter the raising of a satellite communications mast. . .
 
2014-03-27 01:10:34 PM  
So apparently, these things are called outriggers, and they do exist, though based on this company's introduction of a product for vans in 2011, they may not be as prolific as one would think by now. http://www.vertikal.net/en/news/story/12406/

www.vertikal.net

www.vertikal.net


That also appears to be a bucket truck, which would require a good deal more than a communications mast. Of course, I just remembered that RVs and trailers have had outrigging for years, so maybe not so out of the question. IDK at this point.
 
2014-03-27 01:59:53 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: InterruptingQuirk: How was the camera not shaking during that snowicane?

I was wondering the same thing. There is clearly no actual cameraman---used to work in TV before personnel cutbacks got so insane---so I'm guessing it was on a tripod inside a van or something. You'd still think it would be knocking around a bit, no?


Watch to the end, you can see the camera rolling the window up. He's filming from inside a car.
 
2014-03-27 03:37:18 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: How was the camera not shaking during that snowicane?


I remember seeing something like this years ago (possibly before Katrina) ... and it was shown that the reporter (possibly from FOX) stepped out from between two buildings for maximum effect. Obviously, camera and cameraman stayed between the buildings.

Don't know if this is the same thing. I suspect it might be.
 
2014-03-27 06:36:26 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: You mean something like this?


No, I meant camera and image stabilization.

If you mount the camera on a gimbal and add a big pendulum beneath it, the camera will stay upright even when the camera mount is shaking. Maybe a better name for this kind of thing is isolation? I'm not in the biz.

Image stabilization algorithms will take a jumpy video and smooth it out.
 
2014-03-28 03:20:33 AM  
I've been through worse.

Picture those winds and a lot more snow, at -50, in the darkness of the Arctic winter...with a polar bear creeping around somewhere nearby that has just attacked by jumping up through the window of work-camp cafeteria, but failing to gain entry.

About a dozen of us waited out the polar bear search inside a bus, until the bus started running low on fuel. Then armed security came to us, we all grabbed wrists in a big chain, and held each other up against the wind until we made it to the building.

We were not eaten.
 
2014-03-28 04:57:08 AM  
Many microwave, and most SAT trucks have stabilizing jacks.  Deploying the dish in that wind would be suicidal.  The camera was more than likely in the truck.
 
2014-03-28 08:31:46 PM  
That storm was a beast! It just nicked us on cape Cod Wednesday. Hurricane force winds. It felt and sounded like a hurricane
 
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