Note : While waiting for me to draft new post on Sydney Trip, just enjoy the show :)
Who would expect snow in Spring huh? That's what happened during our trip to Sydney, Australia, on October 2012. It ruined half of our itinerary when roads were closed with strong wind, heavy rain, and thick snow. We thought that everything was a failure, but being us, we had the best out of it. Will blog about this trip soon. Till then, enjoy!
Here is the link : http://youtu.be/rAEQkievg4c
The story behind the video-making.
Well, I had difficulties in deriving this video. Let me tell you this. I have approximately 134 clips that I shot in Sydney, and I have selected only 38 clips to be included in the final outcome. I am using Windows Movie Maker on XP that I believe, should be the outdated version. It crashed thousand times! I had to re-do the project, not once, not twice, but five times, due to my silly mistakes, where I dragged all clips directly from the memory card. Pfft! Though I cannot accept that this software don't keep cache and don't need original source files, I then transferred all clips into my laptop, and re-pointed all clips to correct path. Voila, it worked! But still, I was unable to save as movie file. Dang!
It took me two nights to figure out the issue before I switched to hubby's laptop, and finally managed to save a movie, with the help of Vista and latest version of Windows Movie Maker. Wooho! (Now I know why Raw said he has Publish button instead of Save as movie). I edited the existing project, but again, luck was not on my side coz I didn't perform Maghrib yet. Aih..I had an issue where half of the video was displayed as blank! I then got an idea and decided to separate the master file into two, save them as a movie each. Both had good display! So I re-joined them using the software, since Windows Movie Maker able to stitch them up. I swear, I prayed to Allah (non-stop) and said "Aku akan puasa kalo movie ni jadi". I then, published/saved the movie and closed my eyes with my both hands, while it was rendering.
I went for Maghrib and Isya' prayer and non-stop asking for Allah's help. I went back into our SoHo and saw the file was saved successfully. I took a deep breath and double clicked the saved movie...and on God's will, I realized that I had tears of joy...sob...sob...I'VE MADE IT! My first ever travel video! (I did Korea slideshow before, but not a fully-video presentation.)Alhamdulillah...ALLAH DOES HELP THOSE IN NEED. TRUST HIM. HE'LL SMOOTH YOUR THINGS. And so, I am fasting today :)