- 11:46 AM, Monday,
July 12th, 2023:
- Annnnd exhale.
I've checked out most of the footage and most of it is
pretty good. Biggest issue is compression artifacting
in the forrests and, well, there's literally no
solution to avoid that considering streaming bitrates.
It's actually true of all streaming content (not just
VR180) but because you're an inch from the screen?
Even at 8k it's quite noticeable. I did a ton of
tests to try to get rid of it and I'll certainly save
the raw footage in case there's some future change in
how we stream shit... but for now, it ain't up to my
standards. Lots of it is awesome though.
- I also now know
the exact layout of all these videos. There will be 8
total, this is #5 and I'm desperately trying to get
all of these done before we go back to Ohio in 10
days. Seems doable, but all sorts of life is happening
right now. But today's entry is the place holder for
traveling to Tamarindo and the utter shock at the view
once we got there...
- The crazy thing
is? This hotel was $99 a night. What? Again, food and
"stuff" is pretty goddamned expensive (and that's
coming from someone in LA) but the hotels are wildly
reasonable. I guess it all averages out come to
think of it. The lure you in with the rates and then
before you know it you've dropped $1000 in a few days.
Hmmm... pretty smart actually. But yeah, Costa Rica
(or at least where we've been) ain't the 3rd world
economy we thought it was. Smart people. Found their
- Alright - time to
start working! Wish me luck.