Thunderstorm in Oslo

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Thunderstorm in Oslo – July 2009 from Eirik Solheim on Vimeo.

We’ve had 30 degrees Celsius and fantastic weather for the last couple of weeks. But today we had the most serious thunderstorm I’ve seen so far in the five years we’ve been living in this flat. A couple of minutes later and I have learned that my 5D Mark II survives huge amounts of rain. And it is capable of capturing lightning in HD…

At the end of the video I helped the storm stopping using a simple dissolve…

Thunderstorm in Oslo

Vimeo High Definition Web Video

Back in October last year Vimeo added a possibility for users to upload HD videos. On request from a discussion I have going over at AVS Forum I decided to test it with one of the clips from my new Panasonic HDC-SD5. It is embedded in standard definition below. To watch it in HD you have to click through to the video and hit the “full” button in the lower right corner of the video. I would also recommend that you turn scaling off with the small button to the right when the video is in full screen.

Panasonic HDC-SD5 Test Clip 720 50p from Eirik Solheim on Vimeo.

And by the way. From my quick tests so far Vimeo really rocks. I’ll try it out over the next couple of weeks.

Vimeo High Definition Web Video