On Saturday we took the San Francisco cable car from the Powell St stop, where it turns around, all the way to Fisherman’s Wharf. I shot the entire ride in 1080p with my Canon 5D. I’d never done the cable car ride before but now I highly recommend it. Make sure you are sitting in the front, or hanging off the side. It’s a great way to see a lot of the city.
Check out the rolling fog over Alcatraz towards the end of the video. Very cool. Make sure you click to full screen the video, HD is on.
The Powell St station is also where the cable car turns around.
Details on the video: Canon 5D Mark II 1080p H.264. Edited on Final Cut Pro with ProRes 422. 1000% speed across the board. Exported to H.264 and then uploaded to Vimeo. The exported H.264 video still looks flawless on my machine, but Vimeo definitely added a lot of encoding artifacts. Boooo. You can click to download the quicktime video on the Vimeo page.
No, I’m not going to stop complaining about flash video. Get over it.