Delaware Valley Hi Railers in High Definition


A special Thursday treat for you – the Delaware Valley Hi Railers video in high definition. It’s a big file, but well worth the download. The high resolution 1280×720 format gives you a better opportunity to appreciate all the attention to detail in the ‘Railers enormous three-rail O-gauge setup at the Great Train Expo in Reading, PA last month. I’ve watched this video a dozen times, and every time I discover something new. (We originally published this clip in 400×225 a few weeks ago.)

It’s especially appropriate that we post this high definition version, as we met some Hi Railers who shoot in high def as well. (We had a nice chat about that.) Here’s sending a big shout out to all the Hi Railers, and best wishes as they prepare for their next big setup.

NOTE TO READERS: If you’re into the high def thing, check out this interview with Janelle Wolfe shot on the Comcast Tonight set.


Blues City Blues Band in High Definition

Here’s a link to the high definition version of the segment we did with Blues City Blues Band. (If you haven’t watched a high definition video on this site before, you’ll be prompted to download a small application.)


If you have trouble getting this high definition version, you can always watch the original Quicktime version.

Steven White Interview Part 1 in HD


We’re pleased to continue our series on Berks County, PA artists in high definition video.

Here we bring you the high definition (1280×720) version of the first part of our interview with watercolorist Steven White showing full detail of some of his work.

We posted the 400×225 version of our interview with Steven last week.


Check out our growing library of high definition of videos from Berks County, PA

Bob Eck Interview in HD


Our interview with local pro photographer Bob Eck kicks off a mini-series on Berks County, PA artists on Berks.TV in high definition. The six-minute interview, originally published in December in our usual 400×225 format, also features clips of Bob’s work interwoven with our discussion that day at Max Crema’s. You’ll enjoy the high-resolution shots of Ireland and local botanical gardens.

We’ve gotten some great feedback about these HD videos. Let us know what YOU think!

Janelle Wolfe Interview in High Definition – 1280×720


We’re testing out the new publishing platform called Zudeo as a way of publishing some of our video in high definition. Our interview with Comcast Tonight host Janelle Wolfe is now available in high definition via the clickable image above. We orginally published the interview in 400×225 Quicktime format. The Zudeo version is in 1280×720 Quicktime format. To our knowledge, this could very well be the first high definition content eminating from Reading, PA itself.

For those interested in the technical details, the clip was shot on the Sony HVR-A1U HDV camera, edited using Final Cut Express HD software on a Mac G5, and compressed using the H.264 codec.

In order to view the high definition clip, you’ll need Quicktime running on a computer with a monitor capable of 720 lines of horizontal resolution. If you don’t have the Zudeo client already, you’ll need to download that as well. You’ll probably also need at least 1GB of RAM.

Viewed on a 23″ Apple Cinema HD monitor in our editing studio, the colors and clarity in this clip are jaw-dropping. Of course, the shoot benefitted from the excellent set lighting in the Comcast Tonight studio. A tripod or steadier hand could have helped, but hey – it was an impromptu inteview that followed our appearance on Comcast Tonight! If anything, it underscores the importance of attention to detail when publishing in a high definition format.

We realize that not all of you will be able to take advantage of the high definition format immediately, but soon enough many of you will. In any event, our primary publishing mode will continue to be the highly accessible 400×225 Quicktime format you’ve come to enjoy. Some of you may already own a high definition video camera, and this will give you a sense of what you might be able to do with your camera should you decide to push the envelope a bit and publish in high definition on the web.

In the coming weeks and months, we’ll be presenting Berks.TV content via a number of high resolution-capable platforms like Zudeo alongside our standard Quicktime 400×225 format. We look forward to hearing your feedback on these experiments as we move forward.