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Unlike the British Digitrax videos mentioned elsewhere this is a complete turn off for me!


Bad choice of loud music, just a series of stills with little actual video, no presenter present to guide you, dark images that are not clear, no commentary, too much too fast thrown at you. Its hard to both take in the text and understand what you are looking at given the pace of the video. Would those contemplating video presentation watch this as an example of how not to do it for the British audience. The Americans clearly love it done this wham bang way however it may not be appropriate for an audience outside the USA.

A simple commentary. less speed and cutting between scenes, and a brighter image showing more detail is all it needs.

I have been watching some of the other "non professional" Digitrax YouTube videos and I'm beginning to feel seasick with all the motion! A bit like the feeling experienced when travelling on the Advanced Passenger Train. If you cannot plonk your video camera on a tripod and keep it still then I would request that you include a warning at the start atating that the video that you are about to watch will cause nausia!


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obviously lacking in the Christmas cheer department then Gary ! I loved the music if this installation was shot in real time then this guy was doing well.
 

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For those who know SK the idea that has been suggested may not sound as daft as some may think!


OK I'll hold my hand up and say the music was not to my taste and I can always turn it down.

In terms of the installation presentation did it seem a little overcomplicated or not?


Maybe video is not the best method to put this over if there are a multitude of instructions which require a multitude of cuts. Good documentation with clear and numerous still images permitting those following the instructions to do so at their own pace should be mandatory anyway and offered by all manufacturers (which it is not).

Maybe the NMRA should look at creating a standard for documentation?


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You have my 100% backing on this Gary. The classic example are the Bachmann diagrams which while showing all the parts, they still leave me wondering which screw needs to be removed, and I have a technical back ground. I've done my share of technical illustrations, and written procedures, why do manufacturers get it wrong so often. It was OK 20 years ago but now, more often than in the past we need to gain entry to our models.
 

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QUOTE Maybe video is not the best method to put this over if there are a multitude of instructions which require a multitude of cuts. Good documentation with clear and numerous still images permitting those following the instructions to do so at their own pace should be mandatory anyway and offered by all manufacturers (which it is not).
I don't think video is the best way to show decoder instalation. It's too slow a process. I find the photo by photo stage a lot easier to follow. And you don't have to have it on pause why you try to concentrate on a bit.
 
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