Suvarnabhumi Videos – Parts 1 and 2 of 4

Well, I shot more than 260 minutes of video footage on Saturday.  All of it on a Sony DVD Handycam. 


As I’ve been thinking about getting a video camera, I was glad to have the opportunity to try a DVD camera.  Now I know that I’d never buy one!  The theory they operate on is that you’re going to do all your editing in the camera, not on your computer.  Because in order to use the DVD in your computer, you have to first “finalise” it.  Which means that the information is encoded in such a way that you can’t just easily pull the files off and edit them on your PC.


Thankfully, I found a nifty and inexpensive bit of software called Xilisoft DVD Ripper that allows you to extract the files from the DVD and convert them into AVI files (and other file types) that you can edit on your computer.


What a slow, painful process.  I added at least six hours to my overal editing processes because of this problem.


Anyhow, after getting over that obstacle I was able to edit two of the four segments that I’ll make.  The first two are here:


Part 1 – Orient Thai flight from Don Muang to Suvarnabhumi Airport


Run time: 7:21


Part 2 – Domestic arrivals at Suvarnabhumi + Exterior terminal footage


Run time: 3:47


3 thoughts on “Suvarnabhumi Videos – Parts 1 and 2 of 4

  1. I see what you mean by the airport being modern, efficient, soulless and lacking Thai flavor. Isn’t that what I pretty much said about Siam Paragon? Hopefully when more shops open, that could change. Especially the snack shops. But even though it is not very Thai, it may still be very Asian. You won’t find a nice clean, modern, efficient airport like that in any of the 50 states!They don’t seem to have a lot of signage in the new airport?

  2. To Aaron’s first coment: The signage does seem insufficient and at the same time, it looks like it is all already installed.  Maybe they’ll realize the need for more or maybe I’m mistaken and the installation is not complete.  For example, when I got off the plane I wound up in the gate room and not in the arrivals corridor. 
    As for airports in the US like this, I’d offer up Denver as a comparison.  It was the last fully new airport to be built and while it isn’t a glass-and-steel design, it is spacious, modern, efficient, etc.  Also, there is a ton of room between concourses for airplanes to taxi: 747s can be parked at gates whose tails face each other, two 747s can be pushed back behind those to start their engines, and then two more 747s can taxi past each other (wingtip to wingtip) in the remaining space between the concourses!
    To Aaron’s second comment:

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