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Hi! I was listening to a radio interview and Carson said he would post a high-def version of the video on this website. Does anyone know where it is?

THANKS!

PS- Good Job Carson

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Just want you to know, these videos are probably NEVER going to happen due to all the problems that have been caused due to the old videos circulation. I'm sorry but there are many other displays on here and all we hear about is a video 1 year old!!! I don't think Carson will be letting the public view this video due to the other problems so don't count on it.

Please no more posts about this display. Visit ebaumsworld for the video but that is probably the end for a while of Carsons display.

However if you are actually interested in lights, please join us. Just dont wait for that video.

Zac

P.S. WELCOME TO PC!!

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Its a video Carson was going to make, going to make it because wizards of winter was pretty bad quality and people wanted to see a good version, just high def videos of his sequences. But I doubt he will after all this.

Edit: I caught the sarcasm... never mind this post, just thought you didnt know about the new videos he planned.

Zac

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what a wonderful idea don.....and I for one hope carson's vid is talked about for yrs to come...look how much exposure its caused to this web site.I for one decorate for my own pleasure reguardless of "pats on the back"and enjoy the comradeire of others who decorate.....but when a display such as carson's receives soooo much attention it doesn't deminish my efforts,but casts a light on others.

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Thats why I said, "I think" "I doubt" "probably"

And Carson did say something about no new video because he had to shut it down. And it would not be a good idea to start it up for videos after he told the media he was shutting down.

Zac

Edit: I do think its great the amount of attension he has gotten, but as he has said he is getting tired of it. My display is small I will probably almost never get recognized on a larger scale, and its good one of PC's members did however it is now not such a good thing as it led to the closure of one of Pc's best displays... My point before was that that video was a year old and I wanted to see new videos of his display but now we can't because he shut it down.

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After Listening to that pod cast, it sounds to me like he IS

going to post it, but that it's a HUGE file...he said about 150megs.

He didn't sound at all tired of the publicity.

Sounds like a very nice, cool guy.

Anyone know what his handle is here on PC?

R

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Zac_Cutt wrote:

Please no more posts about this display. Visit ebaumsworld for the video but that is probably the end for a while of Carsons display.

However if you are actually interested in lights, please join us. Just dont wait for that video.

Zac

P.S. WELCOME TO PC!!

Hi Zac,

Listen, you know I love ya, but you're flappin' about a bit wildly, lad.

Telling newbies "...if you are actually interested in lights..." might be a off-putting when read the first time. Let's embrace the "Williams Phenomenon" eh?

Drink up.

Honored to remain,

yours sincerely,

Charlie

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Push Eject wrote:

Listen, you know I love ya, but you're flappin' about a bit wildly, lad.

I'm sure that if/when Carson does post the video, he will probably announce it here on the PC boards.

I must say Push Eject, that phrasing above is great! I didn't catch what it was you were replying to, and had to reread things, but the first impression I got from that was this picture of Zac not being able to swim, drowning, and you standing onshore shouting that to him.:laughing:

Zac, I in know way mean anything wrong by that, you're a great part of this board...that's just the first thing that happened to pop into my mind when I read that sentence.

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Push Eject wrote:

Listen, you know I love ya, but you're flappin' about a bit wildly, lad.

Push Eject means this in a nice way. :waycool:and :laughing:.

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Lol, yeah I'm sorry guys, a long night and got another few emails of people from around me saying stuff like "is your display as good as his" it just bugged me... (course its not...yet...:laughing:)

Sorry everyone....

Zac

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Zac_Cutt wrote:

Sorry everyone....

Zac,

You are a gentleman to the last. Well done.

Nonetheless, I fear I did not make myself entirely clear. DRINK, BOY, DRINK! :)

There can be little doubt that Carson himself must imbibe fanatically to achieve sequences like his, eh? :]

All the best,

Charlie

homebrewer, patriot, holiday fanatic

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Hey, you know how whenever a video makes the rounds of the internet there are always parodies and remakes of it? (Star Wars Kid, Numa Numa, ect.)

I wonder how many people will use the sequence file Carson posted for Wizards In Winter, and then post their own version. I plan to.:] It was an interesting project 'translating' the sequence from Carson's channels to mine.

Tonight one of my sister's friends came by to pick her up, and he noticed my lights doing a little non-music-sycned intermission sequence of fading and flashing. He asked if she had shown me the video he sent her of "this really cool video of Christmas lights". Just then my intermission ending and my version of Wizards was about to start, so I said, "You mean the one that looked like this only bigger?" "Yeah," he laughed. "That's the one."

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I was having similar thoughts earlier today ... just how many "Wizards of Winter" does the world really need (I'll be adding mine just for New Year's Eve).

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Rick Hughes wrote:

I was having similar thoughts earlier today ... just how many "Wizards of Winter" does the world really need (I'll be adding mine just for New Year's Eve).

Unfortunately, I think the widespread viewing of this video have a negative affect on statis displays. I am overhearings conversations at work that normally include "it would be better if it was moving like that video".

I wish everyone could have animated displays. Unfortunately, not everyone can (or wants to).

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BetterDays wrote:

Rick Hughes wrote:

Unfortunately, I think the widespread viewing of this video have a negative affect on statis displays.  I am overhearings conversations at work that normally include "it would be better if it was moving like that video".

I wish everyone could have animated displays.  Unfortunately, not everyone can (or wants to).

I'm surprised that the proliferation of this VDO (which I saw for the first time last week) is seen as a negative thing. As a result of having seen it, and having read recent news on the web about the house and display, I discovered a new world, and a new definition of "lights".

If I had not seen the VDO, I would not have:

Found my way here

Seen some very beautiful displays

Known that so many people were seriously into lights

Found out how a display like that could be done

Heard the music of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra

When I was a little kid, there was one house in town, right on the highway, whose owner always decorated beautifully, with lots and lots of lights. Everybody in town would drive by to see it. Every Christmas, I drive the family around to see local displays. But I have never seen the likes of what you folks are up to, and I'm sure there are many other people out there who haven't, either. The tiny VDO of Carson's setup will probaby introduce many of them to the "Showing Off" pages. Who knows how many of them will decide to do a little more this year than tack up a string of icicles out front? I'm already planning on installing some power outlets under the eaves of my house.

Carson put a lot of hours into his lights, and I've seen lots of displays that may have required even more. After all that effort, aren't you happy to see your audience expand a little? We can't all drive by your house, and now I know I don't have to, thanks to the 'Net (and digital cameras!).

As for the 150 MB VDO that was mentioned, I would suggest he burn it on a CD or DVD, and sell copies to benefit an appropriate charity. After seeing a decent still pic of his house, I would be glad to fork out some dough to see a higher-res, and more complete, version of the VDO.

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Lyle wrote:

I'm surprised that the proliferation of this VDO (which I saw for the first time last week) is seen as a negative thing.

If I had not seen the VDO, I would not have:

Found my way here

Seen some very beautiful displays

Known that so many people were seriously into lights

Found out how a display like that could be done

Heard the music of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Lyle,

You have, of course, made an outstanding point and reminded us of the varied facets to this hobby and, certainly, this very message board.

Alas, even with the best intentions, it is human nature to sometimes allow jealousy to rear its ugly head and tobecome bored with what once entranced us; blinding us to the magic of something beautiful's first-viewing and devaluing it... ready to "move on."

Thank you for your kind post and especially for the inclusion of mention of TSO. Having found them nearly ten years ago it is so easy to forget that their music is not pervasively scattered through everyone's mp3 collection.

Cheers!

Charlie

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Push Eject wrote:

Alas, even with the best intentions, it is human nature to sometimes allow jealousy to rear its ugly head and tobecome bored with what once entranced us; blinding us to the magic of something beautiful's first-viewing and devaluing it... ready to "move on."

I don't think it is jealousy in most people's case. Several of us have been told by people that our display needs to do what Carson's does. (Hello, are going to come to my house and help me put up 55,000 lights and sync them to music? I thought not). After an initial issue with Carson's video, I have been very greatful for Carson's fame as it has brought many new members to PC, some are just looking for the video but others are actually starting down the road to light up their neighborhoods and that is ALWAYS good!

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You folks may find it amusing that I am the only person I know of at work that puts up Christmas lights in their cubicle. It's only a simple, single string of those m&m "Happy Lights", the ones that are shaped like the m&m guys, but they make people smile.

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Wow, thanks for all the info. I'll check back. I really want to see that vid!

If he wants to sell it on DVD, I would be happy to buy it from him.

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