Photos and Movies

We make a great Movie of everyone who swings with us that you can purchase on-site when you are done with your swings. Your Movie is ready within 5 mins of completing your swing and you can preview it on-site before you decide whether to purchase it or not (There’s no obligation to buy).

Now on a 4GB USB Stick!

What’s on the USB?

So you gathered your courage, swung the swing and got the proof. Nice! So what’s on your USB?

  • Your Swing Movie (TV or Computer)
    Obviously, you can play your movie on TVs and Computers
  • Your Photos (Computer Only)
    You will need to use a computer to get at these (full instructions below). We’ve included two copies of each photo:
  1. Large High-resolution Images: These big images are ideal for printing but they are a bit big (approx 4MB each) for uploading to your blog or emailing to your mates.
  2. Smaller medium-resolution Images: These are smaller versions of your photos (appox. 500 KB each) – they are ideal for sending around the Internet (blogs/emails etc.).
  • Your Swing Movie in iPod/Internet-ready format (Computer Only)
    Since just about everyone is rockin’ with the white earphones these days, we’ve included a version of your Swing Movie that will play on any video iPod and is ideal for uploading to YouTube etc.
  • Extra Treats (Computer Only)
    We’ve also chucked in a few desktop wallpapers to swingify your computer. Of course you can also use your own photos as desktop wallpaper (it gives you a really good excuse to casually mention your bravery to the hot girl/guy at work).

Obviously you can watch your movie on a TV but you will need to use a computer to get at your Photos/iPod video and the Extra Treats.

How Do I Get my Photos/iPod Video/Extra Stuff?

  • Insert/pop/push/shove/cram/RAM! (we recommend “insert”, or even better “gently insert”) the USB into your PC.
  • Your PC’s  software may start playing your movie – you can ignore it or close it if you prefer.

Apple Mac

  1. When the USB has loaded a drive should appear on your desktop called “My Canyonswing”. Open this drive and you will see all the files on this USB.
  2. Now just open the “CANYONSWING” folder. Inside it you’ll find your Photos, your Internet/iPod ready movie and the Extra Treats. The movie is the “My Canyonswing.mp4″ file and all your photos (both the large and small versions) are in the “Photos” folder (cunning eh!).

Microsoft Windows

  1. Open “My Computer” – this will show you a list of the drives and devices installed on your PC.
  2. Left-click on your USB drive (It should be labeled “My Canyonswing”) and choose “Open” from the popup menu that appears. This will show you the files on this USB.
  3. Now just open the “CANYONSWING” folder. Inside it you’ll find your Photos, your Internet/iPod ready movie and the Extra Treats. The movie is the “My           Canyonswing.mp4″ file and all your photos (both the large and small versions) are in the “Photos” folder (cunning eh!).

How Do I Play My iPod/Internet-ready Movie?

The movie is compressed using a standard called “MPEG-4″. MPEG-4 files are common these days so there are many free programs that will play them. Chances are that you’ve got a few of them installed already. Here’s a list of a few for you convenience.

  • Quicktime (Free – installed automatically as part of iTunes)
  • VLC Media Player (Free, Open Source & Awesome)
  • MPlayer (Free, available for Windows, Mac & Linux)

For you inconvenience, Windows Media Player will not play the file. We’ve emailed Bill about it and offered him a free swing in exchange for true MPEG-4 support in Media Player but no reply yet…

Frequently Asked Questions

IS THERE ANY REGION OR COPY PROTECTION ON MY USB?

Nope – if you had the guts to do a swing then we reckon you should be able to show all your mates.

WHAT IS PAL AND NTSC – DO THEY MATTER TO ME?

PAL and NTSC started life as ways to broadcast colour television in the 1950′s – America decided on NTSC and Europe decided on PAL. This means that, today, many TVs in the world only play NTSC pictures and many only play PAL

WHAT FORMAT ARE MY PHOTOS?

Your photos are high-quality JPEG files taken on our professional SLR Camera.

WHAT ARE THE GORY TECHNICAL DETAILS OF THE VIDEO FILE?

The file is encoded as MPEG-4 AVC video with AAC Audio