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Re: Back from a 4x4 trip in snow

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Hi everybody,
Just back from a trip in the Andes (South America), its winter down here, got some nice pics and videos, will post more soon..but here are the first 3.
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The first video I was wondering if you had converted your Jeep into a boat. It's good to see the Jeep make it through. How did the other vehicles do?

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Back from a 4x4 trip in snow

Nice videos & driving

Good to know that my jgc can swim

Thanks for sharing your experience

Any modification ?
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Old 08-04-2015, 12:53 PM
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The first video I was wondering if you had converted your Jeep into a boat. It's good to see the Jeep make it through. How did the other vehicles do?

Thanks for sharing.
The other vehicles did allright too, the crossing was not that hard as it was quite firm, the problem was when reaching the exit point, it was a steep angle and there was a small Suzuki that didnt make it on its own so we had to attach a towing rope...and...the Suzuki ended with water in the cabin, it was funny when they exited, opened the doors and water came out of the doors.
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Nice videos & driving

Good to know that my jgc can swim

Thanks for sharing your experience

Any modification ?
Thanks, and no major modifications, for offroad trips I use AT tires, take out the lower fascia if not sure there would be damage in the front end, I also have the protection plates underneath and a "lower guard" which is not as good as Bill's from Chiefs products but it was made locally and so far so good, we'll see how long it lasts.
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Re: Back from a 4x4 trip in snow

A few more videos :
https://youtu.be/CISX__SmKQ4

https://youtu.be/p4ebLdoEtOY

https://youtu.be/zeX1PN2TJ0E

https://youtu.be/PDZe7Fh2YwU

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Your lights appear to be flickering a lot. Is that a function of the camera?
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Your lights appear to be flickering a lot. Is that a function of the camera?
Those are the LEDs not syncing with the scan rate of the CMOS image sensor of the camera. Note in the last video the actual headlights don't have the appearance of flickering. It's just the LED driving arrays around them.

LEDs cycle at a different rate than a normal light bulb, so at certain shutter speeds, they'll appear to flicker. You can often see the effect when shooting video of newer LED traffic lights. A solid traffic light will sometimes look like a flashing light, just faster than normal.

You wouldn't see the effect on a CCD camera. However, those are becoming rare as more cameras are moving toward CMOS chips due to lower costs. CMOS cameras also can "shimmer" when using image stabilization due to they're progressive scanning, vs being interlaced like CCDs often are. That affect is often referred to as a "rolling shutter" effect.

That rate of cycle is one reason why LED bulbs often interfere with garage door openers if not properly isolated. They actually cycle at the same rate as the wireless signal from the remote. As a result, you have to look for a brand (Cree is one) that properly shields the LED driver to prevent it from "broadcasting" and interfering.
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Those are the LEDs not syncing with the scan rate of the CMOS image sensor of the camera. Note in the last video the actual headlights don't have the appearance of flickering. It's just the LED driving arrays around them.

LEDs cycle at a different rate than a normal light bulb, so at certain shutter speeds, they'll appear to flicker. You can often see the effect when shooting video of newer LED traffic lights. A solid traffic light will sometimes look like a flashing light, just faster than normal.

You wouldn't see the effect on a CCD camera. However, those are becoming rare as more cameras are moving toward CMOS chips due to lower costs. CMOS cameras also can "shimmer" when using image stabilization due to they're progressive scanning, vs being interlaced like CCDs often are. That affect is often referred to as a "rolling shutter" effect.

That rate of cycle is one reason why LED bulbs often interfere with garage door openers if not properly isolated. They actually cycle at the same rate as the wireless signal from the remote. As a result, you have to look for a brand (Cree is one) that properly shields the LED driver to prevent it from "broadcasting" and interfering.
Thanks !, didnt know the technical details as to why in different videos the DRLs appear like flickering, every day we learn something new.
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Re: Back from a 4x4 trip in snow

Nice, Victor, thanks for sharing these.

You keep saying, "Have a great day", but I have to go into the office after watching your videos when I'd rather be out on the trails in my JGC. How is that having a great day?

Also, I can see how front and rear lower protection would be great to have. I'll have to save my pennies up for those.

Thanks again, looks like fun!
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OMG Chrysler should really consider buying your videos as their commercials.
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So how difficult to remove and reattach the lower facia, since you have done it a few times and do you have the QL suspension?
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Many thanks..haha...but I would give them out for free.
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