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Dream Ride: A High Water Mark for Motocross Videos?

Australia based JDR Motorsports, sponsored by KTM has just released its Dream Ride video featuring the use of camera equipment normally found only in Hollywood feature films, including state-of-the-art slow motion.  JDR riders Josh Cachia and Malcolm Stewart play in the Northern rainforest of Australia with the help of a helicopter video platform.  If your computer has the ability to play it in HD (1080p or 720p), you will be blown away.

24 Comments

  1. Rob says:

    My HD IPS monitor was happy to show off some amazing video quality. The water shot just about transfixed me into an hallucinogenic state.

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  2. bigjilm says:

    I’d love to be watching it on my AppleTV, or maybe my iPhone, but they blocked it for “mobile” access. That sucks and makes me want to pirate it.

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  3. donniedarko says:

    Metal or Nu Emo…? damn some of you guys type old. Dubstep and no I dont like but no thats not metal. Im 40 and get it.

    Probably used the Phantom and Red camera’s for that. 1000fps, very cool stuff

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  4. plankton says:

    Regardless of the jumps, etc, the photography was pretty amazing. At some points it was almost 3D.

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  5. mike says:

    great video.
    Anyone who rides MX never tires of nice whips. OTOH backflips bore me.

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  6. dan says:

    Great! It makes you want to ride and that is the point.

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  7. Gary says:

    A couple of notes to the cynics:

    - I think the point is production value. The stunts have been done before, but I’ve never seen some of the perspectives before … such as shots from a hovering helicopter … and the lighting and backdrop were fantastic. Simply a superb production.

    - You are slamming the music? Really? Then you prefer either heavy metal or rap? Wow … just, wow. Both of those music types make me wanna puke in my Jofa.

    But to each his/her own.

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    • Gutterslob says:

      Gary,

      There are only 2 kinds of music, good and bad. That was bad. If you read my previous comment, you’d notice I also slammed those that play metal. Yes, the rap ones ain’t that great either. Point is, it’s not that people can’t take techno/electronics, it’s just that we don’t tolerate cheese!! Besides, even if they wanted to play that type of track, they could have at least toned it down and let the noise from the bikes and helicopter take precedence.

      I get what you’re saying about production values, but that’s no excuse for less than spectacular riding. You get a ton of Hollywood movies made with budgets that could feed entire towns in impoverished nations, and yet they have no plot whatsoever!! Many of us clicked on the link expecting to be blown away, but that wasn’t the case at all. Here’s an example of something truly jaw-dropping (not involving motorcycles, but it’s speed at its purest so I’m sure you can relate) that didn’t require expensive equipment or zany production costs: http://vimeo.com/18150336

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    • ziggy says:

      Yes Gary, I am criticizing the music. No Gary, I wouldn’t suggest heavy metal or rap. Has it occured to you that there are other types of music than techno, rap, and metal?
      FWIW, I’d rather just hear the pipes.

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  8. ziggy says:

    That music killed it and made it unwatchable. like a drill to the f*cking skull.

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  9. Reinhart says:

    Seems like a one-trick pony act to me. Jump, pitch it sideways and land without breaking any bones. Next!

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  10. John says:

    Loved it! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Bob says:

    Yes. And now I am going to put my laptop in the Kawasaki Versys and slog through traffic in Northern Virginia. Did I mention that the temperature outside is 38 degrees at the moment? No matter, it will warm up to the fifties later on today. Good thing I have my electric vest. Damn you Motorcycle Daily.

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  12. Gutterslob says:

    GAWD!!! …. why do all these MX videos feature either cheesy techno corny emo/nu-metal?! >_<
    There's seriously so much better rock and electronica out there.

    Decent camera work. Riding wasn't as spectacular as some of the others I've seen.

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  13. Lubbz says:

    Was that supposed to be special? The only thing that “blew me away” was the fact I wasted my time watching it.

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  14. Gary says:

    Oh my gawd … totally awesome video! Thanks!

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  15. Breeze says:

    Totally awesome!

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  16. Halfbaked says:

    Superb production values combined with amazing video F/X make for an absolutely stunning presentation. It was a little disappointing that the riders, while extremely talented, basically did the same very popular trick over and over again.

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  17. Vrooom says:

    Wow, one of those guys appeared mighty close to those helicopter blades, but probably more a matter of perspective. Pretty awesome video.

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  18. NJ Steve says:

    very professional production…but I prefer Crusty Demons of Dirt…better music + SETH!

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  19. mickey says:

    As a early 70′s motocrosser, I remember when a “cross up” was daring. The things guys do on dirt bikes these days is just phenominally nuts. Wonderful photography.

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