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Regional Boards => Canada => Topic started by: Kniwt on May 28, 2019, 12:34:22 AM

Title: British Columbia (TCH 1, BC 19, BC 7) color dashcam films from 1966
Post by: Kniwt on May 28, 2019, 12:34:22 AM
TranBC posted color dashcam video from 1966 along Highways 1 and 19 (now 19A) on Vancouver Island, and from Highway 7 between Burnaby and Maple Ridge.

In a comment, they explain that this isn't actually motion-picture film, but rather something akin to a primitive Street View car: "The movies were created by taking individual photos every 80 feet or so and then processing them all together on one 35mm film reel." If you pause at just the right points, you can make out some pre-metric signs.

Vancouver Island (in three parts):




Highway 7:

Title: Re: British Columbia (TCH 1, BC 19, BC 7) color dashcam films from 1966
Post by: compdude787 on May 29, 2019, 09:51:21 PM
Wow, this seems pretty neat! I wonder how common it was for people top do videos like this way back then.
Title: Re: British Columbia (TCH 1, BC 19, BC 7) color dashcam films from 1966
Post by: ClassicHasClass on May 30, 2019, 07:16:39 PM
The San Diego videos someone posted recently were done with a similar system. You can see the road accumulated distance on LEDs on the top of the frame. I suspect this type of rig was not unusual for contemporary road surveys back then.
Title: Re: British Columbia (TCH 1, BC 19, BC 7) color dashcam films from 1966
Post by: ErmineNotyours on September 02, 2019, 04:56:45 PM
In the pavement: "Keep BC clean, use your ashtray."  It's strange to see non-traffic messages written on pavement.