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Video of Model 3 Today at Tesla Factory... a couple new things

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by EV-lutioin, Aug 5, 2017.

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  1. EV-lutioin

    EV-lutioin Active Member

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    My son took this video of a Model 3 at the Tesla factory in Fremont today. This video shows a couple things I had never seen before. Notice that the window tinting does not go all the way down to the end of the rear window (Will this be hot? Increase visibility?) and notice the very clean design of the touch screen mount bracket. Enjoy.

     
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    Interesting that it has the "traditional" cruise control symbol on the gear selector stick. not AP. I guess this is Tesla's final decision going forward?
     
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    The actual production models ended up with a different symbol on the stalk.
     
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    Interesting, I guess that makes sense to avoid confusion.
     
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    Nice Vid!!! Thanks.

    If that's the Midnight Silver, I love it. Was shying away from it because I thought it was going to be too dark. Now if Tesla would just make any other color than black (leather) available.

    Rear window can't have the same degree of tint that the roof has. I plan to have my car's windows tinted as soon as I get it.

    I test drove a MS hear in Phoenix in 107 degree temps and never felt the heat from the sun through the glass roof.
     
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    Please tell you son that it is nice to see a video with professional panning and framing so that one can focus on the details in the image.
     
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    Seconded! Great videography.
     
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    Thanks! He wants to go to film school after high school, so he will appreciate the favorable comments. :)
     
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    cdub Future Model 3 owner / Current original Leaf owner

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    They appear to have dropped the AP symbol and went to cruise control symbol on production models.
     
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    I agree, nice clean mount on the screens. That negates some of the criticism we were hearing from people who assumed that it was "stuck on".

    As for the disappearing tint, I think the main thing you're seeing is that the roof has a very strong tint, which you'd want if you don't want to be blinded / baking under the midday sun. You can't tint the front / sides / rear that heavily without obstructing the view of the road.

    Can't wait until there's some non-PUPs to get some shots of. I waver daily on whether to PUP or not to PUP ;)
     
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    Broken link now. Is there an updated address available for the video?
     
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    How come no VIN image?
    Single most important piece of data!
     
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    Still works for me. Here it is again :)

     
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    The biggest thing he did is super simple and we should all do it when we pull out the camera and want details. Turn On Slo-Mo.

    Makes the camera work look so much smoother. So easy but unless you are on a skate board no one seems to do it.

    -Randy
     
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    Slo-mo usually cuts the resolution, and can negatively affect the ISO.
     
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    This is not exactly true.
    ISO is unaffected by slow mo... ISO is ISO. It's more correct to say a faster frame rate is inversely proportional to the light the sensor can receive from a given light source. The sensor's sensitivity doesn't change.

    As far as resolution, that's simply hardware dependent it's not actually due to slow mo. It's generally a way to get around the high data rate with lower end hardware.
     
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    Less light = higher iso setting required to compensate = more noise. Either that or a wider aperture, if you can, and if you're willing to accept a stronger depth-of-focus effect.

    Except that as slow-motion is a multiplier on the number of frames per second, unless it's a camera designed specifically for slow motion, it almost certainly has to cut something (usually resolution) to avoid bottlenecking. Almost all commercial cameras not designed specifically for slow motion require you to sacrifice something (usually resolution) in slow motion - and the slower you want, the more you have to sacrifice.
     

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