HD Test

Can someone play this video on an HD monitor in full screen mode or on an HD TV and tell me how it looks? It’s a 720p HD video of honey bees on a dandelion. Make sure to switch to the 720p setting first.

The video looks great on my standard def monitor (much better than the standard def version), though I noticed an audio drop out at one point. I’m not sure what’s up with that.

Via Mud Songs.

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Phillip Cairns is a beekeeper in St. John's, Newfoundland, who writes about beekeeping at mudsongs.org.

3 Replies to “HD Test”

  1. Looks damn good on my 24″ iMac. Best home vid I’ve seen on youtube, and I’m picky. Usually don’t watch full screen because of declined picture quality. What were the orange pod-like things on one bee’s hind legs?

    • Looks damn good on my 24″ iMac.

      Excellent. I’m curious how it’ll play on a large HD TV, but 24″ iMac makes the cut too. If it looks good at 720p in full screen mode on a Mac, then it probably looks alright on most regular monitors too.

      Videos of the bees flying could be a different story. I’ll try that as soon as I can.

      What were the orange pod-like things on one bee’s hind legs?

      Those are clumps of pollen. They bees push all their collected pollen onto what are called pollen baskets, little Velco-like structures on their hind legs. I posted some close up photos of it here:


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