Learn how to set the ignition timing on a Parilla Reedjet 2 stroke go-kart racing motor. Before we show you the nuts and bolts it is important to understand the why. In this case it is for the videographer to learn the gear used in making the video. It's new.
This is a process where we create, color correct and edit original video content. The subject matter is not as important as the quality of the production. The intent was to practice the methods of the video making process, not really teaching how to set the ignition timing.
Ignition Timing Reedjet
That said, if you didn't know, we are avid go-kart racers here at TeamKoen Racing. Been doing it for over 30 years. So, one way to have longevity in a sport is to do all the work yourself, including building race motors.
The final step (in my motor building process) is to set the ignition timing. It is important to get this right as it will change the performance of the motor. Set the timing too early and you don't get all the horsepower out of it. Set the timing too late and it will cause detonation in the combustion chamber. Which usually results in burning a hole in the piston.
And, what does this have to do with BWT Videos? It means we are still good at creating and color correcting video. We also learn about resolution of final cut. Turns out the more you play with it the more it loses resolution.
While the original video is UltraHD (3840x2160) and looks absolutely sharp as a tack. The first render by DaVinci came out at 1.29gb. The render for YouTube (1920x1080) or FullHD came out at 850mb. Smaller but still a large file size. The YT compressed version (1920x1080) or SD, the one you are seeing, is compressed down to 40.4mb. And with each step the resolution went down.
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