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Mailbag: Mailbag: Poppin Chocolate

I came here to open packages and kick ass, and I've only got two packages.

What's in the mail? Is it an old T-shirt? A lunchbox full of rusty knives? Video game treasures? Canadian energy drinks?

Jul. 5 2018

Posted by: Ben

In This Episode:

Duke Nukem

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Ben, you should use the stabilize mode when filming so the camera isn't so shaky.

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ben is the worst fkn camera man. literally getting sick just a minute in.

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The volume on this and the most recent Ben's Lens seem very quiet. Might want to boost that a bit for next time.

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someone let a gorilla loose at 2:35?

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made it to 4:30 before the sickness hit. the shaky cam is real.

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Demo Derby! Can we get one soon, please, pretty please? :)

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Jeff with a G is gonna be pissed you said he was from Australia at the end

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The camera shake is haaaardddd to watch.

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@hassun: yeah for me it was barely audible with everything turned up. I had to download it so I could boost it a bit with VLC. My hearing is shit though lol.

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Yea can't watch this shaky ish

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Big Bo visits the office at 6:13.

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Edited By zimlorog

Shaking does not bother me 99% of the time, but I can't with this. I had to skip through, and eventually stop watching. Maybe you can run it through a stabilizer and re-upload it later?

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This shouldn't even have been uploaded.

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Yeah, had to just listen to this one.

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The shakey cam didn't affect me physically.. but it did emotionally.

What the heck happened Ben?! Were you on a unicycle while filming? haha

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The July 5th morning shakes are a time-honored tradition.

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NIP SLIP!! ;D

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Shakey Shakey Shakey

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I think it WAS ran through a stabilizer, albeit maybe not a great one. This frame freaked me out for a second, but I think it was the attempt to stabilize.

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I think shaking videos never really bothered me, but it was hard to handle it on this one. Volume sounded good to me though (but I'm one of the few who think most GB content is too loud).

Anyway, I'm happy that we're getting Mailbag videos again and, hopefully the return of Demo Disc soon!

Also, that "not yet, but yes" when Jason asked Jeff if he was interested in The History of Trunks is exciting.

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I thought this was a great mailbag, the audio could be better but I just jacked my speakers and it wasn't an issue. Also I don't get motion sick so the shakiness didn't bother me.

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Oof.. i couldn't watch this in fullscreen mode. That's quite a camera shake. Also, doggo was spotted.

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please buy a stabilizer for these! I miss being able to watch these little side videos. no disrespect meant to ben because I know "cinematography" was probably not in the job description, but this shake is hard to watch.

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It's so cool that Giant Bomb is shooting everything in VR now, but damn, that one made me motion sick.

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When Jan offers help, always accept.

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Ben shouldn't quit his day job to become a camera man, that's what I learned here.

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Worth it all for this comment

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"The P is stored in the chocolate."

"Oh okay."

I just laughed way too loud at work.

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I wish I could be this bad at my job.

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mailbags are my favorite video series.

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This camera does not have image stabilization built in, or at least on by default...

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I agree with everyone else, the shakiness of this video is ridiculous. I started getting motion sickness within a few minutes. Had to stop it not even halfway through. This video is unwatchable.

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I love you Ben but keep the camera steady.

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Yay, mailbag time!!!

Shakiness? Who cares, as long as it's a MAILBAG!!! There used to be a lot more of them (it feels like it anyway), so I am overjoyed every time they bestow this mailbaginess upon us! :)

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one thing i can not stand about this community is the way yall cant notice that 8 people have said what you said.. im sure they know guys

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Yeah I have no idea what happened here. I swear it wasn't nearly this shaky when I was filming. Sorry y'all!

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@shiztoid said:

Ben, I love ya, but this is the first time I've ever been made motion sick by the shakiness of a video

For me it was when we were seeing his footage during pubg

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Yeah, mailbag has gone downhill since they started shooting with what I assume is phones. I'm sure you have hundred dollar video camera around the office that would do a better job.

Also, maybe get a tripod, since I feel I'm watching MTV music video from the year 1991.

It's not just the shakiness, it's both video and audio quality too.

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i see that dog!

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Much shake.

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this video wasn't that shaky no idea what people are talking about, it was super quiet though.

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holy shakey!

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@sharkman: That's how I felt haha.

I'm like, y'all need to chill.

I did however have my volume at Max and struggled to hear people.

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@willyod: I don’t thing this was recorded on a phone considering they were talking about turning a ring to focus.

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They've junked up the area quite nicely by now.

The sales and PR people will know who truly owns the place now.

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It has to be said, mailbags have been garbage since y'all changed cameras or whatever. I've been unable to clearly hear you guys on the last few videos like this. And this video is so shaky it's hard to even watch, but that hasn't been a recurring problem like the audio.

I get that these are supposed to be impromptu productions and kind of unprofessional, but come on guys this is very poor work. Hope y'all can get it figured out.

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