The Pantera Place
"Your de Tomaso Connection"
Pantera Sound and Video
By Mike Dailey
If you would like to save a copy of these video and sound files on your own computer, "right click" on the link and then click "Save Target As" and then save the file to your computer.
Play using any wav file player.
1. Pantera start up with a warm engine and recorded outside of car. (mono 592kb) This sound file was recorded during June 1998 when the car had the original and tired ANSA muffler system.
2. Pantera startup with a cold engine on an 80 degree day and recorded outside of car during June 2003. The new ANSA exhaust system that was installed in December of 1998 is much quieter but you can still hear the Pantera sound. (mono 620kb)
3. In car recording of the Pantera getting on freeway,. (mono 256kb)
Audio file 1, information: The audio sound files were made by video taping the car while it was running, playing the video with the video mono sound output connected to line input on a computer running Windows XP. The Windows XP sound recorder was used to capture the sound input and then edited for the start and end of the sound bite. The bit rate of the file is 176kbps, sample size 8 bit, sample rate 22 KHz with a PCM audio format. The mono file decreases some of the original sound depth and richness but you'll get the idea!
Audio file 2, information:
Same as number 1, above.
Audio file 3, information: Sound bite of 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The top RPM for this run was about 5000 in 2nd gear or 63 MPH. The sound clip represents an easy, not pushing it very hard, "get on the freeway" acceleration run. 4th and 5th gear were not used for this acceleration run as it would have created an illegal speed situation on the freeway. We always want to drive our Panteras safely and legally, don't we! The video cam used to make this sound bite tends to pick up a lot of higher tone background noise (air, ZF gear whine and freeway traffic) and clip some of the lower tone engine sounds.
Video Files with Audio
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1. Pantera making a pass (stereo 834kb)
2. Pantera arriving (mono 630kb)
3. Pantera leaving, passenger side (mono 531kb)
4. Pantera leaving, driver side (mono 487kb)
5. Pantera inside view, steering wheel, legs and feet (mono 565kb)
6. Pantera inside view, gated gear shift (mono 479kb)
Video file 1. information: This video, with stereo sound track, was made using a Fujifilm FinePix 4800 Zoom video camera and a separate Sharp MD-MT15 digital recorder with two Sure SM57 microphones set 180 degrees apart for the stereo sound separation. The video image and sound track was edited and combined using Microsoft XP Movie Maker. The files were compressed for the website. The video clip represents an easy, not pushing it very hard get up to speed pass in gears 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Like always, we always obey the speed limits! The slower video frame rate tends to make the car have an Illusion of high speed and look like is moving faster that it really was, honest!
Video files 2, 3 and 4 information: These videos, with a mono sound track, were made using a Fujifilm FinePix 4800 Zoom video camera. The files were compressed for the website.
Video file 5 information: This video, with a mono sound track, was made using a Fujifilm FinePix 4800 Zoom video camera. The files were compressed for the website. View of the inside of the car, focused on the steering wheel and drivers leg and foot action, during normal acceleration though gears 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Video file 6 information: This video, with a mono sound track, was made using a Fujifilm FinePix 4800 Zoom video camera. The files were compressed for the website. View of the inside of the car, focused on the gated shifter, during normal acceleration though gears 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Note the strange, subconscious, but learned hand movement and hesitation on the shifter as it is moved through the gates.
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