I think the idea of ranks is fun. It would be good to reward people for efficient leadership, piloting etc. However if they serve no purpose and can only be seen on the member list, is there any need? Do the different ranks have particular priveledges that make them worth dishing out?
With regards to video, I bought a pvr and editing package recently and I've been recording most of our recent Wednesday and Thursday outings. I've been messing around trying to make a montage; there's a fair bit of good footage but I've never edited video before so it's a slow process!
If it turns out ok I'll post it here I guess!