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Old January 23rd, 2007, 12:24 AM   #1
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Footage at the airport

Here's some footage shot at LAX while I was practicing how to operate on a tripod. Even with a good fluid head (the HV10 was on an OConnor DV), it's difficult to track objects at full telephoto because the little HV10 has virtually no inertia to smooth things out. I've been practicing for several months just to get to this point!

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http://www.mydatabus.com/public/tle/z/LAX.avi

This is an Xvid encoded 720P avi.
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 03:22 AM   #2
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deinterlace

hi,

deinterlaced the 60i (or 50i) video first ?
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 07:53 AM   #3
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Don't forget to swutch of the OIS if you are on a tripod !
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 08:02 AM   #4
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just download, great footage ! Seems pretty stable to me.
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 10:35 AM   #5
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Absolutely fantastic footage. Looked pretty smooth to me!

Now that's the kinda stuff I like to record! Nature and Flying...my two favorite recording targets!

Wish I could afford a nice tripod like that.

Please share more!!!
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 11:52 AM   #6
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Now that's the kinda stuff I like to record! Nature and Flying...my two favorite recording targets!

Wish I could afford a nice tripod like that.

Please share more!!!

You should get yourself a cheap parrot.
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 02:09 PM   #7
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Robert, the 60i video was deinteraced to 30p when it was rendered out.

I'm glad someone else likes airplane footage too! I could film that airport all day if I had the time. My panning is getting better but there is still some stuttering in the shot of the 747 taking off. The hardest part of the pan is when the object is right in front of your because that's where the pan speed is the greatest.
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 03:59 PM   #8
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Tim, gorgeous footage! Great pans. I'm a huge jetliner nut so this was a real treat.
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 10:23 PM   #9
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wow

great shot...did u use telephoto lense in this shot?
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 10:29 PM   #10
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Hi Tim,

Are you using the Tri-Pod's standard control handle ??

How are you monitoring what the Cam is seeing ??

How are you controling the Zoom ??

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Old January 24th, 2007, 01:13 PM   #11
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Thanks guys. Setup details:

- Stock lens, no teleconverter.
- OConnor Ultimate DV head on Gitzo G340 legs. Standard pan handle, but sometimes I hold the handle closer to the head (like in the JAL Cargo 747 shot) to reduce leverage and reduce the sensitivity of the head.
- Monitor using the flip out LCD.
- Zoom with the switch on the camera with my left hand. This is very awkward but the only other option is the remote control.
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Old January 24th, 2007, 03:41 PM   #12
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Nice

Nice video and amazing quality. Congratulations !

One question: Waht camera settings do you use ? P Mode ?, Scn mode ?, Full Auto ?. Please tell us to learn how can we do better clips with the camera. Thanks again.
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Old January 24th, 2007, 07:48 PM   #13
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Ramon,

I haven't experimented with the camera enough to advise the best settings but generally I stay in P mode or Tv mode. I don't use full auto because in that mode they lock out certain controls, like the the image stabilizer is always on and you can't turn it off. You need to turn the stabilizer off when on a tripod. I read other people use Tv mode at 60 to prevent the gain from kicking in so I use that sometimes.
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Old January 24th, 2007, 10:49 PM   #14
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Hi Tim,

I kind of figured that you were using the stock set-up. The really hard way, from my experience.

I do horse shows, power chute flying, roller skating, soccer, and other videography.

I use a 5" to 8" LCD Moniter with a custom sun hood, a custom 2' to 4' telescoping control handle(s), a custom 180 degree vertical articulating Cam-to-head mount, and either a Sony wired remote handle and/or a custom set up infrared remote (via fiberoptic), and get excellent control of the panning and zooming for the fast moving stuff.

I seldom ever use a stock set up, after years of using the above system. I can sit or stand and have great Cam control. I'm even set up to be on full battery power for a full 12 hrs or so. (including 2 VCR's to make tapes for the horse show folks)

Don't know if any of this might help in your situation, but can send you pics if interested.

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Old January 25th, 2007, 08:34 PM   #15
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Don't know if any of this might help in your situation, but can send you pics if interested.
Sure Harold, feel free to attach your pics to this thread so others can see tool. I've thought about getting a second pan handle and an external monitor for a full-on EFP setup, but that might look a little silly with the HV10. I already get weird looks with it on the OConnor! Besides, I'm trying to learn the hard way so in situations where I don't have all that stuff I can still operate the camera well. Although an EFP setup would be ideal.

Here is some more HV10 footage from my files:

(Right click and Save As)

Colorful model airplane, 540p, 40 MB, Xvid AVI:
http://www.mydatabus.com/public/tle/...er_narrows.avi

Mini model helicopter, 540p, 60 MB, Xvid AVI:
http://www.mydatabus.com/public/tle/z/airwolf.avi
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