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Old May 31st, 2007, 06:26 AM   #1
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I had the fortune of travelling to Egypt for a couple weeks recently and I took the HV20 with me. (The trip was the catalyst for me to buy it.) I shot 7 hours of footage and I'm putting together a number of short videos of trip highlights. Here is part 1: http://gibopictures.com/video/egyptpart1.mov

I shot all of this at 1080i, then de-interlaced it for the compression. Because the m2t is so big, I decided to upload this smaller version for bandwidth purposes.

Other settings were shutter kept at 60, exposure was usually locked, except for a few shots, and the white balance was primarily set for shade. I haven't manipulated the footage at all with regards to color correction or enhancement.
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Old May 31st, 2007, 06:44 AM   #2
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did you shoot 24p ?????????? or 60i ?????????
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Old May 31st, 2007, 08:39 AM   #3
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I shot all of this at 1080i
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Old May 31st, 2007, 09:26 AM   #4
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Wow, there's some impressive looking shots in there. Too many to mention. Must have been a great trip?
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Old May 31st, 2007, 10:19 AM   #5
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It was the trip of a lifetime! That's why I shot as much as I could. Beautiful country, with an obviously rich history. The light is just stunning too.
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Old May 31st, 2007, 10:21 AM   #6
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Wow, very cool Mikon!!
Like Glenn said, to many things to list! Spectacular...

I would like to go there some day...

Keep up the great filming! Can't wait to see more!
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Old May 31st, 2007, 10:39 AM   #7
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Wow, Very impressive.
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Old May 31st, 2007, 10:58 AM   #8
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Mikon, by the look of the footage, I'm sure it would have been a trip of a lifetime. Thanks for sharing, and how many more videos are you planning on putting together from the trip?
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Old May 31st, 2007, 11:16 AM   #9
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I don't know yet how many I will end up editing together, but the next video will be a montage of all the sites we visited (that I was allowed to videotape.) So I will edit together footage from the Great Pyramids, Luxor, Karnak, Edfu, and Abu Simbel.


The video was my souvenir so to speak, as there were a few sites that I actually had to pay extra to bring in my camera such as the light shows at night.

When you go to a place like Egypt, you never know when you might get to go back. So I shot as much as I could!
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Old May 31st, 2007, 02:26 PM   #10
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Love the video, Mikon!

Were you able to use a tripod at all the sites you visited? When I was in India a few years back I had to check my mini-tripod (for my little Canon SD300) at the gate of the Taj Mahal. They don't want the feet scuffing up the place.

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Old May 31st, 2007, 02:48 PM   #11
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Well, I bought a monopod and also had "the pod" (http://www.thepod.ca/) with me.

I used the monopod at the pyramids, but pretty much everywhere else I went, they wanted extra money for me to bring it in, or they just wouldn't allow it. So in the end, I just kept the pod attached and used rocks, etc. for static shots. In the end, that little beanbag was a lifesaver. (And no, I have no affiliation with the company.)
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Old May 31st, 2007, 03:59 PM   #12
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What a video. Egypt is a dream place for me to visit . I enjoyed it please post some more.

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Absolutely stunning. wow.
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Old May 31st, 2007, 05:40 PM   #14
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Very Impressive video Mikon. I like your music choice. Canon should have put you on their payroll to do their demo footage.
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Old May 31st, 2007, 09:04 PM   #15
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Mikon... Excellent... Some of the shots where your moving it appears, do you have some sort of steadycam device, they seem very stable and not hand-held.??
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