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Old November 27th, 2008, 12:04 PM   #1
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Shot these low level aerials a couple days ago outside of Seattle Washington at a park known as Golden Gardens. The lighting was pretty nice (which is rare this time of the year!)


http://www.aerialpan.com/temp/clips/Beach_640.mov (200 megs)


Here is one of the railroad tracks nearby

http://www.aerialpan.com/temp/clips/tracks_640.mov (90 megs)

I am a total rookie at editing and this was my first time ever trying to use Apple's color program to do some color grading.

If you dont want to DL the big clips here is the YT versions

Beach
YouTube - Golden Gardens 1280

Tracks

YouTube - Flying the tracks (youtube really mangled this one)


These were both shot with HVX200, would love to hear any feedback from you guys.

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Old November 30th, 2008, 09:18 AM   #2
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Tabb: I like water - I like aerials. However, I would like the magic of not seeing it done. The aerial shot in Aspen a couple of months ago had me in dreamland, considering buying lottery tickets..

Or, the whole story .. where I can see if you use a neck strap to support the controller, camera mounts, etc. As soon as I saw some guy and an antenna's reflective flash about mid-vid; the illusion was over.

Looking at the setting, I thought it would be cool to follow the bird on a 4-wheeler along the shoreline, but access is likely a problem. Given the conditions, a small boat would have made a great chaser.

Still, thanks for posting .. and hosting it. Cheers.

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Old December 4th, 2008, 03:37 AM   #3
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Thanks for the comments Jim, I understand where you are coming from. It was just a quick and dirty edit mostly to share with my other "aerial" friends who know exactly how it is done/what is used etc.

Here is another flight that shows the rig etc. This was our first test of the 5dmk2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVOqmbOdN0E


more info at the blog if you are interested

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Old December 5th, 2008, 07:47 AM   #4
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Wow - sophisticated gear! I've only read about the RED ONE in Wired magazine. ...expect to see the Hope Diamond on my wife's hand first. I'm waaaay on the other end of the spectrum.

Here's a taste of a $100 HD video cam.. I buggered the angle on trying a new lateral mount on my kite ..but, one-step-at-a-time, eh?...

http://www.wetstuff.com/movie/2min_AZTK.mov

Cheers. Jim
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Old December 7th, 2008, 09:40 AM   #5
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Tabb nice machine thanks for showing that most don't show their machine. You must have years of flying considering how smooth you are at it.

Jim cool to see a cam on a kite.
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Old December 7th, 2008, 10:23 AM   #6
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Here is another flight that shows the rig etc. This was our first test of the 5dmk2

YouTube - First 5Dmk2 Aerial Test on RC helicopter
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Not even that lens can convince me - I KNOW THE EARTH IS FLAT.

BTW, the heli is a real character - it should have a Disney film all to itself (himself?). Cute little guy but scary at the same time.

If it ever happens, I want my percentage of the profits.
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Old December 7th, 2008, 03:06 PM   #7
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Thanks Jim for sharing, I really enjoyed that. I always enjoy the unique POV that people manage to come up with!

Paul, Thanks! I have been flying for 5 years now and fly everyday to keep my skills up. You never know when the director is going to want you to fly between 2 trees spaced 1 foot wider then the rotor disc :D People really love to see the behind the scenes footage of this thing flying around, and I always get little kids that want to look/touch/have a turn flying it :)

Colin, Just to clear things up the heli is a female......and a Disney movie about here would be great.......lets just make sure she can talk in it. I just got done watching WALL-E and there was little to no dialogue and it wore on me after a couple hours.

Cheers,

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Old December 7th, 2008, 11:02 PM   #8
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The Quicktime footage rocked! It is so difficult to charter an ultralight in Asia for scenic coast aerials.
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Old December 8th, 2008, 08:16 AM   #9
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Tabb check this out you might find it interesting.
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/photo-hd-...hot-5dmk2.html
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Old December 10th, 2008, 02:52 PM   #10
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Tabb, great shots. I think it would be great to use this tool with some outdoor documentary.
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