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Old June 17th, 2004, 04:09 PM   #16
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So Josh, what did your final product turn out like?

Well, I can't say I was too happy with mine. I made a mistake. I shot the aerials in 24p with OIS on and a shutter speed of 1/60. Can you say NIGHTMARE???

Here is what I should've done (and I did, thanks to my cool pilot).

1.) Shoot in 60i.

2.) Turn OIS off

3.) Turn shutter speed mode off

4.) Use Manual Exposure
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Old June 17th, 2004, 09:25 PM   #17
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Haven't shot it yet, don't know if I actually will.

I was wondering, though, if anyone has a link or something, some footage I could see, where I could compare footage shot wth a fancy nosemount vs. footage shot handheld out the side?
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Old June 18th, 2004, 07:24 AM   #18
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I use the Canon-XL1 for heli and fixed wing. Turn your microphone way down. On the Canon I also remove the lens hood as this acts as a sail. Hook the camcorder to your body and your body to the coppter. Crank up the speed to get good action on the blades. Hold on and have fun. Bob
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Old October 20th, 2004, 02:49 PM   #19
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You might try this

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Old October 20th, 2004, 09:13 PM   #20
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How about a "steady bag" ?


I've also heard of a local photog that used an ordinary pillow in his lap while shooting through the front windshield of the helicopter.

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