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Old December 17th, 2009, 08:45 AM   #1
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HMC40 Grand Canyon Snow Storm

Snow is rare in Arizona, but when it falls there are few places as spectacular as the Grand Canyon.

During this weekend, the clouds cleared for only a few minutes each evening revealing the inner canyon. These short clearings were perfect for timelapse.

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Old December 17th, 2009, 08:24 PM   #2
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Dan,

That is beautiful footage. Very nicely shot and edited! You need to start selling your videos as new-age DVDs....:)

I'm curious - how did the HMC-40 fare in the freezing temperature? Obviously, the video turned out splendidly, but did you have any problems with it acting up mechanically? Reason I ask, I may be going to Pennsylvania in a few weeks so I'm wondering if there's any extra precautions I need to take with the camera when shooting in the cold.
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Old December 18th, 2009, 04:15 PM   #3
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Thank you for the compliment Sherri. I have to give most of the credit for my video to the Grand Canyon.

I spent many miles on foot with the HMC40. Half the time it was in a backpack the other half attached to a tripod resting on my shoulder while walking. I carry a backpacking stuff-sack that I throw over the camera while on the tripod waiting out heavy snow. The camera performed perfectly.

Thanks for watching. Have a great time on your trip.
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Old February 26th, 2010, 11:58 AM   #4
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Dan,

Great stuff. I am curious as to what tripod setup you use. I am considering the hmc40 because of its size. I don't want to then have to lug around a massive tripod. I don't have a good tripod and based on what I have been reading I am concerned about getting one that is a waste of money. The "good" ones usually weigh too much and are bulky.
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Old February 28th, 2010, 08:58 PM   #5
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Hello Ladd,

I use a Manfrotto 755XB half ball tripod and 700RC2 head. The setup weighs about 6.5 pounds. A carbon fiber version is about 1 pound less.

Though I'd like a higher end head, this setup has worked well and I've carried it for many miles.

Good luck with your choice.
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