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Old January 4th, 2013, 06:23 AM   #1
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Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep

I shot this while spending Christmas in Southern Colorado. I used a Canon XF300, hand held. I watched and videoed them for close to an hour. I counted 28 in the herd. And yes, this camcorder does work in sub-zero temperatures. Enjoy. Bob

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Old January 4th, 2013, 07:25 AM   #2
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Hi Bob. I got up this morning to find a sprinkling of sleet and snow on my lawn (rare occurrence here!) and then came in and watched this and it really put things in perspective. You’ve got some nice behaviour here. They all seem to be either right or left footed- one ambihooved. I especially liked the close up of the ram in flehmen at 02:45. This must have been a treat to see and shoot. Thanks for sharing it here.
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Old January 4th, 2013, 07:43 AM   #3
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Nice one Bob. I have always been jealous of closeup wildlife shots like this.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 11:12 AM   #4
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Very nice video, Bob.

For sub-zero temperatures, I can recommend this heat-cover for the camera:
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I'm using it for my XF300, and even when it was -20C, I had above 0C inside the cover.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 01:27 PM   #5
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Did you shoot this interlaced?
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Old January 11th, 2013, 07:12 AM   #6
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Thank you all for your comments. Although the Canon worked well at minus 11, it seems my 63 year old body didn't and I ended up with the flu. I "suffer for my art". Mark, after watching your wonderful waterfalls videos I reallty apprechiate your comment. Also, to Mark O'Conner, I shot this in 1920 x 1080i. Do you think it would be better at 1920 x 1080p? While I was there I got a chance to video some buffalo but they were to far out for any good shots. Thats OK, I know where they hang out and will get them next time I am out there. Take care, Bob
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Old January 11th, 2013, 08:12 AM   #7
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Bob, I shoot progressive for the web and interlaced for standard DVD. Still trying to work out the best solution for Blu-Ray. I tend to like the higher frame rates because I think 24p is just too slow for they type work I do.

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Old January 11th, 2013, 12:26 PM   #8
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Also, to Mark O'Conner, I shot this in 1920 x 1080i. Do you think it would be better at 1920 x 1080p?
I thought I saw some interlace artifacts in there. Progressive is far superior. I can't think of a single reason to shoot interlaced at this point.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 09:02 AM   #9
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Well I have a three day weekend coming up so I think I need to get out there and shoot some stuff in 1080p and compair it to 1080i. I love learning and trying different settings. Thanks to all of you. Bob
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