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Flying My P2 Down the River

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by DesertFlyer53, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. DesertFlyer53

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    This aerial video stuff is still new to me and still a work in progress. This is my third attempt at it. Not perfect but getting better. It was a windy day on the Kern River in Southern California, and I have found that it is virtually impossible to get a steady shot (in the yaw axis) with ANY wind. How I wish someone made a reliable 3 axis gimbal for the P2! I had to do a lot of post production stabilization to make this video usable. Take a look and let me know what i can do better next time. :)

    http://vimeo.com/89824305
     
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    Not bad at all mate!
    I'd say shorten each sequence, but include more of them, with one-second transitions max .... and much of the jitter will never be noticed.
    Slow flight solves much of it too.
    Very nice!
     
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    Thanks for the heads up! Can't wait!
     
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    Thanks for the comments. Yeah, shorter sequences would have been better. But I didn't have a lot of good footage to fill up that 3 minute sound track so I had to stretch some of the sequences out. It's a slow paced song so the longer sequences kinda work alright IMHO. A fast tempo song would have demanded fast cuts.
     
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    Good job! Clean edits and good smooth shots.
     
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    Thanks ianwood. Means a lot coming from an "expert" like you. ;)
     
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    How I wish there was a manual exposure setting on the GoPro Hero 3+. One thing I noticed when making this video was that when flying low over the river, the GoPro would change the exposure settings due to the changing lighting. Is there a way to fix this in post?
     
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    Nice work !! :cool:
     
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    There is a hack:
    http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2075674
     
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    Awesome! Brave work mate!

    Loved the rock shot at 2:39 !! Colors look good too.
     
  12. DesertFlyer53

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    Hmmm... sounds a little sketchy. Would be nice if GoPro came out with a firmware update to do this.
     
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    Thank you. :)
     
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    nicely done. What resolution and frame rate? Post processing?
     
  15. DesertFlyer53

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    720P 60fps. Post processing in Final Cut Pro X (Mac)
     
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    Probably by using keyframes, but I've never done it. Obviously, you'd want very fairly stable lighting if you were going to lock exposure. I have found the GoPro to be pretty good at exposure overall and don't find the changes jarring, mostly.



     
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    Great video! The more of these I see, the more I want to spring for the Zenmuse and GoPro.

    Thanks for sharing!

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