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Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by JRock, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. JRock

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    Posted this on the Phantom 2 board, then realized it might be more appropriate here...

    I do some videography work and wanted to explore the capabilities of the Phantom. Wow! I love this piece of equipment and am still learning a ton. I wanted to speak to the newbs like myself who are apprehensive about making the jump. Do it and don't look back. This is my third flight having previously never flown a piece of RC equipment. I appreciate any feedback/comments/tips/suggestions and look forward to learning from the expertise on here.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmikP-xtDvI
     
  2. amrflyingdude

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    I think is an awesome video! Very smooth and balanced, well done!
     
  3. Klaus

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    Yeah great and well done video.
    The footage of the kids on the sled, the close ups, are they taken handheld or from the Phantom?
     
  4. JRock

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    Thank you, armflyingdude and Klaus.

    Yes, the 2 street level close-ups were handheld. All others were with the P2.
     
  5. Fair Game

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    Your footage shows that first and foremost you think like a photographer/filmaker… You had an idea of the shots that you wanted in your head and then used the phantom to achieve them. There are more than a few videos doing the rounds that have no real purpose. They don't entertain or inform and very often never get watched to the end.

    On a technical apect the auto exposure has has been fooled by the snow and exposed it as mid-tone grey at around 60% so you could afford to push it, in post production, back to where it belongs (in the 90% band) and get a much more vidid picture with a nice bit of pop without losing detail.

    This however is a great example of why you should frame the shot correctly then not move the camera at al for at least ten seconds before thinking about the next shot - And of course losing the wobbly stuff between the two.

    Looking forward to your next offering.
     
  6. JRock

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    Fair Game, thank you for the kind words and the suggestions. I did not want to color correct in this edit to see what results I get out of the camera. I agree 100% there are options there to make it pop. Can't wait to get some more edits together of great subjects. I look forward to seeing everyone else's efforts too.