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Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by acall, May 14, 2014.

  1. acall

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    I shot this footage a couple months ago while I was in Pittsburgh, just now getting it edited and posted.

    Hope you all enjoy it and I'd love any feedback.

    https://vimeo.com/95304220
     
  2. IrishSights

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    Nice. Whats the orange flashes every so often?

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 8
     
  3. acall

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    They're light leaks that I added. I sort of used them to cover transitions.
     
  4. IrishSights

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    So they are meant to be there? Looks like a mistake to me. Just my opinion!

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    I eventually realized what you were doing, I'm just slow! I liked the shots of Heinz Field......anyone question you about trespassing? Looked like most of this was shot very early morning, so I guessing no one was around. Just curious. I haven't tried the kind of thing yet, but I would like to.
     
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    I hope it doesn't look like a mistake. Does anyone else think that?

    Most of the shots were either very early morning or at sunset, except for the shots of both stadiums, which were late morning-ish. But no, there was barely anyone in the vicinity and no one approached me at all.
     
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    Flash transition was my thought.
    Looks good imo. Well done.
     
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    ditto. i got the flash transitions. looks good, nice work. you've inspired me to play with 2.7.
     
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    doesn't it stink flying with frozen fingers?
     
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    Nicely shot, rock steady and you understand how to use the golden light. Great editing as well. May I ask, what was your editing software and did you use any shake correction? Cheers, --Rotoscope
     
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    Thanks for the comment. I had been using FCP7, being one of those who refused to upgrade to FCPX. But I kept having problems finding any type of plugins for stabilizing footage and also removing the fisheye effect from the GoPro footage. So I finally reluctantly upgraded to FCPX before putting together this piece and now I absolutely love it.

    I actually ended up using the built-in stabilizer on FCPX for a couple of the shots that were shaky and it worked phenomenally well. Since I have the 2 axis gimbal, most of the shakiness I get is in the yaw movement and FCPX was able to remove most of it. All the shots of both the stadiums were so shaky (very windy that day) that I wasn't even planning on using them until I discovered how well I could stabilize. And I downloaded a plugin to remove the fisheye.
     
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    Had a chance to test out 2.7 and it looks great. I went out for an FPV session and flew in 2.7 protune and non-protune, and the footage was impressive. I was surprised at how little fisheye I got relative to what I was expecting.
    I'm going out tomorrow morning to capture some surfers. I captured some decent footage last weekend, but I think I'll get better footage using 2.7.
     
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    Great city for aerials. I hope to shoot some there myself.
     
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