Testing out new toy ~ Videos

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Fishnbiker, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    Just testing out my new toy, a Macbook Pro with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 tough camera. I'm trying to upload some riding videos. All these clips were taken on a few day's riding within 500 km of Vancouver, British Columbia. The camera is on a RAM mount on the handlebar, but will try it on the helmet in the spring.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNZ3Rb4Gd7E&feature=plcp

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbNfyaFZM-Q&feature=youtu.be

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeF2VeQRZno&feature=youtu.be

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP9j_MD_5pY&feature=youtu.be

    Hopefully the quality will improve as I get used to the equipment, but they still show some of my favourite rides. All critical feedback welcomed, thanks.

    Thanks for watching, please leave critical comments & suggestions.
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  2. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    Looks good and it will only get better once it's helmet mounted, the road induced jitter will be gone.
    Did you do some zoom adjusting while recording or did the camera do that on it's own?
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  3. GB

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    Please read the posted rules.. cross posting is not permitted.. you posted the same thread in three different forums... all have been merged and moved to Equipment forum.
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  4. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    Thanks for the "Heads Up"
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  5. Fishnbiker

    Fishnbiker Tire smuddy, hook swet

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    Any apparent change in zoom was likely due to speed change. Some was done at 20~30 kmh, other clips as high as 100 kmh. The camera was always set to minimum (wide angle) length to minimize camera shake. Scenery changes, such as wide open space & close-in shrubs affect perceptions as well.

    With iMovie, it's possible to zoom in on a scene, but it is unchangeable during the whole clip (as far as I have found).
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