Thursday, 18 January 2018

Ruswarp Sheep run

Some of my lambs made top price in their class, but as usual recently there weren't that many in.
This is the gopro Hero4 which I only recently discovered has a 'linear mode' at 2.7K - more or less no fish-eye. (this was added in a firmware update a few months after I got it).

In good light results are now quite pleasing but it is sad to say it has taken well over a year to get to grips with it.

With external mic sound is decent too but I have to do a little tweaking in Adobe Premiere to make it easy to hear.

Sony RX100

At the end of 2017 I bought a lightly used Sony RX100V from ebay and have been impressed so far. They are expensive new but this was about half price so easier to justify. Stills are very good, but I somehow prefer Canon colours(!) With a little tweak or two things still look great despite low light levels in mid-winter. Speaking of which low light is where it really shines - much better than the previous Canon S100 or indeed my rarely used 5d SLR. Best of all the video from it is spectacularly good. It can record 4K but at 1080p it has rather better stabilisation and results are still outstanding. There is a confusing range of options for video and photo styles but as a base point, more or less standard looks fine.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Goth weekend and new helmet cam

A couple of weeks ago upgraded the Drift Ghost HD to new 4K version.
It's generally much better but at start of this you can see why stabilisation does not want to be turned on when using it like this.

Walking round Whitby was with GoPro and Feiyu gimbal.
I recorded 2.7K and 30FPS, with hindsight it would have bee better to use 60fPS and slow several parts down.
A common problem was very brief glimpses of something interesting before someone walked into frame or they moved off. It is extremely crowded and congested in some of the narrow places.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Peak 1940s at Levisham

Bike cam video on way and back - I have used 'Mavic' rendering settings on this and was quite pleased with results, however have just decided to upgrade the helmet cam to Drift 4K (from Ghost HD) and quick test on day #1 looks promising.
Much higher bitrate at 1080p.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Blacksmiths, Hartoft Cropton Forest

Close to disaster at start of this, as only by pure luck missed a TV cable slung over the roof.
It's fairly obvious on big screen later.
Blacksmiths Arms has been empty all summer but someone is there acting as housekeeper as lights were on and I've seen a car there.
There is a separate house adjoining.

Rosedale - East mines

Seems a bit dull at first but second half is good.
If I go over there again will go lower especially over the ruined houses.