Performed motion tracking for the first time (Title on 00:27). Heck, it looks pretty primitive for now, but I am really thrilled at learning new tricks!
One dive edit pieces, such as this one starring Jade and Aanaa, are fun because they don’t take too long to put ’em together. Besides, it’s a good excuse for me to insert something new — in this case, tilt-shift film simulation without a tripod (01:51). The intended miniature effect doesn’t look quite right, but interesting regardless.
Video’ed in 720p, 60 fps to test the frame-rate comforming slow motion (see on the 2nd freefall footage). Cranked up high color/contrast color grading on the first footage, and “Transformers” style green-cast color grading on the second.
Natural sunlight shadows are turning out too dark for my taste on T2i, so I cranked up the f-stop on purpose just to see. Also, color grading in different styles to see how they integrate with overexposed video.
It’s not a fair comparison, comparing $275 Gopro HD “toy” camera with high end consumer grade DSLR, but GoPro doesn’t look that bad, considering that it’s tiny, cheap and rugged. The first skydiving footage is shot with GoPro HD; second and third, Canon T2i.
Having a little fun on this one. I grabbed an old Captain America TV show intro from Youtube. The resolution was very low but it served its purpose. Also, I am beginning to discover that Youtube doesn’t represent the actual color and resolution of rendered Quicktime file too well. The edited indoor shots looked fine on the Mac, but when uploaded, the colors were quite off. I guess that’s the price to pay for high rate of video compression.