Check out this incredible footage of a Discovery Pro chasing a Smart car. Extremely dynamic flying, pro editing with multiple cameras. Cool!
Hiking in Switzerland is great, but it’s even more fun if you bring you quadcopter! Enjoy this great video that I recorded along the hike from Arvenbühl up to the Leistkamm. Music Credits: Phase IV (lo-fi is sci-fi) / CC BY 3.0
Today I would like to describe a workflow for natively handling high-frame rate videos with iMovie 11. I use this workflow to create super smooth slow motion scenes from 60fps or 120fps footage recorded with the GoPro. The following method uses iMovie 11 only with original videos straight from the camera. No additional software, plugins or other video pre-processing is needed. The trick is:
Import the videos straight from the camera or sd-card into iMovie 11 through the “Import from Camera…” dialogue.
In the next dialogue I then select Optimize video in Full – Original Size. The import takes quite some time, as the videos are transcoded while being imported. Once finished, the videos can be added to projects (such as 30fps NTSC). Without any additional transcoding the “Slow Motion” settings of the clip use the higher frame rate to make super smooth videos. Example slowdowns are 50% with a 60fps clip or even 25% on a 120fps clip.
Important: Any other import method will not work properly. The higher frame-rate will be lost if you add the exact same file through the general “Import” function or through the iPhoto library. This must be a bug or accidental feature of iMovie, depending on how you look at it. Have fun!
Flying multipcopters is booming. Not only do people take incredible pictures and videos on land but also at sea. Today, I would like to share with you this impressive video from a guy who throws his copters overboard:
Cruddcopter FPV – Seaman Style
This is not only my first post but also one of my first pictures taken onboard a quadcopter.