Carol in Cairns is back in BLOGLAND. She was enthused by Australia Day; not once but twice. I suspect she meant Burns Night but I’ll skip that conundrum………Can you hear the fanfare? Can you hear the cymbals clashing? Can you hear the drum roll? Guess what she wears for Australia Day? She and all Aussie girls wear a DOUBLE PLUGGED THONG, must make buying a lass a tinny or two a waste of time.
It makes my problems with a bit of video pale into insignificance. I like a challenge but have cuckooed. I spent over an hour shooting my footage or secondage. I was ruthless and ditched all the crap. I didn’t have anything to edit so started all over again. I saved stuff into the timeline I was dubious of.
After recent problems I also dropped the native camera format whilst shooting. I thought smaller is better , big mistake. I shot at 480. That’s 640x480p and 25fps. I set middling for quality and left the other dozen things I didn’t understand at default. I still lock the camera to 1/50s, drop sharpness and contrast to zero. That does stop chopping with the 5DII. Codec is H264 or summat like that. I would have tried another one as John suggested but got confused. Sorry John. I forgot. As I write this the video is uploading. Only another three hours to go. I’ve started treating video like a Sunday Roast. Do all the preparation and sit back with a bottle of wine. Go to the pub, go for a shower, look for Michaela dressed in black with camo paint on in a freezing wood in the dark. Anything to pass a couple or five hours on. I wish YouTube could appreciate that we of advanced years haven’t got all day to wait.
Here is my best yet. It is hard talking whilst filming, whilst focusing, whilst exposuring, whilst panning, whilst stopping two dogs mugging anything within a hundred yards. I am far from happy with this on YouTube. I’ll have another go at it on Vimeo, it looks reasonable on Media player.