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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
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Saturday, 9 August 2014

TESTING TIMES. (09/08/14)

I have been playing with the Zoom H1 recorder but although I got sound from it and can play the WAV files I can’t get them to load into Photoshop. I did it once but I don’t know how. I’ll have to work on it.

The 3D title worked quite well eventually but it did give me a headache. I think I’ll have to do it again and put it on a matt black background and then I can use blending modes to lose the background completely.

_MG_3333_4_5_fused     The weather is very quiet this morning. I could have done with a load of wind to really give the new stereo recorder a test.

Here is the test video.

Criticism and any help with handling audio files will be gratefully received.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

20 comments:

  1. What a place Adrian! It's not the camera, but the panning. I don't feel it's smooth. I would love to have a real video panning head (I've also tried one) and the difference is amazing.

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    1. Maria, yes I can see a video head being on the list. It's impossible with this Manfrotto one. I have stripped and greased it but it makes little difference.

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  2. Looking good Adrian, the mic seems to be working well....no wind noise!

    I like what you've done with the titles, very clever.

    Not long now before you'll be rivaling the beeb!!

    Out of interest, what are the buildings you can see on the headland?

    Warm sunshine here at the moment but Bertha is coming to call, time to batten down the hatches!!...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, It wasn't very windy. I don't know how I got the WAV file into PS. It doesn't accept them.
      I've got a free editing programme called Acoustica. that will convert them now.
      I haven't bothered with Blender for a while. It is a very annoying programme but free and powerful.
      The are is littered with them. There used to be some sort of missile range here. There still is on Cape Wrath.They are bunkers and pill box type things. I think it should miss me.

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  3. Very beautiful and that 3D intro was most impressive.

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    1. Kay, they are good fun. Very time consuming though.

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  4. HI Adrian The way your name appears is brilliant. Love the video adn I think the sound is good. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Margaret, I ought to do more 3D stuff. There are just so many variables.

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  5. Maria, I think the panning was just a little quick. This is probably something that we still photographers have to get used to.

    Adrian, I haven't had a problem loading audio the few times that I have tried it, but I don't know if it was wav format or not.

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    1. John, I'll see if I can borrow a fluid head. I am not very good at this video business. I have never had trouble with sound before but have only used MP3 and AAC.

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  6. The titles was well worth the headaches very good. As for sound capturing I thought I heard an Oystercatcher, did I?
    I think you might get some wind on Sunday

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    1. Douglas, I can only spend a couple of hours on Blender at a time. Then I forget where I have got to.
      The birds seem to have disappeared. There were about a dozen oystercatchers here but I haven't seen them for a day or so.

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  7. Love the title in your video, great job my friend.

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  8. Title looks good. Real life sound makes a difference.Fascinated by the black spot near centre right through the video. Dust on sensor or introduced in software?

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    1. John, it looks like a midge but it won't brush off I've got some wet swabs on order. Both camera sensors are mucky.

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  9. Clever title. Such an interesting beach and the human figures give scale and extra interest. Jean

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    1. Jean, I will have to have another go at getting both sound and video footage. It looks as if tomorrow will be a wet day so plenty of time to sort out a proper workflow.

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  10. You sound like me doing things and then not knowing how it did it. The only difference is that you're fumbling at a much higher level.

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    1. Red, there is nothing as odd as software. Photoshop doesn't support WAV files so how this sound loaded I don't know. I'll have a look for a re-coder and use AAC. That is the new MP3 and is what YouTube uses.

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