Still at base camp on this video learning curve, plugged in to The University of Youtube and Adobe TV and chasing up and inwardly digesting all manner of guff and gobbledygook..some will stick others destined to slide slowly down the retentive barn door of memory. Mind you it's good to keep the grey cells ticking over and here is something that popped up on the radar. I've been looking at Gimbals and stabilisers only to find that to get that icing on the cake super smooth and not lumpy and bouncy is to use After Effects or Premiere Pro and get some warp stabilisation smeared onto your clip...looks great but at the moment the budget doesn't swing far enough to accommodate either one of them...so a bit of googling and this hove in to view Microsoft Hyperlapse
Very straight forward interface but really for action cams so I put some hand held macro video files through it to see what it could do...it's free to try but they stamp their logo all over it so you have to cough up for a clean version first up the hand held unfaffed piece
So you lose some of the frame to cropping and the software is designed for hyperlapsing your footage...but it does a half decent job on smoothing hand held stuff
Wet Play day
Some serious rain action yesterday...so time to fill the remaining grey cells up with some more photo waffle...but this time video. So a day spent on youtube, adobe tv and vimeo getting my head around frame rates shooting modes and the like, not only getting a proper understanding of the Nikon D750s video capabilities but also what can be done with Lightroom and Photoshop...well quite a lot it seems..it may also mean stuffing another 8gb of ram into the 'puters nethers but we'll see how it goes.
So if you are my frequent visitor...well done btw....you'll know I have a penchant for trying to capture motion in a still image..so ...how about capturing motion in a moving subject...yeh I know...finally cracked...I know where I want to go with this so let me fumble and bumble my way through this first date, develop a steady relationship and then see it all blow up in my face after yet another minor indiscretion...we've all been there
So the image above is a test piece , just 4 layers..lightroom to Photoshop to here, let's hope the rain stays away for a while so I can get serious with this or I may get distracted by the likes of youtube and adobe tv and who knows where that will lead to.
What's all this then????
An unyeilding torrent of Photo babbel full of unconfirmed facts and manufactured photo drivel.. take from it what you like, it won't change the world but may leave you feeling nauseous...