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    Hey all! Just joined this forum to get back into an old hobby. I studied 10 years ago and did an advanced diploma in multimedia/animation/design. Since I finished it I got into another completely different field (construction) but I still keep my skills up in photoshop from time to time.
    I recently slapped together a small video I made with my gopro camera while on the jetskis (nothing creative/artistic about it really) - got myself sony vegas pro 10 - taught myself how to use it and rendered the video out all in about 3 hours. After I made it I thought, 'shit I missed doing this stuff!'


    Jet Ski Freeride Surf Run Rickter XFS on Vimeo
    (Watch in HD only)


    So after weeks of research, I just baught a new Panasonic hc-v700. Im heading off to Europe for the first time in a month (for a month) and plan on getting as much footage as possible - possibly a bit of nightclub scenes/low light - hence why I decided on the v700.. I chose not to get the canon hf g10 because of the 24p only. I wanted the highest frame rate I could get for the budget. Just that the PAL version only does 50p vs 60p for NTSC for this model camera. I want to do a bit of slow-motion and preserve the crisp sharpness.

    Im hoping the video quality from this camera will be highly improved compared to the go pro in slow-motion using the same method in my video above?

    Im actually excited to get back from my holiday, just to spend the comming months to make a proper story based video of the trip.
    Last edited by dcptr; 06-10-2012 at 04:54 AM.

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    (nothing creative/artistic about it really)



    That may be your thoughts. For me this was great and I totally disagree with the above. It was creative as you where filming right in the thick of the action fast paced and that's what sport videos are all about these days. Looking forward to your next video Which YOU Say is going to be even more artistic and creative. WOW! Thanks for posting. Oh And Welcome to the Forum.

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    I found it surprisingly watchable considering it is just a first person perspective all the way through. You managed to capture the flavour of being on one of those things, which looked like great fun. There was action both from your observation of others and from yourself. I don't know if it would be safe to be nearer other people when they are doing their stuff but that would give you better footage to work with. It wasn't too long so the same type of shots didn't become boring.

    Well done for making this.

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    Those gopros are really something aren't they. This footage is a great example of what they are meant to do. The way you loop and end up underwater briefly then emerge into the sunlight again and the camera just keeps filming whatever you throw at it.
    Yes, you've made a very watchable little film here. Bright, clear, exciting, fun. I didn't much care for the music - a bit too electronic for me - but I can see why you made the chouice.
    Look forward to seeing some more stuff.
    Tim

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    nice, looks a blast

    how many FPS does the gopro record at ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by enc View Post
    nice, looks a blast

    how many FPS does the gopro record at ?
    Thanks for all the support! I pretty much just started off with the music and created the video sequences to suit. I'll be doing another some time soon for a promo vid on a new Jetski hull, so I want to try speed it up a lot more- as in fast scene changes to match the beat. Also why I got the Panasonic v700 for better 3rd person shots. The gopro filmed at 720p @ 60fps, I used that setting hot the slow motion, but it is a wider lens setting opposed to 1080@30fps so it's less zoomed in.

    Question for the pro's here: will I be ok to film this same kind of action at 720p:60fps to combine footage in the same project with my v700 on 1080p:50p pal?
    The NTSC version of the v700 shoots at 60p which was why I almost baught it from USA, but I suspected that mixing in gopro(pal) with v700(NTSC) would be too complicated.

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    Most modern editing software can cope with mixed frame rate, resolutions and formates. It's only when you try it that you will know if your particular formats will mix ok. BUT this shouldn't be a problem in most circumstances.

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