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Recent content by Sterreman Willie

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    Editing HELP

    Here's a good overview of basic, free video editors.
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    Memories of a time before you-know-what

    Good question! This was a competition entry which had to be submitted in IGTV, a medium totally foreign to me. In fact, I'm not a great Instagrammer either, mainly because I hate the tiny image format (and video too). Video is even worse when landscape, being so small. So I investigated...
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    Memories of a time before you-know-what

    You may enjoy this - all drone footage was taken with my Spark. My Larger than Life Memories The things that I can't wait to do once Lockdown is over. Equipment used: DJI Spark GoPro Hero 3 Session Mobius A-lens Mobius C-lens Canon D100
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    Line up issues...

    Thanks, I must practice with different fingers. Or switch to thumming while operating the gimbal. Must actually ask Ken. Yes, I've set my gimbal speed very low as well - less than 10. Only problem with the speed so low, it that when using tripod mode, the gimble is impossibly slow!
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    Line up issues...

    For those following Ken Heron, will see he also discourages people from "tumming". What makes "pinching" difficult for me is how do you control the camera up/down when pinching? I normally use my forefinger to control the gimble - what finger do you use when pinching?
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    Seabirds attacked my Spark!

    Yes, all Spark footage. Thanks
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    Seabirds attacked my Spark!

    I recently made a video compilation of seabirds attacking my drone which I think you should enjoy.
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    Spark footage and Astrophotography combined

    Thanks. Have a look at my YouTube channel (Willie Koorts) - I have several videos on the Sutherland Observatory, covering different aspects, also on the telescopes themselves and working on their mirrors.
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    Spark footage and Astrophotography combined

    Goed om te hoor jy het reggekom - maak die wêreld se verskil! Ek het vir my range extenders ge-3D-druk, maar het hulle nog skaars gebruik omdat dit nie meer nodig is nie. Ons kan 'n plan maak as jy nie regkom nie. "Lag" kan ook selfoon-verwant wees - was my ondervinding - geen probleem na ek...
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    Spark footage and Astrophotography combined

    Hallo Sparkphoto! Wat 'n lekker verassing, die Afrikaans! Het gou teruggekyk na jou boodskappe - het jy toe reggekom met FCC-mode in SA? Ek gebruik die gemodifiseerde sagteware met groot sukses. Kan jou die leêr aanstuur as jy nog nie reggkom het nie - het dit sopas weer om 'n nuwe foon...
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    Spark footage and Astrophotography combined

    A very talented astrophotographer-friend, Lafras Smit, recently visited me at South Africa's national Astronomical Observatory's observing outstation during dark moon to teach me the tricks of his great art and exploit the dark night skies here. I passed on some drone footage I took during his...
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    Best ship spotting of the year so far

    Wow! Some great orbits there, particularly around a moving vessel! Nice work!!
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    Spark took a beating in a river bed, should I repair or it's fine?

    Wow! Sparks are indeed very strong! I forgot mine on the roof of my car and it came off at nearly 60km/h and survived (two props broken and three LED covers came off, which I all managed to find, and some scratches). I'm amazed that the props were not damaged - you should inspect them very...
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    Battery falls off ? Really ?

    Here is the most useful tip for Spark battery mounting/removal I learned so far:
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    Battery falls off ? Really ?

    Watch this video closely: