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BrianP

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Hey Brian, what sort of $$$ do this Blackbox mob pay ?

5 - 59 second clips ? As you would have seen, I have a number of clips to choose 5 - 59 seconds from eh ?

Maybe . . . . there is a catch ? I must take a look at their needs too ! thanks for the tip, Brian !
what do they pay... don't order that platinum lambo just yet...

Best have a look at the Blackbox site as I do not want to talk money here.
I do it for the kudos of knowing my stuff has been used in an advert ... yep it's vain but at my age any attention is good lol!
 

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The filters that I have help with smoothing motion of moving traffic/people/landscape (Or so the photobugs say on the internet). ND 16/32/64 filters...I have watched a few videos on it and it seems to make fast moving objects “smoother” but I haven’t seen much of a difference in my videos.
 
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The filters that I have help with smoothing motion of moving traffic/people/landscape (Or so the photobugs say on the internet). ND 16/32/64 filters...I have watched a few videos on it and it seems to make fast moving objects “smoother” but I haven’t seen much of a difference in my videos.
thanks for the heads up! I have had some ND filters for years but never used them... might be time for some tests...
 

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thanks for the heads up! I have had some ND filters for years but never used them... might be time for some tests...
Give those filters a test and see how it goes Brian. Depending on how sunny it is, you'll want to go with whatever filter will give you a proper exposure on the EV indicator while maintaining a shutter speed that is double the frame rate of your video. As the Spark's frame rate is locked at 30, a 1/60 shutter speed is the goal. With a midday sun, usually a ND16 or higher is required, early evening probably a ND8, etc. Besides the motion blur aspect, many people find a drone video recorded at a high shutter speed to be less pleasing to watch then one shot at a lower shutter speed but of course that can be subjective and can depend on what type of scene is being recorded. For more on the 180° shutter rule see here about how shutter speed affects video.
 
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Give those filters a test and see how it goes Brian. Depending on how sunny it is, you'll want to go with whatever filter will give you a proper exposure on the EV indicator while maintaining a shutter speed that is double the frame rate of your video. As the Spark's frame rate is locked at 30, a 1/60 shutter speed is the goal. With a midday sun, usually a ND16 or higher is required, early evening probably a ND8, etc. Besides the motion blur aspect, many people find a drone video recorded at a high shutter speed to be less pleasing to watch then one shot at a lower shutter speed but of course that can be subjective and can depend on what type of scene is being recorded. For more on the 180° shutter rule see here about how shutter speed affects video.
wow lots to digest... I must have been very lucky to get 'the shot' without any manual settings or filters... Cheers Rotorwash!
 
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wow lots to digest... I must have been very lucky to get 'the shot' without any manual settings or filters... Cheers Rotorwash!
As everyone here can attest, the Spark is a great little performer in auto with or without filters. Adhering to the 180° rule can be beneficial but will never beat timing, subject and creativity. Cheers BrianP!
 
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