BoomCam, a NEW perspective for filming paintball!
Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:30 AM
Posted 12 September 2013 - 05:49 PM
Those angles are wicked. Fantastic idea.
I kind of like neck shots, they give other people the impression that I have a social life.
Meeting Mike and Willie = best paintball day ever.
Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:43 PM
Posted 15 September 2013 - 04:33 PM
Thats sick!Liked that footage alot.
Work Hard, Play Harder!
Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:21 PM
Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:46 AM
You have to hold the bar really still when filming. If it is shaking around, your footage will be shaky. Remember 90% of your footage captured should be deleted when editing... Only 10% is good enough for a final edit. (learned that stat in film school).
I wear a cup, and put the end of the pole on the top of the cup to hold the end in one place, as long as you aren't moving, you can get some really steady shots with it.
My camera also has lots of image stabilization.. (Sony HDR SR1), and I am using a wide angle lens so that helps as well. I didn't use any of my shaky footage, only the steady stuff. Just pick and choose carefully. If you do have a clip that is shaky and you REALLY want to use it, slow that sucker down, and it will often make the footage look good!
Edited by FreeEnterprise, 23 September 2013 - 10:12 AM.
Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:04 PM
Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:17 AM
The camera I use for my BoomCam is only a standard 1080HD camera, it only films in 30fps...
The clip where the guy is shooting past me, I slowed that way down, as it was really shaky, but it looks decent slowed down (plus you can see the paint flying better). I also slowed down one of the later clips where everyone was standing around and looking up at the camera, that was shaky in real time, but slowed down, it looks OK... The other clips were steady enough to use real time. Learning how to tilt it to keep the person in view is tricky... Just like anything, you have to practice... That was my first time using it, but I have run cameras all my life, handheld, steadycam, and boom cameras, so I have a lot of experience running cameras already... With todays cameras being so small, we can use all kinds of stuff to get the "angle" we want! As the camera doesn't weigh 20 pounds or more like the old ones!
Edited by FreeEnterprise, 24 September 2013 - 08:26 AM.
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