A #CovidGoal is to improve my video editing.
A secondary goal, to improve photos and start sharing them more.
It’s working. But so far I’m only up to the stage of knowing now what I don’t know yet.
Mostly my videos are for outdoor recreation, but I also hope to get back indoor soon shooting Gymnastics.
Here’s my most ambitious edit, so far.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
It has more editing magic than I’ve used in the past: Sound effect, Color balance, Slow mo, Intro flash, Ken Burns pan, Speed ramp, Focus blur, Zoom, Directional blur, Gausian blur, Radial centre. 3 cameras.
Audio the most time consuming part, however.
Here are the BASICS for upcoming shoots:
- I’m usually shooting solo
- 3 cameras (Sony ZV-1, GoPro 7 and iPhone X with DJI OM 4 gimbal)
- ZV-1 is the primary A roll footage.
- ZV-1 mode #1 = 1080p / 120fps
- ZV-1 mode #2 = 4K/24fps
- ZV-1 mode #3 = for photos (9×16) saving RAW and JPEG
- RAW editing requires free Sony Imaging Edge software Nov. 2020. But it’s pretty ugly.
- Apple’s free Photos app is not great. I’m switching to Pixelmator Pro. And testing free Capture One which can edit Sony RAW files, as well.
- X is for B roll, gimbal, time lapse, etc. (mostly 4K)
- GoPro is or B roll, action, water, mimic drone, etc. (mostly 4K)
- Editing with Final Cup Pro X on a MacBook Pro 2020 with the new silicon chip. That should allow 4K editing.
- Export 29.97 frames / second
- Export in 1080p
- Any video with vocal audio shoot in 24 fps
- Timelapse 60 fps
- Shoot 120 fps only for smoke, fire
- Shoot 240 fps or higher for fast moving sports, etc.
- As little hand held video as possible. Use tripods.
- Target length of my final edit is 4min or less
- No ads
- Photos of secondary importance. Some to be integrated into video. Some saved to Flickr. Some posted to my Instagram hiking account.
- Apple Photos app for management
- Editing the best in Pixelmator Pro app