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I have just made my first attempt at putting together a video from some footage I shot at YMML. Nothing startling, just an exercise to try out Windows Live Movie Maker and a video converter which can upload to Youtube. The scenes were shot using the video function on my Lumix FZ35 camera. There is no music, Youtube are a bit iffy about copyright.

 

 

 

 

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Guest David C

Peter .. You said " nothing startling " .. Let me say , I loved it .I can spend all day , everyday watching aircraft take off and land , just ask my long suffering wife .. So for me this aero porn hit the spot .. A great bit of filming ,and many thanks fir sharing ..

 

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Peter that was nice really steady filming there. Well done. As for music on Youtube just put what you want with it & see what happens. If it breaches anything they'll pull it. One of my Youtube clips is blocked in Germany due copyright on music but OK everywhere else.

 

 

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Thanks for the comments David and Dex.

 

Fortunately, in the two locations I use, I can park the car facing the direction from which the aircraft are approaching. Then I stand beside the car, leaning against it, with feet spread like a golfer teeing off, and shoulders parallel to the runway. Then I can swivel at the hips almost 90 deg. each way. My camera has both a rear screen, almost useless in bright sunlight, and an eyelevel viewfinder. Switched to the viewfinder, and with elbows braced against my body, I aim the camera when the aircraft is still too far off, and commence following it as it gets closer. That way, it is centred when I press the shutter, and I can continue to swivel smoothly as it passes. The same technique applies when using rapid burst, where up to 50 frames can be snapped in a few seconds. The other secret is to set the zoom so that the full aircraft is in the frame when it is directly opposite you. Too high a zoom will result in cutting off part of the aircraft, because zooming and panning to match the speed of the aircraft is too difficult.

 

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I say,you did good. Although you think they're mundane,that's only because we see those aircraft all the time. However,from a distance of a few more years,that video will be drooled over. Much the same way now if we saw crisp,colourful movie pictures of Ansett DC6s or Qantas Constellation. Also,I have viewed lots of aircraft videos that have stupid music masking the sound of the thumping radial engines.....the experience should be visual and audible.

 

My friends used to laugh at me because on holidays my wife and I used to do 'airport crawls' instead of 'pub crawls'....hmmmm,maybe THAT'S why she kicked me out ;)

 

 

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Ha ha love it AyeEss ... My long suffering wife has been dragged to more airfields and been to more airshows than I care to remember ... How about timing my honeymoon to correspond with the Jersey Air Rally , yes I did , and we are still wed ..

 

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