Friday, April 22, 2011

Video of the Day

   Limpkin -- Viera Wetlands; Viera, Florida:  While in Florida this past January I experiment with the Nikon D7000's video capabilities.  It is fabulous.  I did discover that manual focus should be used.  The autofocus motor sounds are very distracting.  To manual focus, a Hoodman loop or similar type loop is essential.  I also shot video at the St. Augustine Alligator farm of the Tri-colored Heron nest seen in the last post.  I used the hoodman cine loop kit and it worked great.   I hope to do, and post more HD video with this fantastic camera!

Additional note:
   This is a HD file (1280x720) but it looks no better on the web (blogspot) than the large or medium resolutions that I previously posted.  I have left the large resolution posted below so that you can see for yourself.  However, the HD file on the computer looks great when played on the computer through i-movie and on a wide screen TV.

Additional note 5:52pm CDT: 
     I talked with my mac people today and they are suggesting that I post the videos on You Tube.  You Ttube can carry the large files without the compression that is applied by blogspot. I will soon post the HD copy to You Tube and then post the link on the blog.  Look for the link either later tonight or tomarrow.     Bobby


  1. Noisy little birds. i'm hooked on the videos!

  2. Thanks Jayne, I'm planning on shooting more videos. Glad you like them. Bobby