Monday, 30 July 2012

Final Cut Pro X Video Stabiliser Test

I've been using Final Cut Pro X for a while now and love the built in video stabilisation. It's great for all the shaky helmet cam footage I have and you can edit exactly how much stabilisation to add.
Here's a video showing you a side by side comparison of the original, shaky GoPro footage and the footage after it had been processed by FCP. It was shot using a GoPro HD Hero and the helmet mount.

I've also tested the Cyberlink PowerDirector video stabilisation before but find FCP X more powerful and adjustable.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Finished Video - Jamie Barrow's Snowboard Speed Record Attempt

The final edit of our trip out to Verbier has now been uploaded! Check it out here:

In the final part of my Event Photography Workflow guide, I'll be covering how I completed the project - the editing process that I went through and how all the work I did in Part 1 and Part 2 linked to this final stage. I'll go over things that went well and also the mistakes I made alone the way too.

Massive thanks to the people that made this project possible:
- Obviously Jamie Barrow for inviting me out there in the first place
- Joe, Geoffrey, Lewis and Sandrine for their help with equipment and filming
- The British Speed Ski team for being legends and lending Jamie a catsuit
- The crew at Verbier that held the event and the tourist office for giving us lift passes and lunch!

Friday, 6 July 2012

The Shard Laser Show, London

The tallest building in London, The Shard, has it's grand opening ceremony last night with some stunning lights and lasers....

ISO 100, f/14, shutter 25s 

ISO 100, f/14, shutter 25s

Shooting a Daily Vlog During the World's Toughest Adventure Race - Part 1

Earlier this year I got a phone call from Red Bull athlete, Paul Guschlbauer , asking if I was up for shooting and editing a daily vlog wit...