When I published the Photo Version of this walk, I had considered posting a few of the associated videos along with the photos . . . but I didn’t. I now share those videos along with the following warning.
This post has only videos. Boring videos made even more boring by the fact they’re slow-motion videos. In this age of quick gratification, you’re not going to find it here.
And, that’s just one video . . . here come the others.
The majority — but not all — of the videos are of waves. Mind you, the place has been plagued by a lack of decent waves going on nearly six months now. I’m hoping the next few months will be better.
The slow-motion videos are from both the Nikon P900 and the Samsung Note 8. The P900 does not record sound while in slow motion so I added music to those videos. Also, I shot them at 480p which means they are not that great at higher resolutions. I’ve since switched to shooting 720p with the P900, and those results — as will be seen — are a bit better.
Here’s the first P900 slow-motion wave. There are two waves, and the second wave is the better one.
NOTE: I have no control over the volume on your device; if the music is too loud or not to your liking, either mute the sound or lower the volume.
In contrast — and lacking music in favor of natural sounds — here’s a Note 8 video . . .
You might have noted the word “longer” in parenthesis . . . that’s because I treated the same video two different ways, and the second version is shorter. In part, because I clipped it, but I also changed the slow-motion speed for some segments.
Here, you judge which version you like best.
I don’t know which I like best . . . the crappy videos with the added music or the better videos with the natural sound. The crappy videos are also zoomed in a bit more, so that matters a bit.
The thing is, I don’t have a great selection of music that I can use. I mean, I have lots of music I like, but if I embed anything copyrighted into the videos, YouTube takes them down and I get a cease-and-desist notice from the copyright holder.
Waves are difficult enough, but I also had these next two videos in need of a soundtrack . . . I hope I chose well . . .
That’s the Pacific Golden Plover I showcased in the original post. It posed for me for a good while.
I don’t mind the marriage of this music with these videos, but I was a bit stumped for the wave videos . . . somehow, I thought I should use something stronger; something epic. Epic! Of course . . .
If I had a mixer and if I had any skills at timing the music to the video, and if I even knew what a mixer was, I would probably do a better job of marrying the sound to the visuals.
Having heard the above, how does it now compare to the natural sounds? Again, I’m showing the same video edited to present the slow motion in two different ways.
I mean, I like the quality of the video and the way I can alter the location and the speed of the slow-motion effect but sometimes there’s more to presentation than visual quality.
Perhaps I’m just partial to epic music. Not that I don’t like the natural sounds of the ocean but this next video is over four minutes long and I think music would help pass the time.
Now, true, I can take the same video and speed up the effect a bit and cut the video down to half the time, but still . . .
I can’t help but think that music — like in this next video — would help.
Anyway, some readers might remember this photo from the original post (yes, I lied; there is one photo in this post) . . . it looked as if she was losing her balance . . .
. . . and she was; a second later, she splashed in the water. I missed the splash because the camera was not set up for burst and the P900 has a slow reset time between shots.
When she got back up, I videoed her for a bit to see if she would fall again . . . she didn’t.
Careful readers might have noticed her in the background of previous videos. She was way out there and, again, the P900 does a good job of capturing shots and videos that would be difficult to get with my other equipment. Whether it’s worth getting, that’s another story. Whether the quality is there, another story yet.
For now, the P900 remains a part of my photo-capturing process. Actually, lately, it’s been almost the sole part as I seldom take the big rig out for a spin. But, I did just that a few days ago. I’ll document that soon.
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