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I hear a train a coming! Or maybe not...
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Filmed with a Phantom 4. Edited with the basic Lightroom panel, then put together with iMovie. Please let me know what you think, be it good or bad. I'm here to learn.


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I do love those railroad videos!  Can ya get one with a train rolling along next?
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Nice, i bet the fall colors would be amazing too
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This is the kind of video that makes me wonder why do people live in big cities?  Great video.
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ALABAMA Posted at 2017-9-19 06:58
I do love those railroad videos!  Can ya get one with a train rolling along next?

Thank you Alabama! I hope to get a train schedule soon. A friend of mine works for the railroad!
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BagoDJIoperator Posted at 2017-9-19 07:47
Nice, i bet the fall colors would be amazing too

Thank you! The colors are beginning to pop now, so maybe I can get back over there and try again, with more color and a train too!
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Capt Whitefoot Posted at 2017-9-19 08:23
This is the kind of video that makes me wonder why do people live in big cities?  Great video.

Thank you! I know what you mean about the city, but wow, they provide some nice footage too!
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Nice shot. I did miss that train ;)
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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-9-19 13:18
Nice shot. I did miss that train ;)

Thank you! I should of added some sound effects!
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Something about riding the rails which appeals to me.
Chugging down the track... Ha



Good stuff, thanks for the share. ;-)


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-9-19 14:29
Something about riding the rails which appeals to me.
Chugging down the track... Ha

Thank you! I hope to be able to include some train footage soon. That's my goal!
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SjCutting Posted at 2017-9-19 16:14
Thank you! I hope to be able to include some train footage soon. That's my goal!

Yes, please do. ;-)

Or I will be forced to play a Johnny Cash song. Haha



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SjCutting Posted at 2017-9-19 14:12
Thank you! I should of added some sound effects!

Hahahahahaha. I love the sound of the horns you have in the US. You can hear it coming long long before it is even nere.
Should be able to get the drone up in time
Does the track have frequent traffic?
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Great job! It's really a beautiful place. Enjoy it and happy flying!
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Beautiful scenery and illumination, nice and smooth piloting and filming, good color grading, a bit boring montage. Slice it a bit more, trim the slices if necessary, shuffle'm, employ cross-fading transitions, but don't speed up. For YouTubers make it 3-4 minutes max. with this footage. Myself ... I can watch this over and over as is ...

Next time use at least 2-3 batteries to record multiple passages at different attitudes and angles, keeping this same relaxing dynamics. Pick the best shots in post. And - oh - make this train happen! ... Good job so far ...
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SjCutting Posted at 2017-9-19 16:14
Thank you! I hope to be able to include some train footage soon. That's my goal!

Aloha Sandy,

     Nice video!  Looking forward to the trains.  Nice smooth technique.  I like your sidling.

Aloha and Drone On!
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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-9-19 21:47
Hahahahahaha. I love the sound of the horns you have in the US. You can hear it coming long long before it is even nere.
Should be able to get the drone up in time
Does the track have frequent traffic?

As far as I know it's just the one freight train that travels back and forth 4 or 5 days per week. I love hearing the train whistle in the distance, so hopefully things will work out for another try!
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DJI Susan Posted at 2017-9-19 23:05
Great job! It's really a beautiful place. Enjoy it and happy flying!

Thank you Susan! It really is a beautiful area, and it's very quite too!
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Dobmatt Posted at 2017-9-19 23:28
Beautiful scenery and illumination, nice and smooth piloting and filming, good color grading, a bit boring montage. Slice it a bit more, trim the slices if necessary, shuffle'm, employ cross-fading transitions, but don't speed up. For YouTubers make it 3-4 minutes max. with this footage. Myself ... I can watch this over and over as is ...

Next time use at least 2-3 batteries to record multiple passages at different attitudes and angles, keeping this same relaxing dynamics. Pick the best shots in post. And - oh - make this train happen! ... Good job so far ...

Great advice, thank you! The original footage was cut from 9 minutes down to 5, which was challenging! Quite a few cross-fade transitions were used, but I agree it could be cut down a bit more. I realize many people won't sit through a 5 minute video. Again, thanks for the tips!
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Cetacean Posted at 2017-9-20 01:20
Aloha Sandy,

     Nice video!  Looking forward to the trains.  Nice smooth technique.  I like your sidling.

Thank you Cetacean! I sure hope to capture the train on video!
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SjCutting Posted at 2017-9-21 02:55
As far as I know it's just the one freight train that travels back and forth 4 or 5 days per week. I love hearing the train whistle in the distance, so hopefully things will work out for another try!

As long as you can hear it in advance, you should be ok right?
Is it on a regular schedule?
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wonderful view
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Very calm and soothing
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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-9-21 03:03
As long as you can hear it in advance, you should be ok right?
Is it on a regular schedule?

Yes I should be able to hear it before it gets to my location. My friend that works on the train gave me a general idea on time, but they have no set schedule.
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Thank you Murilo Carmello!
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DustMan Posted at 2017-9-21 05:08
Very calm and soothing

Thank you DustMan!
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SjCutting Posted at 2017-9-21 16:21
Yes I should be able to hear it before it gets to my location. My friend that works on the train gave me a general idea on time, but they have no set schedule.

Ok, I hope you will be able to take the shot with the train.
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