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Prairie Chicken
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For a couple of weeks every summer, the prairies turn a golden yellow when the canola crops bloom. Seemed like a good subject for a flying camera.

Constructive criticism encouraged. On the technical side, when I play it on my computer, I get a lot of stuttering in one player and a rolling jello effect in another. I'd especially like to know if that is appearing on other monitors or phones.

Thanks.


7-19 10:25
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1min14 is really nice ! 1min55 Best Perspective of the Cabin ! Welldone Mr. Prarie Chicken !
7-19 10:44
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really nice video, great color....check out the one that I just posted last night..
7-19 10:44
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DMX_MT Posted at 2018-7-19 10:44
1min14 is really nice ! 1min55 Best Perspective of the Cabin ! Welldone Mr. Prarie Chicken !

Thanks, Mr. DMX_MT! My favourite of the shots is the 1:14 also.
7-19 14:49
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Carmenvail Posted at 2018-7-19 10:44
really nice video, great color....check out the one that I just posted last night..

Thanks, Carmenvail. All shot in manual exposure. I try to hit the sweet spot between over- and under-exposure that maximizes the colours, but it can be difficult on a sunny day when it's hard to see the screen properly. I think that's partly why the yellows don't match up across all the shots. Colour grading would probably help but I don't have that capability yet.

Off to check out yours now.
7-19 15:01
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Love the colors, great vid!
7-19 17:38
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I am glad they changed the name to Canola from Rape Seed.  (fact!).  Your composition is lovely, but I do see some of the effects you were concerned about.  What are you using as an NLE (editor) ?  I am thinking that when you rendered this the bitrate was lower than it could be... which is stealing quality.  

You might want to fiddle with that, loved it all the same mr. chicken....
7-19 18:14
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Northwood Posted at 2018-7-19 18:14
I am glad they changed the name to Canola from Rape Seed.  (fact!).  Your composition is lovely, but I do see some of the effects you were concerned about.  What are you using as an NLE (editor) ?  I am thinking that when you rendered this the bitrate was lower than it could be... which is stealing quality.  

You might want to fiddle with that, loved it all the same mr. chicken....

Thank you, Mr. Wood.

Thanks especially for the advice on editors. You're probably right. I have a relatively cheap program that doesn't give many options. The better editors all seem to need a 64-bit machine which I don't have yet. I just installed the free version of Shotcut but it warns me that Spark's footage is variable bitrate and wants to convert it, and that takes a lo-o-o-ng time. But a new computer is in the works soon so I hope that will settle it.

There's actually some difference between rape and canola. I think animals can eat canola byproducts but not rape's. One farming community here billed itself as "The Land of Rape and Honey", which ruffled a few feathers for a while but they didn't change it to "canola and honey". Doesn't have the same ring, I guess.
7-19 22:40
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Very nice video!
7-19 22:45
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Thanks, Montfrooij.

One shot that this video begged for, and would have made it more complete, was a slow glide just skimming over the tops of the flowers, but Spark got blown around by the wind too much every time I tried. Next year...
7-19 22:56
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nice video and nice subject!

on the stuttering part, yes, there is present on the monitor i played the video. did you tried to slow down the footage? i think that is the problem for the stuttering issue.
7-20 00:45
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Very vivid colours
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very nice  
7-20 03:47
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You took great care at capturing & creating this
Very smooth and transitions are great too!
7-20 03:59
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Great video from beautiful surroundings - well done.
7-20 04:32
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dj_dread Posted at 2018-7-20 00:45
nice video and nice subject!

on the stuttering part, yes, there is present on the monitor i played the video. did you tried to slow down the footage? i think that is the problem for the stuttering issue.

Thanks for that, dj_dread. I've tried slowing other footage down but it mostly produced a jerky effect that was worse than the stuttering. I'm hoping a new computer and editor in the near future will solve it.
7-20 07:32
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pmshop Posted at 2018-7-20 03:59
You took great care at capturing & creating this
Very smooth and transitions are great too!

Thanks for picking up on that, pmshop. Good to hear.
7-20 07:35
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And thank you to everyone who took the time to reply. Much appreciated.
7-20 08:19
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Wow!
Astonishing colours.
Amazing location!
Great video! Really enjoyed watching it.
Thanks for sharing!
7-20 09:50
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Prairie Chicken Posted at 2018-7-20 08:19
And thank you to everyone who took the time to reply. Much appreciated.

You're welcome   
7-20 10:30
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Prairie Chicken Posted at 2018-7-20 07:32
Thanks for that, dj_dread. I've tried slowing other footage down but it mostly produced a jerky effect that was worse than the stuttering. I'm hoping a new computer and editor in the near future will solve it.

it's not about the computing power. it may be the software but i'm afraid you may not reduce that effect too much.
here is how it works:
you recorded it in 30 fps. you created your video in the editor at 24 fps. slowing down the footage more than 20-30% will make the editor thinks what frames to add to the original footage in order to compensate the missing frames. that's why the stutter. Premiere Pro has an option to compensate that by it's not always working right.
i would suggest recording in Tripod mode, that will slow down the drone, then slow down in post for 20-30% and add the optical flow in Premiere Pro.
if that doesn't make sense ping me and i'll explain it with some examples that i am working on
7-20 13:29
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Great video! Smooth flying. I especially like the orbit around the cabin. Did you do that manually or use active track. I haven't been able to manage a an orbit that I'm happy with. I'm your 13th subscriber on youtube.
7-20 13:54
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7-20 14:26
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Great job  
7-20 16:44
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Very nice video with a very unique background and music!
7-20 18:08
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dj_dread Posted at 2018-7-20 13:29
it's not about the computing power. it may be the software but i'm afraid you may not reduce that effect too much.
here is how it works:
you recorded it in 30 fps. you created your video in the editor at 24 fps. slowing down the footage more than 20-30% will make the editor thinks what frames to add to the original footage in order to compensate the missing frames. that's why the stutter. Premiere Pro has an option to compensate that by it's not always working right.

Thanks for offering advice and help, but I actually edited at 30 fps. The editor I have is Pinnacle Studio 15 HD, a pro-sumer level program. I'm not a technical guy so I don't know the specs, but next time I open it (it's on another PC), I'm going to check the bit rate that it outputs at. I have a suspicion it will be lower than it should be as Northwood suggested.

I hope this will all be moot when I get a new computer and good editor soon, if there's a God. I can't wait to try my hand at colour grading.

Thanks again for the offer of help. This is an awesome forum.
7-20 21:29
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unhommelibre Posted at 2018-7-20 13:54
Great video! Smooth flying. I especially like the orbit around the cabin. Did you do that manually or use active track. I haven't been able to manage a an orbit that I'm happy with. I'm your 13th subscriber on youtube.

Thank you. What a coincidence, I'm a free man, too, bro.

I'm a bit embarrassed to say this, but I haven't tried any of the quickshot modes yet. All the flying I've done so far has been manually. I want to be able to do some complex stuff that quickshots can't do so I'm still training. That was the second orbit that I've tried. The first was a mess. On this one, I went further around but couldn't keep it smooth enough all the way, and it wasn't centred as well as I'd like. Still have a lot of practice to do.
7-20 21:47
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Thanks, mate.
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dronto Posted at 2018-7-20 18:08
Very nice video with a very unique background and music!

Thanks. That "unique background" is mostly looked down on by the rest of the country as flat and boring. Little do they know...

And a special thank you for commenting on the music. It was composed by someone very close to me--my son. Having a musical genius in the family definitely has its benefits.
7-20 21:55
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Great footage
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Prairie Chicken Posted at 2018-7-20 21:47
Thank you. What a coincidence, I'm a free man, too, bro.

I'm a bit embarrassed to say this, but I haven't tried any of the quickshot modes yet. All the flying I've done so far has been manually. I want to be able to do some complex stuff that quickshots can't do so I'm still training. That was the second orbit that I've tried. The first was a mess. On this one, I went further around but couldn't keep it smooth enough all the way, and it wasn't centred as well as I'd like. Still have a lot of practice to do.

Maybe we're related.
7-21 05:20
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Prairie Chicken Posted at 2018-7-20 21:55
Thanks. That "unique background" is mostly looked down on by the rest of the country as flat and boring. Little do they know...

And a special thank you for commenting on the music. It was composed by someone very close to me--my son. Having a musical genius in the family definitely has its benefits.

Truly a beautiful video and very cool music you made.

Indeed it’s good to have musical genius in the family

Happy Droning
7-21 06:44
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Thanks!   
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I see that you used spaces to reach the 10-character minimum for posts. I used periods and made them white.
7-21 06:54
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Well, we're both in the family of drone pilots...
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Looking  good ...just a little  stutter maybe using an ND filter would help ? otherwise
7-21 10:44
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Simply beautiful <3
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Prairie Chicken Posted at 2018-7-21 06:54
I see that you used spaces to reach the 10-character minimum for posts. I used periods and made them white.

I only state what needs to be said
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