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Slow Motion Videos of the Week!

Slow Motion Videos of the Week

We have seen quite a lot of new slow motion footage inundate the Intertubes this week.  The amount and quality of the footage seem to have exploded recently with more and more cameras able to shoot at higher frame rates and at qualities that make it bearable to watch. Of course, there is also the occasional professional high speed camera shot i.e Phantom Flex 4k, which makes it the icing on the cake.

It is also time to get inspired by looking at the work of others to better your own shooting and gather new ideas or inspiration.  It is time to lay back and relax while you watch some extremely cool slow motion footage. And as always remember to be safe if you attempt any of the stunts or experiments shot.  Take Care!

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Gavin Free Educates & GH5 Ships!

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Gavin Free the camera specialist behind the Slow Mo Guys YouTube channel has posted a recent video talking about the difficulties and technical aspects of light gathering for slow motion sequences. The video explains the shutter angle in detail and why it is important for the final look of a slow motion shot. He does so with the help of a Phantom Flex 4k Camera capable of 1000fps at full 4k Resolution.

On other things the 180fps Full HD capable Panasonic GH5 has tarted shipping and currently ships in 1-2 days after order. The camera is also capable of shooting at 4k 60fps continuously at 150Mbps.  We have been covering this camera and it is clearly a video powerhouse; read on for more.

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Slow Motion Educational Videos!

Slow Motion Educational Videos

We want to share a few videos that explain the principles behind slow motion video shooting. There is a lot of confusion when it comes to slow motion; how to shoot it, how to play it back and the dos and don’ts to get the best footage possible.  The principles of shutter speed, light sensitivity, triggering and playback are all based on classical photography techniques with the main difference being extremely short time-scales and the need for inordinate amounts of light… but it can get tricky!

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Edgerton MIT offering high speed imaging course!

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The MIT Edgerton Center is offering a new 4 day  in depth course in high speed imaging at their Cambridge, MA Campus. The Edgerton center is as you guessed it the DOC Edgerton building named after the famous high speed imaging researcher and inventor.  It is also the main inspiration for the edgertronic high speed camera. It could be a great way to get exposed to the latest gear from the top manufacturers of high speed cameras and learn techniques, lighting for hi speed and problem solving.

HIGH-SPEED IMAGING FOR MOTION ANALYSIS: SYSTEMS AND TECHNIQUES

Date: June 15-18, 2015 | Tuition: $2,500

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HOW TO ELIMINATE FLICKER IN SLOW MOTION VIDEO PART 4!

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In previous parts of this article we saw three methods to combat flicker in some form or another; in this part we will look at what may be the most advanced Flicker Removal tool available since the inception of software.

Flicker Free by Digital Anarchy is a plugin for “Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro 7 & X, Avid Media Composer and Da Vinci Resolve” Mac and Windows that eliminates most any kind of flicker with ease.

While testing the product we were so impressed that decided to get our own copy and skip the trial and watermark associated with it. Some of the most demanding scenes that we believed impossible to fix were completely free of flicker with jaw dropping results.

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HOW TO ELIMINATE FLICKER IN SLOW MOTION VIDEO PART 3!

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In part one and part two of this article series we took a good  look at the free options available to take care of flicker for timelapse, regular footage and high speed over-crank video. For part 3 and 4 we will look at the paid options.

GBDeflicker:

Back when the digital timelapse craze in the early part of the last decade was in it’s infancy there were no real options for flickering adjustment for timelapse sequences.  In came GBDeflicker from Granite Bay Software in California.

The application plug-in for Adobe Premiere and After Effects works amazingly well when applying it to timelapse sequences as it restricts the histogram changes to a specific range and normalizes the changes over time to create a non distracting flicker free result.

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