Posts Tagged ‘video’

Incredible POV Video of Peregrine Falcon Killing a Duck in Mid Air

The Peregrine Falcon, also known as the Duck Hawk (a fact you won’t soon forget after watching this video), is a spectacular bird of prey. Claiming the title of fastest member of the animal kingdom, a Peregrine Falcon can reach speeds in excess of 200mph during its characteristic high-speed hunting dives — take that cheetah.

In the video above, YouTube user drhodie‘s falcon Dora happens to have a camera on her back as she performs one of these dives and takes an unsuspecting duck in mid-air.

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A Picture-Perfect Lightning Strike in Front of a Wedding Photographer’s Lens

Here’s a wedding photographer who probably wishes now that he had set up a second camera with a lightning trigger. It could have resulted in an epic “altar shot”.

Ricoh GR Digital V to Become the World’s Smallest APS-C Sensor Camera

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Back in January, we reported that Ricoh’s upcoming GR Digital V camera will be the first in the series to feature a large APS-C sensor. Now, a video has leaked that not only confirms that sensor size, but reveals much more about the camera as well.
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Puts 1080 RAW In Your Pocket

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In the past, if you wanted to carry a high-end cinema camera in your pocket … well … lets just say you’d have to have really big pockets. But that’s not the case anymore now that Blackmagic Design has debuted its new Pocket Cinema Camera: a RAW 1920×1080 powerhouse in a fun-sized package. Read more…

The Slanted Lens Explores Why Pulling Stills From Video is a Zero-Sum Game

In game theory, a zero-sum game is one in which one side’s gain is exactly balanced out by the other side’s loss. Regarding photography, the term works well to describe one problem with the ever-more-popular art of motion image photography, or pulling stills from very high-definition video. And in the video above, The Slanted Lens makes this point very well by testing the concept in a photo shoot using Canon’s 1D C. Read more…

A Demonstration of the Silent Shutters in the Fujifilm X20 and X100s

When Fujifilm announced its latest wave of X-Series cameras earlier this year, the company stated that the big area they’re focusing on is “speed”. The new X20 and X100s feature extremely speedy autofocus, burst speed, and startup time. The ‘s’ in X100s may officially stand for “speed,” but it could just as well stand for “silent” or “stealth”. Both cameras feature extremely silent shutters that won’t attract attention while you’re snapping away.

The video above by nycphotog2006 shows how silent the X20 is even while the leaf shutter is fluttering at a staggering 12fps.
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Time-Lapse Videos Capture Winter Storm Nemo’s Massive Snowfall

People on the East Coast of the United States was battered this past week by heavy snowfall and hurricane-level winds thanks to Winter Storm Nemo. The multiple feet of snow recorded in many areas were among the highest totals recorded in history (one town in Connecticut saw 40 inches!). Although the storm kept many people indoors, many of them decided to point cameras out their windows, creating beautiful time-lapse videos that show how quickly the snow piled up.

The time-lapse above was created by YouTube user miges3111, who captured 22 hours of the storm from his home in Connecticut using a GoPro Hero.
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Gorgeous Landscape Time-lapse Created Over 1 Year and with 17,000 Photos

Director and photographer Jess Dunlap spent all of 2012 creating the 4-minute time-lapse video above, titled Monolation. It comprises over 17,000 gorgeous landscape photographs, and features beautiful camera movements that make it feel as though you’re looking around and watching the world pass in fast motion.
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Chrysler’s Ram Super Bowl Commercial Composed Entirely of Photos

One of standout commercials during the Super Bowl yesterday was the above ad by Chrysler promoting its Ram line of trucks. The 2-minute ad pays tribute to farmers across the nation, and is composed entirely of photographs showing various facets of the farming industry.

In the background is a famous speech given by radio broadcaster Paul Harvey during the 1978 Future Farmers of America convention, titled “So God Made a Farmer.”
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Using a Hand-Held Bullet-Time GoPro Rig to Shoot a Music Video

You might remember PermaGrin Films’ Marc Donahue from his amazing “Dream Music: Part 2″ lyric-lapse video that took 6 hours of work for every 3 seconds of footage. We even shared a behind the scenes look at how that time-lapse was put together, complete with deleted scenes and director commentary.

Dream Music: Part 2 ultimately got some 2 million views on YouTube, but that doesn’t mean that Donahue has slowed down. His most recent project again involved putting together a unique music video, only this time it didn’t take six months to shoot. Instead of tackling time-lapse, “On Smash Live” was filmed using a hand-held bullet-time GoPro array. Read more…