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Slow-motion of woodpecker at feeder

 
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Feb 17, 2013 06:31 |  #1

I have a backyard bird feeder which attracts a wide variety of songbirds, providing hours of entertainment for the cat, who sits by the window near the feeder and drools whenever it has a customer.

A few weeks ago I set up my 7D with a 100-400L zoom at 400mm and recorded at 60fps 720p. My intention was to slow the track down to 24 fps to provide a 2.5x slo-mo effect.When I saw this footage of a red-bellioed woodpecker, I thought it'd be fun to slow it down a lot more using the Twixtor effect in Premiere CS6. As it turned out, the bird moved so fast when flying to and from the feeder that Twixtor was unable to provide smooth effects - instead it looks like a psychedelic fantasy.

The video is here on Vimeo (external link). I didn't add any sound, since with the slo-mo, any ambient sound would have been unrecognizable anyway. Comments?

Note added: I have made two additional versions of this video (both with ambient bird sounds). This video (external link) on Vimeo is the 24 fps version of the original without any slowdown by Twixtor.

See below for the link to the 1X version.


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Feb 17, 2013 07:06 |  #2

The video's great but I just don't like the transition stuff at the beginning. I also want to see the original clip or the video without the slow mo so that I could compare it when you have it slow-mo. You should have also add some sounds. Well, not the original video but some music to make it more interesting. :D


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Feb 17, 2013 18:44 |  #3

I can see the video on vimeo, but the other two won't play for me.

Cool video though. Too bad it's moving to fast to catch it going smoothly in and out of frame.


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Feb 17, 2013 19:27 |  #4

Tiller wrote in post #15621264 (external link)
I can see the video on vimeo, but the other two won't play for me.

Cool video though. Too bad it's moving to fast to catch it going smoothly in and out of frame.

I put the 2.5X slo-mo version on Vimeo, and soon I'll have both there. Try again soon.


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Feb 17, 2013 21:16 as a reply to  @ BioSci's post |  #5

OK, now I've put up the 2.5X slow-mo and the 1X real-time videos, complete with ambient sound, on Vimeo.

The 1X original real-time video is here (external link).

The 2.5X slo-mo without any Twixtor artifacts is here (external link).

I appreciate the feedback and suggestions.


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Feb 17, 2013 22:45 |  #6

Oh. I thought you would combine them into one video. But that's okay. I like it! :)


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