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Author Topic: Videos done on an Android Smartphone.  (Read 401 times)
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« on: July 26, 2014, 07:20 PM »

I decided a couple of weeks ago to try shooting some HD videos using the camera on my smartphone, since it is capable of shooting HD 1080p definition with an 8 mpixel camera. Some phones have much more than that now, since my is a Nexus 4 which is almost 2 years old in it's design.  In order to do this, I purchased an inexpensive tripod that would hold the phone, from Amazon for about $17, and a camera clamp mount to hold the phone for another $14 or so. I experimented with this rig this week, and brought it to the field this morning.
 
The major problem I had was trying to see the screen in the very bright sunlight on the field, even with the brightness set on max. I may bring a towel or something next time, to drape over the phone while I set it in place to capture the area where I intended to fly. This morning, all I could do was to try and have the bottom of the view, on the ground, and get as high as I could by angling the phone up with the tripod. It took me a minute or two, to guestimate where it should be aimed.  I started the camera and took a couple of videos. The hardest thing was trying to figure out where I could fly and not fly out of the range of the camera, but I think I was pretty lucky in figuring this out, because I managed to keep the kite inside the camera view for almost all of the flight. I was concentrating more on positioning the kite more than flying it, so my flying was kind of sedate, but what I was trying to accomplish as far as staying in view worked pretty well.
 
This video is of my Rev SLE with magic sticks, and the second is the Freestylist UL.  The wind was around 3-5 mph on the ground at the time I made these videos



Rev video Android Phone Camera.


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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2014, 05:13 AM »

Hey Bob,
Enjoyed watching your flying and listening to your music.
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2014, 10:52 AM »

Looks like you're phone camera gives you a good wind window and you were having a good time of it...
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2014, 04:47 AM »

Shot another video yesterday of my B Series Mid Vent in 12-14 mph .


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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2014, 08:03 AM »

Knowing how hard it is to shoot and produce video with a smart phone, I'm impressed with your videos Bob! I'm not so sure that my Samsung SIII can do that any better.

Good flying and good vids coupled with nice music.   

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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2014, 12:02 PM »

Knowing how hard it is to shoot and produce video with a smart phone, I'm impressed with your videos Bob! I'm not so sure that my Samsung SIII can do that any better.

Good flying and good vids coupled with nice music.   

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Thanks for the compliment. The part that got me interested in shooting a video on the phone, is that the phone is always with me. All I have to do is leave the tripod in the car, and if the wind is good, clip the phone in, set the view and fly. Doesn't get any easier. ( or cheaper for that matter).
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2014, 02:05 PM »

I couldn't get my Android to shoot to my satisfaction, so I bought my wife a new camera and took possession of her old camera capable of shooting HD video as well as 4000 res pics. Like you, the tripod stays in the car.

Creativity and trickery abounds in my household when it comes to kites.  Cheesy  Cheesy

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