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« on: February 07, 2012, 07:49 PM »

Iam thinking about trying my hand at vf. I was curious as to what type of flying and tricks get the highest scores. Iam more of a aggressive flyer. I tend to transition very quickly from one trick to another. Also I was curious as to what video editing software would be good. And what camcorders would be best for vf videos. Thanks


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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012, 06:39 AM »

Iam thinking about trying my hand at vf.

Very wise.

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I was curious as to what type of flying and tricks get the highest scores.

A lot of videos are on the site so take a look. In my experience the scoring is holistic - ie; "that was a nice bit of flying" rather than a coldly analytical "he did this trick for 0.5 of a point, then this for 0.6" etc. The judging pool is whoever enters so bias and preference will naturally change too.

I should note that taking VF seriously is frowned upon. Trying to win it really misses the point.

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I tend to transition very quickly from one trick to another.

There was an argument made many moons ago that the route to success was More Tricks=Higher Score. This is far from correct. Quality over quantity. A mellow and laid back routine full of smoothly integrated niceness has as much chance of garnering good numbers as a manic trash-a-thon at a million miles per hour. There's no magic formula.

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Also I was curious as to what video editing software would be good. And what camcorders would be best for vf videos.

Whatever you fancy. Broadcast quality camera plus a full Avid suite or smartphone and OS-bundled movie wrangler - just so long as the flying can be seen 'cos that's what is being judged, not the video's production values.

Mike,
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2012, 11:50 AM »

I was going to reply...but I am so glad I did not.

Great post, Mike.

obi

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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2012, 12:23 PM »

's all ever-so subjective, much like Freestyle generally.

Really depends on the skill set of that particular rounds' entrants and whatever seems to be fashionable at the time. ;-)

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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2012, 04:15 PM »

Iam thinking about trying my hand at vf.

Very wise.

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I was curious as to what type of flying and tricks get the highest scores.

A lot of videos are on the site so take a look. In my experience the scoring is holistic - ie; "that was a nice bit of flying" rather than a coldly analytical "he did this trick for 0.5 of a point, then this for 0.6" etc. The judging pool is whoever enters so bias and preference will naturally change too.

I should note that taking VF seriously is frowned upon. Trying to win it really misses the point.

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I tend to transition very quickly from one trick to another.

There was an argument made many moons ago that the route to success was More Tricks=Higher Score. This is far from correct. Quality over quantity. A mellow and laid back routine full of smoothly integrated niceness has as much chance of garnering good numbers as a manic trash-a-thon at a million miles per hour. There's no magic formula.

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Also I was curious as to what video editing software would be good. And what camcorders would be best for vf videos.

Whatever you fancy. Broadcast quality camera plus a full Avid suite or smartphone and OS-bundled movie wrangler - just so long as the flying can be seen 'cos that's what is being judged, not the video's production values.

Mike,
former VF Chief Wrangler and Cat Herder.
In short, just enter and have fun Smiley  The attitude and personal opinions of the entrants play a huge roll in judging and at least one person pretty much admitted to me that kite choice plays a part for him as well as vid quality (have to be able to see whats happening) and others do a more competition style judging.  No matter how well you place or whether theres a prize to win it's still fun to enter and for me seeing myself improve every time I do.
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2012, 12:18 AM »

Just  Fly Your Way!  Wink

VF is somthing to be part of, show what your doing and see what others are doing.
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2012, 04:54 AM »

Iam thinking about trying my hand at vf. I was curious as to what type of flying and tricks get the highest scores. Iam more of a aggressive flyer. I tend to transition very quickly from one trick to another. Also I was curious as to what video editing software would be good. And what camcorders would be best for vf videos. Thanks


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Hey Joe...
Just join in... no matter how you fly, flying in front of the camera is going to make you better, especially if you are using a tripodÖ Sounds like your flying style is the opposite of mine and you should do well. All of the top of the pack belt out the tricks one on top of the next, no time to breathe.
If you're like me and don't have anyone around that flies, the VF is the next best thing. It's pretty cool to see what everyone else has learned, and for that matter, where everyone else flies.
Video editing software ? You can use Windows Movie Maker, it is included with most machines, or at least itís a free download from Microsoft. I use Cyberlink Power Director, only because thatís the software that I learned video editing on. If you have an Apple, I guess thatís a question best answered by someone else. Best cameras ? That answer goes by budget. I use a cheap Sanyo camera, it could be better, but it does a pretty good job in good lighting conditions.
Thereís still a couple of weeks to throw something together, hope to see you in it. Iíll be in this time, after missing 2 rounds, I finally got some footage I can use.
Good Luck !
~Rob.
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