Every year, at the end of July and into the first few weeks of August, the wild Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus Carota) blooms in southern New England. The plant is considered a weed, and if it survives the mowers of the road crews and the considerable efforts of the new urban landowners to control it, one of the seasons top natural shows happens. Like a natural ballet, the flowers dance and sway in the wind. As you drive by them on the side of the road it looks like a summer snowstorm. The music is "Waltz of the Snowflakes" from "The Nutcracker", by Tchaikovsky.
The video was shot with a TM700, in 1080/60p mode and then the MTS files were converted with Toast 9 to 1080i. I wanted to see how the images looked when converted to this mode. The video was edited in Final Cut Express and the completed video was then converted using Final Cut Express Quicktime Conversion to control the size. Converting the MTS files with Toast increased the file size by 6x, from about 2.3 gb on the card to about 12.8 gb. (on an external HD for storage) but was necessary because Final Cut (and I-movie08) can't recognize the MTS files. The completed video is 1.23 gb, and was reduced in size to 135.6mb. Still a huge file, but I wanted to see how things looked.
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