What to do on vacation in Sint Maarten (St. Martin) when you've had enough sun? If you brought along your Canon HV30, then there are plenty of options.

One day I went over to Maho Beach and shot some footage of comings and goings at Sint Maarten's Princess Juliana Airport (SXM).

Entirely handheld using a Canon Vixia HV30 stock lenses, no filters, shot in HDV 1080 60i, captured via firewire in Sony Vegas 8, rendered in Sony Vegas 8 with some efforts on color correction using built-in filters. Attempted some surround panning using the noise of the planes. Attempted to mix sound levels of noise along with background music.

Video: 23.976 fps, 1280x720, WMV V9 CBR Compression, Smoothness 90.

Audio: 384 Kbps, 48,000 Hz, 16 Bit, 5.1 Surround, WMA9 Pro.

Sony's description states: "Use this setting for high-quality HD video playback from a local hard drive."

Video shot in August 2008.

Part one features airplanes. Part two features Jets.

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