This Scarlet Macaw was certainly "ready for his close up".
I had no choice but to make him the star of my test footage, on my first day filming with the NEX-VG10.
The only post on this was a very slight gamma adjustment, one pass with Neat Video Pro, titles, and a jungle drum intro.
The video was filmed in Aperture Priority Mode, at a distance of approx. 30 Ft, using the Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens that comes with the NEX-VG10.
Title: Scarlet Macaw Hamming It Up For The Camera
Film Shot: 6/10/11
Location: St. Augustine Alligator Farm
St. Augustine, Florida
Video Filmed With: Sony NEX-VG10
Lens: Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Zoom
Filters: Tiffen Variable ND, Hoya (HMC) Multi-Coated 1B Skylight Filter
Movie Produced and edited on 24" iMac using:
Final Cut Express 4
Neat Video Pro*
Sound: Taped using the onboard Quad Capsule microphone
Opening Theme: Jungle Drums
Tripod:Vanguard Alta + 264AP
Manfrotto 701HDV Pro Video Head
* Neat Video Pro licensed to Smoky Cat Productions