Cross-posted from my YouTube account. This video features before and after shots of our cat who had to have his ears removed because of ear cancer. He two different kinds of cancer:
- a "soft-tissue sarcoma" in his right ear
- "squamous cell carcinoma in situ" in his left ear
The surgery was successful and he recovered completely.
Canon HV20/HV40 MiniDV camcorders
Canon DM50 (outside) & AT822 mics (inside)
Created in iMovie 11
Encoded using the x264Encoder codec by Takashi:
I found the x264 codec to be much better than the Apple H.264 codec for outside scenes involving greenery.
General shooting issues: a tripod would have been nice, but it was impossible to use because cats move with no warning, and you have to shoot fast. Also, many of the shots were quite close to the ground. Perhaps a table-top tripod would have worked, but I don't have one (actually, I loaned it to my son and he lost it). Also, with the ultra-closeup shots I had to move back and forth with the camera to determine exactly how close I could get. To do that with a tripod while not spooking the cat would have been difficult.
I had a recurrence of that iMovie problem where it 'forgets' changes you've made to titles. It only happened a couple of times, but was unnerving. I keep regular backups of the project file as I work, but those were all affected also when it happened. So iMovie must be doing something weird under the hood - probably storing a chain of changes to the changes somewhere outside of the project file. Not cool.