Filmed during the 2013 Panaewa Stampede (Rodeo) at the Panaewa Equestrian Center which is a Hawaii County Parks facility. Visit my nature website/blog at beinginnature.wordpress.com
This was my first large event where I tested the NX70. It was raining at times so I only used the internal mic. The sound recorded was ok as far as the the quality of the recording. But this was a rodeo and the loud speaker was either playing music or the announcer was speaking. I didn't want to distract from the video. So, the sound is turned off for most of the clips.
The video was shot hand held or resting on the pipe fencing. Active stabilization was on all the time. The stabilization was a big help but as you see in some clips it is not perfect. It doesn't take the place of a tripod, but as in this case where a tripod is not practical to use, it is really handy.
All settings were automatic. Next time I film horses I might try a manual setting of the shutter speed at 90 instead of 60 that the automatic probably utilizes. That would be when the horses are moving fast.
As you can see I didn't stay for all the different events. I was only interested in filming horses. While there I saw a second theme of ropes and lassos. By the way, cowboys in Hawaii are called paniolos.
I'm getting closer to getting a Plus account so that hopefully my videos will not lose so much quality in the transfer to vimeo. By next week I should have the lav mic test up on vimeo.