1. Extreme sports photographer and Nikon Ambassador Mark Watson tells of the photographic adventure of a lifetime - capturing the spectacular Morning Glory cloud.

Using a Nikon D300S + 10.5mm fisheye lens attached to the hang glider he provides an incredible angle of the mysterious formation.

In an amazing feat, world record holding, Red Bull hang-glider Jonny Durand, has become the first man ever to perform aerobatics on the cloud above the remote wilderness of the Gulf Of Carpentaria.

http://mynikonlife.com.au

2. 30p to 24p slow motion in After Effects CS3. This tutorial is so easy it's ridiculous.

Please bestow a ♥ like or leave a ✉ comment if you have questions!

All you 5D Mark II users out there - rejoice! Transform your 30p footage from your 5D and create a 60FPS effect! This is accomplished using Frame Blending and Motion Blur inside of After Effects. Keep in mind this will likely cause aliasing and artifacts in your footage since AE will be 'guessing' every other frame. My footage in this tutorial isn't the best because it contains so much detail and distorts easily.

Slow Motion from 30p!
vimeo.com/11296318

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60p to 24p TRUE slow motion in Premiere (POPULAR): vimeo.com/8478419
60p to 24p SUPER slow motion in After Effects: vimeo.com/11280015
☞ Example: vimeo.com/11296764
24p to 24p slow motion in After Effects! vimeo.com/11280739
☞ Example: vimeo.com/11284811

To calculate the "Stretch Factor" for After Effects (as in this tutorial), just multiply the ORIGINAL footage times 2, divided by your OUTPUT frame rate. For example:

ORIGINAL frame rate * 2 / OUTPUT * 100 = percentage of stretch. In this tutorial example,

29.97
times
2
divided by
23.976
equals
2.5

The quotient (2.5) is your stretch factor multiplied by 100 (two decimal places): 250% stretch factor.

Play around with different stretch factors such as 150%, 175%, or maybe even 300%, depending on your footage. It is best to use whole numbers as mentioned. This way, After Effects can guess every other frame - not every 3 1/2 frames. The output tends to look better.

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NTSC Scenario:
Project: 24p (23.976 fps)
Unedited footage: 30p (29.97 fps)
Desired output: 24p overcranked SLOW MOTION
Method: The method in the tutorial explains this scenario. (23.976 timeline, drop 30p footage in, set time stretch to 250%, export as 23.976 [24p])
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Note: When I say 'forward slash for good quality' in the tutorial, I actually mean it will change the Frame Blending mode to Pixel Motion. Sorry for the confusion there.

Audio: Zoom H4n + Redhead Windscreen
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