Anna and I went to visit my brother in New Zealand. I loved the landscape so much so, that I wanted to shoot a video. So I borrowed my brother's VX1000 PAL camera and my brother drove us around Northern New Zealand. WOW!
These are a different kind of key.
Nancy (my wife), likes these wooden keys. She choose this particular instrument because of them.
I was just back from mowing the lawn, and happened to have my Xacti HD2000 in my pocket... so I just started shooting, then edited the intro and end onto the clip with iMovie.
The camera had been outside. I changed the ISO back to AUTO, but forgot to set the Auto White Balance from "Sunny" to Auto. As a result the whites of the keys are off. At the very end of the clip, I do two side by side shots where I fix this, so you can see what the camera could do if the user programmed it correctly.
Again, I'm amazed at the wonderful audio quality with the built-in microphone. Also I enabled the digital Zoom, and used it for the close up of the music page notes. You may notice a pause, the camera zooms to mechanical zoom and stops, then I find I have to toggle zoom again to engage the digital zoom.
This could be newbie technique. I'm still learning all the features of this camera.
I have some outdoor footage today set at iso 100/200 which is good too... that comes next.
I also had a request for more low-light work with this camera... this is indoors, but there was some significant exterior light coming into the room, so it doesn't qualify as low light. As I said the white balance was set to "Sunny" which impacted the colors for a majority of this clip.
This was a typical "Parent" home video taken with the Sanyo Xacti HD2000 video camera. I may have over done it with the zoom trying to get a close up of each student.
Brandon VanDyke is the Director, and is subbing for one of the Trumpet players who had the Chicken-Pox.
Typical Home Video (Parents filming childeren ;).
This was shot with a Xacti HD2000 video camera in 1080x720p.
Still learning the zoom. Camera was braced on my knee and the LCD angled up so I could look down while filming..