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A summer day spent at Rock Creek with the family.

This is some footage I shot when I first got my GoPro, and boy it was BAD. It's still quite shaky but the pre-edit footage was much much worse as if I had drank 400 cups of coffee.

So took the opportunity to try some tests on this footage to see if I could learn something from it.

First was all this footage was 30fps except the parts that were recorded for slow motion (when using the GoPro for playing catch in the lake, which in this video I did not do any stabilization on at all) .

The problem with that is at the time I did not realize 30fps GoPro footage stabilizes really, really poorly; I generally try to film at at least 48fps unless I have the camera mounted on a tripod or something that keeps an object at a fixed point of reference so that you don't need to stabilize.

In any case, not only did I have all this really jerky footage it was all 30fps so normally I can't stabilize it without it even getting more jittery.

Well, for some reason while doing this I put all the 30fps footage in a 60fps sequence so all the frames were doubled, and to my surprise I was able to actually get it to be stabilized.
Again when you watch this you will say you don't see any stabilization but the original footage was SOOOOOOO much worse. Again, imagine if you were just holding the GoPro in your hand, no handle mount, and had just drank 400 cups of coffee; it was really that bad.
Anyway, because it was that bad I was still only able to warp stabilize at 1% with Detailed Analyzing on but it shows a lot of promise - at 60fps it looked really good actually, of course I had to drop it down for YouTube so it's not as good but instead of a jittery affect you can sometimes see where it looks like it dropped some frames so it's not smooth motion, but still much better then the jittery look.
This was my first attempt. Now that I know I can stabilize 30fps and not have the jitter by putting it in a 60fps sequence then nesting that and then stabilizing that at 60fps and not get jittery I will do more recording at 30fps and see if I can perfect it.

Then at the end the video when I get out of the lake and we are on the beach its 2.7k and the part with the deer it was almost black out. In fact, in the trees it was black you could not even see the deer so I was playing around, seeing if I could improve that. Still looks bad, but again this video became more of a test project then anything for me because all the footage was so bad.

You can also see the jittery affect I am referring to in the deer seen; does not look like the ides works for really dark footage where the shutter is open a long time and there is a lot of blurring, that still does not stabilize well .

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Ep. #131 Rock Creek - Netwon, IA

Here's Brittain's drawing of Mark "Markiplier" Fischbach. This took her approximately 3 hours to draw in its entirety, & she used her Wacom Intuos4 digital drawing tablet and Adobe Photoshop CC to draw with. The songs used in this video "Say My Name" (ft. Zyra) - ODESZA "I Do Love You" - Kill Paris "Arrival" - Kill Paris (respectively) Watch the original video here http://... Subscribe to
Our family and a huge group of friends take a 3 day trip down to Kansas to attend the 2015 Kansas City Renaissance Festival. On Friday, October 9th, we had a great dinner at Jazz a Louisiana Kitchen - great Louisianan food and live music. The next day, of course, we spend it at the Renaissance Fair. Loads of fun. We saw several shows, including the jousting, and the girls had some time alone
The last day of our trip before we head out, on the 7th of October, I climb my brother's cell tower - 160 feet straight up! Quite the adventure, got some beautiful footage of Delta from up there. -) Help us caption & translate this video! http://... Subscribe: http://... Check out our site: http://... Facebook: http://...
Day 5 of our trip - October 5th - we spent the entire time at Mesa Verde National Park. It was a very good day. Almost right after we left it started to down pore there. Left right in time. -) Then we ate at The True Grit Cafe` in Ridgway, CO. Help us caption & translate this video! http://... Subscribe: http://... Check out our site: http://... Facebook: http://...
On day 3 of our trip, October 3rd, we head over to Colorado's Grand Canyon equivalent Colorado National Monument. Everybody had fun yelling into the void - hearing our frightening voices echo back at us. -) Then I went and played Disk Golf with Tom and Briana. Had a sad conversation about Grandma's last moments... I always manage to dampen the mood somehow. Help us caption & translate this
Since Grandma's passing in July, Robin's grandfather Bruce has been depressed, as is expected. So since I was planning a trip down to my parents in Colorado just by myself, I thought it'd be nice to invite Bruce along for a nice time, and he really enjoyed my parents company last time they were together. This is part one of our trip, where we head out together on October 1st, at 6 A.M., and we
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So this is mine and Robin's final review of the 21 Day Fix by Beach Body. The food was great; we were never hungry in the slightest. Of course we couldn't eat out as much, but when we did we made very wise decisions and we went to a lot of social gatherings that involved food. Proud to say we didn't cheat once the entire time. Robin lost as much as 17 pounds. I lost 11 pounds by the end of it,
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This is for replacing a two-prong electrical outlet with a three-prong. This house is so old it doesn't have a ground wire, so technically I should rewire and add one, however I'm doing this more for convenience; I most likely won't ever have to actually use a ground wire. Of course make sure the main breaker is off, you don't want to electrocute yourself. And if you don't really have any
So we weren't able to keep the video updates regular, so here we are at day 11, September 19th. But 11 days in - my weight fluctuated a bit, but it seems I lost about 8lbs. I've noticed a little bit of physical change, but not much. And while I don't necessarily feel *stronger*, the workouts have gotten easier than they were before. So, all in all, this diet as been working nicely for me. Help
This is my very first production using a blue screen, so it's far from perfect. But we all had a lot of fun making it. Good News Global Network is a fake news skit. The setting is based on Jehovah's promises for a restored paradise earth in the future using the following points from the Bible (below is just a small sample of scriptures that mention this promise). Psalm 83:18 - "May people know
This is just a bit of the showing of the Good News Global Network news skit. The date of this showing was September 13th, 2015. It was a whole lot of fun. Watch the news skit here: http://... Good News Global Network is a fake news skit. The setting is based on Jehovah's promises for a restored paradise earth in the future using the following points from the Bible (below is just a small sample
On day 4 of our 21 Day Fix we took Grandpa to fireworks at Mike's father's house. They do this every year, and it's proven to always be fun. It was kind of hard not to eat the soda and hot dogs, but we had steak - so that was even better. -) There was lots of fireworks, exploding unsuspecting inanimate objects, running through corn fields, and just the same old craziness. Help us caption &
Day 3 of our 21 Day Fix. I'm actually down 4lb already but I'm sure that's just water weight. This video is just our breakfast, but we had a few egg cups (like small omelets). They were reheated but they were still good. They counted for 1 green (vegetable) and 1 red (protein) portion for the day. Help us caption & translate this video! http://... Subscribe: http://... Check out our site:
Today, which is day 2 of our 21 Day Fix, I mainly show you what we're having for meals - there is lots of food and it's all good. And I mean *really* good. This is a great diet. Help us caption & translate this video! http://... Subscribe: http://... Check out our site: http://... Facebook: http://...