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Photo/Video Tips: Taking Good Stills and Videos

If you, or your group are interested in a photography siminar, Check with Lou. His siminars were available on the Keys Kite Kaper© with emphasis on action shots and kiteboarding.

Taking good photographs and videos of requires knowledge of light, motion, zoom, focus, resolution and knowlegde of your camera and its capabilities. Following is what you should take into consideration:

GoPro Cams

George Pope
George Pope proudly wearing his GroPro helmet Camera - lots of features and not very expensive!

Video KiteCam

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Multi-Camera Video Productions

We used two video cameras but got 15 camera-angles. Video camera #1 was the main camera and was fixed on a tripod. To get various angles during the performance, we circulated around the band with video camera #2, zooming as appropriate, keeping out of view of Camera #1.
- Multi-channel audio was from video camera #1 because it was important for the sound to be consistent.
- We put the whole thing together on our
Dell XPS-13 laptop computer with 13.3" touch screen, 60WHr Integrated Battery, Windows 10, Intel 7th Generation Core i7 CPU, 16gb memory and 1TB SSD
using Cyberlink's PowerDirector, which allowed us to synchronize the videos by their sound tracks. The finished product was created with PowerDirector's multi-cam function. While watching the videos, each in its own window, we click on the desired one.
- Above is the result. Enjoy the music.

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