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#1 Alessandro Ugo

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 11:37 AM

Hi all,

 

I've recently watched a really cool video on Youtube about some guys doing tricks with their BMXs, but of course what I was curious about was how the shoot was realised, so I found the behind the scenes.

 

With my surprise they didn't use a Steadicam but a Flycam. Fair enough.

 

What instead surprised me was how the operator was operating the Flycam, achieving the results shown in the video.

 

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Behind the scenes:

 

 

For example, in the behind the scenes at min 4:50 he runs quite fast and he even hold the post, which is not even balanced, but the image is very steady.

 

Is his hand really steady or has the footage been stabilised?

 

Any thoughts about this technique?

 

 


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#2 Luke Corbett.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:14 PM

Okay so he isn't using a flycam, rather he is using a Glidecam HD-4000. All of his shots have not been stabilised in post, they are all the raw video. Devin would still have the rig dialled in pretty close and with the number of shots he gets he can pick and chose which look the most stable. Devin himself has been flying this rig for a fair few years now so he has pretty good control over the rig. The Glidecam is a real good piece of equipment for this run and gun type shooting which allows you to get the shoot and adapted real quickly to move on and get the next shot.
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#3 MichaelReedy

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 10:31 PM

Plus I'm pretty sure he's rocking his Canon 1D C as 4k to help with stabilizing in post. Always better to start with an image as stable as possible of course, but as Luke mentioned, Devin has been flying his Glidecam for some years now and probably has a good understanding of it.


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#4 Alessandro Ugo

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 01:55 PM

Hey guys, thanks for your replies.

 

My curiosity has rose during a discussion with a friend who (working in post production) was sure that those shots were stabilised and couldn't be raw.

 

ps: I wrote flycam because I mixed "flying" and "glidecam" in writing the post :wacko:


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#5 Juan Lima

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 03:14 AM

Please don't take this as criticism but the video looks stable just because there are short takes of action sports. In my opinion it wasn't stabilized in post. Inertia helps in this case but there are many problems with the horizon. Not very stable shots in my opinion and looks quite amateur. Not a criticism. It's only what I see.


Edited by Juan Lima, 10 January 2014 - 03:15 AM.

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 09:31 PM

Hi all,

 

I've recently watched a really cool video on Youtube about some guys doing tricks with their BMXs, but of course what I was curious about was how the shoot was realised, so I found the behind the scenes.

 

With my surprise they didn't use a Steadicam but a Flycam. Fair enough.

 

What instead surprised me was how the operator was operating the Flycam, achieving the results shown in the video.

 

Original Video:

 

 

Behind the scenes:

 

 

For example, in the behind the scenes at min 4:50 he runs quite fast and he even hold the post, which is not even balanced, but the image is very steady.

 

Is his hand really steady or has the footage been stabilised?

 

Any thoughts about this technique?

 

 

Stabilized. you can see the cropping every so often. another way of telling is the warping in the corners...


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