Monthly Archive: November 2011

Mobile video statistics

Mobile video statistics

Device type matters. And it looks like tablets are shaping viewer behavior in new ways. Tablet users averaged nearly 30 percent more viewing time per play than those who watched on desktops, for instance, and they completed videos at double the desktop rate. via VideoMind Video Index: Analytics Meets Big Data | VideoMind.

A Good Videographer Keeps a Camcorder Dry

A Good Videographer Keeps a Camcorder Dry

A Good Videographer Keeps a Camcorder Dry | Video News. Heh. I nearly destroyed my Canon XH A1 due to rain. I had a commercially made rain cover on the camera, but it had a faulty design that enabled water to dribble in through roughly the top dead center of the bag. I was set up to film a parade...

Videos to watch

Videos to watch

Devin Graham is an amazing young videographer in Utah; I’ve been watching his videos for quite some time. Watch this and see if you agree! I recommend subscribing to his Youtube channel. Seriously! I also recommend his good friend Lindsey Stirling’s Youtube channel. Watch this video – created by Devin – and you may be hooked too. Lindsey is featured...

The Thermal Sounds of Yellowstone

The Thermal Sounds of Yellowstone

Here is a video I shot in September – this is video focuses on the sounds coming from the thermal features in Yellowstone. Photographed with an Canon XH-A1 and an Audio-Technica AT-835b long shot gun mic, and some segments shot using a Panasonic Lumix GH-2. Me, shooting the Artist’s Paint Pots.

Demonstration of 2 shot gun mics used for stereo recording

Demonstration of 2 shot gun mics used for stereo recording

The following video was recorded using an XH-A1 and two on camera mounted long shot gun AT-835b microphones. This was not an ideal way to mount the microphones but it definitely performed “good enough”. When the camera and mics are a long ways from the field, there is not as much stereo channel separation as you might expect. But the...