I love the Outer Banks (OBX)! I visit every chance I can and hope to retire there someday. On my last visit I took a stroll on the beach in Kitty Hawk and shot video with my brand new Insta360 One X camera. I purchased the Bullet Kit from the Apple Store the month before and shot a few things. It took a little time getting use to editing the photos and videos. I shot video at Carousel Park and shot some photos while looking for a new office building. I watched a bunch of YouTube videos discussing best practices for editing a video. My favorite is using my spinning office chair to choose the video shots. I have a few complaints that I’m sure will be resolved:
- Have the accessories for us to purchase (Venture case, Drifter, Remote).
- Enable import of videos from One X camera into MacBook Pro using the USB C port. Don’t make me upload to a Windows PC or save the video to Photos and then AirDrop to my MacBook Pro.
- Plugins for FinalCut Pro
The video below was shot on the Insta360 One X and edited in FinalCut Pro. I used the One X LUT without further adjustments.
Went to he office in my basement for the first time in about 2 weeks and noticed I have my drone sitting on my desk waiting for me. Everytime I thjnk I’m going to fly, something else comes up. Need to get out there and shoot some video.
Yesterday I received a couple of really cool patches from Death Wish Coffee Company (my new favorite). Today I stopped at the local Scout Shop in Wilmington to pick up a few items including Badge Magic. Now those cool patches look awesome on my backpack and day pack.
Our Scouts from BSA Troop 660 picked a new adventure for us, and they are looking forward to it. We are heading to:
Colorado Springs for a tour of the Air Force Academy, Pikes Peak, and white water rafting. Then it is off to the White River National Forest to complete a four day 25 mile backpack trip.
We are then camping at Canyonlands to exploring Arches National Park, Moab, and Canyonland. We’ll follow up with a horseback ride in Monument Valley. I plan to get up early to get a photo or time-lapse of the sunrise. Then it’s three days at the Grand Canyon for some serious day hikes.
We will complete the trip with a visit to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, and the Capitol Reef National Park for two days. Back to Denver and fly back home.
I still need to check with the airline if I can bring my DJI Phantom 3 Pro. I plan to bring my GoPros with plenty of empty 32GB scares and a Jackery Giant battery charger.
Had some time tonight to fly my DJI Phantom 3 Pro (first time in months). Sunset in Pike Creek, Delaware.
The other day I was looking for some new ideas for videos I make for my son’s Boy Scout troop, and I received an email from Pixel Film Studios about a new plug-in called ProFreez Comic for Final Cut Pro. Well the luck of the Irish was smiling down on me, everything was 25% off for St. Patrick’s Day! I ended up purchasing ProFreez Comic and ProFreeze Spatter.
So I created a test clip using a few selfies from my camping trips this year. I kept the clips at 5 seconds, changed the duration of the plug-in to just a few seconds, and saved to my Photo Library. Using my iPhone, I changed my Facebook profile to the video clips below ( I ended up keeping version 2). The music clip is not available in Facebook profiles.
Examples from Pixel Film Studios