Puʻuwaʻawaʻa Video

Another hike… Another video…

A little drone footage, a lot of stills. With the drone, the phone, and the little mirrorless M5 I was carrying three cameras for the morning. Most of my daypack was camera gear, along with a small first aid kit, 1/2 gallon of water and iced tea, and munchies.

I seem to have solved some technical issues that plagued my videos from earlier this year. Using a ND32 or ND64 filter really does help slow shutter speeds in full sunlight. You can see some choppiness in the faster pans, but that is mostly from using 30fps for the final rendering rather than in the source.

What did cause trouble is the vibrant greens of Puʻuwaʻawaʻa, some shots came out muddy yellow-green. Need the check how I am setting the white balance in the drone, need to use fixed sunlight rather than auto.

Author: Andrew

An electrical engineer, amateur astronomer, and diver, living and working on Mauna Kea, Hawai'i.

3 thoughts on “Puʻuwaʻawaʻa Video”

  1. Aloha Andrew,

    I’m using safari with my VPN off and this video won’t play. It acts like it wants to start momentarily but then resets. Your other videos play just fine.

    I look forward to your posts. Even the “Lets fix the broken telescope” posts. I retired from Lawrence Berkeley Lab’s Engineering division a few years ago. You describe your work so well it’s like looking over your shoulder and handing you tools.

    Mahalo, Bob

    1. The video is hosted on Facebook and simply embedded on DV, someplace I can dump a few megabytes and not have it coming off my server space every time it is played. Thus the player and any incompatibility is in the Facebook side. I have usually found that to be quite reliable, many of my other videos are setup the same way.

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