Another quick movie with my GoPro HD. This time mounted on my Trikke T8.
I like it very much!
I have made an interesting observation in this video - I must be really dumb, that I haven't noticed this earlier, regarding that I spent quite some time studying image shake and stabilization...
So, a hint for others like me :-) Probably it is a well known phenomenon, but I haven't read many "action shooter's handbooks"! (Zero, actually :-)
It is really interesting, how shaky a picture the eye can tolerate, if only there is a point where it can "rest". In the above video, parts of the trike in the frame provide that resting point for the eye.
So, a good tip for action shooters would be:
"Include in the frame a part of the structure onto which the camera is mounted, which will therefore be stationary in the frame. Not much is needed, less than 10% of the frame is sufficient."
I like the song you used, who is it?
First of all, it's a really cool vid. I love all of the different camera angles and points of view used.
And another thing I've noticed in addition to Marko's observation about a stationary reference, is that the eye (mine at least) can tolerate much more camera shake in a video if there is more motion and if there is a main subject that is being tracked by panning the camera.
The times I have the most problem with camera shake is when I have a hand-held shot of a relatively still scene where there is not much motion, either subject or camera. Those are the scenes where I find the need to use image stabilization in post, even if the camera shake is relatively small as a percentage of the frame width/height.
Well done, sir.