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Videscoping with interchangeable video cameras

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Old Tuesday 27th January 2015, 02:28   #1
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Videscoping with interchangeable video cameras

Hio all,

I have been reading on the net about videoscoping using the spotting scope + adapter + video cameras that uses interchangeable lens.

Has anyone here with experience using those setup? Care to share the result?

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Old Tuesday 27th January 2015, 17:10   #2
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I would like to know how he coped with vibration at such magnification? The slow-mo of the gull is a nice smooth pan - I find that my video becomes shaky the moment I touch my equipment and even the slightest breeze causes problems
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Old Wednesday 28th January 2015, 16:41   #3
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I use a Canon 70D with a 40mm pancake lens attached to my scope with a DCA for videoscoping. As Paul queried above the high magnifications used do cause problems with shake/vibration. My remedy is to edit out the first and last few seconds of each clip in camera after each shoot. This leaves me with a steady image unless of course there is some wind which is usually the main problem.

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I don't use a video recorder but do use an Iphone for video recording and utilize the same method as Mike above with regard to editing image shake at the beginning and ending of the video. Most of my videos are shot at 20-30x (on the scope) with a slight increase in the Iphone's magnification to avoid just a little vignetting.
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