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Posted by jfetter | Nov 30, 2008 @ 09:18 PM | 16,116 Views
I've added a new plane to my fleet, a CAModels Genesis 3D. I've got a build thread going if interested, not many of these around. This one was a tough one, this is actually a picture of the "second" plane, the first one not lasting longer than the maiden flight (technically there was a short 2 minute maiden to check CG and surfaces but close enough).

Here's some footage of the flight, the crash isn't in it anymore, I took it out because I got tired of seeing it. In the end this kind of thing happens, every plane no matter how nice will end up in the trash can one day, that's just the way it is. The second one is getting careful attention for a while, I'm going to make sure I at least get some quality time on this one...

Genesis 3D (High), Windows Media, Standard Definition, 34MB
Genesis 3D (HD 1080i), Windows Media, High Definition, 302MB

Posted by jfetter | Nov 21, 2008 @ 10:24 AM | 16,459 Views
I've been playing with the super slow motion feature of my new HD camcorder. The idea is it shoots 120 frames per second for 4 seconds and then plays it back at normal speed (30 FPS) and gives stunning slow motion. Because there are the same 30 FPS you are used to seeing, there is no blur during playback.

I chose to shoot my friend flying his jet again, it's a great test to see just how sharp the video is. Look for the inverted run down the runway at 5' altitude, the shot is absolutely amazing! I only wish the camera could do more then 4 seconds as it's a little too short...

120 FPS Super Slow Motion Video 2 (High), Windows Media, Standard Definition, 9MB
120 FPS Super Slow Motion Video 2 (HD 720p), Windows Media, High Definition, 52MB
120 FPS Super Slow Motion Video 2 (HD 720p), QuickTime Media, High Definition, 17MB