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atr3yu 01-05-2013 09:45 PM

Contour owners please have a look
 
So this was my first day out with my Contour+ 2. This was shot at 720 60FPS, default Lighting setting, Vimeo said it dumbed it down to 30FPS though. No editing has been done, just raw as I shot it. My main concerns are the lack of detail in the snow.... it just looks like a white sheet. Is this my lighting settings? My camera? Could it be corrected with colour correction while editing? Any of thoughts, tips, ideas are greatly appreciated!


tecknojoe 01-05-2013 09:49 PM

For the defualt settings, that seems about right. You're in flat light, it's not going to show detail well at all. Plug it in to your comp and change the settings to account for the low light situation. Hopefully you've taken a look at the camera settings menu...?

poutanen 01-06-2013 02:35 AM

You can get colour filters to help with that afaik. What goggles do you use in flat light? I suspect a red or orange tinted filter would clean that up. They use red filters underwater all the time to correct the colours... Maybe we can use something similar for the snow?

Unfortunately there's not much that can be done about that after it's shot.

john doe 01-06-2013 04:23 AM

Took my contour+2 out for the first time today as well. It was at night with lit runs. Same settings as you except I set the light condition to "shade" instead of the factory setting of "auto". This is the result.

FILE0087 - YouTube



Personally I have never really trusted any type of auto setting on cameras. Though flat light is flat light no matter what. The night time lights are a lot better then late day or dusk flat light conditions.

atr3yu 01-06-2013 10:59 AM

@John Doe
Hey thanks a lot guys for the tips! I totally did not even see the "White Balance" settings until right now.... I only saw the "Lighting Setting" under each Position settings. I guess I should have spent more time playing with the software and settings than I did. Your video ended up being way more detailed than mine.

@Poutanen
Yeah I ride with the I/S Bomber Goggle, Orange Mirror lens and I didn't even notice the flat light until end of day when I took my goggles off. Can you change the lens in the contour cameras?

Edge 01-06-2013 11:25 AM

The microphones on these things really do suck.

atr3yu 01-06-2013 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Edge (Post 561926)
The microphones on these things really do suck.

In both John doe's and my video the sound seems fine to me. You can clearly hear me say "balls" when I fall on my ass. Though your valuable input towards the thread is greatly appreciated!

poutanen 01-06-2013 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by atr3yu (Post 561921)
@Poutanen
Yeah I ride with the I/S Bomber Goggle, Orange Mirror lens and I didn't even notice the flat light until end of day when I took my goggles off. Can you change the lens in the contour cameras?

Yeah that's what I'm thinking. Show the camera what you would show your eye if you wanted more definition. Alternate lenses seem to be about $100 or so on eBay which is retarded. Colour filters are $40 or so and I believe they'll just go in behind the lens. Again the underwater guys use them so best to check with them.

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Originally Posted by atr3yu (Post 561929)
In both John doe's and my video the sound seems fine to me. You can clearly hear me say "balls" when I fall on my ass. Though your valuable input towards the thread is greatly appreciated!

Yeah the audio seemed fine on my old contour. I've got a video of just comments taken throughout a boarding day, pretty funny actually! :laugh:


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