The leaves needed raking, and I wanted to test to video capabilities of my new Canon G10 so:

Note: This is an FLV, encoded by Blip.tv. The original video is at Blip, where you have the option of looking at the original MOV file. (The G10 saves video as 640×480 H.264 MOV files.) To see the original file (it’s big; be patient), go to the video page and select “Source” from the “Play episode as:” drop-down menu. Looking at the video now, I see I should have deinterlaced it.

I shot the video at both ends of the zoom range (you can’t zoom while you’re shooting), and also about halfway through the range. The camera was on a tripod throughout. I shot four clips, opened them all in QuickTime Pro, and then copied and pasted selections to put together the short video.

I originally tried exporting the video from QuickTime as an FLV, but the pixellation was horrible. Instead, I saved the file as a self-contained movie and uploaded that to Blip.

Observations: Good quality video; a nice, sharp lens; it’s great to shoot video at the equivalent of 28mm; the camera handles exposure well and motion not too badly; and my lawn needs to be reseeded.

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