Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Motion pictures - video and animation > Show your movies

Show your movies Here is the place to share your movie prowess with other e-group members.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 15th November 2012
katran's Avatar
katran katran is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Romania
Posts: 151
Thanks: 0
Thanked 53 Times in 31 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 71 Times in 25 Posts
Post Wildlife movies with E-5

Since I have E-5 and video function, I found nice to make movies with my favourite subject - wildlife.

Here are a few of my best movies with wild animals. All are made with E-5 + Zuiko 50-200 MK1.

Green woodpecker :


Bee eaters:

Lapwing:

European ground squirrel:

Coot with babies on the nest:
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to katran For This Useful Post:
Seonnaidh (15th November 2012)
  #2  
Old 15th November 2012
Chevvyf1's Avatar
Chevvyf1 Chevvyf1 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Devon, UK
Posts: 12,269
Thanks: 1,744
Thanked 1,281 Times in 1,112 Posts
Likes: 1,169
Liked 522 Times in 392 Posts
Re: Wildlife movies with E-5

OOOhh I want to visit you country and see these magnificant birds myself

Thanks so much for sharing with us here
I must use the Vid on my E-5 ... one day
__________________
.
.
[I].
.
I Lurve Walking in our Glorious Countryside; Photography;
Riding Ducati Motorbikes; Reading & Cooking ! ...


http://www.flickr.com/photos/photomagicf1_chevvy/sets/

the ONE photo album
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 15th November 2012
Seonnaidh's Avatar
Seonnaidh Seonnaidh is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Isle of Skye
Posts: 1,344
Thanks: 44
Thanked 279 Times in 189 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 33 Times in 11 Posts
Re: Wildlife movies with E-5

Nice videoclips. I keep promising myself that I'll try it one day.
Now you have given me some incentive.
Thanks.
__________________


"Always shoot in RAW and avoid JPEGs"

William Shakespeare.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 15th November 2012
katran's Avatar
katran katran is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Romania
Posts: 151
Thanks: 0
Thanked 53 Times in 31 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 71 Times in 25 Posts
Re: Wildlife movies with E-5

Thank you for your comments !

I was like you. I had zero interested in the video function. Actually I considered the video an uselless function on DSLR.

When I bought E-5 and start using the video, I realized the huge potential of this.
There are moments wich cannot be captured by photo. Motion, sound...are important too.
And of course there is another technique when making movies - this is a challange.

But I make video ocassionally only; prefere to make pictures most of the time.
Sometimes, when I see an interesting moment, there is a conflict in me : to do photo or video ? Most of the times the photograper inside me wins the fight.

I am confident that if you will start using the video function you will love it.

Yes, Romania is a very interesting country for wildlife.
If you ever decide to visit it for this, you will not regret it. Only ask first what is the best period for the species you like to capture.
For me the highest season is june, when most of the birds are nesting and are very tolerant with the people.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 15th November 2012
Ian's Avatar
Ian Ian is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK
Posts: 11,411
Thanks: 415
Thanked 2,443 Times in 1,232 Posts
Likes: 829
Liked 1,651 Times in 739 Posts
Re: Wildlife movies with E-5

I really enjoyed these clips - thanks for showing them - I am guessing some were hand held with IS on?

I like the green woodpecker who seems to be convinced that the grass lawn is in fact a big patch of tree bark

Ian
__________________
Founder and editor of:
Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/
NEW: My personal BLOG ianburley.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 15th November 2012
PeterBirder's Avatar
PeterBirder PeterBirder is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: BRAINTREE ESSEX
Posts: 5,950
Thanks: 1,760
Thanked 1,024 Times in 854 Posts
Likes: 1,922
Liked 797 Times in 466 Posts
Re: Wildlife movies with E-5

Beautiful clips, thanks for sharing them.The Bee Eaters are fantastic. As others have said I also tend to ignore the Video capability of my cameras but the few attempts I have made have been quite pleasing.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ian View Post
I like the green woodpecker who seems to be convinced that the grass lawn is in fact a big patch of tree bark

Ian
The Green Woodpecker is a bit different to the others. Their favourite food is Ants and their green plumage is optimised for their feeding habitat. You are actually far more likely to spot one on the grass than in a tree.


Regards.
__________________
Peter

she looked at me and said "It's official. I hate your camera. It's just so amazing and perfect I want one!"

E-M10 MK II, E-M5, E-PL1, E-PM2, mZ 12-50, mZ 14-42mm EZ, mZ 17mm f 1.8, mZ 25mm f1.8, mZ 45mm f1.8, mZ 75-300mm II.
OM1n, OM 50mm f1.8.
Oly Viewer3, Dxo Pro 11. FastStone.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 16th November 2012
katran's Avatar
katran katran is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Romania
Posts: 151
Thanks: 0
Thanked 53 Times in 31 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 71 Times in 25 Posts
Re: Wildlife movies with E-5

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ian View Post
I really enjoyed these clips - thanks for showing them - I am guessing some were hand held with IS on?

Ian
Thank you !
Ian, the key is a good software to stabilize and fix the jelly effect caused by shaking and by the rolling shutter.

At 200mm, the IS from E-5 does not help too much.
Main reason I am using IS is that it makes zoom/crop, so I get better magnification of the subject.

If I do not have tripod, I only try to keep the camera as fix as possible so that I minimize the shaking.

In the video with woodpecker, I sit down on the ground and keep the camera on my knee.
Even this way, the shaking was too big and I considered the video unusable when I made it. I was lucky that I did not delete it.

The main problem is not the shaking itself, but the "jelly" (rolling shutter) effect caused by the shaking.

I can stabilize the movie with Deshaker plugin in VirtualDub, but the jelly effects remains there.

Finnally I had found that Adobe After Effects has a very nice stabilizer module (Warp Stabilizer) wich stabilize the image and fix the jelly effect.

Movies wich I considered unusable, I could fix with Adobe After Effects.
For me Adobe After Effects was a new era of editing movies. And it has tons of filters : unsharp mask, sharpen, shadow&highlights.... It is an fantastic tool.

Here I had posted a comparison between a movie stabilized with Deshaker (Virtual Dub) and the same movie stabilized with Warp Stabilizer (ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS).
Display it full-screen and in full HD resolution :

Digital Stabilization means all the time cropping from the movie.
Keep this in mind when you are recordind the movie. Leave enough space arround the subject, so that you can stabilize later on with an editing software.

Quote:
Originally Posted by PeterBirder View Post
Beautiful clips, thanks for sharing them.The Bee
The Green Woodpecker is a bit different to the others. You are actually far more likely to spot one on the grass than in a tree.
Regards.
Thank you !
Here i "shoot" one in the tree. This was the best picture in that session (E-5, 50-200, ISO-2000):

Ghionoaie verde by Fraton, on Flickr
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 16th November 2012
Ian's Avatar
Ian Ian is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK
Posts: 11,411
Thanks: 415
Thanked 2,443 Times in 1,232 Posts
Likes: 829
Liked 1,651 Times in 739 Posts
Re: Wildlife movies with E-5

This is very interesting

I have been doing some comparisons with the OM-D E-M5 and Pen E-PL5. Both have the same sensor but different IBIS systems. I was under the impression that the reduced rolling shutter effect on the E-M5 was down to an improved (faster) sensor read out. That may well be the answer but the E-PL5 does seem to exhibit more rolling shutter effect than the E-M5, which means either the sensor read out is slower (in my opinion this is unlikely but I will check with Olympus) or the IS is so much better on the E-M5 that it really does reduce the rolling shutter effect. I will do some tests on the E-M5 with IS switched off compared to the E-PL5. This should provide a firm answer.

Thanks for the tip about the After Effects feature - I have AE so I will try it out

Ian
__________________
Founder and editor of:
Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/
NEW: My personal BLOG ianburley.com
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 16th November 2012
katran's Avatar
katran katran is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Romania
Posts: 151
Thanks: 0
Thanked 53 Times in 31 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 71 Times in 25 Posts
Re: Wildlife movies with E-5

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ian View Post

Thanks for the tip about the After Effects feature - I have AE so I will try it out

Ian
You're welcome !
Waiting your impressions about AAE, after you will try it.

Impressions about E-M5 vs E-PL5 will be interesting too.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 21st November 2012
ringneck's Avatar
ringneck ringneck is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 2,859
Thanks: 59
Thanked 135 Times in 131 Posts
Likes: 159
Liked 48 Times in 32 Posts
Re: Wildlife movies with E-5

Well done Katran...love all of them.
I have just got a camera with video and tried it wit some Snipe .....just got to find out how to view them on the computer....keeps saying Real Player has stopped working.
Ah well never mind - I will have to just look on the back of the camera.

keith
__________________
Keith


http://www.flickr.com/photos/68459774@N05

E500,E510 now dead,E520 (now retired),E600 and Grip,14-42,14-45,2x40-150,Sigmas 105 and 135-400 Now Dead..ex 25. Manfrotto 190. Plus lots of OM stuff.
Now also 4 items from the dark side...........
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 21st November 2012
katran's Avatar
katran katran is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Romania
Posts: 151
Thanks: 0
Thanked 53 Times in 31 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 71 Times in 25 Posts
Re: Wildlife movies with E-5

Thank you !

You can try to open the movies with something else (Windows Media Player).
If still not working, install another player (by example VLC Player).
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 21st November 2012
rsh1960's Avatar
rsh1960 rsh1960 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Horwich, Bolton
Posts: 1,004
Thanks: 93
Thanked 92 Times in 70 Posts
Likes: 559
Liked 26 Times in 12 Posts
Re: Wildlife movies with E-5

Lovely set of video's Katran, with some great subjects
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 21st May 2013
katran's Avatar
katran katran is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Romania
Posts: 151
Thanks: 0
Thanked 53 Times in 31 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 71 Times in 25 Posts
Re: Wildlife movies with E-5

Lesser whitethroat babies in the nest :


A few words about clip :
-first part of the movie contains a few clips with the babies in the nest, hand held (no tripod) but stabilized later, on editing, with Adobe After Effects;
-last part of the movie contains pictures in chronological order showing the full story of this babies : egs in the nest, hatching, parents bringing food to the babies, babies growing and leaving the nest.

After coming out of the egs, babies are leaving the nest after 10 days only.
So I had to invest time in a short period to follow the full evolution.

Technically the movie is not perfect, but I hope you will like the story.

Choose the watch the movie in HD for good quality/resolution !

-
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to katran For This Useful Post:
Ian (21st May 2013)
  #14  
Old 21st May 2013
Ian's Avatar
Ian Ian is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK
Posts: 11,411
Thanks: 415
Thanked 2,443 Times in 1,232 Posts
Likes: 829
Liked 1,651 Times in 739 Posts
Re: Wildlife movies with E-5

Super video, Katran - many thanks for sharing. Treat yourself to a nice windsock for the mic and you will be perfect!

Ian
__________________
Founder and editor of:
Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/
NEW: My personal BLOG ianburley.com
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 21st May 2013
katran's Avatar
katran katran is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Romania
Posts: 151
Thanks: 0
Thanked 53 Times in 31 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 71 Times in 25 Posts
Re: Wildlife movies with E-5

Thank you, Ian !

Yes I need to find a good windsock or if I do not find to build myself one.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
movie, wildlife

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wildlife walk. ringneck Foto Fair 2 1st May 2012 08:12 PM
A Day at the Wildlife Park Olybirder Foto Fair 5 20th April 2012 08:46 PM
E-P1 and wildlife (5 photos) Who's_E Foto Fair 2 22nd December 2011 02:11 PM
Wildlife in Purbeck BobS Foto Fair 9 24th August 2011 08:57 AM
First wildlife attempt Ijay37 Foto Fair 10 1st April 2008 09:11 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:20 PM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2019, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger