My first time lapse with miniature effect video

I decided to try the miniature filter effect on my Lumix GX85 on a rainy day in Long Beach, CA.  I saw an opportunity when I found an Irish pub with a balcony overlooking 2nd Street.  It was raining and I was standing in ankle deep water when I tried to set this up. I forgot a lot of things like turning off autofocus and determining shutter speed. Oh well.  I really needed to slow down the interval. This is at 2 seconds, and I think it is way too fast.

  • Manual mode
  • Aperture ?
  • Shutter speed ?
  • ISO ?
  • Interval: 2 seconds
  • Clip length 15 sec.
  • White balance: cloudy
  • Aspect ratio: 3:4
  • Focus Mode: auto
  • Picture size: M

San José Pillow Fight, 2019

I continue to work on my video skills and put myself to the test with this event. I had to deal with a lot of movement and I was having a hard time focusing quickly. I hope that I can get better at that. Also I had to avoid not getting hit.

Some of the transitions are a little rough. Also, there is some lossiness and I can’t understand why.  I am using Camtasia, which is really a program for screencasting, not fast movement, so that may be the reason. I saved the projects in 1920 x 1080 and then exported it to .MP4  with a Profile of High (Smallest file, playback on smallest devices) and then optimized for streaming. But when I watch it on my iPhone, the video is lossy. This did not happen on my last video, so I’m not sure what I did this time.

What I am happy about is being able to pick the right music (IMHO) and editing it to sync up with the video. That is really hard to do. Also, my ending credit has a cool sound effect.