Sep 27, 2016

My Time-Lapse Compilation Video in HD

I've captured many time-lapse videos on my GoPro Hero 4 since buying it earlier this year and have become a bit obsessed with time-lapse videos. I've experimented a lot with the several settings in search of the best way to capture and edit these files in a manageable way without having the fastest computer at hand. Although the GoPro Hero 4 Silver comes with both image and video time-lapse options available, I found multiple images at a short interval vs recorded video works better and still produces smooth time-lapses. I really enjoyed learning how to use keyframes to add a panning or zooming effect and I mounted the camera to a kitchen timer for a 180/270 degree time-lapse pan.

Storing all my time-lapse videos over the last few months to finally compile them in this one video. They are filmed mostly around Cape Town, but also include a recent holiday on a cruise ship sailing around the Mediterranean Sea aboard Vision on the Seas, as well as two days spent in Venice.

Below are a few examples of the locations you can expect to see in the video:

Table Mountain
Acropolis in Athens
Lanseria Airport
A Busy Intersection in JHB
Leaving Venice on the Cruise Ship
Rialto Bridge - Venice
V&A Waterfront

I hope to improve (perhaps with a proper DSLR camera) and one day get the mandatory shot of clouds filling Cape Town CBD below Table Mountain or wrapping around Lions Head.

Let me know which one was your favorite in the comments below or on YouTube please.

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Sep 18, 2016

Vision of the Seas - Our Royal Caribbean Cruise

We boarded Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas in Venice for a 7 night cruise around Greece. Vision of the Seas and the Royal Caribbean vibe was as fantastic as our previous holiday and the destinations on this cruise were incredible.

Here is where we went:

Kotor – very scenic port arrival. Strolled the town and walked around the old city.

Corfu – walked around the old city and swam near the yacht club below the old city.

Athens – took a Royal Caribbean shore excursion which included the Acropolis and Plaka. Worth doing a tour here.

Mykonos - hired a scooter for 20 Euros and explored the beautiful island and its beaches. It's a small island, so you can cover a lot in a day. A definite highlight of the cruise.

Argostoli - our last stop, situated on the island of Kefalonia. The Royal Caribbean tour is recommended as the island is large involving lots of travel time to the sights. The Melissani Cave is amazing, floating on bright blue water.

Venice - the start and end of our Royal Caribbean, Vision of the Seas cruise, but we were lucky enough to spend 2 days in Venice afterwards. We walked about 45kms in those 2 days. St Mark's Square, Bridge of Sighs, Riolto Bridge and other sights are great, but almost every corner in Venice is photo worthy. A Gondola ride is expensive, but it was great to have been in one. Overall Venice has so much charm.

Sep 13, 2016

Ken Block's Gymkhana 9 - Raw Industrial Drifting

Ken Block has just released the another Gymkhana video, again showing off his unbelievable driving skill and delivering extremely entertaining viewing. Taking his 600 horse power Ford Focus RS RX to the edge, literally. The sound of the car is beautiful, crank it up.

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