Monday, April 8, 2013
On Friday before I left to go to Columbus and see The Fuss with Room & Board at the TreeBar, I received my iPhone 4 in the mail from Verizon. I decided to test out the video camera quality in comparison to the Sony HD Bloggie. Thought the Bloggie is in 1080 and the iPhone is in 720 resolution, I felt the iPhone gave me better video & audio quality overall than the Bloggie.
Both files require some extra processing on my end if I chose to edit them through Final Cut Pro (which I do). Then, to (hopefully) get all the files to be somewhat compatible for future video compilations, I have to process the iPhone videos in such a way as to increase the resolution (I think). I am in no way a professional in regards to video so maybe I'm wrong on some of this stuff which also brings the realization it might not hurt to take some sort of classes on this stuff to better understand how to do the things I want to do with the footage I have. Since the iPhone is very new to me, I'm sure I will figure out other tricks as I have with the files over the last few years to make my work easier.
At this point though, even with the preferred picture & audio quality of the iPhone, I figure I will still use the Bloggie quite a bit primarily due to limitations to the amount of drive space on the iPhone to store the video vs. the Bloggie since the iPhone has apps & music that I use besides the camera.
Anyway, here is an example of the video quality from the iPhone. Not sure how many more clips I will use it for.
Room & Board
Filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Here's some more live music clips from a few more shows during the month of March:
On March 16th while there were a lot of folks out drinking and stumbling around the Southside in Pittsburgh (and basically anywhere there were bars) I went to see an old friend from college, Bryan Yost, play with his band, The End Of The Ocean, at 222 Ormsby. I showed up too late for a few of the bands but I did get to see The End Of The Ocean and enjoyed the newer music a lot.
The End Of The Ocean
On March 25th I went to Mr. Smalls to see The Chariot play on the Metalcore Marathon Tour. They were the band I most wanted to see but unfortunate circumstances at work led to me having to be at a mandatory meeting during the time I usually sleep so I ended up sleeping later than I would have liked and ended up running a little late to the show. I caught the very end of The Chariot's set. It still makes me a bit angry haha. For Today, The Devil Wears Prada & As I Lay Dying were also on the tour.
The Devil Wears Prada
As I Lay Dying
On March 26th, I found out about a show happening that night at Garfield Artworks that my friend, Derek Zanetti would be performing at as The Homeless Gospel Choir. He would be sharing the stage with a great band from Michigan called The Soil & The Sun who were touring through with Kellen & Me. It was a real great show!
Kellen & Me
The Homeless Gospel Choir
The Soil & The Sun
All filmed using a Sony HD Bloggie & edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini. Filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson