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lpa53 02-23-2010 10:21 PM

"On the Road" cover with Zoom Q3
 
After a long dry spell, I posted a new video on my Youtube site, this one of Carl Franzen's "On the Road". It's another of John Denver's recordings I fell in love with, and one my kids always loved to hear, despite the fact they didn't like being "on the road". I think that's because they had to wear seatbelts. "Are we there yet?"

"On the Road" is played in dropped D tuning and is being performed on my Hoffman SJ which is run through a Fishman Soloamp. I may turn the volume up a bit next time out.

The video was made with a Zoom Q3 and has decent video quality after I learned that using the digital zoom feature reduces the resolution. The Q3 has a wide angle lens so and the camera was mounted only 44" from the front of the chair. Using headphones or just good speakers, the sound produced by the Q3 is pretty darned good.

For some reason, and unlike videos not made with the Q3, when I link to them on Facebook, the Q3 videos will not show a thumbnail. Weird ...

Fran Guidry 02-24-2010 02:47 AM

Looks to me like you have figured out the single most important factor in video - plenty of light.

If you don't mind a suggestion, how about a tighter frame yet? Pull the cam in until you've cut off the tail and bottom bout of the guitar, put your picking hand in the strong lower left, and get the mics even closer to the guitar and voice.

Fran

lpa53 02-25-2010 07:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fran Guidry (Post 2138453)
Looks to me like you have figured out the single most important factor in video - plenty of light.

If you don't mind a suggestion, how about a tighter frame yet? Pull the cam in until you've cut off the tail and bottom bout of the guitar, put your picking hand in the strong lower left, and get the mics even closer to the guitar and voice.

Fran

The room used to be painted a dark red and after the whitewash I was sorried this looked too boring. I'll give it a try getting in closer. That could eve have the advantage of cutting off my bald head! I see here again where a wide format HD would work better as I'd rather not cut off the headstock though I suppose as long as the lower frets can be seen it's OK.


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