During our annual family holiday in Tofino this last July, Mischa, Michael and I caught three great swims in some local fresh water.
I used Google Earth for the fly-in intro. Not wanting to shell out for the $400 pro version, I used a screen capture tool called Capture Me when Copernicus continued to crash. With a very slow frame rate in the resulting captured video, I had to increase the speed of the clip in FCP by 200% to eliminate the stutter.
I also tried out the image stabilizer filter in FCP which worked fairly successfully, I thought considering some of the crazy camera shake on the full zoom shots.
Audio mix-down was straightforward. Up-converted to 720p 30 form NTSC DV. Eventually, I’ll be able to use these HD renders.