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Thanks for the comments Mark. The 1st video was done with PowerDirector 9 and outputted at 1080i/24Mbps. It looks almost the same in quality as the original 1080/60P files on my plasma. I might try uploading the original 1080/60p files and see if they look better. YouTube's compression seems higher than I have seen from them in the past with these videos.
The second video were scenes combined with PMB and uploaded. Do you see any issues with that one?
I thought the spots in the first pan was sun hitting the protective glass in front of the lens at a certain angle causing flares, but am not so sure now that you have commented. That particular scene had alot of sun coming down thru the trees directly towards the camera. It may be a couple of water spots or slight condensation droplets that I did not wipe off fully.
The water was very cold so whenever I had the camera underwater and pulled it out condensation built up and I had to wait a while for that to clear up before filming again. I'm still leaning towards the sun hitting the protective glass in an odd way causing flairs.
When shooting that scene I did not notice any droplets showing on the LCD screen. They may have been there but the LCD is quite hard to see in sunlight for me. I need to carry my reading glasses with me now...bummer. If a lcd is not at least 3.5" I tend to have issues.
The fish struggling underwater to get off the hook turned out really well. If you look closely you can see a split shot weight attached to the fishing line at a certain point. I wish the water was clearer but it still turned out pretty good. I must have had the cam resting on the rocky bottom of the stream, as you can hear scraping noises in that scene. Live and learn.
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