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Hey Team, I have this video shot last week of me, and wondered if there was a way anyone could sharpen it up a bit? It was shot off a phone, and is the only video I've had all winter. Any help making it a bit clearer would be great...



Any MA for it is of course welcome, run was black and bumpy.

Roland 


Edited by rollo87 - 2/4/14 at 6:04pm
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Hey Team, I have this video shot last week of me, and wondered if there was a way anyone could sharpen it up a bit? It was shot off a phone, and is the only video I've had all winter. Any help making it a bit clearer would be great...



Any MA for it is of course welcome, run was black and bumpy.

Roland 


HI

 

Sorry...

 

I try it...

 

I can only do sooooo...:dunno

 

Norman

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Roland - that's really nice bump skiing. Also, nicely and steady shot by cameraman. This only goes to show that nobody has any excuses for not being able to have himself filmed these iPhone days. Anyway, looks smooth and fluid. I like the hard impact and your line selection scouting for bumps to turn on and over. And crush through. Still quick enough in the legs to nail those short zipper line passages. If you were taking a bump lesson from me I would most likely suggest you flex and extend a bit more. Try to work a bit more with your legs. Flexing over the bumps. This would make your skiing even more fluid. Particularly liked that last jump. Great skiing. Thanks for share.

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Rollo,

 

I don't know much about video cleaning, but I do know you are going to get much better results starting from the raw footage versus using the already compressed YouTube footage. A little searching found this free enhancing tool. Movavi looks a little more promising in terms of capability. 

 

It cracks me up when you come to Epic asking for help with your skiing. Most of us should be taking lessons from you (me included). The big thing to see in this clip is that your ski tips get a lot of air time in the last 1/2 of the run. This is going to happen as you crank up the speed and choose a line going over the tops. It's only a problem if you are out of control and want to slow down. Not a big deal here and actually a fun way to ski bumps if you can pull it off. A little thing is that your skis get out of parallel in spots. This too is something that happens as the speed cranks up. And for this run, it is mostly cosmetic. But one thing that struck me is that a couple of times we can see your new inside ski turning and tipping just like you were skiing a groomed run. This is slower than turning both skis together as a unit. There is a reason why mogul skis are still pretty straight. If you intended this, then never mind. If it's a habit, then having the option to turn both skis together (especially when one is airborne) is something to work on. It will make the runs look cleaner.

 

Thanks for sharing. Now get a $300 throw away real video camera so you can just give it to an oaf videographer and pray they can work the zoom to keep the skier 1/2 to 2/3 of the frame size. That way we can easily see how really good your skiing is and you won't have to waste time putting lipstick on pig video footage.

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Nice bump skiing Rollo!   

 

Maybe try uploading it to Vimeo.   I've had better luck with Vimeo.   What kind of phone was it?  I may just not have the resolution.   

 

One other thought if videoing with a phone.  Have the camera half way down the run then ski past them.   That way, even without a zoom you can see more skiing up close.   There really is no reason for folks not to video their skiing with all the decent phones out there.

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Nice skiing Rollo! Maybe Josh will sign for a lesson from you.popcorn.gif
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Great skiing Rolo,

 

Fun playful line... and I like how you use the terrain features to do the work for you. A touch more flexion into the bumps might might help keep those brief moments of imbalance in check.

post #8 of 8

good stuff with nice flow

 

three things i might play with:

1) Watch your hands after your pole plants - you ski right past them instead of continuing the flow down the hill

2) A little more absorbing on the front side would help keep the skis on the snow

3) After the absorbing on the front face, try to drive the tips back across the hill - i.e. more tips in vs tails out

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