"You exist only in what you do." -Frederick Fellini
I've been playing around with my Yi 4k+ action camera for a few months it's a fun little camera to film with but I miss the high quality cinematic look of my Sony A7s II so I decided to go out and shoot over the weekend in lower Manhattan. I also went out sailing with my family around Battery Park last week and had my camera with me so the sight sailing provided a spectacular view of the New York City skyline and the iconic Statue of Liberty which I included in the video as well.
At the moment I don't have a gimbal rig to support my A7s II so to stabilize my shaky footage I shot mostly at 60fps and 120fps over a 24P timeline which does a better job to eliminate camera shake but crops the image which can be a good thing if you are trying to get a closeup of something. The downside to shooting at 120fps with the A7s II is the degraded image quality so to get rid of the noise I used Red Giant Denoiser III. The only compromise in shooting in a high frame rate is that I don't get to record in 4k so everything was shot in HD resolution which still looks great on the A7s II. I used two lens the Canon 24-70m F/4 with a Tiffen variable ND filter in Chinatown during the day and the Zeiss 50m F/1.4 on the Brooklyn Bridge in the evening.
This video is in loving memory of my dad Cairo Nagibe. We miss you!