Quadcopter brings wow factor in home videos
With the advent of quadcopter technology, aerial filming has been brought to ordinary video creators, which brings a new wow factor in home videos, says Jack noting that while aerial filming has been seen on TV, the technique is not available to ordinary video creators before quadcopter.
"Kids love it as well and I have heard so many kids say they want to do what I do, when they grow up. That is really cool to hear," Jack exclaims.
The challenges for aerial video shooting
Taking videos using quadcopters can be quite challenging. This is because a number of uncontrolled factors can affect the video output including wind and lighting. Too much winds will result to shaky videos while light will result to overexposed footage while sudden heavy.
PowerDirector's unique TrueTheater enhancement technology helps solve these problems. For example, TrueTheater Stabilizer automatically stabilizes shaky videos while TrueTheater Lighting fixes lighting issues in footage, such as white balance and backlight problems.
"Finding the CyberLink PowerDirector software was amazing and it is all I use for all of my videos... It is so feature rich that will do anything you need to do," Jack says.
He also commends that "there are so many different ways to customize your video with it, it's absolutely amazing."
"When regular people see my final output from PowerDirector 12 Ultra, they are still blown away and that is rewarding enough for me," Jack exclaims.
Tips for aerial filming enthusiasts
Having the right equipment is first of Jack's tips for anyone who is interested in this type of video creation noting that this "makes a huge difference."
"The only way someone will get good at this, is by practicing, obviously, just like everything. I first started to fly without seeing what the camera was shooting and was able to learn the angle of the camera to get the best shot," says Jack. Jack also notes that having the FPV (First Person View) monitor is highly recommended.
Aerial view of car race event in Florida filmed by Jack's quadcopter
For those who are creating aerial videos only as a hobby, Jack notes that this special equipment is quite expensive and may not be totally necessary.
"[However], when it comes to business, time is money and if I can get a shot one time, instead of doing it several times, that will make a huge difference," Jack says.
"Being able to see what you are filming, from the camera angle is so necessary. When you look up at the copter and think you have the perfect shot and angle in site, then realize it was totally out of range and out of the camera view can be frustrating, because you missed it and will have to spend time and do it again," he explains further.
Above all, Jack emphasizes the importance of practicing, to improve shots.
"It has taken me several months to get to the point where I am at and I have several large companies looking into making an aerial division and having me run it," he says. "I will get better at it as times goes and time is the only thing that will make me better," he says.