Rattlesnakes with the 4K

May 23, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

It has become apparent that starting a blog two weeks before my college graduation may not have been the wisest choice for having a strong, consistent start. However, as of last week I am a Baylor graduate, have moved to Fort Worth and am about to start working for Julien and Lambert Photographic Services full-time. Exciting things are going on.

That being said, I would like to share a video of some of the footage I got with my friend and mentor Curtis Callaway on my last photoshoot as a Baylor student.

Callaway invited me to come out and test the brand new Panasonic 4K video cameras the Baylor Journalism department just received. We went to his now wife’s ranch (congratulations!!) and tested the cameras on two different kinds of rattlesnakes that he had found: A Diamondback, a very common breed in Central Texas, and a Massasauga, a rare breed of rattlesnake.

The cameras were all I expected and more! The detail these cameras produced were out of this world--which I guess is what a 4K should do, but it was still more than I expected. I haven’t had the chance to test their low light capabilities, but I'll get there. The cameras also produce beautiful slow motion video. The only downside I have found to them so far is that just an hour of filming takes nearly 60Gb. Just make sure you have a lot of storage space to take care of it.

It is truly amazing how technology has come to the point that huge 4K files come can come from a handheld, $4,000 camera.

Rattlesnakes Preview from Richard Hirst on Vimeo.


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