Originally Posted by griz11
More tight racing in this section. And by this time I'd learned the track and had all my zoom points lined up so I could get a little closer. Good thing there is the X-Ray Challenge so I can get in more practice before the Worlds comes back to town. I'd like to get in a little tighter but these guys move.
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Hey! Wassup! Really nice work. Thank you so much for posting some videos for those of us out here in Internet land.
I like your zoom points in this video just fine. IMO, you don't need to zoom in anymore than you already are. I like it when I can see the racing line. If you zoom in too much, then all I see is car and no track. You were also in the right spot to catch the pit action, which is a real bonus! Its too bad the guy to the left of you didn't have the courtesy to keep his hands out of the frame.
Just as a discussion point, when I'm watching off-road video, I really don't care who is in what position, I just like watching the off-road action and when people get passed, but not necessarily how. It's cool when you zoom in on off-road cars, because you can see the suspension and the body moving, the terrain and all that dirt kicking up! But with on-road, close ups don't matter to me too much. They're great for videos and slow-mo action, but for actual race footage, I would rather see the racing line, the racing line ahead or a battle for position - which you had some opportunity to catch in this race.
I thought the close ups you did do were very helpful in helping me identify cars - especially when I could clearly see the paint scheme and/or number, but after that, when you started tracking someone, it didn't really matter too much. So as you did throughout the video, you can keep a wider shot as the car is at the far end and then zoom in as they pass the pits - or zoom in at the far end and then get a wider shot as they come toward you - or zoom in as they're going down the straight and back out a bit when they get to the far end. Once I know who I'm watching and with the announcer talking in the background, it's all good!
I hope some of these comments are helpful. As I said before, really nice work.