We are once again official event videographers for Pernod Ricard Malaysia, hired to shoot the Royal Salute Polo Cup. Pernod Ricard is the world’s co-leader in wines and spirits. Royal Salute is one of Pernod Ricard’s premium brands.
Here are some frame grabs from our recent video shoot of the Royal Salute Polo Cup match. These are extracted from the HD video we edited with Edius.
The entire polo match was shot using the Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G telephoto lens. This lens shines for use in outdoor sports, wildlife situations. I don’t recommend this lens for indoor use as it is a little slow (F4.5-5.6). Unless you are willing to compensate with a high ISO, the 70-300mm should be used for brightly lit situations. The Sony G 70-300mm lens worked beautifully at outdoors, at long distances.
One very important word of advice when using a focal length of this magnitude… put it on a tripod, especially when shooting videos. A monopod is close to useless if you don’t have years of practice. Even then, fast moving subjects like a horse blazing after a ball will put you off balance.
Event videographers would benefit greatly from Sony’s SLT cameras. The autofocus helps a lot. In the case of sports videography, it becomes even more crucial- subjects are moving too fast to focus manually.
An additional advantage of the A99 is its ability to shoot in PAL or NTSC. We shot the games at 60 frames per second in NTSC mode. The higher frame rate played back in slow motion when edited in Edius.
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