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I found it very difficult to try and video my display. Unless I hire a drone cameraman, what methods have y'all employed to best capture your display. My display is just too wide. I'd have to stand on my neighbor's porch to capture it! 😂

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I have a drone but I also video with my phone ( Galaxy Note 8) on a tripod. Takes great video... I would ask your neighbor if you could film from their porch. 

 

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Mine is also quite wide and there is a tree that makes even the drone method not work well...  I have not done that much with shooting video of my display, but several years ago a friend shot it from four locations and edited it together.  Take a look at the first video on:

http://newburghlights.org/Videos.html

 

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Very nice camera work and editing too! Awesome display! I tried taking video from the car, on a tripod with the external speakers turned way up.😂 I give up! Lol

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My first year [2016] I used my Samsung J3 phone just holding it while the temperature outside was 17 degrees, not fun. 2017 I bought a drone and filmed it from sitting in my van with the heat on, much better. I can't get my whole display in one view either.

Tom

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I too have a wide, low house, so I shoot from across the street and from left and right closer in. I put the camera on a tripod and leave it running unattended for the whole show, about 2 hrs, if the battery holds up, with a small radio playing just so I can hear which songs are playing. Then I edit it all up into separate songs and replace the audio with the original audio file. 

 

 

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I'm not an expert, but, for me, the camera lens was the key to capturing the full width of my yard. I used a Canon Rebel T6 with a Canon Macro Lens EF 100mm 1:2.8. to record New Years Eve 2017. This is certainly not the inexpensive way to go but I love this camera because it works in all kinds of weird situations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpcu2iwqkhY

 

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