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How do you video yourself playing piano from the top view? #2158235
09/26/13 08:18 PM
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Brian K. Offline OP
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Hey guys I know a lot of you take videos of your own playing, and I want to start recording myself playing. I see a lot of people record themselves from the top view, but how do they get the camera above them looking down like that?

I was thinking that I would just use the video camera on my iPad.

Thanks!


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Re: How do you video yourself playing piano from the top view? [Re: Brian K.] #2158237
09/26/13 08:21 PM
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Wow, 2 seconds after posting this, I see that 2 threads down someone posted about a rig for recording yourself from the top angle! Haha.

Well, I'll still take other suggestions as well!


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Re: How do you video yourself playing piano from the top view? [Re: Brian K.] #2158240
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Brian,

That is too funny... Yes, as you noticed, I just started a thread on this exact topic:

http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubb...ring%20videos%20of%20ha.html#Post2158221

I don't own an ipad tripod adapter but I know you can get them too (but the ones I have seen are expensive).

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Re: How do you video yourself playing piano from the top view? [Re: Brian K.] #2158244
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Thanks a lot brotha! This is perfect!


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Re: How do you video yourself playing piano from the top view? [Re: Brian K.] #2158248
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Brian,

It turns out that the brand that makes my phone adapter also makes an ipad version for almost the same price:

http://www.istabilizer.com/store/products/tabmount.html?gclid=CLSOoveo6rkCFZCd4AodXmkAFQ



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Re: How do you video yourself playing piano from the top view? [Re: Brian K.] #2158260
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Ah...oh well, I just ordered the one from Sweetwater for $29.99 with free shipping. I can't wait though!


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Re: How do you video yourself playing piano from the top view? [Re: Brian K.] #2158604
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Here's an example of one of my top view videos:

[video:youtube]ZR8Zd3F4mC0[/video]

I only use top view for lessons. I think performances are nicer when you can see the person who is playing in the shot.

I'm using a tripod however with a video camera attached facing straight down.


Re: How do you video yourself playing piano from the top view? [Re: Brian K.] #2158684
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Brian, please post a picture once you have your set-up ready.

Steve, great that you managed to use a regular tripod for this! Yes, the top view is excellent for lessons. Great playing by the way and your instructions are top notch!!


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Re: How do you video yourself playing piano from the top view? [Re: Brian K.] #2158717
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I just use a mobile with a semi decent video facility. The holder sticks onto a glass cupboard window . . .So you`ll need to buy a cupboard virtually overhangs your keyboard.

Now, if you play a 9 foot grand, that may be a slight problem . . . .



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