Paris Trip Vlog One and a day at Versailles

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Here is my first video/vlog on my trip to Paris. In this video I share a tour of the brilliant flat I stayed in when visiting Paris. I stayed in a wonderful neighborhood called Boulogne Billancourt, which is considered a “suburb” but it is not a suburb in the American idea of it. This neighborhood is ten minutes from the city center. It is more like Brooklyn and I like to call it the Park Slope of Paris.

 I have never ridden a motorcycle before and it was quite the experience

I also share my trip to Versailles. Which I traveled to from Paris on a motorcycle. I have never ridden a motorcycle before and it was quite the experience. Just note, even as a passenger you are not just passively sitting there, you have to work to stay on the motorcycle. We took the long route as it is more scenic. And it was both exciting and scary! And read below for further technical information and the problem of “judder”.


You will notice a lot of judder in the video, at first I was not sure why. This happens when the frame rates do not match. So if the video is captured at 23.97 FPS then when you export the video it should also be exported at 23.97 FPS. It also happens when you shoot at 23.97 or 29.97 and slow it down in post. This is because when you “slow down” a video you are really adding more frames, and if the frames are not there on the original footage then the software has to compensate and you end up with a choppy video.

Well I have my camera settings set to 23.97 and I did not change this. I am using the G7X and I like to shoot in 23.97 as it is more cinematic looking. However everything I shot in Paris was shot in 29.97. I did not know why—at first. Then I figured out why—it was because when shooting I did not have the camera “set to” or have the dial on “video.” I had changed this to take some still photos and had not switched it back to video. I then started shooting video, which the G7X allowed me to do, even though the dial was not set to video.

I had no idea you could shoot video when not in video mode. So I discovered that when you shoot video on any other mode besides video it automatically defaults to 29.97. So I then downloaded and edited the film and exported at 23.97 and there is noticeable judder/ choppiness to pans. So I then tried exporting it at 29.97 and the judder was actually much worse. I thought that if I matched how it was shot it would resolve this problem. It did not. The judder was noticeable when exported at 23.97, and even MORE noticeable at 29.97. even though the frame rates matched. I was confused.

I then looked closely at the original footage and realized that you can could even see some judder on the original footage—that is footage downloaded from the camera and viewed in Quick Time pre-edting. And this not just shakiness from me moving the camera but choppy pans, or pans that are not smooth.

So I now believe that the judder could be inherent because my camera was set to 23.97, but the footage was shot in 29.97. So the frame rates did not match when shooting. When I switched off video (not intentionally) and shot in 29.97 if I had gone in first and changed the camera settings to 29.97 so it matched what I was shooting at,  I believe I would not have had judder.  And I think it is this discrepancy with the frame rates when shooting that could be the cause of the judder.

Figuring this out took a lot of trial and error and problem solving on my part. There was no information on You Tube on this specific problem. I wanted to share this with you as the G7 is a very popular vlogging camera and I could see this easily happening to someone else.

 

XOXO
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19 Comments
  • Rachelle
    November 6, 2017

    I love your vlogs and I want to create video content but it’s so hard. I got the new iphone X so I figured I would start with that.

    xo
    Pinksole

    • alimackin@gmail.com
      November 6, 2017

      yes it is good to start with the new phone b/f you jump in to the G7X as it is expensive. But look in to Filmora look in to it. It is $60 and you own it on your computer not like the Adobe Cloud where you pay a monthly fee. It is surprisingly easy. Search it on my site or You Tube.

  • Rowena
    November 6, 2017

    When you first told me about the Air BNB you booked in Paris, it sounded almost too good to be true! I’m so glad that it lived up to your expectations and then some. What an adorably chic and functional flat. It’s like very detail was thought of. If I were you I probably wouldn’t have wanted to leave 😀 And Versailles is just majestic!

  • Shireen L. Platt
    November 6, 2017

    Oh wow, that AirBnB flat that you rent is stunning! It’s small but the way it’s decorated really maximizes all the space. I also never noticed how blue your eyes are, Allie!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  • Akaleistar
    November 7, 2017

    What a fabulous flat, and Versailles looks absolutely amazing!

  • Len Parent
    November 7, 2017

    You look amazing, Allie! Love this vid! You guys are so cute! Thanks for sharing!
    Much love,Len
    http://www.lenparent.com
    XO

  • Nia Langley
    November 7, 2017

    So cool! I loved both Paris and Versailles. Can’t wait to go back!

    xx

    nialangley.com/blog

  • Pablo Parra (Fungi)
    November 7, 2017

    Hey! I really liked your video blog about Paris, actually one of my favorite cities in the world! i had the chance to visit it for the second time a month ago and it was a blast! For the next time I’m going to look for the airbnb you recommended here, looks so comfy! It seems that one time in Paris is not enough cause every corner is full of magic!

    Best!

  • Alyssa
    November 7, 2017

    You just made me want to go to Paris more!! And I’ve been wanting to buy that G7x as well but not sure if I’ll jump in or not yet 😀 Also, I recommend Filmora. You’ll only pay one time and they’re user-friendly. Also, check if they have promos. I only bought mine for $30 which is 50% off 😀

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

    • alimackin@gmail.com
      November 7, 2017

      And oh yes I use Filmora to edit all my videos. I love it!

  • Jackie Harrison
    November 8, 2017

    Paris its beautiful to begin with awesome video sharing how its so worth to take a trip there thanks

  • Courtney
    November 8, 2017

    It looks so awesome there!! I love it.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com

  • Gil Zetbase
    November 8, 2017

    Aamzing post!
    Have a nice week!
    Gil Zetbase

  • Denise
    November 8, 2017

    Actually call me a bit techie dumb, but I didn’t notice anything bad! I loved the vlog and you look so sweet, so beautiful! I loved seeing your reflection in the mirror and what a lovely place! It’s totally sweet, inspirational, in fact (I am always trying to renovate something 🙂 And from Paris on a motorcycle?
    Wow! Yes, that’s an experience! Hope you have a nice day!
    DenisesPlanet.com

  • Nikki Living Life
    November 8, 2017

    Thank you for sharing this video and information about the camera. So helpful. I love the cute flat. My husband and I were in Paris this Summer and we stayed at a hotel which was lovely but would love to consider a flat the next time.

    Xx
    Nikki
    http://www.nikkilivinglife.com/blog

  • Shauna
    November 9, 2017

    You guys are SO cute and I heart Paris!

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

  • Tina
    November 9, 2017

    fun vlog! I was thinking of starting to vlog!

  • Katya
    November 10, 2017

    Vlogs are honestly so cool. Its easy and it is so fun and realistic. Your Airbnb looks wonderful.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

  • Elle
    November 16, 2017

    What fun to finally see this Video blog, I love seeing you our version of Park slope in Paris and think the flat was fabulous .I love seeing the fashion and the footage from Versailles. How brave of you to be on a motorcycle and what fun!
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com

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