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Disney Vacation Video, Nex-6 and GoPro HD Hero Cameras

I took several video clips using the my Sony Nex-6 and my GoPro Hero2 that I’ve had for some time now. The Nex-6 did a great job with the video in my opinion and the GoPro Camera, which is similar to the Sony Action Cam, offered a new perspective on the pool and more. I really want to get the Sony Action Camera, because it’s built in image stabilization looks and sounds awesome!

I used iMovie to import and process the video from the Nex-6 and GoPro Cameras. I  recorded using the AVCHD quality @ 24p 24M (FX) on the Nex-6, and the 1080 option on the GoPro.  iMovie clearly compressed the video as did Youtube, but the footage is still pretty good for my purposes. Especially when considering the high ISO and difficult shooting conditions. All the video footage was taken hand held except for one pool clip.

Please be sure to select the Highest Quality possible in the youtube player preferences once the movie starts. It looks like a little gear on the bottom right, and 1080 full screen mode is the way to go although it may take a minute to load depending on your connection speed.

Disney Vacation Video

I just wanted to remind you that this is just random footage from my vacation and may not be the most impressive compilation to watch. I’m not a cinematographer, but decided to utilize the killer video feature that is on my Nex-6. In any event, have a closer look at our Disney trip if you like.
Please be sure to select the Highest quality possible in the youtube player preferences once the movie starts.

Closing Remarks

I hope you all enjoyed the video and please feel free to ask questions or comment below. I honestly debated on sharing the video for a while, so I hope you got something enjoyable out of it with your time 😉
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  1. Jay,
    Thanks for the video. I’m planning to shoot more video with my NEX-7 on upcoming trip to WDW in July. Did you have any problem with the camera overheating and shutting off while filming video?

    1. Thanks for the comments Christos 🙂
      I did not have any issues with overheating ever on my Nex-6, however I have heard of people having issues with the Nex-7. This is unfortunate, but has been reported by many. I’m thinking you might have issues considering how hot it is in July. I would suggest not using 60p and sticking with the 24p frame rates to help keep the sensor cooler. I would also pull the rear screen out to allow air behind it which is ultimately the back of the sensor area. Check out my Naked Nex-7 if you haven’t already >> for a closer look.
      The 24mp APS-C sized sensor creates a ton of heat, and Florida July heat can get really intense. Make sure you have all the firmware updates installed as well! I would try and keep the camera in a shaded area away from direct sunlight as well when possible. Even if it’s just a t-shirt over the camera, it cam make a huge difference in direct sunlight. The Nex-7 is black and metal, so direct sun can make it super hot!
      Have a great trip,

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