Excursion to Spider Sushi Bar Media

You can see my writeup of the restaurant and food on cvfta.blogspot.com

Two friends and I visited another restaurant in the area. This time it was a Japanese style restaurant with various foods like yakisoba, udon, bentos, and sushi.

Here is the video I put together (Youtube):

For this site I will focus more on the media part of my excursion, you can see more about the restaurant in the link above.

Equipment:
Pentax Optio WG-2 digicam
Nikon D7000 with the Nikon 50mm f1.8g lens

I used the WG-2 for my video clips. The setting used was 1080p 30fps and with electronic SR on. As always, I need a lot more practice to make higher quality video captures. Simply put, move slow and brace your arms to avoid as much camera shake as possible.

When editing the videos, I extract the audio from the clips and edit them in Audacity to make the mono recording into stereo as well as attempt some basic noise reduction.

For the photos, I used the Nikon D7000 in my U2 custom setting mode. This mode is set to aperture priority and -0.3 exposure compensation. I have automatic ISO selection on and set to 1/60th minimum shutter speed.

When shooting in the restaurant I have the camera set to “Q” mode in an attempt to limit the sound from the camera. One negative of the switch to Nikon was that I miss the quiet shutter and mirror slap of the Pentax K-7 and K-5, although the quiet mode on the Nikon does help a reasonable amount.

You can see more photos in the cvfta article.

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