Ollie: Moving on video!

I took my newish smartphone out today, intending to try it out with photos of Ollie. However, the sunlight was reflecting off the screen, and I couldn’t see anything. So I pressed the video button instead, and these are the results. I couldn’t see any of the function buttons, so they are straight video captures in portrait format. But at long last you finally get to see Ollie moving! They are all very short clips, uploaded to You Tube.

**Select fullscreen for a better viewing experience**

Ollie on Beetley Meadows.

Ollie in the river, with old friends Maggie and Giggs.

Meeting up with Maggie and Giggs.

Over on Hoe Rough, encountering his friend Stanley.

The riverside path on Hoe Rough. He’s heard something!

Back in the river, this time from the other bank.

I was sitting on a fallen tree, and he came to find me.
Look at that stumpy tail wagging!

I hope you enjoyed these. I will try to get better at taking video.

79 thoughts on “Ollie: Moving on video!

  1. I had a though about Ollie being camera shy, same used to happen with Skye and I figured out the camera automatically emits a focussing light which must be annoying to look at for animals, when I switched that off she was fine being photo’d. Though it’s probably too late for Ollie as he will associate the whole camera with that now.

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  2. Lovely walking area for Ollie and you and good to see him in the river having fun with his pals. You might like to try filming in landscape mode next time (turn phone sideways) as you lose the wide black edges and get more in the frame that way.

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    1. See my reply to Pit, below. I started off like that, but the phone’s camera is very close to the top edge, so my fingers were in the frame. That’s why I turned it round. Next time I will try landscape, holding the phone more carefully. πŸ™‚ When you watch the video clips in ‘fullscreen’, the are bigger, and the black sides don’t bother me so much.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. what a delight to see Ollie in action, Pete! and the lovely places to meet his friends. love to see his wagging tail on the last clip! wonderful post! thank you for sharing! πŸ™‚

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        1. He has never chewed up a thing. He chews his own toys, but never really destoys them. As for any of our stuff, he has never once touched it, not even as a small pup. We were lucky to get such an impeccably-behaved dog. πŸ™‚

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  4. For your very first shooting videos you did really well, Pete! Thanks for sharing those. But maybe you’d want to try landscale instead of portrait the next time.

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    1. I had it that way round at first, but because the camera is so close to the top edge at the back, my fingers were in shot. I turned it round to avoid that, but I will try that next time, and be more careful. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  5. Okay I just typed a comment but I don’t think it went through cos I wasn’t logged in. Canada is so beautiful. Hat a beautiful area for Ollie to roam around in. Is he a Sharpea? Sorry I probably spelt that wrong but we owned a Sharpea at one time. They are wonderful dogs. Thank you for sharing. ❀️

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    1. I had to approve your comments, Jane, as you are new to my blog. Ollie is indeed a great dog, and very much the star of my blog.
      But we live in Norfolk, 20 miles from Norwich. England, not Canada. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  6. What a beautiful area for the dogs to roam around in. Canada is so beautiful. Hey Jackie is Ollie a Sharpea ( probably spelt it wrong). He looks so much like the Sharpea we used to have. ❀️

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    1. Yes, Jane. Ollie is a Sharpei. But it is not Canada, and Ollie is not Jacquie’s dog. πŸ™‚
      It is Norfolk, England, and he is my dog. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      I am glad you enjoyed the clips.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. It was warm and sunny earlier, 73 degrees. Cloudy now though, with rainstorms predicted.
      I was pleased with the result, especially as I had no idea what was actually being recorded, with the screen reflection making it almost impossible with my eyes.
      Now I have worked out how to transfer the videos, (A fraught 90 minutes!) I will try some more.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. You wouldn’t believe the hassle! Ninety minutes of headache!
      My PC recognised my phone, but claimed it had ‘no content’. I downloaded an app to sync my phone to microsoft, then when it came up on that app, you guessed it, ‘no content’. I finally had to download the You Tube app to my smartphone, then upload the videos from the phone on to that. Luckily, I already had a You Tube account, so after around 15 minutes of uploading, the short clips appeared there. Then I use the url links from each clip to insert into the post to make the clips appear.
      I promise you, there were times when I almost gave up!
      Best wishes, Pete.

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      1. It’s taken me quite some time to halfway – well, maybe only quarterway or even less – “master” the video-downloading (from my camera to the computer), editing, and then uploading to YouTube again.
        I use Dropbox to get the video from my smartphone [Samsung S9+] to my computer. That works perfectly. Then – nowadays – I edit them in Power Director, before uploading them to YouTube.
        It’s always so difficult, I agree, to see on a smartphone what you’re capturing, whether you’re taking pictures or shooting videos. That’s why I sometimes prefer my regular cameras with optical viewfinders, both of which can take videos. Another advantage [especially of my “small Nikon”, the A1000] is that it’s way more easy to zoom in and out with it, and that it has an optical zoom.

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        1. I could use the video option on any of my digital cameras, Pit. I was just interested to see the picture quality on this Oppo smartphone. Also, and crucially, Ollie doesn’t recognise a phone as a camera. When I have a real camera up to my face, he tends to shy away, and won’t stand still for photos.
          Best wishes, Pete.

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      2. Good on you that you kept going, Pete! The videos are great πŸ‘πŸ» and it’s fabulous to see Ollie πŸ₯°like this. He is so adorable, the cutest wrinkle face there ever was. Thank you for putting my nose on this one, this made my evening. πŸ˜πŸ€—

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        1. Put it on your You Tube account, Frank. (Easy to make one if you don’t already have one.)Then copy the url link and it will show up without WP knowing. That’s the theory, anyway, and that’s how I did this with Ollie’s clips. πŸ™‚

          Best wishes, Pete.

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