Fireworks in HD

Because of rain on July 4th, Stillwater’s Independence Day fireworks display was postponed a day until July 5th. That worked out pretty great for us because we got a chance to try out our new Sony HDR-HC3 high definition camcorder in a challenging outdoor environment.

For those of you who missed Independance Day, you don’t have to sit through all 20 minutes of glorious explosions as this is just the 30 second highlight of the finale.

This video was shot was a Raynox wide-angle lens with mostly default settings, except for manual focus set to infinity, in glorious 1080i High Definition video. The night sky is a little grainy, but still nice video, especially when down converted to something a little less than HD.