Initially, I posted the footage to YouTube in its original orientation. I've gotten very used to seeing the world upside down, so I thought nothing of the strange perspective. I then began wondering if viewers, who were not accustomed to the perspective, would find the video confusing as it appears we are traveling upward, so I created a separate video where the footage has been rotated 180 degrees, to present a more realistic orientation and direction.
My question is, which video orientation would yield the best viewing experience?
I posted my question to a separate skydiving message board earlier, and then I thought it might also be a good idea to receive additional advice from a more technically knowledgeable resource. I figure honest opinions from a non-skydiver, cinematographer perspective would allow me to make good decisions in the future about how I present my footage to all viewers.
Here are the links to the videos (they are also available up to 1080p):
Also, the flipped version looks odd at the start, so I'm wondering if I should keep it right side up until we leave the plane. I wasn't sure what kind of video transition would work best: some sort of zoom and rotate, or just having the video flip instantly, etc.
I'm open to any kind of suggestions or analysis. Thanks in advance.
Edited by Dexter Marcelino, 13 September 2010 - 03:19 PM.