Mike Kobal

October 31, 2012

Sandy NYC: Sony RX100

Sandy NYC from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

I was lucky to have a full charge on my laptop – just made it with about 16% left after the upload :) we have no power here in the East Village, sharing a few clips from my neighborhood, the evening before and the morning after, shot entirely with the Sony RX100, 90% of the clips where shot handheld.

Equipment used for this clip:
Sony RX100
52mm Fader filter (attached via lensmate)
Glidetrack Shooter SD – 20″ (0.5m)

Filed under: City Life,City Life Portraits — mike.kobal @ 4:00 pm


  1. I salute your will power to edit/upload this video above what you’ve been through. Great video. Our hearts is with the people of US.

    Comment by Athoob — October 31, 2012 @ 6:48 pm

  2. Thank you very much, Athoob

    Comment by mike.kobal — October 31, 2012 @ 7:14 pm

  3. […] friend Mike Kobal shot this video about the Sansy Hurricane with the Sony […]

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  4. Beautiful. I featured this in an article about Sandy and citizen media on the Norwegian Broadcasting Corp’s Tech blog today: http://nrkbeta.no/2012/11/01/sosiale-medier-og-orkanen/

    Google-translate: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fnrkbeta.no%2F2012%2F11%2F01%2Fsosiale-medier-og-orkanen%2F

    You handle that small RX100 VERY well, sir!

    Comment by Eirik Solheim — November 1, 2012 @ 9:13 am

  5. thanks Eirik!

    Comment by mike.kobal — November 1, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

  6. Great video and edit. Did you due that all hand held? The camera work is very steady.

    Thanks for sharing.


    Comment by Ed — November 2, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

  7. thanks much for checking it out, Ed. Yes, 90% was shot handheld, the RX100 has an amazing stabilizer when in video mode. At about 1:00 I used the glider and occasionally I would use a railing to lean on, it was quite windy that day.

    Comment by mike.kobal — November 3, 2012 @ 6:54 am

  8. Very nice Mike. And thanks for the links – to my fave store too. I wish Chicago had a store like that.

    Comment by Fristen Lasten — November 3, 2012 @ 11:37 am

  9. thanks for swinging by, Fristen! Glad to hear you liked the clip.

    Comment by mike.kobal — November 3, 2012 @ 2:14 pm

  10. Mike,

    For a beginner, what software should I purchase for editing videos for my rx100. Any comments would be welcome. Price is important but not a deal breaker.



    Comment by Ed — November 4, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

  11. Go with Adobe Premiere Elements 11, you can edit AVCHD without having to transcode. (shoot video, import and edit)

    Comment by mike.kobal — November 4, 2012 @ 3:56 pm

  12. Great job on this Mike! Hopefully things will be back to ‘almost’ normal in a few more days. I am amazed that the subway service is already back to 80%!
    When things settle down it might be worth the trip over to Staten Island to see how places like Snug Harbor came out after this.
    Our hearts go out to you guys!

    Sam in Canada

    Comment by Sam — November 4, 2012 @ 11:28 pm

  13. Thanks Sam!

    Comment by mike.kobal — November 5, 2012 @ 7:50 am

  14. Awesome pictures and videos, stay safe. Our hearts go out to all of you guys.

    Shelly from Australia (Land down Under) :) Sending prayers and happy thoughts.

    Comment by Shelly Ward — November 6, 2012 @ 2:50 am

  15. thank you very much, Shelly!

    Comment by mike.kobal — November 6, 2012 @ 9:12 am

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