We did not want to lose more of the warmth from the hive than necessary for this inspection. After all, the inside of the hive is some 35 degrees Celcius, and it certainly was not that temperature outside of the hive. We were hoping the towels would help prevent heat-loss.
I have gotten a couple of tips on how to improve this towel method:
*First off, put a bit of weight on the edges of the towel were it hangs down, to prevent the wind from getting under the towel and displacing it while you are working on the hive. (Much like when you weigh down a table cloth on your outside-table to prevent it from being displaced).
*Roll the end of the towel on a piece of old broomstick. Do this for both towels. This way you can roll up one, and roll down the other towel in a neat way when you want to uncover a frame.
For video editing, I used premiere pro and a bit of after effects. But I’ve worked with final cut as well. It does not really matter what you use, as long as it is one of the more professional programs, I suppose.