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07-12-2013, 04:12 PM
So I just posted my first attempt at a ride video. I used iMovie (an older version). What do others use?

I sped the fast parts up to 6x. What do others do?

Any other tips, tricks and/or best practices?

Oh, and the video was shot using the cheap Action Shot HD bundle that we got off Woot. I didn't think the quality was too bad (for a $50 bundle). What do others use?

07-13-2013, 12:12 PM
I use iMovie '11 (version 9), the ContourROAM helmet camera for video, and my iPhone 4S for pics.

For the fast parts, I tend to use 3X speed, but it depends on how much "shaking" there is. Obviously if you're going over bumpy terrain, the shaking can get so bad that if you speed the video up it will look worse. It helps to have an object in the foreground so that viewers don't get disoriented.

You can also experiment with camera placement. In the video you posted, it's a really cool angle because you get the kid's perspective. Perhaps if you can affix the camera to other parts of the bike you can get more interesting angles.

All in all, play and experiment. I look forward to seeing your next videos!

Tim Kelley
07-15-2013, 09:39 AM
Any other tips, tricks and/or best practices??

Higher quality video? Better resolution/sound? There's plenty of bandwidth these days, so go bigger than 360p!

07-15-2013, 02:52 PM
Great little video, love the Vince Guaraldi soundtrack!

I use a K-Edge mount with my GoPro and have found that it totally got rid of all of the shaky vibrations (and slippage) I got from the plastic GoPro bike mount. I do all of the editing using, get this, the crappy built in "Movie Maker" in Windows 7, which does great for the scratch edits I make and upload. For the project I'm working on I'm going to break down and get Final Cut Pro (along with a new Mac) and rent a Red camera to shoot some of the B roll and interviews, though most of the interviews will probably be shot using a Sony Handycam. I'm going to continue to use GoPros to shoot all of the bike "action" but it'll go through a pretty thorough treatment in Final Cut before editing.