I'm about to take delivery of a Drift HD and realise that I know absolutely nothing about making videos/setting the camera up/best position for shots/etc.
I'm starting to think blowing my bonus on a camera for filming biking stuff may not have been quite as good an idea as it sounded when I hit 'purchase'!
Anyway, I've watched a fair amount of Youtube videos and I'm still stuck. I've had a shot of a video myself and basically set the camera up on my chest and hit record...then felt mightily unimpressed with the result - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0HD5eTkdWY - the full thing is 42 minutes!
I need to have a plan for a shooting angle both on the bike/on me and I guess from the ground with me going by.
I'm not expecting to get this perfect first time out but can anyone share any hints/tips/advice?
I've read that filming in 1080 makes the rider ride faster than he actually was (going by my video I can confirm that - I'm nowhere near that fast!) - so I'm going to assume 720 gives a more realistic sense of speed.
For playback online is 1080 worth it? It appears to take up not quite twice the amount of space but given the quality of my riding/filming and presentation media, I suspect 720 would be fine, is that the case?
What about frame rate? I'm assuming the higher the better so would 60fps be best?
What about position of camera? On the chest it was very unobtrusive and seemed to work well but given the fact I'm got arms thinner than a strand of spaghetti, the footage makes me look like a very lanky streak of P - so what difference does a helmet-mounted camera make? If it is mounted on the bike, where is best? Seatpost is tempting as I'm guessing I could easily rotate it to also point backwards and catch the view looking backwards.
So I'm not expecting to be a pro at this but it will allow me to waste more time after biking instead of parenting but any advice would be appreciated, thanks.
Oh also, how does the music thing work? When uploading to YouTube can I ask for it to link to the tune to be downloaded or does YouTube do this automagically? Or does it get blocked instantly?