Show me your AMAZING GoPro videos
My latest epic (sarcasm) though getting away from bikes makes a difference
Got Premiere Pro through a creative cloud sub for lightroom and that can do a lot more though I’ve not used the pro tune mode much as it’s way more work after.
Though more recently I’ve been going more for the quick instagram edit
The dive mount stick actually makes it much easier to hold still though I think one of the gimbal things looks like a great addition.Posted 5 months agorossburtonSubscriber
A chest mount is – in my opinion – critical. With a gimble if you can afford it but whilst having a GoPro makes you look a bit of a tit, a gimble will make you look like a royal tit.
I use Shotcut as it can read files off the SD card without converting, which saves time and quality. I suspect that can also read ProTune and will give you control over colour/exposure/etc just like a photo editor.
TrailRider on Youtube has a gimble on a chest mount and just wow.
This is something I shot with an eBay chest mount at BikePark Wales on a sunny day. I now know to tape up the chest strap to stop it flapping into shot. That is without any editing of colour, just stock GoPro footage on a sunny day. It really wants a sunny day!
[video]https://youtu.be/vIxT9dQDjF0?t=203[/video]Posted 5 months ago
I use a gimbal with a stuntman chest mount (standard gopro chesty can’t take the weight) and process using gopro studio. 1080p60 for the video, protune on but remove the effect on the computer. I add a bit of saturation, sharpening and adjust exposure if needed.
example – its basic stuff but the gimbal makes the footage so much better to view. I also use dead cats on the mics.Posted 5 months agoP-JayMember
Rather than the usual out of breath, dark, grainy, camelback-pipe-swinging-into-view, trudge around a soggy trail centre?
Ah, so you’ve seen my Youtube channel!
TBH I think they’re classic dusty drawer fodder. I’ve sure there’s some great software out there that can handle uncompressed files etc, but it’ll still look crap unless you crash in a spectacular way.
One of the first things owners learn with their GoPros is that:
1) you’re a crap rider, honestly if you’ve spent the last decade on Pinkbike etc watching WC runs, Rampage runs and the like your run down Mont Cheery is going to look week, what’s worse is that without the added thrill of being the rider it looks even worse to anyone else you show, even your Mum won’t care.
2) it takes an unholy amount of time to make anything other than a simple chesty run down your local woods, when the shitty little onboard mic will pick up every chain slap, every click of the shifter, and every sqeaky brake, but completely miss the hum of the tyres or anything you say. I tried to get into it – there’s a section of trail I fancy myself on and has some great vantage points to see ‘the action’ – it takes me 56 seconds to ride it (according to Strava) I reckon to make a simple POV video which would cut to passing shots etc using my GP mounted on a stick would take about 4-6 hours to film, ideally with a mate who’s prepared to mooch around on foot to help out and about 4 hours or so to edit it and add a soundtrack (which is another minefield).Posted 5 months ago
I’d already ordered a chest mount, it’s absolutely the best view for MTB. The gimbal makes a stunning difference but not splashing out on one just yet!
I might just shoot some normal files and get to grips with editing before I get into Protune and colour grading.Posted 5 months agocubistSubscriber
1) you’re a crap rider, honestly if you’ve spent the last decade on Pinkbike etc watching WC runs, Rampage runs and the like your run down Mont Cheery is going to look week, what’s worse is that without the added thrill of being the rider it looks even worse to anyone else you show, even your Mum won’t care
What he said. My Session Hero does a good job of stabilising the image but flattens the trail loads.Posted 5 months ago
I quite like making little videos of my rides, they don’t take me too long to do using the quik app, and make pretty good reminders for me of some good days riding I have done. I haven’t really bothered colour correcting or messing with anything like that, it is all straight of the gopro. Anyway here is a few of my better ones.
Evans Ride it Event in the Peaks
A Dawn Raid up and down Snowdon
and a BPW one
I couldn’t be be bothered to keep getting off the bike and film myself riding past etc..Posted 5 months ago
Has anyone here used their GoPro to create anything that looks half decent? Rather than the usual out of breath, dark, grainy, camelback-pipe-swinging-into-view, trudge around a soggy trail centre?
I only ask as I’ve got GoPro Session that I was given over a year ago. I thought I was going to create youtube excellence with it. But it’s been to Morzine during the wettest week of all time and done a few laps of Hamsterley. The footage was dark, the trails were slimy etc..
This is where I really got stuck though…
The standard footage compressed and edited using the GoPro software looked horrible. Really high contrast, fake, oversaturated colours etc. So I started shooting in Protune. But I couldn’t work out how to get the Protune files into iMovie. Anyway, this was the main reason why it got put away and gathered dust.
If anyone can explain the easiest way to shoot and edit Protune files I’ll definitely get back on it.
I really want to start using it but I want to actually have decent videos to show for it, not just a bunch of files on a hard drive. I’ve moved house, I’ve got loads of awesome local riding, new bike on the way, uplifts booked and stuff. I want to film some of it.
Show me what you’ve made and how you did it. What file types, software, mounts etc….Posted 5 months ago
This is an amazing video of mine, amazing in that about 15 total strangers have sat through the entire thing. Zzzzzzzzz.
Have a flick through my channel though, all of them were filmed for myself more than anything else and were done with absolute minimal effort – single camera angle and half hour clipping out the really dull bits. Not going to win any awards, but I suppose might help someone looking to ride an area for the first time get a bit of a taste.
A couple of videos are cracking on for 2000 views which although isn’t much by youtube standards is mental to me.Posted 5 months agobraddersrmMember
I’ve tried a few, I think they get better as you learn more but helps if other people share footage from a days ride from their camera or someone takes the hit to pull off the track to get some shots. I’ve got a couple here, both Antur Stiniog, done some others but when you watch back after a while your like, hmmm.
[video]https://youtu.be/zO0pd6MrKcY[/video]Posted 5 months ago
Well, well it turns out my shiny new (insurance replacement) MacBook Pro now has no issues whatsoever with the pro tune footage. I just pulled some of my old stuff off there, quickly tweaked the colour and contrast in iMovie and then exported it. It looks pretty good even on Facebook.
So the original thing that had me throwing in the towel appears to be a non issue. This is easy! iMovie is pretty basic but we’ve got two GoPros’s and a proper video camera going to BPW in a couple of weeks so I’ll have something to play with.
Also tried the new GoPro Quik thing. Don’t think I’ll be bothering with it. What happened to the actual GoPro Studio? Actually, never mind I won’t be needing it.Posted 5 months agofettlinSubscriber
I had a mad couple of weeks taking my cameras everywhere and trying different mounting points on the bike, then edited in gopro studio.
Was fun for a short period, now cba 🙂
I do think music helps though, instead of heavy breathing and swearing!
Musical tastes may differ of course!Posted 5 months agoSpinMember
Has anyone here used their GoPro to create anything that looks half decent
I posted pretty much the same thing as that on here about 5 years ago and got a kicking from all the vain, aesthetically challenged Muppets who think that what the world needs to see is another 15 minutes of their mates arse disappearing down a trail. If you want to record that pish for yourself then go for it but don’t share it with strangers unless you can stand the rightful ribbing.Posted 5 months agoBigDummySubscriber
I’ve come to the conclusion that extreme shortness is where it’s at.
This is 1:30:
This is 1:14
They both objectively suck (both the riding and the film-making), but a high proportion of people will tolerate taking less than 2 minutes out of their life to watch something deeply mediocre without complaint. 🙂
If you can produce a 30-second nugget with 2 memorable shots and a funny noise in it, so much the better.Posted 5 months agoMTB-IdleMember
Well I wouldn’t call it amazing but it’s not your normal shaken to bits chesty cam action.
TdF 2017 from the Croix de Fer
Choonz borrowed from ITV4 who used this to close one of their highlights shows during the tour and I noted for future use and a 1970’s wash applied via GoPro studio to add a bit of a cine film feel to it.
The bits where the screen is blurred are due to the camera being in my rear pocket on a 27km climb in France during July, sweaty was not the word for it.Posted 4 months agosirromjSubscriber
Went for something slightly different, as no amazing trails near to me to film, no chest mount and tired of shakey handlebar footage. Gone for lazyiest angles – camera sat on ground, propped up on whatever I could find. Just me messing about on doorstep, as much about the music, the biking may even be incidental, but thought it suited the music.Posted 4 months ago
I’ve come to the conclusion that extreme shortness is where it’s at.
Shorter is definitely better, the shorter the film the less filler you’re likely to leave in.
If you’re going to the effort of producing something, make it worth watching by putting a storyline in there. Doesn’t need much. A simple ‘trail center day out storyline could just be; car bounding over speedbumps in car park (1 second) , bike off rack (2-3 seconds), panting up hill (2-3 seconds), 20-40 seconds (10-15 shots) of cut together downhill stuff, bike back on rack and tire squeal (sound effect, drive responsibly) as you drive off and you’ve got a very watchable video.
Obviously, that is a lot easier if you have multiple cameras and or someone to do the filming off the bike. You also need some movement in the longer shots, even just a very slow pan keeps the eye.Posted 4 months agomattherbyMember
Chesty gives a good view but can be bumpy without a gimbal. I’ve attached my GoPro under my visor of my fullface lid. Looks better than the normal on top of pip view.
Editing can take ages even for a small 3 minute clip, but it is nice ti have to look back on.
My bikepark Wales edit [video]https://youtu.be/Zc_Rh1QH22s[/video]Posted 4 months agosummittopplerMember
Well I do enjoy making a
editfilm now and again. I’ve only got an old GoPro Hero2 and I know I’m in need of something more modern :/
I’ve had a few of my video’s shown on STW Midweek Mini Movies back in the day and had a couple shown at the Llanberis mountain Film Festival 🙂
Here’s a few:
[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeJ1nTVAckY[/video]Posted 4 months agoDickBartonMember
Good depends on the quality of the footage and how much time you spend with your editing software (and quality also depends on that software as well).
I’ve got stuff that I put on my Video channel but I don’t share it as the quality of my riding is lame. I think I’m almost OK with my software – my edits aren’t fancy, mainly a fade between sections/scenes – but when I watch them back I get bored as the riding doesn’t look great.Posted 4 months ago
So lots of factors to sort out to make a good film.
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