GoPro Test Video #2… Solo Mountain Bike Run

1520768_655435754494510_1034085402_nI just finished editing my second “test” video as I continue to come up the learning curve on my GoPro cameras and editing software.  The subject matter was our local off-road trail, Allatoona Creek…  a series of single track and double track/service roads about 5 miles from the house.  The platform was my Dean Scout mountain bike, noting that I still need to coax Miss Debbie out onto the Ventana off-road tandem once the temps get a bit more reasonable per her standards.  I think it was 45°F when I started out around 4:00 pm on Saturday.

This latest clip was shot using just a single camera — the Hero HD with the fuzzy lens spot — mounted on my helmet using a GoPro helmet strap mount.  While the strap mount worked well on the road bike, on-road on single track riding a hard tail showed some weaknesses with that arrangement.  More specifically, even when cinched-up tightly the camera / mount moved around a bit too much, making for both shaky and noisy video when riding over the trail chatter, e.g., roots, rocks and ruts.  So, a little more homework on helmet mounting techniques is required.

As before, I tried to keep the video to around 1 minute.  I figure it’s best to have a design standard in place as a forcing function around my editing, i.e., try to narrow the selection down to a few impactful clips vs. using long-playing clips that don’t hold interest.  It makes it all a bit choppy, but again… I’m using these as part of a learning process.  So, thank you for indulging me in this new “hobby”.



About TG

I've been around a bit and done a few things, have a couple kids and a few grandkids. I tend to be curmudgeonly, matter-of-fact and not predisposed to self-serving chit-chat. Thankfully, my wife's as nice as can be otherwise we'd have no friends. My interests are somewhat eclectic, but whose aren't?
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