Lights, camera

One of the items that I recently invested in was a Gopro Hero 3 Black edition camera like this:

I looked at a few other brands but the GoPro seemed to be the best. Now the Black edition comes with a remote wifi control. This means you can control it via an included remote or an app on your idevice.
After doing some testing I finally got to go out on a run with it in the F355. My first attempt at putting something together is here:

For this piece I used Microsoft Windows Movie Maker which was pretty easy to use. I didn’t spend a lot of time with the production as I wanted to get something out.
My next attempt at editing was using Apple iMovie and can be found here:

Now if you compare the two you’ll find that iMovie version is far more pixelated and the reason for that is the raw file was too large to work with on the under powered Macbook Air I had. Thus, I needed to ‘optimize’ it before I brought it into iMovie. So, you’ll have to excuse the poor video quality.
I haven’t given up on iMovie just yet, I’ll certainly be doing some more research to see whether I am perhaps doing something wrong. I will however say that the whole production process using Microsoft Windows Movie Maker was much faster but then again it was a more powerful machine. Still some learning ahead.
However, I spent more production time with the iMovie version and tried to integrate the changes in soundtrack better with the video sequences, and I think it works quite well.
All of this is still part of the learning process about how the GoPro works and how to best produce something worth viewing. I hope to be able to bring reader plenty more videos, which hopefully will improve along the way. In the meantime don’t be afraid to let me know what you think or if you have some suggestions about how I can improve the production please let me know, I’m all ears!

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