Author Topic: Cycling videos you've made  (Read 32956 times)

LEE

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Re: Cycling videos you've made
« Reply #50 on: July 05, 2015, 09:36:13 pm »
So anyway..

I bought my son a £50 Raleigh off of off Ebay so he could commute across Clapham without fear of losing an expensive bike.

That got him enjoying cycling to the extent he went out for non-commuting rides.

That got him buying a quicker bike from Wiggle.

My talk of my French Camping rides got him thinking of a ride around Normandie with his flat-mates.

So I bought him a GoPro.

Here is his first "Proper" cycle ride. Not a bad introduction to the joys of cycling.

Normandie with Mates
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Re: Cycling videos you've made
« Reply #51 on: July 06, 2015, 09:08:01 am »
^ That's excellent  :)
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clarion

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Re: Cycling videos you've made
« Reply #52 on: July 06, 2015, 10:35:59 am »
Good one.
Getting there...

LEE

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Re: Cycling videos you've made
« Reply #53 on: July 06, 2015, 11:39:59 am »
^ That's excellent  :)

It's done using the entry-level (£95) Go Pro Hero but I'm most impressed with the "Diet Coke Advert" style of his video.  I think that cycling with Diet Coke type friends helps a lot.

I'll definitely buy a Go Pro myself, for camping trips with "The Faccombe 4", but I'm afraid the result could look more like a commercial for Stannah Stair Lifts or something where you get a free pen just for calling Michael Parkinson.
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Re: Cycling videos you've made
« Reply #54 on: July 06, 2015, 08:38:46 pm »
Excellent, looks like they had a lot of fun.
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Steve GT

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Re: Cycling videos you've made
« Reply #55 on: January 18, 2016, 05:54:47 pm »
I bought a Drift HD camera a few years ago, but it's been sitting in the box it came with for ages.
Connected it to the bike on Friday to test it out.
It was a very bright day, so there is a lot of flare on the picture and as I had connected the camera to the handlebar the angle looks slightly weird.
Is a 8 minute video too long?
Should I cut it down to around 4 minutes?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PImYAnaOxk

LEE

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Re: Cycling videos you've made
« Reply #56 on: January 18, 2016, 06:57:59 pm »
I think 5 minutes is generally more than enough for any cycling video for public consumption (And one side of A4 enough for any ride report....just my view).

I got 10 days of my PBP ride into 5 minutes and tried to mix the shots up a bit, to tell a story.

10 Days in 5 minutes <<<

Whether it works or not is personal preference but I made it based on the video of my son's ride (see above) video which I loved.

It was my first real go, and it's difficult to decide what to leave out, therefore having a short backing track, and editing to the beat, gives you a clear goal.

I find that having an end video in mind helps you look for shots during the ride, Cafe stops, other people, local landmarks, various angles....etc.

Otherwise it can tend to look like accident-cam footage.
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Re: Cycling videos you've made
« Reply #57 on: January 18, 2016, 08:23:33 pm »
Going by the red car early on, it very nearly was accident-cam!

Cheers Steve; stay safe.
Peter

Steve GT

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Re: Cycling videos you've made
« Reply #58 on: January 19, 2016, 06:41:29 am »
I think 5 minutes is generally more than enough for any cycling video for public consumption (And one side of A4 enough for any ride report....just my view).

I got 10 days of my PBP ride into 5 minutes and tried to mix the shots up a bit, to tell a story.

10 Days in 5 minutes <<<

Whether it works or not is personal preference but I made it based on the video of my son's ride (see above) video which I loved.

It was my first real go, and it's difficult to decide what to leave out, therefore having a short backing track, and editing to the beat, gives you a clear goal.

I find that having an end video in mind helps you look for shots during the ride, Cafe stops, other people, local landmarks, various angles....etc.

Otherwise it can tend to look like accident-cam footage.

Thanks Lee, all good points.

Steve GT

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Re: Cycling videos you've made
« Reply #59 on: January 19, 2016, 06:43:23 am »
Going by the red car early on, it very nearly was accident-cam!

Cheers Steve; stay safe.
Peter
Yep , that was a close one Peter.
I had a few muppets overtake me when it was not safe to do so.

Otto

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Re: Cycling videos you've made
« Reply #60 on: June 14, 2016, 10:20:58 pm »

Re: Cycling videos you've made
« Reply #61 on: August 26, 2016, 07:31:49 am »
Testing out camera mounted on the axle:
https://youtu.be/eQD0G4-Np9g

parkysouthlondon

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Re: Cycling videos you've made
« Reply #62 on: August 26, 2016, 08:20:19 am »
Nice steady footage when out the saddle and over the speed humps and a little safer than the hand held cam method.
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Re: Cycling videos you've made
« Reply #63 on: October 10, 2016, 10:21:05 am »

LEE

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Re: Cycling videos you've made
« Reply #64 on: March 21, 2017, 10:02:27 am »
So anyway..

I bought my son a £50 Raleigh off of off Ebay so he could commute across Clapham without fear of losing an expensive bike.

That got him enjoying cycling to the extent he went out for non-commuting rides.

That got him buying a quicker bike from Wiggle.

My talk of my French Camping rides got him thinking of a ride around Normandie with his flat-mates.

So I bought him a GoPro.

Here is his first "Proper" cycle ride. Not a bad introduction to the joys of cycling.

Normandie with Mates

A year later, and due to the success of my lad's first cycle adventure, he persuaded his young, attractive, friends to head over to the WWI memorials around Ypres.
His friends make his videos look more like GAP adverts than the ones I make with middle-aged Audaxers.

I've said it before but what I like about the GoPro is that it really seems to capture the feel of riding.

I'm very happy that my son seems to fully understand what makes cycling so wonderful.

>>> WWI Memorials <<<
Some people say I'm self-obsessed but that's enough about them.

Re: Cycling videos you've made
« Reply #65 on: May 02, 2017, 07:57:36 pm »