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02-04-2013 10:13 PM
crstophr
Re: Video While Sailing?

Got the hero3 for xmas and have taken a few sailing vids with it. Nothing worthy of posting yet though. The Hero3 offers a fairly professional editing and color correction workflow. You can shoot natively at 2.7k (1440p) then crop and/or zoom down to 1080p to re-frame your shot and eliminate anything on the edges you don't want. The extra frame size also makes it clean to apply lens compensation to eliminate the fish eye effect and apply camera stabilization to remove the shaky handheld look.

Shooting in protune mode with camraw for white balance gives you the highest data rate and maximizes your ability to color correct.

For editing you'll need the free cineform studio. It's important to run your protune quality video through it's import and conversion step and allow it to apply the protune color profile. You then bring these files (avi or mov) into your favorite video editing software. I use Adobe Premiere. It's easy to spend an hour shooting video and a week correcting, conforming, and editing...
02-04-2013 09:03 PM
Dfok
Re: Video While Sailing?

missed that transition to editing. I've used the imovie app on my iphone or iPad while on the boat. On the computer you can edit in quicktime too.
I use final cut at home and work but it is usually overkill for short sailing videos
02-04-2013 08:44 PM
brokesailor
Video While Sailing?

This is an old thread that I hijacked. Just want to emphasize I am just asking about Video editing software for the GoPro.
02-04-2013 08:38 PM
Dfok
Re: Video While Sailing?

There are several different HEROs. For the price they are amazing cameras, but the original HERO had a menu/interface that would make you crazy. The HERO 2 is great, and the lcd back is pretty inexpensive. The wifi back lets you see and control it from an iPhone, iPad or laptop. I've not used the HERO 3 but it looks much better than the 2.
It is an expensive toy, or if you look at it *correctly*, a very inexpensive well made tool.
02-04-2013 06:04 PM
SailingJackson
Re: Video While Sailing?

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Originally Posted by gmcairns View Post
Does anyone have the GoPro video camera and do you like it?
Sailing Sereno
I wanted to wireless function, where I could start and stop the camera from my iPad since I hope eventually to clamp it on the bow when it's so rough nobody should be on deck if it can be avoided. Last August the claimed wireless connection on GoPro didn't work at all. Perhaps they fixed it.

I got the Ion Air Pro. It worked where the GoPro didn't. GoPro is the clear leader in the business, but 6 months ago they claimed features that were not working at that time.

Posted video is a 3 part series, starting here:

I purchased a damped gimbaled mount at Strictly Sail about a week ago. Maybe more videos next year.

G. Jackson
02-04-2013 05:49 PM
AKA44
Re: Video While Sailing?

I have a GoPro Hero II and like it a lot (because I don't have to worry about it in humid conditions). I use Windows Live Movie Maker for editing (because it's free). You'll soon be producing some high-quality and interesting videos, especially if you're editing-out 80% of what the camera records. I like the gimbal idea - 'will have to rig one of those. See YouTube and Vimeo for endless 'how-to' instruction for either camera or software.
02-04-2013 06:17 AM
brokesailor
Re: Video While Sailing?

What Software do you use for editing your GoPro Videos?
10-05-2012 11:09 PM
TheMadchef
Re: Video While Sailing?

Love the gopro. I posted a vid a while ago I took with it.
10-05-2012 09:52 AM
cookwithgas
Re: Video While Sailing?

Here is a picture of the gimbal I rigged up for my GoPro. I put a fishing weight on it to keep it horizontal and slow the movement down. It's not very fancy but it works.
10-04-2012 04:00 PM
cookwithgas
Re: Video While Sailing?

I bought one and installed it on my sailboat and was unhappy with the results because the camera leaned with the boat. I then made a home-made "gimbal" to hang the camera off the bow rail and it gave an entirely different perspective. I haven't taken a picture of the gimbal, but here is a video with the camera able to remain mostly horizontal during the sail:


It's a little more shaky, but I think it provides a more realistic representation of the experience.

Fair winds and blue skies,

Scott
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