My Great Ocean Road tour video

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My Great Ocean Road tour video

Postby auditorybliss » Sun May 22, 2011 11:20 am

Hey guys,

I had my first decent long distance ride earlier this year. We raised $40,000 for charity and had a blast. :D

I also took my GoPro HD camera along and threw together some footage.
Be great to hear your thoughts on the clip:



Enjoy!

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Re: My Great Ocean Road tour video

Postby Le Velo » Tue May 24, 2011 12:25 am

Looks brilliant, well done.
I am looking at doing the same for our charity ride from Brisbane to Sydney at the end of the year.
Stilllooking into the camera option but the go pro did a tidy job there.
How is the editing process?
How long is the battery life?
How big memory cards did you have and how long was the recording time on it?

Sorry for the many questions......cheers
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Re: My Great Ocean Road tour video

Postby auditorybliss » Tue May 24, 2011 10:13 am

Thanks. These touring rides are seriously fun if you get a good group of mates along.
Yours sounds like it'll be a good challenge. What's the event? Got a link?

I'd highly recommend the GoPro. It's a no fuss, and no frills solution which is what you want when you're on the road.
There's a few pros and cons though:

PROs:
Full Water proof and quite rugged housing
Quick and easy to record - one button record setting available.
Light and small!!
Great viewing angle
When mounted well, image stability is superb.
It also comes with a helmet mount. (which I didn't test)
With good light the colour is quite vivid.
Makes you look like you're going really fast. :)
VERY HAPPY OVERALL.

CONs:
- Bike mount kit (which is an optional extra) isn't the great for large tubes. It didn't fit snugly on my front stem, needed to tighten it often, the plastic fatigued and weaked quite a bit, nearly lost it once!
- Mounting on the rear set post is easy, but vibration was an issue for me. I didn't engineer any great solution to it, because I hoped it would work well out of the box. I'm sure you could improve it with some thought.
- Audio quality isn't great because of the water proof housing, but there's a semi-open housing which does a better job.
- Battery seemed to be a slight problem but then again, I did use it on and off over 3 days without charging!!
- there's obviously plenty more specs on the website if you trust their official numbers: http://gopro.com/
- Hard to tell when it's recording as the beeps are quiet, and the light is on the front. (I had plenty of footage of me peeking over the top of it to check) haha

Editing was a breeze on a macbook with iMovie. I did a quick and dirty edit in a hotel room after we finished the ride.
I used a 16Gb card and that was fine. But 32Gb is also pretty cheap. You can choose different recording settings which use less storage.

What options are you considering?

Cheers,
Auditory.


Here's the only pics I could find of it in situ:
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And a couple of group shots for good measure:
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Re: My Great Ocean Road tour video

Postby Le Velo » Tue May 24, 2011 8:23 pm

Thanks for the infos and your view n the go pro.
For the camera I was contemplating the contour hd gps, I guess con is it doesn't take photos which is ok as I mainly want it for filming anyway. It may have a still frame shot option but not sure will look into it.

The ride info can be checked at www.1200kmforkids.com 6 days, 30 riders, 1200km, it will be an experience indeed and sure will come with something out of it myself on a personal level in addition to the fact that I have done a fair share for the cause :-)

It is kinda scary but looking forward to it also....

I'll keep investigating the camera options in the meantime ..... Oh and clock some ks too to get ready

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Re: My Great Ocean Road tour video

Postby damhooligan » Tue May 24, 2011 8:57 pm

Awesome video.

Love the position of the camera.
I like that i can see the handlebars, feels like i'm there.. :D

Thanks for sharing. 8)
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Re: My Great Ocean Road tour video

Postby Le Velo » Wed May 25, 2011 8:46 am

correct link for the charity ride is .... http://www.1200kmsforkids.com/
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Re: My Great Ocean Road tour video

Postby auditorybliss » Thu May 26, 2011 3:43 pm

Thanks for watching Damhooligan. No worries.

I was fortunate because it was the first footage I'd ever recorded on the cam. I just threw it on and pressed record. Didn't see the results till later.

Le Velo, 1200km is an impressive feat. I'd love to make that kind of distance my next goal. Good on ya and the others involved.
Your fund-raising goal is pretty significant too. All the best.

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Re: My Great Ocean Road tour video

Postby Le Velo » Thu May 26, 2011 4:05 pm

Le Velo, 1200km is an impressive feat. I'd love to make that kind of distance my next goal. Good on ya and the others involved.
Your fund-raising goal is pretty significant too. All the best.

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Still plenty of time till october if you want to jump on board :D
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