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    First Video

    This is my first camera and first video. I know it can be better, but perhaps in time as I learn to use the camera and software. This was on a ride near where I live. I thought you folks might like to see it if you have nothing better to do.

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    What brand of camera is it and what type of mount? Your initial thoughts on it? There are so many out there. Thanks.

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    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 $80 plus you need a memory card.

    The video looks much better than what it does on Youtube. Also, I found out later that I had smudged the lens so that explains some of the video quality. I'm still getting an idea of it's capabilities.

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    Looks good Steven!

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    Excellent video Steven!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven View Post
    This is my first camera and first video. I know it can be better, but perhaps in time as I learn to use the camera and software. This was on a ride near where I live. I thought you folks might like to see it if you have nothing better to do.

    Nice video, music, and roads. Good job Steve.

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    Thanks everyone. You're more than kind.

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    If anyone gets a camera, I've been using PowerDirector 14 (If you're interested)

    I've made a little video of some of the transitions, only a smidgen of what's available in the software,. . This is just FYI...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Moo...ature=youtu.be

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    Steven, Kudos for your diving into the world of video. I bought a GoPro 3 years ago and basically gave up on videos within 3 months. LOL Looking forward to future videos of your trip.

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    Thanks. I've been considering this quite a lot lately and I've come to realize the limitations of cameras and the artistry of making a video. Each situation determines which camera is best to use. Using something like a GoPro is very cool, but hours of constant video while traveling down the road is not it's best use. In most situations (I think) only five minutes of recording taken at the right time is all that is needed. Can you imagine the size of a finished video if you included the entire footage over an extended trip. It's rather odd that at the start of this I kept thinking I need more batteries and more memory chips, perhaps a way to upload them off the camera's memory, and a way to charge everything while traveling, yada yada, yada...

    I also think about what happens when it's all over. I'd like to share it with others and have them enjoy it, but if not, am I just going to throw it in a drawer to be tossed after I'm gone? I've enjoyed other peoples video's quite a lot, some more than others, and those video's allow me to live vicariously through them. This is what I want to do for others. I hope I can accomplish that. I am trying to learn how to do this from watching what I like about other peoples video's. I have so much to learn!

    The nice thing about using video editing is that you can take the best moments and present them in such a way as to make it more enjoyable compared to just looking a bunch of snapshots.

    A number of years back I bought a nice bridge camera and have taken a few shots worth keeping, but stills worth keeping are hard to come by. It has video capabilities too, but until now I had no use for that feature. Anyway, I'm getting long winded here just to say that it's an interesting thing to do and should be fun.

    Some people have the gift of taking great photographs and video's, I don't but I'll have just as much fun doing it.

    I'm just rambling, sorry!
    Last edited by Steven; 08-14-2016 at 07:23 AM.

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