A few years ago, I wrote about the workflow I have for video editing. One thing I did not touch upon was the fact that a not insignificant amount of my raw footage comes from GoPro cameras. As anyone who has used GoPro cameras will be able to tell you, the file naming convention they use is annoying as heck.
Funny, isn’t it, when a new product, which changes the market arrives, another – from a competing brand – is not far behind? So, too, with camera drones (although I might add that the topic of this discussion came about a fair bit sooner than I had thought). At any rate, following GoPro’s announcement of the Karma drone (which I covered last week), DJi announced their new drone, the Mavic, which is specced and sized to compete in exactly that segment; small drones that easily pack into a backpack. Before I get into it, let me just say that I have not actually interacted with either, but I have read a fair number of articles on either, and base my comments on those.
Two weeks ago, I showed you the basics of working in GoPro Studio. This week, I want to show you a couple of techniques that I use to add some flair to my videos.
Action cams are made – more or less literally – to create content for streaming video services, such as YouTube or Vimeo, and while you could certainly just upload your raw footage straight to such services, a better option is very likely to be to edit them before you do so. For the time being, my needs are very simple, and I am able to get what I want done using just GoPro Studio, GoPro’s free video editing suite.
In last week’s review of the GoPro Session I mentioned that the Session can record time-lapses, as well as regular videos. As I spent a frustrating amount of time trying to set it to record time-lapses (each and every one of them failing, I might add), I wanted to put it out there, for people to find when they google GoPro Session Timelapse.
I’ve been on the fence about getting an action cam until this winter, when I finally pulled the trigger on a GoPro Hero Session. I’ve been using it for a few months; here are my thoughts: