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post #1 of 14 Old 08-25-2009, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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My ride home

Here's my ride home from work...about 20 minutes squeezed into 90 seconds using a sort of stop animation/time lapse photo style.

NW DC past the zoo, onto Rock Creek Parkway by the Potomac, over Mem bridge, into ARlington, by the Air Force Memorial and home.
Click below or you can see it in HD/Widescreen on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33tcdCW5oV0



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post #2 of 14 Old 08-25-2009, 09:34 AM
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That was awesome! How did you mount the camera?

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Thats cool, it looks like the bike never moves, but the streets move around you. What kind of video camera is that? Its very clear.

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Awesome media, thanks for sharing.

Can you give us some detail as to how you mastered this. Any particular software or tools? I have a number of hours of good raw footage but no insight as to how to make it interesting in any way.

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Awesome media, thanks for sharing.

Can you give us some detail as to how you mastered this. Any particular software or tools? I have a number of hours of good raw footage but no insight as to how to make it interesting in any way.
thanks guys!
I'm using a go pro motorsports hero wide camera. The side is, gopro.com

it comes with tons of various mounts, a suction cup so strong you could probably climb a building with. For this video, I'm using a handlebar mount. The camera has a wide angle lens that really helps capture it.

The video feature of the camera is cool, but I've come to really enjoy the still photography. It can fire shots automatically every second. It'll shoot nice clear photos around 2000 pixels. For this video, I used a 'stop animation' type style, and what you see are actually a succession of 650 or so still images put together in a sequence. I just have each individual image up for a few frames, so it moves like a time lapse. I'm using Final cut pro, but you could do it in most editing software if it has the right amount of capability adjusting images, and import settings.

I can't reccomend the camera enough! It gives you some wicked angles and is a ton of fun.

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The wide angle on that camera absolutely lends to the creative element of your images here.

Very nice.

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Great vid! I ordered a Tachyon XC a week ago as the reviews all pointed me to it. How did you edit that? Just took the stills as a slide show?

What game is that in the RX8 vid?

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That was really good! I have seen those cameras at my local cycle gear, very tempting, at the time I was looking for go fast parts.

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Great vid! I ordered a Tachyon XC a week ago as the reviews all pointed me to it. How did you edit that? Just took the stills as a slide show?

What game is that in the RX8 vid?
thanks, I just imported the stills- the key is to set your import duration for stills short enough so that in succession the images appear more like moving video. Given that there are 30 frames in one second of video, you want multiple stills to occur in a second to make it appear like video. I.e., it wouldn't look as cool if say, each shot was up for like 3 seconds. Mind you, I don't have 30 stills per second in this, but I set them up to hold for really short. There's actually 660 or so still shots in the 90 second clip...


as for the rx8 video that's like gran turismo 4 or something from a few years back...lol kind of silly video but was fun.

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thanks, I just imported the stills- the key is to set your import duration for stills short enough so that in succession the images appear more like moving video. Given that there are 30 frames in one second of video, you want multiple stills to occur in a second to make it appear like video. I.e., it wouldn't look as cool if say, each shot was up for like 3 seconds. Mind you, I don't have 30 stills per second in this, but I set them up to hold for really short. There's actually 660 or so still shots in the 90 second clip...
Cool, thanks for the tip. Mine should be here today or tomorrow. Think I'll give the time lapse a try.

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That was awesome! How did you mount the camera?
If anyone is interested in a $5 camera mount for the 919 here is your parts list.

PVC "T" with end cap for the leg of the T that is about the size of your handlebars.
2 hose clamps
1 4" x 1/4" bolt (the size that fits a standard camera receiver)
3 nuts to fit said bolt
1 flat plastic washer to cushion the camera

1. Slice the top of the T in half and use the hose clamps to clamp this to your handlebars in between the mounts.
2. Drill hole in the PVC endcap and push the bolt through from the inside out
3. Lock a nut down on the bolt to fix it to the endcap. Screw the endcap into the leg of the T sticking up from your bars.
4. turn 2 nuts down onto the bolt, slide the plastic washer onto the nuts.
5. Turn your camera down onto the the bolt.
6. Tighten the top nut up to the camera and tighten the 2nd nut up to hold the first one.

I have used mine several times and although it's not the best invention ever, it does work with some fine tuning.


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Great vid! I ordered a Tachyon XC a week ago as the reviews all pointed me to it.
I bought one of these to mount on my helmet over here. It works great and can film for hours.


As an aside, dprider02 posts to youtube and rides a 919 and somehow mounts his camera into the chin bar of his helmet. He had to drill a hole through the helmet for the camera to "see" and he is able to narrate his rides. He has some cool vids.

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Great vid! I ordered a Tachyon XC a week ago as the reviews all pointed me to it. How did you edit that? Just took the stills as a slide show?

What game is that in the RX8 vid?
Good choice, I ordered one too. I used to have a Gopro until a buddy let me hook up his Tachyon XC. It's a world of difference.

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Excellent video Dinh....very cool!

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Good work! Thanks for sharing!

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