Hi all, Gopro’s are on sale these days for 100.00 off, so I broke down and got one from REI yesterday. Cyndy has given me a hard time for using my phone to take videos while riding, which to be fair, is not the most clever thing I have done…..hence the Gopro. It’s harder than I thought to figure out how to use the darn thing and upload videos, let alone editing the videos, which I have not looked into yet. But I did head out this morning on a loop that I have been riding lately on my “all-road” bike running 42mm slicks: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/47617546 with the Gopro hanging below the aerobars.
I was very curious to see how the image stabilization works, and if the microphone could pick up my voice over the wind noise. I am quite the Gopro novice, for example, I did not know that a single long video like the one I made is automatically broken up into individual 4gb videos. I also had trouble figuring how to load the videos from the Gopro onto my Windows desktop. Anyway, I think I uploaded the 5 mile section of the Rails to Trail from Rabbit Road to Eldorado in three parts if you have nothing better to do want to check out pieces of them. BTW, the video was recorded in 1080p high-def, which looks very good in its native form, but as I have heard, the video quality is degraded significantly when files are uploaded to youtube, if anyone has any ideas on maintain video quality when uploading files to share, drop me a line:
First section: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKhclmO09x8
Second section: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHcjOVPFmg8
Last section: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2oO64cOwac