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Old 12-18-2010, 12:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm staying a couple of weeks in St. Anton. I recently bought the GoPro HD camera. I filmed a fun little drop out of an unfinished hut next to one of the chairlifts. My impressions on the trip so far? St. Anton rocks and POV filming sucks! I hope you learn from my mistake...

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I know what your problem is: you ride goofy! switch to a normal riding stance and your POV filming will come out better :P

that was a neat little drop I suppose. Why didn't you film in HD? Or did you just create a non-HD video file to upload to Youtube?

POV filming has it's downfalls for sure; I have the GoPro HD Hero, too. In my opinion you're going to get much better footage using a pole mounted POV camera, you can do this with the GoPro with an old ski pole or whatever sort of pole you have lying around. I used a retractable broom handle. Alternate holding the pole-mounted camera in front of you and also you can use it in your trailing hand to get a follow-cam POV. Both of these will put you in the frame and make a more enjoyable video.

Here's a quick one I recently put together (looks best in 720P HD):

YouTube - Breck Sunday - Dave

In hindsight, I wish I would've extended the pole another foot or two, and I used too much follow-cam, I like the camera to be out in front, filming back at me.

Get a pole that's a minimum 3 ft / 1 metre long and that should do the trick.
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I know what your problem is: you ride goofy! switch to a normal riding stance and your POV filming will come out better :P

that was a neat little drop I suppose. Why didn't you film in HD? Or did you just create a non-HD video file to upload to Youtube?

POV filming has it's downfalls for sure; I have the GoPro HD Hero, too. In my opinion you're going to get much better footage using a pole mounted POV camera, you can do this with the GoPro with an old ski pole or whatever sort of pole you have lying around. I used a retractable broom handle. Alternate holding the pole-mounted camera in front of you and also you can use it in your trailing hand to get a follow-cam POV. Both of these will put you in the frame and make a more enjoyable video.

Here's a quick one I recently put together (looks best in 720P HD):

YouTube - Breck Sunday - Dave

In hindsight, I wish I would've extended the pole another foot or two, and I used too much follow-cam, I like the camera to be out in front, filming back at me.

Get a pole that's a minimum 3 ft / 1 metre long and that should do the trick.

i got a gopro too...i used it last wed for the first time. i also went to a sporting good store and bought myself one of those retractable type hiking poles. I managed to scavenge some hose clamps from work and found an ideal way of attaching my camera to it.

Im a big fan of the way videos looks shooting in 3rd person view and cant wait to start my own vid next week.
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I'm staying a couple of weeks in St. Anton. I recently bought the GoPro HD camera. I filmed a fun little drop out of an unfinished hut next to one of the chairlifts. My impressions on the trip so far? St. Anton rocks and POV filming sucks! I hope you learn from my mistake...

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damn that mountain looks pretty epic. But from watching the video, idk what ur complaining about
there was nothing wrong with that video, throw in a couple of more clips, paste them together and u got urself a short lil vid.

idk what software for editing ur using but on my macbook, i have the option of stabilizing any shaky clips. This can take forever sometimes especially when recorded in 1080 or even 720p.

i got the gopro for the quality, but when i first started uploading videos, i didnt realize just how huuuugeeeee a 30sec file can be
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But from watching the video, idk what ur complaining about
The best example of what is wrong with POV as opposed to 3rd person videos is in Gigi Ruf's part in Absinthe's Nowhere. In this video they show two jumps using both the POV and the 3rd person perspective (it's a total of 4 shots). When you look at the POV it gives you absolutely no sense and no perspective of what Gigi is doing. When you look at the 3rd person you go: wow, that is a sick move!

Disclaimer: I am no way comparing my little self with the great Gigi Ruf and I am explicitly stating that you would not say: "wow, what a sick move" if you saw my video clip shot from 3rd person perspective.
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There's always the option to film it like this, sorta the best of both worlds pov vs 3rd person...

YouTube - Tim Humphreys - GoPro camera self filming - snowboarding @ Mammoth

(totally sick video too)
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YouTube - 09 - 10 season gopro hero HD snowboarding i have posted this in its own thread but this is my video from last year. it was completly done on a gopro. Having a pole is def a must. I have two different ones but they are both from the same company. eyeofmine.com They have alot of 3rd party mounts that will make your gopro footage much better.
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