GoPro Quik: Biking in the North Cascades

Last week PRW’s own Dave Goulet participated in the first day of a four day bike ride from Anacortes to Spokane. The first day of the ride followed North Cascades Highway 20 from Fidalgo Island to Diablo Lake. With a HERO5 Session and the GoPro Quik iPhone App Dave made this edit:

Dave’s notes and tips:

  • Record short clips
    • Aim for 30seconds or less, unless it is something super notable. This will make editing easier, your video more compelling and less tedious. (You may have spent 8hours in the saddle but your viewer doesn’t want to.)
  • Different Perspectives
    • When possible make every edit point a change in POV (point of view)
      • For example: Handlebar mount > handheld > Handlebar mount
      • Or even better – record using multiple cameras
    • This breaks up the shots to keep the viewer entertained.
    • Don’t fret too hard on this, Quik will help with edit styles when viewpoints don’t change (See above: the tunnel section)
    • Don’t be afraid to hold the camera in your mouth.
      • Yes, it is a little gross, and be careful not to crash or drop it, but it gives a good POV and stabilizes the camera quite well.
  • Use the Quik App
    • It makes editing a breeze and can compress files to make posting to Instagram or Facebook easier as well as emailing a link to friends and family.
  • Bring more GoreTex
    • OK, that has more to do with cycling in the Pacific Northwest in September, but it is always a good tip.

Details:

  • Shot on a HERO5 Session
  • Shot in 1080P @ 30 FPS
  • Video Stabilization: ON
  • Mounts used:
    • Pro Handlebar / Seatpost / Pole Mount
    • Handheld
    • In mouth
    • Set on ground
  • Edited in GoPro Quik iPhone App
  • Quik Style: Grammy
  • Song: Sunset Lover – Petit Biscuit
  • Distance biked: 89.8 miles
  • Elevation gained: 3,196 feet
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