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edrobbinedrobbin Posts: 173
edited April 2016 in Commuting chat
...I am most certainly not, but I finish my contract at the end of this week, so have Go-Pro's my morning & evening commutes. I will be putting them on YouTube soon for prosperity & to show off my extensive skills and bike handling repartee.. :D

Currently got ~25mins of footage each way, so got a lot of editing to do. A predictable mix of messing about in traffic & long open stretches & I've only got iMovie to do the editing. I say only, but it's not that bad. I've only ever done one movie before - MTB in the snow, and that was OK, but not going to win any awards.

So - any advice for a video editing noob?

- length
- sound-track (thrash metal - too corny, Clash London calling - again too corny, Nursery rhyme...??)
- snipping bits together
- captions
- fast-forward/slow-mo

"Rushes" (I think that's what they're called) show the camera angle a bit low on my first effort, so I'll repeat that tonight. Also shows how utterly ridiculous some of my filtering is - some teeny weeny gaps, rubbing shoulders with buses etc - final cut should be quite interesting.
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  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    That will be an incredibly dull Youtube video. Commuting through traffic has all the benefits that we bang on about here. Watching someone else do it has none. Do you want to be that guy that uploads his commutes to the internet?
    (lets ignore my commutes ending up on Strava for the purposes of my little diatribe :oops:)

    My suggestion for the length of the movie would be 0 seconds. At that length you shouldn't need to worry too much about sound track, snipping bits or captions.

    You can use the saved time to take the MTB off somewhere where there are no buses to rub shoulders with.
    Or reskilling in prep for the next contract.

    Sorry (not sorry).
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  • You could take a look at Microsoft Hyperlapse Pro to make things a little more interesting.
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  • edrobbinedrobbin Posts: 173
    dhope wrote:
    That will be an incredibly dull Youtube video. Commuting through traffic has all the benefits that we bang on about here. Watching someone else do it has none. Do you want to be that guy that uploads his commutes to the internet?
    (lets ignore my commutes ending up on Strava for the purposes of my little diatribe :oops:)

    My suggestion for the length of the movie would be 0 seconds. At that length you shouldn't need to worry too much about sound track, snipping bits or captions.

    You can use the saved time to take the MTB off somewhere where there are no buses to rub shoulders with.
    Or reskilling in prep for the next contract.

    Sorry (not sorry).

    Fair point well made - you'll be seeing the full 50 minutes then...

    in other news, my next contract is likely to be in Oswestry.....starting Monday. Will have to put the hybrid into storage and dust off the MTB. Rural commuting, yay!
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  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    edrobbin wrote:
    Fair point well made - you'll be seeing the full 50 minutes then...

    If you slo-mo it you could stretch it to hours, maybe add in some rewinds for the really juicy stuff, like that time the pedestrian nearly stepped out but didn't :twisted:

    Congrats on the new contract, always nice when there's not much time on the bench
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  • I've just got a camera too. I posted some stuff on cyclechat and got very negative reactions. It seems people don't like cam footage.
  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 2,965
    Bonfire wrote:
    I've just got a camera too. I posted some stuff on cyclechat and got very negative reactions. It seems people don't like cam footage.

    I think there are just too many car vs cycle stuff. I ride with a camera, but don't post anything unless it's to report it to the police ( done that twice now in 3 months of commuting).
    Off road stuff can be good to watch, depending on where, who etc, but again so much of it around, most have seen similar before.

    Perhaps you should point it at wall of drying paint for 10 hours and see what people think of that instead?
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  • edrobbinedrobbin Posts: 173
    https://youtu.be/ZBiInnBbBSw

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  • I love the stopping at the red lights: panting like a go-pro dog!
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  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    edrobbin wrote:


    I am braced for your wrath....
    Yep, that's commuting footage alright :wink:
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  • edrobbinedrobbin Posts: 173
    Daniel B wrote:
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    nice - took me a while to figure that out...
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  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 8,643
    :-)

    Liked the vid by the way.
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  • edrobbinedrobbin Posts: 173
    edited February 2016
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    From the cutting room floor 8) :lol:

    [sad as I am, this is now my desktop picture. I'm 3 days into a non-cycling job, and it fekking sucks. Living 1.5m from work in the bowels of the Shropshire/Wales border & need sat nav to even get me to Sainsbury's and back. Forgive the nostalgia, but I'm fekking missing the London ride. Really missing it. My legs are screaming at me, and...sniff...I...sniff...wanna go back to Lon..flippin...Don]

    Over reacting, OK now, going to leave work early and get some miles in tomorrow....
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    RLJ and with a girl's umbrella - good effort....
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    Rogues' gallery...
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  • edrobbinedrobbin Posts: 173
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    R hand filtering - the jury's out...
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  • Couple of bits where you go to the right of traffic islands where there are 'keep left' signs so you can get to the front of the queue...

    I understand why you did it as it made turning right at the lights safer but it's definitely not legal.
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 15,959
    dhope wrote:
    That will be an incredibly dull Youtube video.

    And, as we now know, it makes for incredibly dull stills as well! :wink:
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  • edrobbinedrobbin Posts: 173
    dhope wrote:
    edrobbin wrote:
    Fair point well made - you'll be seeing the full 50 minutes then...

    If you slo-mo it you could stretch it to hours, maybe add in some rewinds for the really juicy stuff, like that time the pedestrian nearly stepped out but didn't :twisted:

    Congrats on the new contract, always nice when there's not much time on the bench

    OK, had 3 weeks in Oswestry - 1 20 mile road ride on what turned out to be the shittest road in England/Wales, at night, with HGVs..

    Then 2 weeks in Barnsley - no cycling, just pies

    Then a month in Milton Keynes - worst month of my life....

    Then 2 weeks 'resting' as I put it, 'unemployed' according to wife. 3 x MTB over the Purbecks - really made that Lefty sing for its supper - realised just how wonderful rocks n mud really is. Went for an interview for a job in Harrow - purely on the commuting from Waterloo potential, ultimately unsuccessful, probably for the best. 2 x road trips with wife/friends - 2 of the most frustrating hours each time. Did it again on my lonesome and clocked 1:30 for the same route - I have an obsession with going flat out, all the time - not good when you have more chilled out company.

    With that in mind, did a 55 mile road trip on the commuter - purely to prove to myself that I can pace myself. Never done that sort of ride before. Sticking to 15mph average speed is not easy - and I failed, badly. Even knowing I had a long, long way to go, I found it so easy to notch it up to 17-18-19mph, then have to reign myself back. Then - seeing hi-vis in the distance, had to haul in then drop one of those weird bendy handlebar cyclists - and that was at 20 of 55 miles. Suffice to say I bonked at 50 miles and cried/wimpered the last few.

    Now back in Barnsley, finishing up week 1 of a 2 week contract. According to my agency, looking like the West country next. Shame as I was hoping to get back to London-village, but have to follow the work.

    There we go, posting tedious you-tube, then tedious stills, now tedious life history - yes, I am bored shitless in a Premier Inn (expenses..)

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  • jamescojamesco Posts: 687
    edrobbin wrote:
    I'm fekking missing the London ride. Really missing it.
    Why? Riding in London sucks. It beats the alternatives (most days) but this is not cycling nirvana. It's a grind and - as the feedback on your thread shows - it's not very interesting, even to us cyclists ;)
    edrobbin wrote:
    Living 1.5m from work in the bowels of the Shropshire/Wales border
    A 1.5 mile commute sounds fantastic to me - all that commuting time saved to do whatever you fancy, like go for a ride on empty roads in the clean air...
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