So as a sailor who has everything (except a boat in the water) I asked santa for a GoPro camera
I must have been a good boy as he brought me the camera
, extended battery
, various suction, head
and chest mounts and a nice camera bag. So far I have taken a lot of boring video of the living room and am looking forward to getting the boat back in the water
and taking some video.
So how about it sailors? Share you YouTube links to your videos (GoPro or not) your techniques for getting good video. Some tips on what video editing software
you use and so on.
So far I am finding that 2-3 minute clips taken with my iPhone
is much more interesting than the GoPro so far but I think it is going to require some editing time to make better finished product.
For those interested my YouTube channel is ExCalif - There are a couple of sailing vids on there and I have my kid working on splicing some vid together and adding some music
. If it keeps him of Facebook for 5 minutes it will be worth it.
So do I need a rail mount? I have seen some video from teh boom end that was kinda cool. How would one mount to the backstay?
BTW - The preview and control of the Hero3 with the iPad/iPhone is magic.