I bought a gopro to do some filming this season. My first day was at Angelfire back in May. I got used to some of the mounts and how to get some decent footage out at Anglefire. I used to set my digital camera up and hit features but that required a lot of effort when riding alone. I still like my old videos from a stand alone 3rd person perspective but having a gopro hero 3 silver edition makes filming a lot easier! I was hoping to integrate first and 3rd person perspectives into my videos but didn't get a chance to get any footage with both perspectives.
I tried to keep my videos short to keep them interesting and I think I came out with some pretty decent footage. I didn't put any music in any of my videos due to copyright issues. I ended up figuring out the best way to film and edit my videos my last day at Trestle. On my last day @ Trestle I decided to rent a Specialized Demo 8 I. The bike was beat to crap but it made hitting the bigger jumps a bit easier even though the bike weighed a ton. I'm hoping to eventually get a dedicated downhill bike but my 05 Kona Dawg Deelux is still pretty solid for riding downhill. I put some really beefy tires and some stout rims on for DH which really helps.
I realized that filming in 720p at 60fps caused some of my videos to not come out as good as I wanted after editing them and converting them using my editing software. I finally got the editing process dialed in and figured out the best way to film and convert to keep the quality up after putting it on the web. I found that using 1080p at 30fps and using a certain encoding method made my videos come out cleaner after posting them on the web.
I also tried to change up the mounts/perspectives quite a bit since I was riding a lot of the same features at Trestle. I really wanted to get back to Keystone before the season ended since I only had one day there! I would have liked to hit jamrock jump better @ Key than the day I filmed which was my first day out at the resorts in Colorado. I'm also bummed I didn't hit Sol Vista this season but not sure how it was there? I still might try to head back to Anglefire for another session but overall I had a good season.
Anyway, here's a few of my videos from this season. Stoked to watch RedBull Rampage this Sunday!!!
Video from last day @ Trestle on the Demo 8 I bike:
My only day at Key this season:
Some filming I did while the CFF was going down @ Trestle:
Dialed in a nice air at Ute Valley the other day:
You can check out some of my other videos on my Vimeo site if interested.
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