GoPro Hero3 Black - 4 Questions - Thanks!
I got a GoPro Hero3 Black Edition for Christmas from the wife and have a few questions for you guys. The below video was filmed at 1080p@60fps wide FOV and edited using Windows Movie Maker, this is the first video I have ever edited. It is a road bike video, but don't worry I have a Specialized Stumpjumper I will be making videos with shortly ;)
1) The raw video off the gopro (.mp4) is of better quality than the edited and saved video before even uploading to youtube. I tried saving from Windows Movie Maker as both .mp4 or .wmv and it didn't make much of a difference. I did specify in the save settings 1080p@60fps FYI. Is this due to normal compression and cannot be avoided? The difference is not drastic, but very easily noticeable when looking at the blue sky, it looks blocky/pixelated compared to the original file.
2) I am currently using the gopro chest mount and have heard a lot of people use 1080p@60fps with the chest mount. In the gopro manual it says 1440p is "Recommended for body-mounted shots as larger viewing area and high frame rate yield the smoothest, most immersive results for high action capture."
However, 1440p only records at 48fps vs 1080p records up to 60fps. Also, 1440p is 4:3 aspect ration compared to 1080p which is 16:9. Thoughts?
3) My video had a copyright song in it and I have read up and now understand the youtube will generally add ads to your video due to this. The problem is with ads youtube will not allow mobile devices to view your video. I guess for the future I will avoid copyright songs all together or maybe look into vimeo. Thoughts?
4) Does anyone used the video stabilization offered by youtube? Are there any drawbacks to it?
Any advice or tips is appreciated. Thank you!