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Mods, apologies if this needs to be moved, I tried to post under eve else, but keep getting an error message.

 

This Spring I want to do video some moments on the lake and wonder what equipment you are using..

I have a go-pro, but never used it.

 

What do you use

 

Do you wear or mount on the boat.

 

Do you edit

 

I would love to video and just download.

 

 Thanks, Al

 

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I video. Here is what I do and is in No way an endorsement or do i benefit from the companies.  I am not sponsored or payed by them.  Sorry if I can't answer the question this way.

 

I edit with Lightworks.  The free version is really powerful and caps you at 720p HD.  But that is fine.  Recording at higher resolution on your GoPro will eat up more space on the mem card anyway.

 

Using a go pro, I wear a session on my head and have mounts on my boats and Kayak for a Hero 4+.  I recommend wearing it on your head.  This way it is out of the way of your hands, nets and rods.  Also, you are gonna get whatever you are looking at...no missed angles.  The other benefit for photo/video guys is that your head is "stabalized".  You will get really really steady shots vs. holding it in your hand.

 

I use a Sony Alpha 5100, GoPro Hero 4 Session and a Hero 4+

 

DM me if you want.  I can give you more specific answers.

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Back in the days before digital video, I used shoot a lot of videos on tape. Here are my observations. Shooting videos seems like a great idea. Back when I was doing a lot of fly-in-trips to Canada, I shot videos of everybody on the trip, incorporated still shots and made keepsakes for everybody who made the trip. The videos told the story of our fishing trip. Those videos were a lot of fun to watch during the winter with my fishing buddies. The reality is that you'll find out after you've spent a lot of money on cameras and editing software, and hours editing, that unless the videos have some entertainment value, you never watch the videos you made.

Editing is very important. For your videos to be interesting, or entertaining, you need to tell a story or have a message of some kind. It's also a very boring part of making videos. Most of what you shoot is nothing you or anybody else ever want to watch. So you will have to watch it all and edit out the boring bits. That takes up a lot of time.

Go Pro cameras are great but they are designed for close up shots only. The videos made with chest or head mounts take good shots of your hands and the reel you are holding but are lousy for the long shots of the lure landing, fish jumping or anything else more than 5 feet away.

Get a tripod or a camera mount of some kind for the boat. If you want to use a GoPro, point the camera at yourself or someone else in the boat. Wearable mounts make pretty bad videos. How many fishing shows do you see on TV that were shot with wearable cameras? Wearables are best for fast action for guys who are skiing or riding a bicycle downhill at 70mph. 

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i use a go pro my gf got me for our anniversary i normally leave it on a tripod in the back of the boat or will have it on as a chest mount. i edit using the go pro software which is easy enough, though not the most professional. it's all just for fun and to see how im fishing and re live days out there

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I am using a GoPro Hero 4 and while it is certainly capable of shooting in higher resolution, I keep mine set at 1080p wide @60fps. I will say that by lowering to 30fps gives a sharper and cleaner image at dusk and night, I am happy enough with the 60fps and just leave it there.

 

Mount wise I use both a chest mount and head/hat mount. The chest mount is nice but video's will include a lot of your hands, rod and reel making it very "busy". The head/hat mount probably gives the best perspective as you are filming what you are looking at (this can also be a negative when nature calls and you are looking down. :huh: But you can edit it out....if you remember.) When I first used the head mount I didn't realize how much I moved my head around. If you can control that then this might be the better option.

 

For editing the GroPro Studio works decently but I use Adobe Premiere Pro as it gives much more control.

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I have a Garmin Virb Elite that I have in a suction mount that I put on my boats windshield. What limited editing I do, I use Movavi. I pretty much just cut the clips down to the catches and combine them without any music or added effects. 

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I'm using GoPro Hero 5 (Black & Sessions)  I mount them a few different ways in canoe & on the Lund.  

Standard clamp mounts work as well as The Boomstick by Yolotek.  

Check them out they have a few options - powered and non - https://yolotek.com/

 

I edit with Movavi as well.    No music here either.  

 

:smiley:

A-Jay

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No experience but I can recommend attaching a safety cable to any camera mounted on the boat.  I can't tell you how many youtube videos I've seen with a camera going overboard b/c a suction cup or mount failed.

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I just started with the process of recording. I bought a off brand Go Pro knock off because of cost. I will add a PVC pipe to my trax on my kayak for above my head shots/video. I will also place a 3m sticky mount on the front of the kayak for another angle. I am excited to see where this takes me. For sure, not a youtube guy. 

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I often video just for myself entertainment and my friends and family. I most of the time chest mount but do mount on pod above head on kayak. Head mount is not very good, there are too many motions evolve.

I use knock off Gopro version, edit with movavi suite where is good enough for slow down/speed up zoom and add music/text background. I record in 1080P and save in 1080P for better quality, I don't see the need of 4K.

Before I alway has water proof case on but my voice become so tiny and sound ridiculous, unless you have aux mic I just don't use case anymore and attach powerbank to camera where I can record up to 5-8 hours without turn on/off.

If you plan to mount on a boat be sure to secure it good last time I stupidly set tripod on my boat and within first movement everything gone underwater.

23 hours ago, Caliyak said:

I just started with the process of recording. I bought a off brand Go Pro knock off because of cost. I will add a PVC pipe to my trax on my kayak for above my head shots/video. I will also place a 3m sticky mount on the front of the kayak for another angle. I am excited to see where this takes me. For sure, not a youtube guy. 

This is how I set mine on kayak with PVC. I also have a mount on front console where I store battery for fishinder.

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On 12/21/2017 at 10:00 PM, TriCityBassin' said:

I video. Here is what I do and is in No way an endorsement or do i benefit from the companies.  I am not sponsored or payed by them.  Sorry if I can't answer the question this way.

 

I edit with Lightworks.  The free version is really powerful and caps you at 720p HD.  But that is fine.  Recording at higher resolution on your GoPro will eat up more space on the mem card anyway.

 

Using a go pro, I wear a session on my head and have mounts on my boats and Kayak for a Hero 4+.  I recommend wearing it on your head.  This way it is out of the way of your hands, nets and rods.  Also, you are gonna get whatever you are looking at...no missed angles.  The other benefit for photo/video guys is that your head is "stabalized".  You will get really really steady shots vs. holding it in your hand.

 

I use a Sony Alpha 5100, GoPro Hero 4 Session and a Hero 4+

 

DM me if you want.  I can give you more specific answers.

Thank you for posting this. I also have a youtube channel where I post some of my catches along with other hobbies of mines. I have been looking for a new video editor ever since Youtube decided to remove the Youtube video editor. Will research Lightworks video editor.

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On 12/21/2017 at 11:05 PM, Scott F said:

Back in the days before digital video, I used shoot a lot of videos on tape. Here are my observations. Shooting videos seems like a great idea. Back when I was doing a lot of fly-in-trips to Canada, I shot videos of everybody on the trip, incorporated still shots and made keepsakes for everybody who made the trip. The videos told the story of our fishing trip. Those videos were a lot of fun to watch during the winter with my fishing buddies. The reality is that you'll find out after you've spent a lot of money on cameras and editing software, and hours editing, that unless the videos have some entertainment value, you never watch the videos you made.

Editing is very important. For your videos to be interesting, or entertaining, you need to tell a story or have a message of some kind. It's also a very boring part of making videos. Most of what you shoot is nothing you or anybody else ever want to watch. So you will have to watch it all and edit out the boring bits. That takes up a lot of time.

Go Pro cameras are great but they are designed for close up shots only. The videos made with chest or head mounts take good shots of your hands and the reel you are holding but are lousy for the long shots of the lure landing, fish jumping or anything else more than 5 feet away.

Get a tripod or a camera mount of some kind for the boat. If you want to use a GoPro, point the camera at yourself or someone else in the boat. Wearable mounts make pretty bad videos. How many fishing shows do you see on TV that were shot with wearable cameras? Wearables are best for fast action for guys who are skiing or riding a bicycle downhill at 70mph. 

This is a GREAT post! ^^^^^

I Agree completely...with All of it.  I am looking/hoping/praying to get my hands on a Sony A6300 with a kit lens and a 20 something mm.  Even zooming in post won't work the GoPro because of the low megapixel. 

But, it would really require another person to assist with that type of filming.  I am not really ok with trusting someone else to handle nearly $1k of camera gear.  Batteries don't last long enough to just leave it running and the cameras suffer from overheating.

So I guess there is a trade off to all of it.  And the dividing line of who can be creative enough with all the tools.

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