How Shoot Perfect GoPro Footage: Tim Humphreys GoPro Tips

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How to Shoot Perfect GoPro Footage: Tim Humphreys GoPro Tips

Some in-depth tips from the undisputed king of the GoPro selfie

-I like to use the 4:3 video modes (960p100 and 1440p48) for selfie and followcam shots because the GoPro image sensor is actually 4:3 so it gives you a wider view on the top and bottom.  I then crop it to 16:9 and can adjust up and down in case my head or feet go out of the frame.  It’s more work in post production, but I blow a lot less shots.  It’s also great for Instagram because it fills the square frame better when you scale to fit it.

-Always check the lens and clean spots off every time before you record.  This includes looking to see if the inside of the housing is fogged.  Fogging happens to me occasionally while riding powder days, or shooting in water.  You can get re usable moisture absorbent squares to put in the housing, or fold up a little piece of a napkin and stick it in the housing under the camera.

-If you use an extender pole like the GoPole Reach, strap the remote near the handle so you can record video or trigger photo bursts with the hand you hold it in.

-Protune on the GoPro is a video mode that is built to be used with their Cineform Studio software.  The raw footage looks pretty washed out compared to a non protune video, but once converted with the Cineform Studio, it looks far better.  I always have ProTune on.

-Trial and error.  You never know until you try!


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