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Anyone want to GoPro their walk - I'll add it to the collection

Camino(s) past & future
(2015) Frances
(2018) Portuguese
(2019) VdP Seville to Salamanca
(2020) VdP Salamanca to Santiago
I've used my GoPro on the CF, CP, and VldP to record all the steps taken. I then speed it up by a factor of 10 and add some guidebook info and some google maps info so that you can see where the video is at. It's not meant to be entertaining (i.e. no personal opinions, spiritual messages, or blogs). It it meant to just show what the walk is like.

I was wondering whether someone wanted to use their GoPro and video their walk which I could then process. I don't charge for access to the youtube site (and don't plan to), so it's all gratis. I go through and edit out the bad parts of the video and smooth the walk out while taking out the audio portions entirely.

It does require some additional equipment (GoPro, battery, disk, battery charger, memory cards, and something to transfer the videos from the cards to a hard disk so I wouldn't recommend it for someone that is NOT having their pack transported, but that is up to the walker.

Here is the link to my channel.


This year I'll be doing the last half of the VdlP and next year the Camino Inglais and walk to Finisterre. I do have the CF but would like to redo it in 4K video (I plan on doing that in 2022 maybe).

But there are a lot of other Caminos out there. I'd really like to be able to show the French Camino from Le Puy, the inland CP (I have the coastal), and the Primitivo.
 
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When you used GoPro on the walk did you use time lapse. Or?

how do you speed up a recording 10x??

thanks
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2015) Frances
(2018) Portuguese
(2019) VdP Seville to Salamanca
(2020) VdP Salamanca to Santiago
I don’t use the time lapse. It’s much harder to edit that and make it look good. I use the video at either 30 or 60 frames.

I speed up the video via one or more tools (Adobe Premier, Mercado, etc.) during the processing. It generally takes about a day or more of processing to produce one day of videos.

Hope that helps.
 
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I don’t use the time lapse. It’s much harder to edit that and make it look good. I use the video at either 30 or 60 frames.

I speed up the video via one or more tools (Adobe Premier, Mercado, etc.) during the processing. It generally takes about a day or more of processing to produce one day of videos.

Hope that helps.
Thanks John.
 
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I've used my GoPro on the CF, CP, and VldP to record all the steps taken. I then speed it up by a factor of 10 and add some guidebook info and some google maps info so that you can see where the video is at. It's not meant to be entertaining (i.e. no personal opinions, spiritual messages, or blogs). It it meant to just show what the walk is like.

I was wondering whether someone wanted to use their GoPro and video their walk which I could then process. I don't charge for access to the youtube site (and don't plan to), so it's all gratis. I go through and edit out the bad parts of the video and smooth the walk out while taking out the audio portions entirely.

It does require some additional equipment (GoPro, battery, disk, battery charger, memory cards, and something to transfer the videos from the cards to a hard disk so I wouldn't recommend it for someone that is NOT having their pack transported, but that is up to the walker.

Here is the link to my channel.


This year I'll be doing the last half of the VdlP and next year the Camino Inglais and walk to Finisterre. I do have the CF but would like to redo it in 4K video (I plan on doing that in 2022 maybe).

But there are a lot of other Caminos out there. I'd really like to be able to show the French Camino from Le Puy, the inland CP (I have the coastal), and the Primitivo.
I hadn't emailed you about it yet, John, but I was planning to work with you, again, to video the Aragones this Fall.

I have the newest GoPro Hero 8 Black (replaced the Hero 6 that I had used previously for the Napoleon Route video). I am stocked with the newest SD cards, and the power bank and shoulder-strap mount are all ready to go. :)

Also, where there any portions of the Camino Portuguese Central route that you would like to add from Porto to Santiago? If so, I can grab those stages as well.
 

MickMac

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2013
Frances 2016
Frances 2017
Frances 2018
Frances 2018
Ponferrada-Santiago
July 2019
I've used my GoPro on the CF, CP, and VldP to record all the steps taken. I then speed it up by a factor of 10 and add some guidebook info and some google maps info so that you can see where the video is at. It's not meant to be entertaining (i.e. no personal opinions, spiritual messages, or blogs). It it meant to just show what the walk is like.

I was wondering whether someone wanted to use their GoPro and video their walk which I could then process. I don't charge for access to the youtube site (and don't plan to), so it's all gratis. I go through and edit out the bad parts of the video and smooth the walk out while taking out the audio portions entirely.

It does require some additional equipment (GoPro, battery, disk, battery charger, memory cards, and something to transfer the videos from the cards to a hard disk so I wouldn't recommend it for someone that is NOT having their pack transported, but that is up to the walker.

Here is the link to my channel.


This year I'll be doing the last half of the VdlP and next year the Camino Inglais and walk to Finisterre. I do have the CF but would like to redo it in 4K video (I plan on doing that in 2022 maybe).

But there are a lot of other Caminos out there. I'd really like to be able to show the French Camino from Le Puy, the inland CP (I have the coastal), and the Primitivo.
Just watched your video from Ponferrada absolutely brilliant one small suggestion can you drop the "lift" (elevator) music from track. 🎵🤔
 

Viggen

Vigo
Camino(s) past & future
CF June 2015
CP June 2017
Del Norte, Finisterre / Muxia Oct 2017
VDLP 2018
VF, SBP to Rome 2019
Thanks, I guess it is an expensive camera I will never buy haha
There are affordable alternatives to Go Pro that are pretty good for less than $100.
Google 4k action cameras.
 

Jeff Titelius

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (León to Santiago) 2018
I've used my GoPro on the CF, CP, and VldP to record all the steps taken. I then speed it up by a factor of 10 and add some guidebook info and some google maps info so that you can see where the video is at. It's not meant to be entertaining (i.e. no personal opinions, spiritual messages, or blogs). It it meant to just show what the walk is like.

I was wondering whether someone wanted to use their GoPro and video their walk which I could then process. I don't charge for access to the youtube site (and don't plan to), so it's all gratis. I go through and edit out the bad parts of the video and smooth the walk out while taking out the audio portions entirely.

It does require some additional equipment (GoPro, battery, disk, battery charger, memory cards, and something to transfer the videos from the cards to a hard disk so I wouldn't recommend it for someone that is NOT having their pack transported, but that is up to the walker.

Here is the link to my channel.


This year I'll be doing the last half of the VdlP and next year the Camino Inglais and walk to Finisterre. I do have the CF but would like to redo it in 4K video (I plan on doing that in 2022 maybe).

But there are a lot of other Caminos out there. I'd really like to be able to show the French Camino from Le Puy, the inland CP (I have the coastal), and the Primitivo.
Superb production and love the flyovers at the beginning! WOW!! I can't wait to watch all of your episodes!!
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
There are affordable alternatives to Go Pro that are pretty good for less than $100.
Google 4k action cameras.
I could mess up a photo of Marilyn Monroe. I am much better off with my phone. I don't take alot of photos outside of friends at night when I am on the camino. But thanks and if anyone ever asks I will tell them about the google camera.
 
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There are affordable alternatives to Go Pro that are pretty good for less than $100.
Google 4k action cameras.
I agree.

I think the differences show in the frame rate at 4K, along with the various other issues with contrast and stuff. For basic 4K at 20 or 30 FPS, the lower cost cameras do ok, though I see differences in clarity and sharpness between the current crop of GoPros and the lower cost ones.

Its all a matter of what matters most. As It56ny mentioned, the latest iPhones (don't know about the Android OS based phones) can produce 4k video that is better than the stand alone $100 cameras.

The issue for the iPhone is how to easily move the 100 to 400 gb's of data (for an 8 hour shoot) to an external device for storage and future editing.
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2015) Frances
(2018) Portuguese
(2019) VdP Seville to Salamanca
(2020) VdP Salamanca to Santiago
Hey, thanks for the reply. That would be great. I also took advantage of the upgrade offer that GoPro had and got the Hero 8. It looks pretty good. The only problem I found was that the case makes it more difficult to record off an external battery. I also found out that you can run the GoPro without a battery in it as long as it's hooked to the external source. That should avoid some of the overheating problems that I ran into. You might want to look into it:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0813CXVV1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Anything from the central route would be appreciated. When I walked, I went from Porto all along the coast to Santiago. I didn't really it the central portions at all.

As I think I've mentioned, I'll be walking from Salamanca to Santiago in late May. So, I think, between your videos and my videos, it's going to be a busy year.
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2015) Frances
(2018) Portuguese
(2019) VdP Seville to Salamanca
(2020) VdP Salamanca to Santiago
Apologies for the elevator music. I put up some original video but a lot of people said that silence was just too much. So, I opted for some music, and what you can get for free is pretty much elevator music :) :) :)

I've gotten comments both pro and con with about 70% saying it's ok. I guess I have to opt for the simple suggestion of just muting the volume (I do that myself on occasion.

If you know of a source that has good free tracks that would be appropriate, I'd much appreciate that. Thanks for watching as well.
 

MickMac

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2013
Frances 2016
Frances 2017
Frances 2018
Frances 2018
Ponferrada-Santiago
July 2019
Apologies for the elevator music. I put up some original video but a lot of people said that silence was just too much. So, I opted for some music, and what you can get for free is pretty much elevator music :) :) :)

I've gotten comments both pro and con with about 70% saying it's ok. I guess I have to opt for the simple suggestion of just muting the volume (I do that myself on occasion.

If you know of a source that has good free tracks that would be appropriate, I'd much appreciate that. Thanks for watching as well.
I think gopro offer more choices for a small subscription. I watched your climb into ocbriero, twice I have done it in mist and fog and your video was a revelation.
I have a gopro 5 and small session, when you video do you do it for 60 secs at a time or longer? Editing is still a problem for me have watched loads of YouTube instructions but still not right, used quikpro it's not bad but still not in your class.
Keep up your great work best on YouTube by far. p.s. Do you use voice control?
Buen Camino
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2015) Frances
(2018) Portuguese
(2019) VdP Seville to Salamanca
(2020) VdP Salamanca to Santiago
I think gopro offer more choices for a small subscription. I watched your climb into ocbriero, twice I have done it in mist and fog and your video was a revelation.
I have a gopro 5 and small session, when you video do you do it for 60 secs at a time or longer? Editing is still a problem for me have watched loads of YouTube instructions but still not right, used quikpro it's not bad but still not in your class.
Keep up your great work best on YouTube by far. p.s. Do you use voice control?
Buen Camino
I video the entire walk if possible, so the GoPro is constantly running. I hook it up to an external battery (I think it is 12,000 mah) - otherwise the GoPro would run out after about 15 minutes or so. Editing is most of the work. I use Adobe Premier Pro to edit. It's expensive but seems to have everything that I need.

The other problem is just processing. Each day of video takes about 18 hours of post processing to speed it up to the 8 or 10 times factor. Then the couple of hours of splicing the pieces together, putting the overlays in, and tracking the overlays to the whole day's walk. Rendering takes another two hours or so. I'm using a 12 core 24 process, 4.2 GHz AMD based computer to do the actual work.

Editing is tough work. Just keep practicing and trying. Quikpro isn't bad but you are limited in how you can manipulate the segments. But it is a great, cheap way to get started.
 
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Hey, thanks for the reply. That would be great. I also took advantage of the upgrade offer that GoPro had and got the Hero 8. It looks pretty good. The only problem I found was that the case makes it more difficult to record off an external battery. I also found out that you can run the GoPro without a battery in it as long as it's hooked to the external source. That should avoid some of the overheating problems that I ran into. You might want to look into it:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0813CXVV1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Anything from the central route would be appreciated. When I walked, I went from Porto all along the coast to Santiago. I didn't really it the central portions at all.

As I think I've mentioned, I'll be walking from Salamanca to Santiago in late May. So, I think, between your videos and my videos, it's going to be a busy year.
You are right on concerning the external powerbank hookup. I found it to be ok, but I do not understand why GoPro does not weather and wet harden the port so that it can be used in the rain. It was so frustrating to not be able to do a day-by-day video of the Ingles because of that issue.

I had thought of using the Blue Tack to cover the cable and the port opening, but I chickened out when faced with the rainy weather.

Removing the GoPro battery worked for me, too. :) Happy discovery. When external power banks, like the Anker models, have a capacity needed to last 8 to 10 hours, and yet are still fairly compact and light, giving up on the GoPro batteries is a no brainer for these extended recording sessions.

I'll be sure to keep the video files of the Central Route on separate SD cards from the recording I do after the Central and Coastal routes converge.

I can't wait to see the rest of the Camino that you are walking :) Where to after that's been completed?
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2015) Frances
(2018) Portuguese
(2019) VdP Seville to Salamanca
(2020) VdP Salamanca to Santiago
You are right on concerning the external powerbank hookup. I found it to be ok, but I do not understand why GoPro does not weather and wet harden the port so that it can be used in the rain. It was so frustrating to not be able to do a day-by-day video of the Ingles because of that issue.

I had thought of using the Blue Tack to cover the cable and the port opening, but I chickened out when faced with the rainy weather.

Removing the GoPro battery worked for me, too. :) Happy discovery. When external power banks, like the Anker models, have a capacity needed to last 8 to 10 hours, and yet are still fairly compact and light, giving up on the GoPro batteries is a no brainer for these extended recording sessions.

I'll be sure to keep the video files of the Central Route on separate SD cards from the recording I do after the Central and Coastal routes converge.

I can't wait to see the rest of the Camino that you are walking :) Where to after that's been completed?
2021 - Finistere and the Ingles and maybe catch up on a few segments of the Frances that I didn't do. For a change, I'm going to walk one of the easy National Trails in Britain. Not as much walking that year because my wife and I have an extended trip planned on the Trans Siberian express 😊😊
 
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2021 - Finistere and the Ingles and maybe catch up on a few segments of the Frances that I didn't do. For a change, I'm going to walk one of the easy National Trails in Britain. Not as much walking that year because my wife and I have an extended trip planned on the Trans Siberian express 😊😊
With any new recordings of those Frances sections, are you going to use the same resolutions and setting that you recorded with before, or will you do a higher level resolution and frame rate?

"Trans-Siberian Train Ride, Day-By-Day". Background music courtesy of "Midnight Express" and Johnny Cash. :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2015) Frances
(2018) Portuguese
(2019) VdP Seville to Salamanca
(2020) VdP Salamanca to Santiago
With any new recordings of those Frances sections, are you going to use the same resolutions and setting that you recorded with before, or will you do a higher level resolution and frame rate?

"Trans-Siberian Train Ride, Day-By-Day". Background music courtesy of "Midnight Express" and Johnny Cash. :)
I'll use the higher rate. At some point, I'm thinking of walking another Frances.
 

ManShootsSnaps

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
VDLP (Spring2020)
Hi John, YouTube itself has the option to add music to your videos at the point that you upload... its been a couple of years since I have uploaded a video, but their upload editor had some really good options ..





Apologies for the elevator music. I put up some original video but a lot of people said that silence was just too much. So, I opted for some music, and what you can get for free is pretty much elevator music :) :) :)

I've gotten comments both pro and con with about 70% saying it's ok. I guess I have to opt for the simple suggestion of just muting the volume (I do that myself on occasion.

If you know of a source that has good free tracks that would be appropriate, I'd much appreciate that. Thanks for watching as well.
 

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