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How to make YouTube cycling videos?

Posted: 23 Jul 2019, 12:24am
by esuhl
I've seen videos on YouTube showing a cyclist's front and rear camera feeds at the same time (side-by-side, or with the rear video in a little box, etc.).

I'd like to make a similar kind of video (for fun). But I'm not sure where to begin... :-/

Can anyone suggest any simple video-editing tools to do this? (Linux, Win7, web-based?) How can the front/rear videos be synchronised with each other? Both my cams have mics, so can they be synchronised based on similarities between in audio?

Any tips would be more that welcome! :D

Re: How to make YouTube cycling videos?

Posted: 23 Jul 2019, 8:09am
by mjr
Blender Video Sequence Editor. Lots of platforms, loads of tutorial videos, sometimes quirky, free and open source software.

Re: How to make YouTube cycling videos?

Posted: 23 Jul 2019, 4:40pm
by st599_uk
In a camera that allows it, you would add a data track to the video which uniquely identifies each frame. You can then sync all the cameras at the start of the shoot.

If you can't do Timecode, you need to visually align the audio waveforms - this is what a Hollywood style clapperboard is for. It's easiest if you align an impulse like a clap.

To do the scaling, the filter will work better if the dimensions are 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 or 1/16.

Shotcut or Lightworks would be my weapon of choice for a simple video. Export at the biggest bitrate you can afford to upload.

Re: How to make YouTube cycling videos?

Posted: 24 Jul 2019, 1:11am
by esuhl
I came across Da Vinci Resolve, which I've been playing with. But it seems really fussy with file formats/codecs, so I'll definitely have a look at Blender, Shotcut and Lightworks when I get a chance.

Cheers :D

Re: How to make YouTube cycling videos?

Posted: 24 Jul 2019, 1:32am
by Redvee
I use Sony Vegas which I paid £25 for many years ago, it does what I want and if I had the patience I could do multiview angles but it doesnnn't like the raw GoPro files so I need to trim them in GoPro Studio then edit them again in Sony Vegas. Not really tried the multi camera thing in GoPro Studio.