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jfailing

Trad climber
Lone Pine
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 16, 2013 - 04:54pm PT
Prickle, that song is "White Lies - Death, Chase and Status Remix" - it's a banger isn't it!?

Cool videos folks - keep em coming! There's been some great creativity in some of these vids. Awesome editing too. Does anyone use Deshaker for their clips? That seems to be the only thing I could find to stabilize the image a little bit...




I have yet to spend more than 20 seconds clicking my way through one of these droning POS films.

Ignorance is bliss, eh buddy?
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jan 16, 2013 - 05:02pm PT
It's probably fun to play with, but the footage from those things is basically unwatchable to the people who didn't film it.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 16, 2013 - 05:05pm PT
That gopro fish eye and spastism is very hard to take, head mounted cameras are no good

DMT
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jan 16, 2013 - 05:21pm PT
These things are for f*#king noobs… I should get one. LOL

Seriously though, seems like something that could be nice to have on a few memorable climbs with exposure/views. Ancient tower for example is a great spot for it.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jan 16, 2013 - 05:30pm PT
I'm waiting for the GoPro footage from the gyms to start showing up. Bound to be better than the outdoor footage because instead of a schitzo view of trees and rocks, you'd get steady cam shots of every hot ass in the place, bookended with sportsbraction.
DanaB

climber
CT
Jan 16, 2013 - 06:24pm PT
sportsbraction.

I like it. Hands down the best climbing jargon out there.
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Jan 16, 2013 - 06:26pm PT
I have one. I find that being so close to the rock while climbing doesn't make for a good video. They are better for mountain biking or skiing, imo
weezy

climber
Jan 16, 2013 - 06:35pm PT
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Jan 16, 2013 - 06:38pm PT
I'm waiting for the GoPro footage from the gyms to start showing up. Bound to be better than the outdoor footage because instead of a schitzo view of trees and rocks, you'd get steady cam shots of every hot ass in the place, bookended with sportsbraction.


There are kids in my gym who have goPro's mounted to their chests and sticks who climb and take lead falls to post on Facebook.


F*cking noobs.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jan 16, 2013 - 06:43pm PT
How about all the fun captured if a GoPro was put on your favorite puppy dog during a ski trip !

That would be the world seen by different eyes...
chill

climber
between the flat part and the blue wobbly thing
Jan 16, 2013 - 06:47pm PT
I saw a guy at PG Sunnyvale using a GoPro while toproping a 5.6 route. Can't wait till that one shows up on this thread! Yes! With an awesome soundtrack!
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Jan 16, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
In my opinion, GoPro footage doesn't work for climbing. Disembodied hands emerge from frame to grasp things, everything spins and pitches, maybe a foot comes into view but usually not, the view lurches back to the hands, there never seems to be a midsection to this body, and so there is no sense of what the body is doing and very little sense of position on the climb. Moreover, the fisheye perspective looks nothing like the way we see things and, although more inclusive, nonetheless adds visual confusion. I think we can sort this confusion out with a static image, but when the scene is constantly shifting, the viewer can't adjust.

I can see using it in a party of two so that the belayer can simultaneously belay and film the leader, but filming yourself climbing doesn't produce results that are interesting to watch, even for other climbers.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 16, 2013 - 08:44pm PT
Yeah, lots of the climbing gopro is shaky, here's my hand, here's my feet, heres the view.
I thought the surfing gopro was the best, most pleasing effect,
then I saw this-

snowhazed

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Jan 17, 2013 - 02:02pm PT
You can call it unwatchable by others, but mine is on a Best of 2012 3D bluray being distributed in 40 countries....
Tan Slacks

climber
Joshua Tree
Jan 17, 2013 - 02:11pm PT
I saw the video a while back of the father and daughter doing snake dike (liked it) and I thought I would give it a try.

My daughter and I did a two day trip through JT last week. I put a little vid together of the Quail Mountain part. It was fun and unwatchable or not, Sierra likes it and someday when I'm dead and gone, perhaps she'll smile about how cold we were that night

https://vimeo.com/56863681
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Jan 17, 2013 - 02:21pm PT




Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Jan 17, 2013 - 02:42pm PT
I've never lasted more than 20 into a GoPro filmed climbing video. The lens is too wide for the close up action of a helmet cam.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 17, 2013 - 03:54pm PT
I like using the gopro for time lapse photos on long routes. Set it for every 30sec & ur probably going to get some cool stuff & it's way less n00b than having to stop & take photos every pitch, resulting in a dark descent. Here's a few more crappy gopro climbing shots. For video, from a head or helmet perspective it's more difficult to get quality results unless you are climbing with the camera in mind.


Charlie heads into the notch between Thunderbolt & Starlight
Charlie heads into the notch between Thunderbolt & Starlight
Credit: RyanD

Credit: RyanD
weezy

climber
Jan 17, 2013 - 03:58pm PT
the "death pole" gives a pretty cool perspective on bikes/motos. sketchy as hell to ride with, but cool perspective..



jfailing

Trad climber
PDX, the road...
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 17, 2013 - 04:08pm PT
RyanD - those are some rad shots! That's a good idea to put it on 30 seconds...

I've found that just taking screenshots of footage works pretty well too. Here are a few of mine:

Starting the 2nd pitch of Bony Fingers in the Whitney Portal
Starting the 2nd pitch of Bony Fingers in the Whitney Portal
Credit: jfailing

Pitch 14 Lurking Fear
Pitch 14 Lurking Fear
Credit: jfailing

Unnamed 5.11 at Indian Creek
Unnamed 5.11 at Indian Creek
Credit: jfailing

Yeah sure, most people don't dig the format or whatever, but it's still fun for some.
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