Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Power management strategies, part of Shooting with the GoPro HERO: Car and Motorcycle Mounts.
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…One of the things Jim, we planned for today that I…think is really important for these styles of shoots is power management.…The GoPro cameras do drain pretty quickly, it's a really small battery.…What sort of runtimes are you seeing when you're shooting with GoPros?…>> Well, it can be over an hour.…It really depends sometimes on your accessories.…You know, if you're running with one of these…little LCD monitors on the back, whether it's cold out.…>> If you're using the wi-fi settings.…>> Yeah, all that stuff takes more power.…So you really have to think ahead of time about what the shots are you know and…how long they might need to be for you to get the little piece that you want.…
>> And to make sure that this goes easier, I've…got a couple of suggestions that should help you out.…The first is, is make sure you have at least 2 spare batteries for each camera.…This way one's on the charger, one's in the camera, and…one is in your pocket, so you don't lose any downtime.…I'm sure you've been on set, Jim, where like a camera goes dead, and then someone…
In this course, Richard Harrington and Jim Ball detail the tools and techniques for shooting mobile video with a vehicle-mounted GoPro. They'll explore the mounting and housing options and compare mounting locations: both inside and outside a car, on various spots on a motorcycle—or even directly on the rider. Plus, learn how to set up your GoPro settings to best capture video and still photography on the go.
- Packing for a GoPro shoot
- Following proper safety precautions
- Choosing a frame size and rate
- Shooting time lapse
- Attaching a GoPro to a motorcycle, car, or driver
- Getting multiple, unique angles
- Reducing camera shake