I’ve recently been testing my GoPro with my motorcycle with some mixed results here and there. Today was my latest test using my chest harness and putting it on Time Lapse. I think I need to make some adjustments to the Time Lapse mode when I go on rides because what was a 1 hour ride goes by in just 15 seconds when I spliced it all together on and posted it on YouTube. Thats the first video that you’ll see on this post.
The second post is a few weeks ago when I was testing the suction cup mount that I put on the side of my bike. It wasn’t bad but I don’t think it will stand up to riding around on the highway. I only rode around my community but I’m still fearful that the GoPro will fall off my bike. I’ve been playing with the idea of putting a mount on my helmet, the only thing is, once its on my helmet its never coming off. It’s a big step for me to do that and I don’t really go anywhere interesting on my motorcycle anyway. I’m more interested in using the GoPro for our family trips. It worked especially well when we went skiing/snowboarding. I was able to put the chest mount on and film my family skiing/snowboarding.
I even tried using my GoPro at the water park. It worked like a charm there, although I have to flip the videos since right now they’re upside down. I don’t know why that is but its a really easy fix in my view. The great thing about the Hero Session 4 is that its already waterproof to a certain extent so I don’t have to worry about breaking the thing. It’s a great little camera, sometimes I wish it wasn’t always shooting in wide angle but thats a limitation that I can live with. I can always just use my iPhone as well for that sort of thing if I don’t want to shoot in wide angle.
I’ll be doing some other testing with it later, especially around the settings of the time lapses. I use it for my daughters kung fu classes and graduation ceremonies because I have a stand for it and it works great. The GoPro was definitely one of my better purchases (although I used points for it which makes it all that sweeter). I think I’ll do another test tomorrow or this coming week when I’m off to Atlanta. I want to get more proficient with the GoPro so I can chronicle my family through the years, especially my daughter as she grows up.