Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: South Central Kansas
Re: Video: Ride Around the Lake
My max speed was only about 40mph indicated. When looking forward and backwards, the speed isn't too bad looking but from the side view, it seems faster; one of the reasons people shouldn't look out the window sideways to avoid car sickness. Most high speed chases in movies aren't high speed at all, about 20mph with other cars going slower and/or stopped. Shots low to the ground seem faster too. I guess it is kind of like riding a go kart that feels really fast because you are sitting a few inches off the ground.
I shot the forward with the GoPro on the helmet for the forward shot. I used my iPhone for the right hand shot. I was strapped for a place to put the iPhone and it ended up being attached to my cup-holder on the handlebar, resulting in more vibration. Next time, I will move this camera elsewhere. This was kind of a test video. I did a second take with my glove in between the attachment and cupholder but didn't get the camera straight enough to my liking for the second attempt that cut the rattle/buzzing out as well. I just watched the second take again and it is much smoother. Maybe I'll do a re-edit and put the better footage in, although it will require some more manipulation to get the level better. I have an assortment of camera attachments I bought in China.