Tuesday, August 27, 2019
As I write, my newly-finished one-minute video slowly is uploading to You Tube. If the clip actually shows up online, and correctly, I’ll keep the GoPro Camera. It’s with me on a trial basis and has generated a steep learning curve. First, the camera has complex photographic capabilities, more than I’ll ever need; and second, it’s tiny with too many parts, difficult to hold onto while messing with; and third, one must understand how to capture from it, how to save pictures and video externally and post them independently.
GoPro tries to own what’s in its memory and will export only to Facebook or You Tube. Those sites suit me, but so far none of my exports have reached their destinations, haven’t materialized on either platform. I decided trying to download from GoPro, save to my computer, and on my own perform the editing and exporting. After researching and experimenting, I came across “Lightworks”, a complex but do-able video editing software with a free trial period. And thus finally, my little feature has been created and is en route to You Tube.
My editing goals weren’t complicated. I reduced five-minutes of “driving Rosie” footage to one-minute and added a title. The hardest thing was having to kill four cool minutes of our travels, but only I would hang in throughout the whole show. There’s so much possible in working with video, especially if there’s also time to experiment and play with possibilities. The same is true of a GoPro, which despite its smallness has amazing capabilities. While learning to use this camera and the trial editing software, I’m targeting to achieve what’s most simple. If it happens ultimately that I wind up knowing more, than at the start I wished to get my arms around, that’s a bonus.
Okay, the video successfully has uploaded and is going live to viewers. Please check it out and tell me what you think: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGJsaP8yeLI
Dear Friends: These sleepless hours of learning are over, finally and happily. Diana