If you're like me, your love of the outdoors consumes you and you enjoy the small details that happen and you see each trip as much as the adrenaline and thrill you feel from hooking a big bass, reaching the wind-cooled summit of a mountain or taking ol' Mossy Horns while he chases a doe through the November woods. That love has led me wanting to share those experiences and memories with others, which has resulted in me now filming - I know that technically if you aren't using film it is not really filming but I use the terms "video" and "film" interchangeably so bear with me throughout this - my hunts and fishing trips as well as the occasional hike and eventually a skiing adventure or two. While no professional (just yet), I do want to get the best footage I can and that all starts with the most important piece needed to obtain said footage: The video camera. This first part in a 6-piece series will be centered on the many video camera choices to choose from when it comes to taking video in the outdoors. I do want to point out that the following parts in this series will be looking at the keys to taking video for hunting and fishing and not while partaking in other outdoor centric activities, however the same principles and equipment I will discuss will also apply to getting the best footage possible during anything you do outdoors. That being said, let's dive right into things.
I've got a pair of Cooper's Hawks nesting behind my house so today I wanted to find and share a photo of these beautiful birds of prey in action, which you can see below thanks to the photograph (#3 of 49) by Rob Palmer that I found on FalconPhotos.com.
The video for this week is from Go Pro and is their video showcasing the capabilities of the Hero3 Black Edition, mixing in clips of the amazing footage it is able to capture in such a small package as well as the pictures it produces and that you can turn into time-lapses. Enjoy!
As I mentioned in my "what's on the horizon" blog update last week, I'm working on a series for those interested in entering the foray known as outdoor video. To kick things off, I've post a video below (excuse the lovely hotel room setting, glare on my glasses and my frazzled look, it was a long day!) basically of me going over the things I want to cover in this series and basically what to expect. Hopefully you'll be looking forward to each part of the series I post up and the information will be useful. You'll also find below the video a set of links to websites I visit daily for information not just concerning outdoor video, but also just videography and photography in general.
Go Pro. Hero HD 2. Stunning footage, great cinematography and an all-around awesome video. Enjoy!
As you know from my video the other week, I have a Go Pro HD Hero. The little camera is awesome and will be our second angle cam during hunts as well as what I'll strap to me on my next Linville Gorge adventure. Which brings me to the point of this post. While browsing the internet earlier, I ran across a quick review of the Go Pro on a blog called Chinny's Convulsions and wanted to share it with you since the blogger lays a foundation by answering some common questions regarding camera selection and accessories before giving his final thoughts on the product. Even though I've been thinking about typing up a review myself on the Go Pro, the post I found nails exactly how I feel about it and answers the same questions I had when searching for a P.O.V. (Point of View) camera earlier this year (Plus it gives me a chance to take the easy way out by not having to type up something that would sound pretty much the same; I won't lie, the path of least resistance is one I'll take in this instance!) So give "My Life With a Go Pro" a read and hopefully you'll join us in using the HD Hero for filming your different outdoor activities.
I thought it would be a good idea to do a quick run down on what the current setup is for Inside Out Outdoors when it comes to our photo and video equipment. So without wasting anytime, take a look at the list below to see what we use:
Sometimes the great ideas that we have just need something to bring them to the forefront. The Inside Out team will be putting our talents to work and sharing our knowledge and love of the outdoors with anyone who wants to listen.
Curran's Outdoor Adventures
GoBlog (Get Outdoors)
Grants Blog (Growing Deer TV)
Hunt Like Your Hungry
inFOCUS (Campbell Cameras)
inMotion (Heartland Bowhunter)
Make It Happen Outdoors
Taking a Walk on the Wild Side
The Rivah Blog
The Will to Hunt
Wired to Hunt