Rally for Everyone!

What do you do when you have access to two GoPro cameras? Why, you piggyback on some colleagues who are going to Rally for alle (rally for everyone) of course! Here’s a rough edit of one of the things we did today: Driving rally cars. Initially, I wanted one external camera on the hood of the car and one internal pointed towards the driver, but it turned out it was hard to attach the camera on the roll bars and still be able to close the front doors. Since I only had one suction mount available, I ended up with the second camera attached to a UShot stick instead. Worked all right, and I learned a couple of things:

  1. When filming in the pouring rain, remember to remove water from the lens as often as possible.
  2. The camera on the stick will be more wobbly than it appears. Make sure you try your best to hold is steady.
  3. The suction mount can be used to lift the hood of a car.
  4. The water proof GoPro housing is actually water proof!

This was my first time attempt to film something that was not me on a bike and the first time I’ve used two cameras. Editing the files from the two cameras and actually getting the result somewhat synchronized was a bitch because there are no timestamps anywhere. At least there was nothing visible in Windows Live Movie Maker, a piece software I doubt is supposed to be used to edit from multiple sources. Synchronizing the clocks on the two cameras never crossed my mind before I was back home anyway, so timestamps in the editing software wouldn’t really have helped much either way.

Be sure to change the settings of the YouTube player below to view the video in HD.


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