Flying Arrows, Mountain Coasters, and Phantom Drops – Making Movies with the Sony Action Cam Movie Creator
You have the Action Cam Mini, you have the shot, now how do you get from hours of footage to an enjoyable clip? We have a sneaking suspicion that an overwhelming amount of helmet cam footage goes unused. Not because it isn’t interesting, but because it takes a lot of work to edit it down to something that others actually want to watch. Much like GoPro has done with their GoPro Studio, Sony has tried to make the process as easy as possible with their new Action Cam Movie Creator.
The free movie editing software is available for Windows or Mac operating systems and is available for download directly from Sony’s site. When using the creator you have the choice of combining multiple videos into a standard video format, or displaying up to 4 different clips in the same frame along with the track and speed from the GPS data on the camera. We’re still playing with the GPS functions on the camera so we stuck to the traditional video editing side of the program.
Many of you had asked where the video of the Action Cam Mini taped to the arrow was, and with good reason – that sounds awesome. We really wanted to present the movie using the Action Cam Movie Creator, but due to a few kinks it took longer than expected. However, after a reinstall of the program and a few tweaks, the results are above. The first half of the video is with the action Cam Mini taped to the actual shaft of the arrow. While it is quite hard to compensate for the added weight, it is possible to get some cool footage. The second half of the video is to demonstrate the slow-motion capture of the camera.
There’s plenty more after the break including what may be the best demonstration of the Action Cam Mini’s image stabilization…