Posts in the category Video

Flying Arrows, Mountain Coasters, and Phantom Drops – Making Movies with the Sony Action Cam Movie Creator

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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.

There’s plenty more after the break including what may be the best demonstration of the Action Cam Mini’s image stabilization…

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When Enduro isn’t Hard Enough – Enduro Trials

Need to spice up your local Enduro scene? Why not take on the latest 2 wheeled challenge – Enduro Trials. A combination of trials, Enduro, and a bit of DH riding, the competition was cooked up by Enter-Bike.com, a Belgian based trials shop that works with the Belaey-Trials team to put on events and demonstrations. Time to brush up on your trials skills…

Hat tip to Dave Campbell!

Livestream App Now Streams Live Footage Straight from your GoPro

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The new Livestream iOS app lets you stream video from GoPro HERO cameras live via your iPhone’s 4G cellular data connection, sending the action straight to your friends via a shared link. They’ve also updated the app to let you lock the screen during use, so you can set it streaming then tuck your phone safely inside your pack or pocket.

You’ll need one of the GoPro HERO3 or HERO4 with built in WiFi (or, presumably, the WiFi bacpac for the older models) to connect your phone to the camera’s network, then select the GoPro from the Livestream App’s menu to let it see what your camera’s seeing. Once there, just tell it to go live and anyone with the link you’ve shared can watch your action in real time.

The app will even allow two-way chatting while broadcasting, the ability to post snapshots to the feed and live video filters. As long as you’ve got 4G or LTE signal strength, you should be good to go. Check video of it in action below…
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Randy Orton RKOs the Internet – and Kelly McGarry

You can thank the internet for a lot of things. Videos of cats, Reddit  AMAs, YouTube sensations, and apparently the newest obsession – Randy Orton RKO pictures, Vines, and Videos. Seeing as how many cyclists also love the internet [guilty], it’s not surprising that we have what may be the first RKO mountain bike video brought to us by Chain Reaction Cycles.  Now Kelly McGarry’s crash makes a lot more sense…

Check out the original video by Blaize Potts after the break…

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PDW Lars Rover: Into the Night

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As far as we were concerned, the new PDW Lars Rover lights had already blasted off after seeing them at Interbike. In what has become tradition for Portland Design Works however, the new product isn’t really launched until there is an entertaining video featuring the new goods. At 650 lumens for the more powerful version, the Lars Rover has more than enough power for most nocturnal shenanigans.

Seriously, night riding is awesome when you have a good light. Power up with the Lars Rover next…

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Photo Gallery: 2014 RedBull DreamLine Competition at the Oskar Blues Reeb Ranch

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Before spotting anything else while rolling up to the Oskar Blues Reeb Ranch, your eyes were immediately drawn to the the massive mounds of red North Carolina dirt. Probably visible from the planes above, the massive jumps were to be the home of the latest edition of the Redbull Dreamline BMX competition.

Set on the grounds of the Reeb Ranch in Hendersonville, NC, the venue would serve as a host to the best BMX dirt jumpers in the world to compete on the perfect line – the Dreamline. At first it appeared the weather would derail the fun, the crowd and riders stuck it out through a two hour rain delay to put on a great show.

Get the highlights next…

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Hands On with the New Sony Action Cam Mini – It’s all in the Wrist

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Let’s be real for a moment. You can have the most feature packed action camera around, but if it isn’t easy to use you’ll end up with a bunch of boring footage that’s probably either of the ground or the sky. The introduction of the smart phone app and wireless capabilities was a huge step forward in terms of being able to properly capture the actual action, but they still leave things to be desired – connecting can be troublesome, and you still have to do something with your smartphone once you start riding. To keep you from having to constantly dig into your bag to fish out your phone, many cameras are paired with wrist or handlebar mounted remotes that allows you to control the recording.

Even so, wouldn’t it be more convenient if the same functions were available in a single wrist mounted remote?

That seems to be what Sony is thinking and is exactly what they offer with the new Action Cam Mini AZ1. In addition to the live view remote, the camera is 30% smaller than the original AS20 and the replacement AS100V. The smaller size means you can stick it just about anywhere to create some creative videos while simultaneously controlling it from your wrist. Sony brought us out to Northern New Jersey for a crash course in the new camera which included mountain bikes, mountain coasters, and even archery.

After just a day playing with the Action Cam Mini, we can’t help but think GoPro has some serious competition…

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Kenda Dark Mountain Collective Teases New Video Series w/ Porter, McGarry, Tschugg & More!

Kenda’s Dark Mountain Collective is their group of pro factory riders that test new treads, rubber compounds and casings to make the brand’s tires better. The marketing around the group thus far has been somewhat low key, but now they’re set to release a video series showing the exploits of Eric Porter, Kelly McGarry, Carson Storch, Tibor Simai, Guido Tschugg, and Andrea Bruno. The videos were shot over 10 days at Selle Nevea (Italy), Saalbach-Hinterglemm (Austria), and Bovec (Slovenia) in July.

When Toys Get Extreme – Playmobil StopMotion MTB & BMX

Here’s a little inspiration for your weekend rides in the form of tiny little Playmobil characters absolutely shredding. Who’s ready to ride?

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