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links to websites that may be of interest to action camera users.
Action cameras are a relatively recent invention, so new links are
being regularly added to this page. We hope you find the action camera
links here interesting and relevant.
The high quality home to make, share and
watch videos. Vimeo was born in 2004, created by a group of filmmakers
who wanted an easy and beautiful way to share videos with their friends.
There are no adverts when playing back on Vimeo, unlike many other
video sharing websites. You can open a free account, and upload and
share your films. Various upgrade options are available if you need
more features than the provided in the basic account. It also supports
4k ultra HD.
Comparison of video editing software
There are many video editing programs available,
both freeware and commercial. The Wikipedia entry has a comprehensive
list and is helpful if you are looking for a software package to use.
These are non-linear editing programs. This means that they are non-destructive,
and do not modify the original source files. Although this process
is more computationally intensive than directly modifying the original
content, changing the edits themselves can be almost instantaneous,
and it prevents further generation loss as the audio, video, or image
Digital Photography Review
A comprehensive website for reviews of digital
photography products, with sample photos. It also includes articles,
buying guides and extensive forums. Although it does not specifically
cover actioncams, it does include mobile phones and some of these
use the same CMOS sensors. There is a forum for sports camcorders
containing lots of useful information from users. You can ask a detailed
question on the forum yourself, and most likely get a comprehensive
answer from an ameteur expert somewhere in the world.
Photo Review Action Photography Guide Book
Photo Review’s handy sports photography
guide provides easy-to-follow advice on how to obtain successful shots
of all kinds of motion. We also include some of the tricks of the
trade that professional photographers rely upon. Successfully photographing
any sport or activity depends on knowing how to pick the right moment
to trigger the shutter, being in the right place at the right time,
and having the correct equipment set up with appropriate exposure
controls to deliver correctly-exposed images. You must also understand
how to ensure the right parts of the subject are sharply focused.
History and Evolution of Action Cameras
This article tells the story of sports camcorders,
from early attempts to capture first person footage in the 1960's
onwards. The Canon Ci-10 from 1985 had 3.8 megapixels and could transmit
wirelessly from a motorcyclist's helmet by microwave. Mark Shulze
used a VHS camera on his helmet connected to a VHS recorder in his
backpack to film "The
Great Mountain Biking Video" in 1987. In the 1990s American
Football players used helmet cams to broadcast live TV footage. From
2002 onwards saw the young GoPro™ founder, Nicholas Woodman,
create the first Hero product. This was a 35mm waterproof film model
that attached to a wrist strap and cost around $20.
Eight Creative Things To Do With a GoPro At Home
Do you own a Gopro but are not sure how
to get the best from it? One problem with owning a sports camcorder
is that many people do not find the time for photogenic outdoor sports,
like skiing off jumps or trekking over a glacier. This article gives
ideas as to things you can do that are creative, and easy to do in
your normal life. For examply mount it to the ceiling of a room in
your house, take it around town in bad weather, go hula hooping or
setup a timelapse video outside somewhere.
Techmoan - Vintage and Modern Tech Reviews
Techmoan features non-nonsense and unbiased
reviews of a wide range of sports cams, as well as other video and
technology products. The reviews are comprehensive and include sample
footage, with original files you can download. The site includes both
older, and recent models. It also features many quirky, unusual and
vintage technological products, such as retro video games consoles,
vinyl record players, and forgotten audio and video formats. Overall
this site is very interesting to video makers, and a good way to kill
Windsurf Magazine - P.O.V. Filming
All your windsurfing buddy’s are out
sailing and there‘s no way they are going to stop their session
to film you. There’s no chance that the other half is going
to sit and film for hours, and when you finally make the move you've
been working on they will have probably fallen asleep by then anyway.
This is a problem many of us have with outdoor sports photography.
This guide to windsurf self-filming has information on various mounts
and angles you can use.
The Wikipedia entry is interesting reading. It has an overview of
what these camcorders are and how they are typically used. It also
has details of the growing market. Apparently sales of actioncams
have already surpassed sales of conventional compact photo models
and camcorders. It is predicted that by 2019 actioncam sales will
surpass sales of all other types of conventional models, which are
declining or stable.
High Performance Ceramic Dry Wax
Chain Lube (Sponsored link - my other site)
Ride-Right products are the first choice of the cycling enthusiast.
Enjoy the feeling of riding in the sunshine, happy and free. Fall
in love with cycling with their high quality, performance lubes. Their
unique products range include ceramic chain oils, fork stanchion oil,
ceramic grease, brake mineral oil, dry moly spray and anti-mist for
glasses and goggles.
The Top Five Action Camera Mistakes,
and how to avoid them.
Action cameras are capable of capturing amazing riding footage, yet
playing videographer doesn't come naturally to most. Thankfully, most
people's footage can be easily and drastically improved by simple
set up tweaks and with a few sneaky tips. Record footage to be proud
of by avoiding these common errors.
The Best Free Video Editor Software
Video editing software doesn't have to be expensive. Whether you're
an experienced home videographer or making your first foray into filmmaking,
some of the best video editing software is yours to download and use
completely free. However, not all videos editors are created equal.
Some prevent you exporting projects longer than a couple of minutes,
offer a very small selection of editing tools, or add unsightly watermarks
to your finished work. Here we've rounded up only the software that
delivers on its promises, making video editing easy and fun, with
Lightworks - The complete video
For over 25 years Lightworks editor has been at the forefront of film
editing, having been used on many of the finest films in cinema history:
The Wolf of Wall Street, LA Confidential, Pulp Fiction, Heat, Road
to Perdition, Hugo, The King’s Speech and many more! It is now
available for everyone to use, with a 7 day free trial license. Suitable
for Windows, Linux & Mac OS X. Simply register to extend, or upgrade
to Pro for all tools and export formats.
Photographer Touch - Helping you to become a better photographer
The site has a blog and a variety of guides on photographic topics,
such as lenses, image sharpness and beginners photograpy. It also
has buying guides for a range of digital camera types, including DSLR's
and Action Cameras. According to the author of the site, his mission
is to democratise the misunderstood art of taking and processing photographs
he loves. The site also features videos on various photographic subjects.
Naomi "SexyCyborg" Wu
Naomi is a tech and DIY enthusiast from Shenzhen, China. She likes
to show what life is like there, with reviews of the latest cutting-edge
tech from the "Silicon Valley of Hardware". She builds awesome
things in her livingroom workshops. She's smart and hard working as
well as beautiful, and is an inspiration for women working in technology
industries or setting up their own creative business.
MP4 Tools - Utilites for lossless cutting and joining of video files
MP4Tools is a collection of cross-platform free tools to manipulate
MP4 files. Sometimes when you make a video, you only want to cut the
files and stitch them together. With these simple tools you can edit
your video with no loss of quality from the original camcorder output.
Other video cutters and stitcher utilities exist, but most of them
re-encode the video and are not as useful for tech enthusiasts. It
contains two applications: MP4Joiner and MP4Splitter. Its Open Source
Software and is completely free.
Architecture Photography Resources
Whether it's a special occasion, like a wedding or family reunion,
or just taking a leisurely stroll through the park, taking photos
is a fun and fulfilling hobby. Photography can be a rewarding venture
that helps capture the beauty and uniqueness of the world and people
around us. Its a wonderful form of self-expression and an excellent
way to practice your craft. If you live in an area with interesting
architecture, like tall skyscrapers, taking photos of these structures
can be a very rewarding exercise.
The Mountain Company - Inspirational Himilayan Mountain Holidays
(Sponsored link - my Cousin's site)
They are an award winning adventure travel company that specialises
in organising cultural tours, treks and expeditions to the Himalaya
and Karakoram. Their journeys range from gentle treks with cultural
visits, while staying in luxury lodges or hotels, to expeditions exploring
remote areas of the Himalayas. Some of their company videos were filmed
in part with the Motion Pro Vision action camera, in addition to their
normal camera. You can watch these on our Sample Films page.
The Ultimate Savings Guide for Beginner Photographers: 50+ Tips and
Wondering how to save money while getting started with photography?
The tips and tricks here can help: This is a beginner’s guide
to photography aimed at bringing novices to a higher level without
breaking the bank. They've outlined all the ways you can save while
getting into photography as well as some digital photography basics
to help you get started on your own.
Using External Microphones with Android Devices when Shooting Video
Many action camera users are also interested in making videos with
their smartphone. From my own experience the video quality of my Samsung
Galaxy A51 phone is excellent, but the audio is a bit quiet compared
to my dedicated camcorder. Audio is important and having the higher
level lets you hear more ambient sounds of nature, such as birdsong
as well as people talking in the background. I wanted to fit an external
microphone to my smartphone to give the same audio level as my camcorder.
This blog has helpful information, including the different types of
connection (3.5mm jack, USB and Bluetooth). This site shows how to
use the Open Camera app to work with an external microphone on a Samsung
Galaxy S9+. The information is also relevant to other types of smartphone.
By doing this you can use your phone as a camcorder and get very good
How to Create a Website - An easy step
by step guide for beginners
If you are setting up a small business website or blog for the first
time it can be difficult to know where to begin. This tutorial clearly
expains how to setup a website using Wordpress. It is easy to follow
and you don't need technical or coding skills. Quote from the Author:
"I wrote this SIMPLE guide to help anyone – from bloggers
to small business owners – make their own website without having
to learn code. You don't need to spend money on web developers and
designers. Believe it or not, most of you will succeed."
How to Start a Photography Business
Here's how to convert your passion for photography into a successful
business. Do you want to make a full-time living as a professional
photographer? In this post, we are going to cover everything that
you need to know to turn your passion for into a thriving photography
business. All this will help you avoid common mistakes newbie photographers
make due to their lack of business experience.
SceneMax - Scene Creation and Playback
Utility (Sponsored link - my software)
If you have a collection of home video clips from a camcorder, or
possibly a smart phone you often want to play only the highlights
of these without showing each clip in full. This way if you are showing
them to family or friends you can just sit back and let it play as
one continuous video. Normally to do this you have to edit a whole
new video yourself. Whilst editing gives the most control, it is time
consuming and needs video editing software. For simple viewings for
your friends its more convenient to play the original files without
With SceneMax you make a customised sequence of the best parts of
your videos. Its simple to setup with the scenes you want. You then
play them back in one continuous viewing. You can edit the scenes,
add more and save the whole sequence to file. It works with the original
files from your camcorder, so you watch them in highest quality with
no changes or recompression. It also supports slow motion for use
with action cameras.
In the days of analog camcorders footage was dubbed onto VHS tape
for viewing at home. The videos played one after another because no
home editing was possible. SceneMax does a similar thing with your
digital files. Its a simple way to playback the parts you want in
a continuous sequence.
Action Cam Movie Creator - Free Software from Sony
Turn all of your surprises and amazing experiences captured with your
Action Cam into a memorable movie. Easily create impressive videos.
Just choose the content and design. You can create a movie using the
simple and intuitive interface. Advanced editing such as adding effects
(Multi View, GPS data overlay, slow and fast-forward), trimming and
combining are also possible.
Manage your videos using PlayMemories Home. Importing to a computer,
playback and content management can be performed from PlayMemories
Home (PlayMemories Home is installed together with Action Cam Movie
Creator). This free download from Sony is available for 64-bit Windows
and Apple Mac computers.
Liziqi - Youtube Channel for Traditional Chinese Cooking and Handicraft
Its not directly related to action cameras but if you like nature,
traditional Chinese handicrafts and beautiful videos from the country
then this channel should appeal. Liziqi does traditional handicrafts
and cooking from her home in the countryside. She uses all natural
ingredients that she grows herself in the garden, or gathers from
the surrounding mountains. As well as cooking she also makes traditional
clothing and paintings using only materials from nature. Its very
beautiful and this Channel was recommended by a Chinese friend.
GoPro Mount 3D Print Files: 25 Best
3D print your own GoPro mount for your next challenge! Check out the
25 best GoPro mount models to 3D print. This page has some excellent
ideas for action camera mounts, including a pulley rope runner, a
backpack /camelback strap mount, a circular floating mount and bottle
top bouyancy adapter for water sports. By 3D printing your own mounts
you can customise them to almost any application.
Bounce Color Free Sample LUTs Packs
Free LUTs for Premiere Pro, Filmora, DaVinci and more. In simple terms,
think of a LUT as a colour preset/filter that is universally compatible
in most editing software. It's super useful being given a sample pack.
LUTs can be complicated to get your head around when you first use
them. They have gathered a small collection from some of their favourite
creations, which is available as a free download. This can help give
your footage a cinematic look, or even a natural look. They're also
compatible in many camera monitors to give you a live representation
of what the LUT will look like in the editing suite.
Exercise Bike Seat Extender (Sponsored
link - my new product under development)
Its common with exercise /spin bikes that the saddle doesn't raise
high enough to fit a tall person. Correct saddle height is necessary
for optimum pedalling efficiency and to exercise the legs through
their full range of motion. To solve this problem I designed a height
extender for a common saddle standard. It bolts between the saddle
and the seat post so that a tall person can use the bike. A prototype
part was 3D printed from ABS plastic. I'm hoping to get the finished
product manufactured from steel, if enough people are interested to
make it worthwhile.
Guide to Outdoor and Nature Photography
If you love spending time outdoors in nature, it stands to reason
that you might enjoy capturing the outdoor scenes you enjoy on camera.
Outdoor photography is within easy reach of most people, thanks to
advances in camera equipment and the relative affordability of most
of this gear. You'll need some photography equipment, and then you'll
need to learn how to use it. With some basic instruction and practice,
you can be snapping photos of landscapes and wildlife like a pro.