Testing the waters of Mountain Bike filming.
I have always taken it for granted how easy it is to get good footage when skiing or snowboarding. The lighting is usually always abundant, and the camera a fixed distance from you so focusing is never an issue.
I experimented last week with my Removu S1 Gimbal mounted on my helmet, and then used my trusty Go-Pro from a static tripod.
I'm generally pleased with the results, but it will take time to perfect filming in this much more challenging environment.
As you'll see, the footage from the static Go-Pro is not focused well, and the headcam footage, despite using a gimbal is still heavy with vibration. Mostly down to me not adjusting my helmet tight enough for the weight of RS1 unit.
The amount of movement in biking makes hard work for my equipment, add to this the constant changing of light conditions and it's amazing I was able to capture anything useable at all. A real credit to the quality of my gear.
Next challenge to conquer Audio. All you hear is wind noise. So maybe a secondary mic would be worth investing in.
Anyway, first tests were a result. Only going to get better now.
📍: Admiral Grand Hotel.
🌍: Slano, Croatia.
📸: June 2018.
💭: ‘You’re never going to be 100% ready and it’s never going to be just the right time. But that’s the point. It means that every moment is also the right moment. If you want it, you just have to do it.’ 😌💙