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GoPro Question?

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It's been my first full year owning a GoPro. I've taken a look back at my videos, and have looked at other people's. I see that my footage is "bouncier" and choppier than others. This is because my head moves too much. So, should I keep my head straight and rigid? Or keep my neck soft and move with the undulating terrain? All answers appreciated.
 

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Are you taking just sections of your video? Normally when I shoot I only take bits and pieces of what I have shot and use it together instead of the whole thing.

Also - here's an important one - what field of view are you using? The widest angle (I think 170 degrees) is significantly less bouncy than narrower FOV. It's like a zoom lens - the more you zoom in the more your minor movements are amplified.
 

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Did you glue a mount to your helmet or are you using the head strap? I've always found the head mount to be fairly stable...been using a GoPro for 3-4 seasons.

Don't worry about your head and neck while rolling the video. Focus on skiing. There is nothing you are going to be able to improve on by keeping your neck more rigid.

Did you find your shots are bouncier than other GoPro videos you have seen? Post an example we could take a look at...?
 

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I think you should go to a qualified boot fitter and get a set of GoPro Stabilizer custom footbeds
 

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Did you glue a mount to your helmet or are you using the head strap? I've always found the head mount to be fairly stable...been using a GoPro for 3-4 seasons.

Don't worry about your head and neck while rolling the video. Focus on skiing. There is nothing you are going to be able to improve on by keeping your neck more rigid.

Did you find your shots are bouncier than other GoPro videos you have seen? Post an example we could take a look at...?

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I use the head mount.
Here's someone's video, with a constant flow and straight head. And awesome skiing.
 

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Did you glue a mount to your helmet or are you using the head strap? I've always found the head mount to be fairly stable...been using a GoPro for 3-4 seasons.

Don't worry about your head and neck while rolling the video. Focus on skiing. There is nothing you are going to be able to improve on by keeping your neck more rigid.

Did you find your shots are bouncier than other GoPro videos you have seen? Post an example we could take a look at...?

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I imagine using the strap would be very bouncy.

If you are using the glue mount, is your helmet tight enough?

I have the original GoPro and aven't had any shaking issues. This is all footage straight out of the camera:
 

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I use the head mount.
Here's someone's video, with a constant flow and straight head. And awesome skiing.
Comparing this video to your "shakey" video is tough. It starts with the snow you are skiing on. If you have soft untracked snow like video 1 (or my video), everything (your whole body) is going to get shaken less. In your video the snow is pretty much tracked out, so every bump is going to be felt more sharply and show up in the video.
 

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i call bullshit, the video is fake! everyone knows there is no tree skiing at Okemo
 

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i call bullshit, the video is fake! everyone knows there is no tree skiing at Okemo
That's cause "everyone" is an idiot!! I don't think this clip is bad at all. And Loose Spruce is by no means my favorite glade at the mighty O. This video does not seem any more "shakey" then most others clips.
 

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I checked the mount, and it was loose.
I once used Youtube's stabilizer on a racing video I made, and the cars were reduced to colored blobs, so I'm a bit tentative to try that.
 
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