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How to record your video routes

 

Recommendations to record your video routes.

After you have become familiar with the camera, create a route map to record without stops. Keep in mind that you avoid stopping when you are recording, if not, you will have to cut those stops with a video editing application.

Confirm that the GPS has detected satellites before starting to record and if you are using a GPS separate to the camera, remember to turn both devices on and off at the same time.

Lastly, don't worry about the sounds that can be recorded, when you upload your video route to bkool.com the sound will be removed.

There are different ways to record your routes on video. If you put the camera in a car or a motorcycle, you will get higher quality videos than if you put the camera on your bike.

  • Recording using a Bike.

Pros: You record the route while riding it.

Cons: It would not be a very stable recording.

Tips: If you fix the camera to the helmet or chest harness, you will run into some problems, such as head movements that can alter the recording, or that some parts of the body appear in the video, which would result in the recording being rejected.

  • Recording using a car

Pros: Mounting the bracket is very simple.

Cons: You have to drive slowly, which could cause a problem with other vehicles. The cable connecting the camera to the cigarette lighter must be long enough. The recording height is slightly lower than the height at which the cyclist's eyes are located.

Tips:

- Place the bracket outside the windscreen, on top and centered. Another option may be to place it on the bonnet.

- It must be at such a height and position that the camera does not record any part of the car.

- Take a short video and check it out to check that parts of the car have not been recorded and that the image is level with the horizon in the center of the image.

- If necessary, connect the camera to a cigarette lighter charger or other type of power source in your vehicle. Depending on the duration of the recording, you could run out of battery.

  • Recording using a motorbike

Pros: It is easier to drive slowly without causing a problem for other vehicles. Camera movements on a motorcycle are more similar to movements on a bike.

Cons: it is less common to have a motorcycle. There is no universal mount that works for all motorcycles and you should also bear in mind that it should never be placed on the handlebar.

Tips:

- Place the bracket on a prominent part of the bike with a smooth surface. There is also the option of using velcro as a support mode, but an anchored support is ideal.

- Do not place the camera on the handlebar, fork, fender or any moving part of the motorcycle.

- The camera must follow the movements of the motorcycle, so placing the bracket on the fairing is always the best option.

- Only if the motorcycle does not have a fairing could it be considered to place the bracket on the handlebar, in which case it should be in the centre to obtain better results in the recording.

 

Tips on driving speed while recording

- Drive at a speed that is as close to the real speed of a cyclist. Max +/- 10%.

- Pay special attention to positive slopes. Slow down gradually when the slope begins. The ideal speed for a positive slope is approximately the following: 35 km / h for 2-3%, 28-30 km / h for 4-5-6%, 22-25 km / h for 7-8-9% and 18 km / h for + 10%.

- When there is a descent, you do not have to worry about speed, but remember that downhill you will be going at a higher speed than on the roller, about 40 km / h or even more. This may mean that you have to go at a high speed in some curves or roundabouts.

- It may be useful to have a sign at the rear of the car, to indicate to the vehicles behind that a recording is in progress. This way they will understand why you are driving so slowly.

- If possible, try to drive the entire way without stopping. Every time you make a stop, the video will be interrupted and you will have to edit it later. Try to avoid traffic, red lights, and similar situations that involve a stop.

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