Saturday, March 08, 2014

My TT Video

Ok, so I got a little inspired by some of the other TT videos that guys had made but wasn't really sure if I could make something neat with maps etc like Shannon's one.  I couldn't get Google Earth or maps to do what I wanted so I opened up Garmin Basecamp and discovered "Garmin Adventures".

Adventures let you import GPS tracks, pictures and videos and make them into a slideshow.  I was able to combine each days track and then the checkpoint pictures  with position data (I had to edit the location data on the pics as my camera was never on long enough for it to locate any satellites).

It's not quite perfect as some pictures are out of actual sequence due to me often riding past the one checkpoint without stopping on the way to another and then getting the first CP on the way back.  Also, if there were a number of CP's fairly close together you can see it display all the pics before going back to following the track.

To get the slideshow into a video format that I could then edit together I had to play it in Basecamp and then use a screen grabber to record it.  This worked not to bad except the transitions when pictures load are a bit jerky - maybe if my notebook had a bit more grunt they would be smoother...

Still, reasonably happy with attempt #1.

8 comments:

  1. Very imaginative way to do the video. Nice!

    Really pretty area.

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    1. Thanks. I probably made it harder than it needed to be...

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  2. Hey, this looks interesting. I might investigate this further for my motorcycle rides. I've just done a post on my blog about making Motorcycling Trip itineraries for Sat-Navs (or for printing off) but your idea looks like a great way of recording the actual trips made in the form of pictures or video clips along the way. Nice to look back on in the future and you can also find out the precise locations from the saved track waypoint coordinates. I like it!

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    1. Yep, I keep all of my tracks. Even have two files that combine them all so that you see how much of the country's roads you've ridden. One for gravel/adv rides the other for tarseal only rides. The files get quite big!

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  3. I say good job!! I sure wouldn't have the patience to something like that together after a trip. I like how we got to follow you around the map and see the pictures. Like a little cartoon.

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    1. Thanks! It was actually pretty easy. The worst bit was updating the co-ordinates on the photos - if I had spent a few minutes waiting for the camera to pick up some satellites then it would have done it for me...nevermind, I was on a mission.

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