Sunday, September 20, 2015

Video geekiness

I've been meaning to write-up this little post for a while so if you've been waiting for it, here it is...

You may have noticed that lately a few of my videos have got a bit of information overlaid on them - speed, the route I'm taking, elevation etc.  So how did I do it?

Well, a while ago someone had posted up the below video on how to use free Garmin VIRB software.


The software is designed to be used with Garmin VIRB products but the video did list a few other Garmin devices that it works with too.  Zumo 550's weren't on the list but I thought it was worth a crack.

Well, bingo!  It worked and was pretty easy to use as well.


Getting the data onto the video is pretty easy but the software is otherwise fairly basic in it's functionality.  For my videos I've been creating the video in the VIRB software, saving it and then editing it again in my other video editing software to add other bits and pieces.  A bit time consuming but it works...

Even Nev has had a go on this great bit of video:


So there's at least two geeks out there using it...

20 comments:

  1. I could get myself into lots of trouble with one of these overlays......

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    1. Yeah, you won't see too many of these with the Connie in attendance...

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  2. Very cool! But yeah. .. ^^^ what he said :^)

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  3. I can't work it! I'm need more geekyness!

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    1. Uploading a video using data from my phone as we speak...

      Uber geekiness!

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  4. Very cool. I can see why you don't want it on the Connie videos though. No need to hand them the "evidence". :-)

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    1. Not sure what you mean...

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    2. She means that you exceed the speed limit occasionally.

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    3. Don't believe anything Brandy or Neil say Kathy!

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  5. I was wondering and HAD been meaning to ask. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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    1. I knew there was someone out there that was mildly interested! Glad I'm not wasting my time...

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  6. How did you change the preferences to Kph? Mine only does Mph and does not seem a way to change it. No settings wheel.

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    1. Replying from my laptop which doesn't have the software installed but from memory the settings/preferences are at the top right hand corner of the screen.

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    2. Wow do I feel like an idiot. Had been looking at that for some time and the Units just did not stand out at all. Found them now thanks.

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    3. Cool. Be interested to see some of your videos once you've had a play with the software.

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