do you find yourself disappointed with your video's

AndrewF

The Broke Petrol Head
Jul 10, 2020
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I ride a
2007 Suzuki V-Strom dl650
hey guys so my latest video went live this morning... during filming and editing I was so happy and felt it was my best yet but watching again last night before posting all I could think was " could have been better "

Does this happen to you ??
 

Fool Moon

Wannabie Member
Jun 25, 2020
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Northridge, California
I ride a
2014 Triumph Thunderbird LT
Yes, when i ride I feel i'm getting great footage and the video will show how great it is where i'm riding. When i go over the footage for a while after, every turn looks the same, the scenery seems a bit duller. I've worked with this by adding more camera mounts to get different angles and shots. I'm also adding more elements off the bike and including my wife and I more as subjects as well. Then editing the order of the shots and the overall flow of the video can become something that i go back and forth on too.

The upside to this nagging issue, is that you will find the footage you'd like to see and how to show the rest of the non riding world what it going on.
 

scooterwuf

L Plate Member
Jan 6, 2017
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Kymco Downtown 300i
Creators are more critical than the average viewer. Sometimes when we’re editing we get preoccupied with a shot, or an edited sequence that it’s hard to be objective on the video overall. Later, when we watch it again, that preoccupation may be gone and we see our video in a different light. That’s okay. How we see our work and how other see it aren’t probably on the same page.

-Wolf
 
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TheAbGarag

Wannabe YouTuber
Jul 17, 2020
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Indiana
I ride a
2018 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic
All the time....it’s either the topic, the editing, the thumbnail, the sound, the lighting, my voice....there’s always something I feel like I could’ve done better just have to try and remember that for next time and improve little by little.
 

TBRD

Throttle Back Rubber Down
Jul 9, 2020
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I ride a
2020 BMW S1000XR
I’m new but I definitely have an issue with my thumbnails. What does everyone use to make their thumbnails?
 

AndrewF

The Broke Petrol Head
Jul 10, 2020
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Cork, Ireland
I ride a
2007 Suzuki V-Strom dl650
All the time....it’s either the topic, the editing, the thumbnail, the sound, the lighting, my voice....there’s always something I feel like I could’ve done better just have to try and remember that for next time and improve little by little.
ya suppose it gives us something to work on and keeps us moving forward and trying to improve. things I am not happy with in editing can be improved on for next posting but when you have footage for next 3 video's already recorded and the element you are not happy with needs changes to the way you record the improvement is a bit further away
 
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TheAbGarag

Wannabe YouTuber
Jul 17, 2020
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Indiana
I ride a
2018 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic
I’m new but I definitely have an issue with my thumbnails. What does everyone use to make their thumbnails?
I used to use canva but have been using picmaker lately it’s definitely easier. I’d like to get away from the freebies online and start using the photo editor that came with my laptop just because I think that would be a better skill to have.
 
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AndrewF

The Broke Petrol Head
Jul 10, 2020
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Cork, Ireland
I ride a
2007 Suzuki V-Strom dl650
I’m new but I definitely have an issue with my thumbnails. What does everyone use to make their thumbnails?
ive started making my thumbnails in filmora were i do my editing, works well as you can use elements and over lays then screen shot the section you want as a still thumb nail
 

AndrewF

The Broke Petrol Head
Jul 10, 2020
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28
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37
Cork, Ireland
I ride a
2007 Suzuki V-Strom dl650
Creators are more critical than the average viewer. Sometimes when we’re editing we get preoccupied with a shot, or an edited sequence that it’s hard to be objective on the video overall. Later, when we watch it again, that preoccupation may be gone and we see our video in a different light. That’s okay. How we see our work and how other see it aren’t probably on the same page.

-Wolf
Guess its like when you 1st heard your own voicemail recording - " my god do I sound like that "
 
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TBRD

Throttle Back Rubber Down
Jul 9, 2020
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I ride a
2020 BMW S1000XR
ive started making my thumbnails in filmora were i do my editing, works well as you can use elements and over lays then screen shot the section you want as a still thumb nail
My first attempt was with filmora but I didn’t like the text options. I will have to play with it more.
 

whingnut

Squidbilly
Jul 29, 2016
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Norfolk VA
I ride a
2011 Triumph Rocket 3 touring
I’m new but I definitely have an issue with my thumbnails. What does everyone use to make their thumbnails?
i use filmora i have made a few templates and saved them. but i will be honest i have gimp on my PC too and never even thought to make my thumbnail that way. thanks for the tip @HippoDrone !
 
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TBRD

Throttle Back Rubber Down
Jul 9, 2020
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I ride a
2020 BMW S1000XR
i use filmora i have made a few templates and saved them. but i will be honest i have gimp on my PC too and never even thought to make my thumbnail that way. thanks for the tip @HippoDrone !
I tried Filmora for my next two videos which were really supposed to be one in-depth review of my bike but it was way too long so I did it as a walk around and a ride review.
 

EDcase

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Jan 26, 2016
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I ride a
KTM RC8 Putytat
I really like editing especially if I have good footage. Making the vids themselves is the hobby for me rather than the vlogging bit.
DaVinci Resolve is very good especially considering its free.
I'm not disappointed with the final vids but would like more footage maybe from someone else on the ride to edit in.
 
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City Bob

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Jun 30, 2020
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I ride a
Triumph Sprint ST 1050
I might get some criticism and laughed at for this, but I actually use Powerpoint to make my thumbnails. Powerpoint is preinstalled, I have it on ALL my machines and it has all the tools I need, plus some new fonts that I downloaded.

I think Powerpoint is under-rated. Its just a tiny thumbnail. Plus, I save all my old thumbnails on previous slides and just format paste on anything I want to reuse.

Its even got crude photo editing software in-built.
 

Meifesto

L Plate Member
Jan 5, 2013
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Yamaha XT660R
Always, and always, let a video rest after rendering.
Give it an hour or 2, or even better, sleep over it.

And rewatch your own product. Often it is good.
But sometimes you can improve, see points were it wandered off or where the tempo of the vlog chances.
Go back to the edit, fix it and upload that ;)

Actually did a vlog partially about that, filmed it this morning xD
 
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Gemini

Los Angeles R1 Motovlogger
Apr 16, 2020
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I find myself disappointed with all of my videos, but thats because 1) i hate the sound of my own voice 2) im very critical of myself and frequently have a low self esteem and 3) always strive to do better. That being said, I am happy I make the effort, produce videos, and do my best. I find pride in that.
 
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