Oh I've definitely done the "okay, this is take 20 and if I screw it up I'll just go with the best of what I've got."I've never trashed a video, but I have done retakes umpteenth times...
Nice, this is exactly what i do as well!Normally I will sort thru the taken footage as soon as possible, make a note in the video file name for anything important, and those that have nothing, I delete it. This is all pre-editing. Editing will come at a later time but at least I have already marked what's important in the file name so it's easier to grab what I want quickly.
Yes, i fully agree.I'm the same, if a video just seems.. off, then I will just scrap that bugger and try again. I want to be 100% happy with what I put out.
I only publish the videos I'm completely happy with, it's only when I look back I see the improvements I could have madeOn the other hand... if everyone ONLY uploaded videos they were 100% happy with most channels would never get off the ground. I think, especially when starting off, a few imperfect videos are no great sin.
And without that, you'd never have anything to look back at and cringe! Hehe. I totally agree. Learning curve, and sometimes when your start out your limited by tools and tech you have. As you grow your tool kit and knowledge both improve.On the other hand... if everyone ONLY uploaded videos they were 100% happy with most channels would never get off the ground. I think, especially when starting off, a few imperfect videos are no great sin.
Reading all these I've realized I really need to stop being a hoarder. I'm the same with everything never want to throw anything away or delete anything.50%+ of my footage is thrown away entirely. Of the 50% that is left, I'd say 10% makes it through post.
Fortunately, I've consistently recorded audio/video without any major snafus. What has been helpful is that my GoPro on the helmet is mounted just high enough for me to see the red dot blinking, so I do check to make sure it's on.