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HippoDrone

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Using multiple cameras give the ability to cut out boring bits where you are not talking, or cut into bits where you are yet retain the helmet footage of beautiful scenery or a nice set of corners! :)
 

FloridaMan

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Dec 30, 2018
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Alright, I've got a few tips.

Tether your camera! I once lost a gopro to the bottom of a lake because I had it chest mounted while wakeboarding and didn't think that it needed to be tethered.
What I've done now with my helmet cam is I've tied a string to the camera and made a loop on the end of it. I then just stick my chin strap through the loop and then if it were to fall off, it would just hang by the string on the chin strap and save me a lot of money. If you make the string the right length then you won't even be able to tell that it's there when riding and if it's short enough then it won't be too visible.

Put all of your videos on YT into a playlist of some sort. Even if that playlist is just 'misc'. It makes it way eaiser to find videos to watch when looking at someone's channel. So many times I'll be checking out someone's channel trying to find videos of theirs to watch and they don't have them all put into playlists. If it's not listed in a playlist then the only way to find it is by endlessly scrolling through every single uploaded video. Often times I'll look at someone's playlists and think that that's all of their videos when really I'm missing so many other great videos that I then never see because they aren't archived into an easy format to find.

Make a lot of How To and Review videos. Those are what get searched for on YouTube. It's where you will bring in the majority of your traffic. I had a gaming channel on YouTube in highschool, guess what my top three most viewed videos were? All three were of them were of the "How To" sort. #1 has 919,000 views, #2 has 235,000 and #3 has 215,000. All three of those videos have terrible production value. Nobody can watch them without cringing. But, those videos are so successful because they are exactly what people were searching for and they helped those people. If your channel can be found by searching for something then you won't need to advertise. People will find you on their own and then they will watch your other random videos and if they like what you do they may stay.
 
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HeyItsRick

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Always always save a copy of your recording to either your desktop or hard drive before editing. My wife and I were filming our son in the backyard, we ran out of space on the camera and I assumed that the footage on the camera was already uploaded into our external hard drive. Not the case, I had already spent about an hour editing that footage directly from the SD card and after deleting it the project I created was complete wash.
 

CDA441

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If you want AWESOME sound in your videos, strap a mic underneath your passenger seat with fur and record it with your phone (you need a TRRS plug) or with your camera with 3.5mm jack.
The sound is 100% windless and it sounds awesome!
 

FloridaMan

Wannabie Member
Dec 30, 2018
27
26
18
Polk County, Florida
I ride a
Boulevard s83 & Boulevard s40
Always always save a copy of your recording to either your desktop or hard drive before editing. My wife and I were filming our son in the backyard, we ran out of space on the camera and I assumed that the footage on the camera was already uploaded into our external hard drive. Not the case, I had already spent about an hour editing that footage directly from the SD card and after deleting it the project I created was complete wash.
I would also say to keep a backup of the final video. You never know when YouTube will delete the video or the entire channel.
 
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Mr. G

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If you want AWESOME sound in your videos, strap a mic underneath your passenger seat with fur and record it with your phone (you need a TRRS plug) or with your camera with 3.5mm jack.
The sound is 100% windless and it sounds awesome!
Wow!
 

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