This is my first semi-successful Bike-ride video. I got a GoPro camera from my awesome wife at Christmas. I’ve used it primarily to do some underwater swim analysis. I wanted to take it on some bike rides t00. I am struggling to find a good microphone set-up. The camera has a built-in microphone, but I found it less than sensitive while out on the road. It just didn’t pick up my voice well. Yes, I am soft-spoken. I can hear my wife in the background, “Just enunciate!” Anyway, I bought one microphone that never seemed to work outdoors. Worked great indoors then nothing.
The video quality is great. The audio not bad with the new microphone. I got an extra plastic case for the camera and drilled a hole at the microphone jack. The external microphone just plugs in and is ready to go. As you will see, I need to fix the position of the microphone. It came falling down into the wind. The wind was up today which didn’t help. Sheltered from the wind it worked well. I may put on a foam wind cover to lose this excessive background noise.
Lastly, if you watch the video, you may wonder if I have a saliva problem. Sadly, I didn’t realize how many times I was spitting and blowing snot rockets during the video. I will keep my day job and not run off to Hollywood and start doing Film Documentaries. Technique needs some refining. Is this how Spielberg started?