πŸ”¨ The shed is complete! πŸŽ₯ I'm experimenting with the GoPro: shooting Timewarp lapses and editing footage on the phone. πŸ›’ The GoPro needed accessories. πŸ‘“ I've got my glasses.*

10 Dec 16 Dec

πŸ”¨The shed is done

I'm done painting and caulking the shed. Trim, sides and doors all received 3 coats of paint. Casper has been sleeping in the shed for some time now. He calls it his shed-bed.

Shed Interior GoPro Timewarp

I celebrated the completion of the shed with two GoPro "Hyperlapse/Timewarp" time-lapses. Not only to show off my work but also to get to know the GoPro better.

Shed GoPro Timewarp

πŸŽ₯ GoPro experiments

There is a lot to learn about the GoPro. It has so many ways to capture a scene:

  • Film
    • Normal/Wide angle
    • 24 - 240 fps
    • Hyperlapse/Timewarp
    • 1080p - 4K
  • Time-lapse
    • Timewarp
    • Photo series
  • Photos
    • Normal/Wide angle
    • HDR

To choose, I need to identify the pros and cons of each. Learn what's in frame with a normal angle vs. wide angle. Get a sense of the wide angle. Experience Timewarp and compare it to a photo time-lapse.

GoPro Experiments

Honey in slow motion was my first experiment on the day the GoPro arrived. That evening I experimented with mounting the GoPro on the tractor for the first time-lapse. A time-lapse of Casper and me collecting and loading firewood. Which I edited in GoPro's editor Quik on my phone, combing the two scenes with some music.

Shed GoPro Quick Edit

Quik is good for simple edits of short clips. The editor is leaning heavily towards social media sharing on Instagram, Twitter and the like. These sites limit video to a few minutes

I found no good alternative video editors for Android. PowerDirector looked promising, but I didn't like their interface or their subscription model. The prominent watermark in their free version was the nail in the coffin. I plan on using Quik for instant edits on my phone and will look into a full-fledged desktop video editor for longer content.

The free version of PowerDirector limits export resolution and includes a watermark.

πŸ›’ GoPro accessories

A bare GoPro is great, but to get to most out of an action camera I needed some accessories. A floaty to prevent the GoPro from sinking to the bottom when using in/on the water. And a suction mount to film trough the window while travelling. Plus a chest/head harness for point-of-view filming. As well as some glue on mounts to attach the GoPro to kayaks, surfboards and the like.

Accessorizing the GoPro Hero 7 Black to capture all the action.

Ordering a set is cheaper than purchasing just the items I needed. Maybe I'll like that selfie stick or wrist mount included in the ZOOKKI 41-in-1 Action Camera Accessories Kit that I ordered in the end.

πŸ‘“ My glasses arrived

My first pair of prescription glasses arrived. What do you think?

I've got glasses

My second pair is still waiting for the lenses


I published this post roughly a year later. I told you that video editing was time consuming. πŸ˜‰