Using the Zoom Q4 and GoPro Hero3 for editing a Music Concert

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I was recently in a battle of the bands.  For fun and yet still playing with my new Zoom Q4 I decided to  record the music concert.

For this music concert video I used two Zoom Q4’s and a Go Pro Hero 3. Edited on Sony Vegas Pro 12.

I found that the front Q4 due to the amount of light on the stage was washed out.  There is no iris control.  The side Q4 looked great.  However in the viewfinder for both cameras I did not see the wash out image.  The audio would have been better except I made a mistake.  The Zoom Q4 has a pop up stereo mic – which I forgot to pop up.  The mics picked up the ambient sound – however next time I may tap into the sound board.  The Q4 has a line input.

The GoPro Hero3 I placed in on the drums.  All cameras are fixed lens.  All the movement: zoom, pan – was done in editing using Sony Vegas Pro 12.  The cameras were set to 1920 X 1080.  I then did the edit in 720.  This allows me to get some nice camera motion within each video clip.

For music concert videos I cannot wait to try again go check out the sound.

Gained Access is a Christian Rock band praising the Lord.  In this ‘live’ performance the group performs an original song by Wilbur…. HEAVEN.

Video produced by DW Video & Multimedia, LLC

Time Lapse Video – Michigan Winter – Using GoPro Hero3

Time Lapse Video using the GoPro Hero 3

The winter of 2014 found video producer Duane Weed capturing some stock footage and time lapse video around Michigan.

The winter of 2014 is one we will not forget.   It will be remembered for the amount of days schools were closed.  The amount of snow and the number of days of cold weather – also called the polar vortex will be in our minds for awhile. During this time I decided to shoot some time lapse videos with my GoPro Hero 3.  Time lapse is a series of frames taken at an interval to give you the result you are looking for.  When played at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing.

Like with any effect you do not want to over do it, add Time Lapse Video as at tool for telling a story.   Here are a few examples – similar in style – all around our great state of Michigan.

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It may have been cold and windy outside – this Michigan Time Lapse was done over a one hour time frame,  Edited with Sony Vegas Pro the slow zoom in was done in editing. The final was put to a buy out music soundtrack.


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A Michigan Sunrise is beautiful. Editor Duane Weed took this time lapse with the GoPro.  During editing added titles and movement to the final video.  Then used a buy out music cut to not infringe on copyright issues.


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In Frankport there was a storm coming in across Lake Michigan. Using the GoPro set this time lapse for around 45 minutes.  Love the cloud action.


Using many techniques to tell a story – Time Lapse Video is a great tool for your storytelling toolbox.

Video Produced by DW Video & Multimedia, LLC

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