GoPro or not to GoPro

January 10, 2018 by Trevor West

What is so great about GoPro’s?

First, they are small and easy to hide, and depending on the model, all it takes is one button to start filming.

Attach them to your speaker stands for some good shots of the dance floor—perfect for your marketing videos or YouTube channel. Aim one at your DJ position and get that great shot as well.

Second, you can setup different types of shots, such as, time lapse for when your doing your setup. During the ceremony you can get a wide shot.

The downside is the audio quality isn’t always the best, especially if you’re trying to record people talking.

The best software for editing videos is either Microsoft DVD Maker or (the one I use) Filmora by Wondershare. It’s fairly inexpensive with lots of features and you can upload to You Tube, facebook, or save it to your computer.

So, the next time you want video for your marketing material, try using a GoPro. When you don’t have a lot of money to get it filmed professionally, you can get some unique and wonderful shots with a GoPro and still use your other video camera or phone.

Trevor West Trevor West (7 Posts)

Fell into the DJ business by accident back in early 1990 when I agreed to DJ a local dance for a friend, using CD’s and 2 cd players and the biggest dual 18” subs to ever break someone’s back. Started country dancing right around the same time when my sister dragged me out to a local country dance club and I’ve never stopped since. 27 years later, still learning dancing and DJing and love running the photobooth at events. My hobbies include reading Sherlock holmes books, skiing, practicing taking pictures and videos with my GoPros, and occasionally kick criminal’s butts with the Batman video games.

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