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Old 08-19-2016, 10:35 PM   #21
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Old 08-27-2016, 02:05 PM   #22
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Montague Harbour through Dodd Narrows to Nanaimo

Montague Harbour through Dodd Narrows to Nanaimo

For those interested, this videos includes different time intervals when I was experimenting. Some is at 5 seconds and some at 2 seconds. Notice the improvement at approximately 2:25. Changed to either 1 second or 1/2 second. I don't remember which now.

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Old 08-27-2016, 05:37 PM   #23
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That's pretty cool, Neal! Beautiful country!!
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Old 08-27-2016, 06:51 PM   #24
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Great videos, time to start planning for next year. The North Pacific in first video, is a 39, but I don't know it.
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Old 08-30-2016, 02:31 PM   #25
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Montague Harbour through Dodd Narrows to Nanaimo

For those interested, this videos includes different time intervals when I was experimenting. Some is at 5 seconds and some at 2 seconds. Notice the improvement at approximately 2:25. Changed to either 1 second or 1/2 second. I don't remember which now.
Thanks for sharing. My guess is that the second part was 1 second. What is your typical cruising speed? I have found that the time lapse works well until we run into much chop, then it gets a bit rough.
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Old 08-31-2016, 05:15 PM   #26
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Speed is typically 8-10 knots in these videos.

And, 1/2 second interval really helps tone the chop down, but can still be somewhat annoying when it reaches a certain level.

By the way, I switched to all 1/2 second intervals after this video, except for 1 segment crossing the Straight of Georgia. Much better and doesn't take up as much memory as I thought it would.
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Speed is typically 8-10 knots in these videos.

And, 1/2 second interval really helps tone the chop down, but can still be somewhat annoying when it reaches a certain level.

By the way, I switched to all 1/2 second intervals after this video, except for 1 segment crossing the Straight of Georgia. Much better and doesn't take up as much memory as I thought it would.
Being the highly organized person that I am I can't put my hands on my GoPro at the moment but am looking forward to trying the 1/2 second.
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:41 PM   #28
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Sidney to Telegraph Harbour

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Nice videos.
In the first 2-3 minutes of your first time lapse there is an obvious cycle of mild wandering to port and starboard. Is that your autopilot, or were you hand steering? I'm pretty sure that I look like I'm doing the drunkard's walk when I try to manually hold a straight line.
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I've been waiting for someone to ask that. It's on autopilot. And, while I know it can be adjusted to hold a more steady course (rudder gain if I remember correctly), I really have no reason to do so in the PNW. Besides, in this case, if it ain't broke, I ain't gonna fix it!
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I've been waiting for someone to ask that. It's on autopilot. And, while I know it can be adjusted to hold a more steady course (rudder gain if I remember correctly), I really have no reason to do so in the PNW. Besides, in this case, if it ain't broke, I ain't gonna fix it!
Got it. I'm sure the time lapse really makes it more visible than when standing at the helm. Now I'm curious what mine does.
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Thank you for these videos. Very nice, and informative.
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Von Donop to Gorger Harbour

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Old 10-11-2016, 05:14 PM   #34
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Telegraph Harbour to Tod Inlet

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Love the videos. Great job
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I would like to point out that this is some kind of video wizardry. No one should believe it. It is never that sunny, calm, or beautiful in the Salish Sea, let alone in October.
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Tod Inlet to Cowichan Bay

With a slight detour through Genoa Bay

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Thanks for posting. I picked up a used Hero 4 a couple of weeks ago and plan to do something similar next season. Do you have external power routed to your camera, or is the installed battery sufficient for your cruises? I'm thinking about how to keep the camera running through a long day.
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Enjoyed the videos! I was pleased to see you missed the only rock in Von Donop! A sailboat hits it every year...
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Thanks for posting. I picked up a used Hero 4 a couple of weeks ago and plan to do something similar next season. Do you have external power routed to your camera, or is the installed battery sufficient for your cruises? I'm thinking about how to keep the camera running through a long day.
Good question. Initially I used the battery only, but soon realized that because my trips were typically 3+ hours, this was too much trouble, so I switched to external power. Because of rain potential and the mounting system, I always use the waterproof case. However, as you may know, the waterproof case is not set up for external power, so I used a Dremel Tool to cut a small opening to allow for the external USB power source. I then use small strips of duct tape placed around the opening and connector to make it water resistant, which works fine for rain. However, note that the case is no longer waterproof and can no longer be used for underwater photography. At some point I may get another case for that.
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