End of the World Ride 2012 took us on some nice backroads in the Weatherford and Aledo area of Texas. The ride was focused on this possibly being our last group ride if the Mayans were right! Did we really believe it? Well, the turn out was 29 bikes on Sunday afternoon so………….maybe……….
Anyway, the day turned out wonderful, especially for mid December when we should be wading around in snow drifts getting ready for Christmas. The high was 73 degrees and calm with riders in short sleeve shirts. You could feel the sun on your chest throughout the ride. Overall, another awesome ride and hopefully the Mayans were WRONG!!!!
A couple months ago Margaret bought me one of those GoPro Hero 2 motorsport video cams. I had been playing with it a bit but havent had much time to really work with it. I had recorded a bit of riding footage but then ran into decent video editing software issues. The device comes with format conversion software but not editing software that will allow you to piece together clips, add music, fades, slides, etc. I had an older copy of Adobe Premiere 6.0 but it didnt have the capability of utilizing the HD1080p and HD720p that the camera was capable of recording at. Fortunately my son mentioned that he still had Sony Vegas Movie Studio 9.0 that we had bought him a couple years back when he was wanting to play with video editing. He never really got into it and hasnt used it so he offered to let me install it. That solved the resolution issue. The app is great and has very in depth features that Im going to have to learn. I was able to take my clips from the End of the World Ride and make them into my first short riding video. Its not the greatest and no one is doing any wheelies or stunts but I did try to use footage that keeps some interest while watching. Try using the 720p HD settings option for a sharp detailed video.