Memorial Day 2012 in the mountains of Western NC provided the perfect weather for my girlfriend (now fiancée) and I to take the bike for a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just for fun I brought along a couple of GoPros and suck them to various places on the bike. After looking at the footage, I knew I had to do something more than just upload a short snippet to YouTube. I had a few really cool angles, but what I really needed was a bigger variety of shots. So, the next weekend I returned to the same area with the same two cameras and made several more passes along the same stretch of road. At this point I had about 10 different angles and some 6 hours of video.
Up to this point, my video editing skills consisted of nothing more than simple edits, transitions, & fades in iMovie. I had never even put music on a video. When I started analyzing the raw footage, I became overwhelmed by the shear size of the project and nearly gave up. But, sticking with it, I purchased Final Cut Pro and started watching tutorials on how to use it (IzzyVideo.com, btw, is an excellent resource for FCP beginners). Several months later (working off and on) the video above is what I came up with.
The two cameras used are both GoPro HDs shooting in R2 (720p) mode. The motorcycle is a 2001 Honda Shadow Sabre. This video was my first time working with Final Cut Pro and my first multi-cam project of any kind. I would love to hear any comments, critiques, and advice from you real pros out there. (And yes, I know that it's a little too long :)