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GoPro Drive-Lapse Interval Comparison



When creating a GoPro driving time-lapse or “Drive-Lapse” you have to decide on the interval speed. The interval speed is how often the GoPro will capture a single frame. A low interval will make your drive lapse appear smoother and allow the viewer to follow the motion easy. Higher intervals will make the drive lapse jump from frame to frame showing for greater travel distance. Unlike a traditional time lapse were the GoPro is stationary, your vehicle will be moving so you have to choose your interval carefully.

What Interval Is Best For Driving Time-Lapse.

Personally I find the lower the interval the better when filming a drive-lapse. When creating a sunset time-lapse I always shoot at a 5 sec interval, however I find 5 seconds to high for drive-lapses as it make it very jumpy. My preferences for shooting a GoPro driving time lapse is usually .5 to 1 second interval.

In my experience I find this allows the perfect amount of data to be captured. The finished drive-lapse is smooth and more enjoyable to watch. There are some times however where a higher interval is necessary. A good example is, if you are headed on a long drive and you want to make a drive lapse video to document your travels. A low interval would would make for a very long drive lapse. Your viewers would lose interest quickly. This is a good time to use a higher interval. You footage will not be as smooth and the frames will jump quickly but will convey to the viewer the large distance you are travelling.

Not when it comes to the decision of whether to capture in video or photo mode. That is a personal preference and no mater which you choose, you will end up with a beautiful drive lapse.

My Settings When Creating GoPro Drive Lapses

Camera: GoPro Hero 5 Black
Mode: Timelapse Photo Mode
Interval: .5 to 1 Seconds
Megapixels: 12 MP / Wide
Protune: On
White Balance: Native
Colour: GoPro Colour
ISO MIN: 100
ISO MAX: 100
Sharpness: Medium

I like to shoot my GoPro drive lapses in photo mode as it give me more choice later in post editing. You can watch our video that is posted above to get a feel how different intervals affect your final drive lapse video. It offers a side by side comparison of the various intervals you can choose and what the final drive lapse will look like.

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Editing Apps: Tips & Tutorials

How To Do Text Masking On Video Footage In LumaFusion



In our latest LumaFusion tutorial I show you how you can easily at text masking over video footage in LumaFusion on your iPhone or iPad. This is an easy to follow step by step tutorial and will help you take your editing to the next level. Text masking is great way to add stunning titles to your drone and GoPro footage. LumaFusion is a powerful mobile editor giving you a professional editing platform while on the go, or if you are like me and prefer to do your editing on an iPad while enjoying a coffee on a patio.

Here is a list of editing tools I use for editing 4K GoPro and drone footage on my iPad.

10.5 iPad Pro:
Apple Pencil:
Apple Card Reader:
Wireless Hard Drive:
Rode VideoMic Me:

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Drone Reviews / Tutorials

How To Use A Bluetooth Game Controller With Ryze Tello Drone



In this video I go over all the steps on how to connect, pair and use a Bluetooth game controller with the Ryze Tello drone. Ryze does not make a dedicated controller for the Tello, you can however use various game controllers to fly the Tello. These Bluetooth controllers for iOS are normally used to play games on you iPhone or iPad but they also work quite well to control some drones. Now one thing I would like to point out is that these Bluetooth controllers will not give you any extra range for your drone unlike other drones such as the DJI Spark. A Bluetooth controller is different in the fact that it does not connect directly to the drone. The controller connects to your iPhone and then the iPhone to the drone.

The controller I opted to go with is the Speedy controller by PXN. Setup is quick and easy and the controller has a nice quality build. What ever brand you go with make sure it comes with a phone mount. This is important so you can mount your phone while flying.

To set up your Bluetooth remote with your Tello Drone you will need to do the following steps.

  1. The first thing you need to do is power on and put your controller into pairing mode. You do so by long pressing the power button for 4 seconds until the battery lights start to blink slowly. Then press the “wireless” icon beside the lights to enter into pairing mode. The lights will now blink fast to signify it has entered pairing mode.
  2. Now you will need to pair the controller to your iPhone/iPad via Bluetooth. Open up the Bluetooth options in the settings app on your iPhone. Find the listing for the “Speedy Controller” or what ever brand you are using and click on connect. Your phone will now be paired with your Bluetooth controller. This step only needs to be done once.
  3. At this point you can connect the Tello drone to your iPhone via WiFi as you normally do.
  4. Launch the Tello app and that is it. The Tello app will automatically detect that there is a Bluetooth remote connected. You can go to the settings within the Tello app to view a diagram of what buttons can be used for shortcuts (see Below).

Speedy BlueTooth Controller (USA)
Speedy BlueTooth Controller (CAN)

Ryze Tello Drone (USA)
Ryze Tello Drone (CAN)

Ryze Tello Case (USA)
Ryze Tello Case (CAN)

Here is our YouTube video demonstrating how to connect a Bluetooth game controller to the Ryze Tello Drone


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