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Old 05-12-2012, 08:00 PM
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I did some experimenting with a GoPro Hero2 stuck to my passenger window, facing sideways. If a car is in the lane right next to me, the fisheye lens distorts it quite a bit, but if there is a lane or more between cars, there doesn't appear to be any distortion. I had the camera set for 720-60.

I'm looking forward to the next time we get together so I can get some of this style of video of y'all's cars!

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Old 05-12-2012, 08:02 PM
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I didn't notice it while filming but, in the first clip, there was a 1st Generation RX-7 in the far lane. It looked like a nice one!
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I am trying to figure out how we could do a video car since the roads we are on are 2 lane roads? I love the idea, just trying to figure out how to make it work???
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:23 PM
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Roads that have a passing lane would work but the on-coming lanes would need to be clear. If we were on a freeway it would work if each set of cars got over to the far side of their lane. it would take some planning but the results would be cool.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:22 PM
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Now cruising down from Dallas to Kerrville you could get some awesome side by side video
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by ZoomX3 View Post
I did some experimenting with a GoPro Hero2 stuck to my passenger window, facing sideways. If a car is in the lane right next to me, the fisheye lens distorts it quite a bit, but if there is a lane or more between cars, there doesn't appear to be any distortion. I had the camera set for 720-60.

I'm looking forward to the next time we get together so I can get some of this style of video of y'all's cars!
I cleaned it up for you a little bit. Much easier to see:

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Old 05-15-2012, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by KWarner04 View Post
I cleaned it up for you a little bit. Much easier to see:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg48ahjlXt8
That's a great improvement of the original.

How did you get rid of the fisheye look?
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:04 PM
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I cleaned it up for you a little bit. Much easier to see:
WoW! How did you do that?
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:27 PM
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I re-rendered the video in After Effects using the optics compensation filter. It's a filter that lets you adjust the image and correct (or add) the fish eye effect.

Given the lens on the camera, you'll always have some distortion around the edges, but this cleans it up pretty good.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by KWarner04 View Post
I re-rendered the video in After Effects using the optics compensation filter. It's a filter that lets you adjust the image and correct (or add) the fish eye effect.

Given the lens on the camera, you'll always have some distortion around the edges, but this cleans it up pretty good.
Thanks for the information. It's nice to know there is software out there that can do this.
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by KWarner04 View Post
I re-rendered the video in After Effects using the optics compensation filter. It's a filter that lets you adjust the image and correct (or add) the fish eye effect.

Given the lens on the camera, you'll always have some distortion around the edges, but this cleans it up pretty good.
Thanks bud for the information!

I thought you were being a "cool guy" and not wanting to divulge the method/program to do this.

Ended up finding the information online but do appreciate the help.
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I just received my GoPro 3D kit and am anxious to get out on the road to see what the videos look like. Does anyone out there have a 3D TV? I don't yet but my Best Buy credit card is all of a sudden burning a hole in my pocket!
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