Originally Posted by 2diamondProduct
Nice edit, but a few changes could make it a lot easier.
#1. Keep the lens clean. Parts of the video looked foggy.
#2. Try some new angles and especially use a fallow cam. All that you need to do is tape the GoPro to the end of your ski pole and practice. With this setup you can fly off jumps(or next to them) and capture some super smooth shots. You could also try fallow caming from a head mount, but these shots aren't as smooth and it doesn't look professional(ski tips and pole may be seen of the fallow skier). In my edits I have a GoPro at the end of my pole almost the entire time fallowing people around.
#3. Your video need some color correction. Some simple levels adjustments would make your video look less gray. If your editing program doesn't have these adjustments you could download the free version of Divinci Resolve Lite. This program has lots of features and is more than you need to get perfect footage out of your camera. Watch some videos on how to color correct and grade your footage. Color correcting will help your video clips match up and look less dull. This step is critical to making a good ski video.Perfect footage rarely comes out of a GoPro and color correcting is why GoPro's promo videos look so much better that nearly every other GoPro video on the web.
Improving your skiing always helps to make your edits better, but fallowing these steps should help you make some much better edits.
I would say that you're a little too big a fan of the pole cam judging from your vid. It's a little overused. It's a nice angle, but you need to mix it up more, as well.
Davinci is hardly what I'd call a Color Correction software for beginners, even the lite version. Most NLEs have built in presets that can clean up GoPro footage: Premiere, FCPX, Vegas, etc.
To the OP, next time, bring along a DSLR that shoots great video or a camcorder to catch some extra non-POV shots. The fixed lens of the GP is, imo, it's bugaboo. Looking at shots at the same focal length gets as old as constant POV stuff. In other words, you can shoot other angles all that you like, but it will all look the same due to the same lens being used. It also appears that your footage is overexposed in a quite a few places. There's lots of clipping going on in the snow. If you try to push that in color correction, it's going to look really weird. I'm guessing it's because it's an early model of the GoPro and not the new GP3 black ed. which has a great picture.
I'm not just some noob that watches a lot of Youtube, I've produced/directed and shot and everything in between. Worked on more than 220 projects (national commercials/tv/features/web) over the last 20 years. I hire editors.